I just saw the news on tv about taking folic acid, and I didn't take it before becoming pregnant as I miscarried just before this pregnancy and couldn't face it - it reminded me I wasn't pregnant. Then when I got a bfp I was pretty sick all the time and struggled to keep it down. What have I done to my baby. I am racked with guilt.
Hi timmette How are you? Please don't worry about the folic acid, chances are if you'd been eating a healthy diet before becoming pregnant that it would've contained a good amount of folic acid anyway. I did exactly the same as you when trying to conceive ds - was so fed up not getting pg that I stopped taking it as I didn't want the reminder every day. Then I had hyperemisis and couldn't keep anything down, let alone a big tablet. DS turned out perfect
PS can you pop in and see us on the Living Overseas forum? There's a lady who might need your help Plus, we are planning our next outing!
Timmette, all these things contain high or good levels of Folic Acid; * Bovril * Fruits - particularly kiwi fruit and papaya. * Vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach, cabbage, asparagus and parsnips. * Cooked kidney and liver * Oranges (including orange juice) * Tinned baked beans * Lettuce, peas and cauliflower * Marmite * Egg yolks * Milk * Wholemeal and white bread (usually fortified with folic acid). * Large jacket potato
As long as you've been eating some of these, you'll have been taking in Folates.