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I feel so guilty

(7 Posts)
timmette Wed 02-Sep-09 08:15:04

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. sad

brettgirl2 Wed 02-Sep-09 08:19:51

Please don't worry. None of our mothers took folic acid and we don't have spina bifida. It only slightly reduces a pretty low risk, you are looking after your baby brilliantly smile

sybilfaulty Wed 02-Sep-09 08:23:10

Remember too that lots of products (bread, cereal etc) are fortified with B vits so chances are you will have got some extra anyway.

Please don't beat yourself up. I am sure everything will be fine.

Oh, and congratulations.

timmette Wed 02-Sep-09 08:28:19

Thanks -my dh just saw the news and asked how much I had taken - sad.
I feel so stupid because I took it properly with ds 1 .

monkeybumsmum Wed 02-Sep-09 16:57:58

Hi timmette smile 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 smile

PS can you pop in and see us on the Living Overseas forum? There's a lady who might need your help smile Plus, we are planning our next outing!

timmette Thu 03-Sep-09 08:06:26

Thanks monkeybumsmum I feel a bit foolish about it and dh mentioned it again today so it is clearly on his mind.
I will pop over and see if I can help

GoldenSnitch Thu 03-Sep-09 08:20:19

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.

Hope that helps.

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