27 weeks pregnant mother

Question: Hi, please let me know if taking medicine of folic acid is required after first trimestar or not as my doctor didn't suggest me folic acid after 4 month.

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Answer: Hi! Generally Doctors prescribe folic acid in pregnancy i think you should ask your Doctor to prescribe, some women have it in planing period too. Folic acid helps in creating new cells in your body specially RBC, it helps in preventing anemia. Folic acid helps prevent serious birth defects of the baby's spinal cord and brain. You need Folic acid throughout your pregnancy. Good luck!
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