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Question: after first trimester which medicine is necessary? and folic acid tablet is to continue or not??
Answer: We need to take folic acid (400 micrograms per day) and vitamin D (10 micrograms per day) during the first trimester. Taking folic acid supplements during pre-conception and for the first 12 weeks has been shown to help prevent neural tube defects, e.g. spina bifida. Folic acid is a B vitamin essential for cell division and growth throughout our lifetime. This nutrient is necessary in DNA synthesis, function and repair, and is especially important for rapidly growing cells. You should continue taking folic acid throughout your pregnancy to support your baby’s development. Women with folic acid deficiencies may have a higher likelihood of delivering prematurely or of having babies with low birth weight. Vitamin D is important for bone health, and helps us absorb calcium from our diet. Most women get the majority of their vitamin D needs from the action of sunlight on skin, but requirements are higher during pregnancy, so supplements are required.
Question: Hi Doctor.. am 5 week pregnant my doctor said taking folic acid tablet is not necessarily important. Please advise me if i should start having it?
Answer: Hi mam Folic acid tablet is given during pregnancy but it is not that much important compared with the calcium tablet even I didn't take my Folic acid Tablet from the day one of pregnancy because I don't like the taste and I quit taking it even doctor advised that it is not necessary to follow the Folic acid instead of that she asked me to take more iron rich in calcium rich food items are because those are the Natural sources of getting those take more vegetables Green Leaves dry fruits fruits Milk products will make you in your baby grows stronger
Question: Hi Mam my wife is in 5th month of pregnancy, she is taking folic acid tablets in the morning... In last month we have changed doctor and she didn't tell to stop so...my wife is still taking folic acid tablets... I heard folic acid only for first trimester only.. does excess taking cause anything bad to baby or mother??
Answer: Hello! Yes, folic acid tablets are generally taken in the first trimester. But some doctor do suggest it throughout the pregnancy. There is no problem in having it. Your wife can continue with it. Also in the next visit make sure that you once ask the doctor if she needs to continue with it or not.