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  1. Best Vitamin?
    ... flintstones") At the very least, do a search for " folic acid" on the web and make sure to eat lots of foods ... with high folic acid (fortified breakfast cereals, breads, cantaloupe...

  2. February Moms !!!
    ... everyone is taking a prenatal vitamin, too! Lots of folic acid, ladies!!! And don't forget about the no lunch...

  3. Yikes!
    ... chances of birth defects are less than 1% if I am on folic acid with it. However I am still so scared. It seems...

  4. what to exspect?
    ... doctors appointmet in the morning, she is giving me folic acid. Which is helpful as its free for me as I dont...

  5. Prenatal vitamins
    ... lots of fruits and veges. make sure you get enough folic acid....

  6. August 08 Mommies End of May into June thread!!!
    ... So now I have to double up on the iron pills, plus folic acid, plus my pre-natals with DHA. I got quite the...

  7. Jan 2009 mommies
    ... got doc appointment in the morning she is giving me folic acid and hospital app. I feel really weird. Like there...

  8. Anyone diagnosed with MTHFR? Scared...
    ... was concerned...he currently has me on prenatals and folic acid, but now he wants me to take baby aspirin to...
    ... it seems to have something to do with a enzyme and folic acid that affects your clotting/thromblising [url...

  9. August 08 Mommies PART 4
    ... SEVERLY anemic. I have to now take extra iron and extra folic acid on top of my pre-natals. I asked what the symptoms...

  10. A TMI thread lol...
    ... related. I do suffer with IBS at times.. I am only on folic acid...do you think this could cause the loose BM...

  11. Cannot Keep Prenatals Down!
    ... stay on my One A Day multivitamin with an additional folic acid pill that he prescribed for me. I was able to...

  12. Please help... first OB appt.
    ... advise that you start taking them right away so that folic acid can build up in your body....

  13. 2 positive hpt's...please help!!
    ... do is start taking some prenatal vitamins, high in Folic acid and just eat really healthy and make sure to...

  14. What Brand Of Prenatal Vitamins Do You Use?
    ... are quite affordable. He said that they have the folic acid and calcium among other important vitamins....
    ... my RE prescribed me Cal-Nate because they have more folic acid. They only cost me $10 per month with my insurance...
    ... can take the generic stuff, but I wanted the extra folic acid....
    ... PrimaCare's that in each capsule, there is 1mg of Folic Acid, but in the Nature Made, there is only 800mcg ... . (1mg=1000mcg) Can I take additional Folic Acid supplements along with my prenatal?...

  15. Has anyone heard anything bad about taking supplements?
    ... vitamins ontop of the fish oil cos your baby needs folic acid to protect him/her from birth defects etc ok...

  16. folic acid
    ... and found to be + for 2 copies of the MTHFR gene. Folic acid helps my enzymes to work harder to help bring ... indicate blood clotting disorders. So in addition to the folic acid, I also had to take a baby aspirin every day...
    ... Folic Acid helps your baby's brain and eye development etc...
    ... Hi, Folic acid lowers a lot the risk of getting a baby with...

  17. materna pills
    ... I take two children's chewable vitamins and a folic acid supplement and it is much easier on the tummy...

  18. Morning sickness...please help
    ... bad for the baby. I am taking prenatals and extra folic acid, but saltines and ginger ale are not doing the...

  19. Nutrition
    ... tuna, shark, etc... Makes sure you have a lot of folic acid like that found in dark leafy grean vegetables...
    ... Take a women's multivitamin or prenatal vitamin with folic acid (very important to take early on to prevent neural...

  20. vitamins, supplements and pregnancy
    ... day, just makes sure they contain at least 400 mg of folic acid. That should be all you need. If there is anything...

  21. Anyone else take multi-vitamin daily?
    ... best one to give you! The main thing though is the folic acid!!! All the best & if you have any more questions...
    ... Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 10.00 mg 400% Folic Acid 800.00 mcg 100% Vitamin...
    ... get them is target. you might find them at walmart. folic acid is one of the things i was told was good to take...
    ... anywhere even rite aid, but the most imporant is taking folic acid because that prevents spine and brain deformation...
    ... everything is packaged for money. Don't forget the folic acid as well! Happy pregnancy! Laura EDD ~ 7...
    ... one, but i see you've noted that it has 800mcg of folic acid which is good. I'm not 100% sure of how ... much it should have, but i do know that folic acid is the main one to ensure is in there! Did...
    ... recommended staying on the One-a-Day and I also took a folic acid pill daily as well....
    ... recommended staying on the One-a-Day and I also took a folic acid pill daily as well. Thanks, I'm glad you were...

  22. Advice needed on supplements
    ... of the cost). One important thing to look for is folic acid. Make sure the pre natals have at least 400mg ... of folic acid. Mine actually have 800mg. But as long as she...
    ... Prenatal vitamins are the most important to take. Folic acid is very important early on in preventing neural...

  23. Any pregnant moms on heparin shots.
    ... am supposed to just take my vitamin daily for the folic acid and a baby asprin. This is suppose to continue...

  24. March Mommies
    ... got the wrong ones. The right ones have 100% daily Folic Acid....

  25. Any Feb mommies?
    ... tests. We found out that my body can't break down folic acid to use which plays a huge role right after conception ... . For this my dr. has me on lots of folic acid and a certail prenantal pill that has the folic...

  26. Newly Pregnant, problems with symptoms!
    ... baby. You need to be taking pre-natal vitamins and folic acid, so definitely find out sooner than later. ...

  27. pregnant 5 months post-partum
    ... nursing while I'm pregnant to make sure I get extra folic acid. Let me know how far along you are. My due...

  28. Vitamin and Mineral Supplements for Pregnancy?
    ... take while pregnant? I know the basic prenatal with folic acid. What about taking an extra calcium supplement ... to take for brain development. Also maybe another folic acid supplement wouldnt hurt? I see most prenatals ... average weight woman? Is it true you cant take too much folic acid because your body would wash it out? Heres what ... what brand is the best. Im thinking nature made Folic acid-400-800mg a day plus the 800 in the prenatal...
    ... overweight and the Dr. didn't say anything about extra folic acid. I would discuss these issues with your Dr...

  29. how much folic acid should i take?
    ... Frostygirl, I don't know much about additional doses of folic acid, but i think that your best bet would be to contact...
    ... You can take the over the counter folic acid. I did. That is all you need until you become ... prenatal (i did get these from my Dr.) and then stop the folic acid. There is enough in the prenatal. And you do...
    ... beautiful. Your baby doesn't need any more than 1000mcg of Folic Acid. No matter how big you are. Your prenatanl vits ... and often these have 1000. You cannot find (in USA) folic acid over the counter with more than 800. For whatever...

  30. baby not appearing in ultrasound
    ... in morning 2 in evening) Century - 2000 (1 daily) Folic Acid 5mg (1 daily) She called us on 6th May for...

  31. Tested Positive on 2nd May
    ... in morning 2 in evening) Century - 2000 (1 daily) Folic Acid 5mg (1 daily) She called us on 6th May for...

  32. Is my HCG level too low???
    ... try everything. After my last loss I started on folic acid and baby aspirin. We waited to try for awhile...

  33. rash on legs and arms?
    ... also had me stop taking prenatal pills and just take folic for awhile. Its just annoying, my legs are so so...

  34. November Mommies...

  35. October mums 4
    ... wonder if I should be too. My doc put me on only folic acid for the first tri and said she would give vits...

  36. hpt came out BFP.. ADVICE NEEDED ASAP
    ... get them at most drug stores over the counter. The folic acid is sooo important for your little one. Good...

  37. november mums
    ... didnt matter. i think its more important to get the folic acid no matter what brand than to not take them at...

  38. Folic Acid
    ... multi vitamin at times so her body was getting some folic acid probably. when I found out, my doctor told me ... to quit my multi vitamin and just take a high dose folic acid for the first trimester. Congratulations and ... dont worry. Just make sure she takes a folic acid supplement regularly from now on....

  39. July Mommies III....
    ... Especially since there's nothing I can do. I took folic acid for months before I got pregnant and am still...
    ... a healthy baby, and even moreso since you took the folic acid before you were pregnant and through the first...

  40. hi i am not due till oct. 3
    ... single day! They are very important, as they have folic acid in them, and that can help prevent a lot of defects...
    ... continue taking my daily multivitamin, as long as it has folic acid in it. The OB I have now will prescribe prenatal...

  41. Any October Mums?
    ... the vitamin A in it but to continue my high dosage folic acid. Cool! One less thing to remember. I went...

  42. Absolutely Awful MS -- Advice?
    ... natal i just went straight to the multi vitamin and folic acid 1x a day and had little to no sickness......hope...

  43. June Mommies # 2
    ... WATER. I also drink OJ and eat oatmeal for women with folic acid and fiber. Eversince I changed my diet I am free...

  44. Whats on your grocery list this week ?
    ... rich foods are very important. Also foods high in folic acid are always good as well (spinach is a good one...

  45. B6 and folic acid
    ... is right! 800mcg-1000mcg is the suggested amount of folic acid to take and I just read on my prenatal vitamins ... tolerate her prenatal either and she ended up taking a folic acid and Flintstones Vitamins. LOL. But, she delivered...
    ... My prenatal also contains 800mcg of folic acid....

  46. First Time Mom, wanted to say hi!
    ... pregnant women it supposedly can affect how you absorb folic acid which is needed for a healthy baby. I have also...
    ... is right about the green tea interfering with the folic acid....

  47. Vitamins...Do you take more than one?
    ... They are a Prenatal Multivitamin, Calcium, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, & Iron... But I also eat lots of veggies &...
    ... My midwife says it's comparable in importance as folic acid in early pregnancy. Do a google search for pregnancy...

  48. new to the board..a few questions
    ... Anywhere will have them - your body needs the extra folic acid. But I wouldn't worry about not taking them...
    ... IU of vitamin A * 800 and 1,000 mcg (1 mg) of folic acid * 400 IU of vitamin D * 200 to 300...

  49. Pregnant mommies after miscarriage #3...
    ... pressure and tell me it was fine and ask if i was taking folic acid. is this right? shouldnt more be being done...
    ... he basically said the same, take it easy and take folic acid, but i was told to come back and see the midwife...

  50. Please Help, So Sick
    ... 3. Take Flintstone vitamins and try to eat some folic acid enriched foods -- most breakfast cereals is enriched ... with folic acid these days. OJ is also another good source....

  51. June Mommies
    ... think 2 would hurt?? The big thing about PNV is the folic acid, when the baby is starting to develope is prevents...

  52. Doctor visits in early stages preg necessary?
    ... More important than the iron is the folic acid. I don't know if Flintstone has enough, but you...

  53. Prenatal vitamins
    ... the most important vitamin included in prenatals is folic acid, which helps prevent neural tube defects (such...
    ... had 500% to 1000% RDA of some vitamins & it had some folic acid, but not the amount that's recommended for a ... units) of vitamin A * 800 and 1,000 mcg (1 mg) of folic acid * 400 IU of vitamin D * 200 to 300...
    ... vitamins I could find, as long as there was enough Folic Acid in them. I found a "buy one get one free" sale ... also ensure that you are eating breakfast cereal with folic acid in it (many tout that fact on the front of the...

  54. Vitamins
    ... energy and mood. Plus I think it is just a little extra folic acid then a regular multi vitamin. I dont think you...

  55. Low Heart Rate In Fetus
    ... been taking separate supplements for both iron and folic acid as well, and her intake of that has been increased...

  56. prenatal care concern
    ... prevented with good prenatal care (such as taking folic acid). Good luck!...

  57. No appointment until Oct.24??
    ... can find over the counter is fine, as long as it has folic acid). Good luck!...
    ... weeks pregnant , I am now just taking Centrum + extra folic acid , and waiting to see the Dr , I didn't make any...
    ... just make sure you are eating very healthy, taking folic acid supplements and you can take over the counter...

  58. Constipation in Pregnancy
    ... vitamin, because green tea can possibly interfere with folic acid absorption. If you take your prenatal in the...

  59. Folic Acid Tablets
    ... FONT="Century Gothic"][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]no taking folic acid is not new... but it is VERY important... your ... fine since the prenatel pills have quite a bit of folic acid in them... but i am taking 1mg of folic acid ... erscription from my doctor along with the prenatel that has folic acid in it for an extra boost... what ever you do ... ... do NOT skip out on taking folic acid... do some research on the internet to see for...
    ... folic acid is important to help the development of the babys...
    ... of child-bearing age knew about the importance of folic acid. It can literally save lives. Ideally, everyone ... should START taking a prenatal vitamin that included folic acid at least THREE MONTHS BEFORE THEIR CONCEIVE. ... vitamin on a daily basis if they're sexually active. Folic acid is really important. Please take it....
    ... told by my Dr that the body can only take so much of folic acid. So if you are taking prenatal and an extra folic ... is: You are able to get pregnant. Take 400 mcg of folic acid every day. You are pregnant. Take 600mcg of ... folic acid every day. You are breastfeeding. Take 500mcg ... of folic acid every day. Most prenetal have 800 folic acid. but now i found this: they say if you had ... doctor, and ask for a prescription for a higher dose of folic acid. You should take 4,000 micrograms (4,000 mcg...

  60. uncomfortably bloated, lots of pressure!
    ... nauseaus), I would take a flinstone chewable vitamin + folic acid supplement instead. If it's any consolation...

  61. healthy habits to prevent miscarriage
    ... first trimester to help with nausea (1 cup/day), a folic acid supplement, a calcium pill, and a prenatal vitamin...

  62. Not eating enough for baby..
    ... me sick, so sometimes I skip them and just take a folic acid pill, which is the most important part apparently...

  63. Low in Iron.....
    ... are great too, Total especially. It also has all the folic acid and lots of other good stuff we should be getting...

  64. What brand of prenatal vitamins?
    ... . buy by price was his advice. Just ensure enough folic acid. When I was really nauseous all the time...
    ... because they don't have the reccommended dosage of folic acid which is essential....

  65. new baby
    ... sure exactly why that is, but some theories include folic acid and essential mineral depletion. If there's any ... pregnant again, you should probably be taking double folic acid and magnesium, and be especially careful about...

  66. When should you have the 1st appointment?
    ... prenatal vitamins -- or, barring that, at the very least folic acid -- there's not much a doctor will do until the...
    ... have been taking my prenatal vitamins with 800 mg Folic Acid for 3 months now... i.e, since we've been TTC...

  67. please someone help...trisomy 18
    ... getting pregnant again. Certain vitamin deficiencies ( folic acid, zinc) can increase the likelihood of chromosomal...
    ... a miscarriage either. I always take vitamins, plus folic acid, and my prenatals. I have had pre-natal care...

  68. Flinstone vitamins VS Prenatal?
    ... vitamins for almost a year while taking an added 200mg of folic acid for the past two weeks and I'm about 7weeks pregnant...
    ... and take 2 a day and then she prescribed me a 1mg folic acid pill to take with them. i took those actually...
    ... the flintstones if they're working for you with the folic acid supplement! :) Congratulations! :)...

  69. pregnant!!
    ... dr. asap and meanwhile take a prenatal vitamin with folic acid each day. its most important in the 1st 3 months ... to have folic acid, while the baby's nervous system is forming....
    ... hope everytihng is ok with baby... ive started on folic acid. im soooooo scareddddd :S...

  70. Quick Question for Pregnant Mommies!
    ... sure that you are taking a vitamin with plenty of folic acid right now!!! That is the most important thing...

  71. Prenatals making me ill
    ... main reason they want you to have them is for the folic acid early on. if im having a good day i still take...

  72. question about vitamins
    ... night? I would think you should at least be taking folic acid if you can't take an entire vitamin. Hopefully...
    ... My Dr says that the most important thing is the folic acid, ask your doctor if you can take only that instead ... added to your salads and sandwiches will increase your folic acid intake. That's what I did with DS, although...

  73. Prenatal vitamins?
    ... the prenatals, but I don't think they have enough folic acid, which you need to start getting right now. ... Folic acid comes separately in really tiny pills that you ... which I think in the states is usually enriched with folic acid. There are some vegetables that have a lot - ... - spinach and chickpeas come to mind. Folic acid is most important in the first 6 weeks, so start ... get enough NOW. You ideally would have stocked up on folic acid for the couple of months before you get pregnant...
    ... way you get enough of all the vitamines including folic acid. :)...
    ... Is there even enough folic acid in Prenatal vitamins? I was reading the amount...
    ... a pregnant woman take 600-800 mcg (micrograms) of folic acid while pregnant. The ones I take take have 800...
    ... development throughout the pregnancy. They also have the folic acid in them. Irishclover - The good thing about...

  74. Early pregnancy question
    ... make sure you are taking folic acid if you think it's possible that you're pregnant...

  75. Just Found Out
    ... important at this stage is to make sure you get adequate folic acid, either from food or from a vitamin. Can't...


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