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Pregnant should I still take vitamins

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by xkayzx, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. xkayzx

    xkayzx · Member

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    Hi,
    Just a question on my pregnancy, I’m 13 weeks gone and taking aspirin everyday.. should i still take vitamins of some sort throughout my pregnancy?!
     
  2. Tilly_S

    Tilly_S Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hiya congrats
    Yes I took 5mg of folic acid , aspirin and pregnacare vitamins my consultant said it’s fine
    I now have a happy 21 week old baby:)
     
  3. xkayzx

    xkayzx · Member

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    I was taking folic acid but told to stop that now?!
     
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    Tilly_S Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m not sure why your consultant has said this?... the medical guides all say or advise to take high dose folic throughout pregnancy and aspirin which is what Iv done with both my pregnancy’s x it’s upto u but I’d question this
     
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    Folic acid is used to try and prevent neural tube defects.
    Neural tube defects occur whilst the tube is forming - in the first 12 weeks.
    Many ladies start folic acid as part of pre conceptual care, to ensure the earliest days are covered.
    If the neural network only grows in size, after being fully formed at 12 weeks, is it needed post 12/40??

    What would I want - to start folic acid immediately my wife becomes broody, and continue until a high-grade scan shows baby is good. :)
     
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    I was told to stop folic acid at 12 weeks too. X
     
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