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Old Mar 28th, 2016, 18:25 PM   1
boobee
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How long before TTC have you started folic acid?


How long before TTC do you ladies start taking folic acid?! First time round I started taking them straight after coming off the pill thinking naively that I'd fall pregnant immediately (ha!) it took 9 months with lots of complications but this time round hoping to plan conception rather than guess at it and wondering how long before hand you started taking them?!



 
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Old Mar 28th, 2016, 18:48 PM   2
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OMG I have been taking folic acid FORVEVER! I started taking it like 6 month before we officially started ttc because I wanted to make sure I had it built up in my system.



 
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Old Mar 28th, 2016, 20:57 PM   3
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About a year before we started ttc



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Old Mar 28th, 2016, 23:10 PM   4
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I started taking mine in January and we will be TTC in July/August. I think as early as you can is best, but don't stress too much if you don't have that much time, just start now. I've also heard that prenatal vitamins are really good for all women to be taking, not just those who are trying or pregnant so there's really no downside to starting early.



 
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Old Mar 28th, 2016, 23:29 PM   5
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my doctor told me awhile back that she recommends all women in childbearing years to take it. that way if there is an accident you are covered. if you're confident in your BC, than 2-3 months before should be fine



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2016, 05:16 AM   6
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I started them 6 months before last time. I plan to start them 3 months before this time. I think my diet is healthier now probably than it was before, and our TTC date is a little more up in the air because of work and travel for me, so it may get pushed back by a month or two anyway. So I figure 3 months is plenty of time (and it may end up being 4 or 5 months anyway).



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2016, 13:53 PM   7
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My doctor told me to start 5 months before, but I started taking them a year ago.



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2016, 16:52 PM   8
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I've been taking them as part of a multi vitamin I take for 7 months now. I think they say 6 months beforehand.



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2016, 19:59 PM   9
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With my first I didn't start taking it until after I found out I was pregnant. Now I'm taking a multivitamin for pregnant/lactating women that has it in it, so I will have been taking it for several months by the time we actually TTC again.



 
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Old Apr 1st, 2016, 17:20 PM   10
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I've been taking folic acid for over a year. Can't do any harm.



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