Folic acid

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by tmr1234, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. tmr1234

    tmr1234 Guest

    Apparently if you have a BMI of over 30 its recommended you take 5milligrams of Folic acid a day. The standard tablets are 400 micrograms so the recommended dose is about 12 tablets a day! I didn't get told this with my outher 2 just that you would need extra help but they have only just changed it i think.

    www.oxfordradcliffe.nhs.uk/forpatie...

    Did any one else get told about this?
     
  2. kittymarie

    kittymarie TTC #2!

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    Oh wow, that seems like a lot! Not much help but didn't want to r&r
     
  3. tmr1234

    tmr1234 Guest

    Apparently if your bmi is over 30 you can get a scriped off the doc's for the 5mg tabs. I just wanted to see if any 1 else has been told this. My bmi isnt so i am not 100% but that is what my GP told me the outher day when i went in.
     
  4. shx

    shx Mummy to Amelia. TTC#2

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    Yeah my mw said at my booking appt and gave me a prescription for it. Might have to take it past 12 wks too
     
  5. babydevil1989

    babydevil1989 Well-Known Member

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    My bmi is 32 and no one said anything to me about it! x
     
  6. kat2504

    kat2504 Well-Known Member

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    Nobody said anything to me about it but I guess if I needed it (am bmi of 30) I would have been given yet another prescription to add to my collection of drugs!
    I wouldn't recommend taking 12 of the normal tablets a day though! the 5mg is only available on prescription for a reason so see your doctor if you think you might need it.
     
  7. dgirllamius

    dgirllamius Lena's Mutter

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    My BMI is over 30 and was never told to take more than the 400mg.
     
  8. mommylam

    mommylam Pregnant-Mother of 3 boys

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    I was never told this. My doctor told me to take a prenatal vitamin when I was TTC but never said anything about needing extra.....since I'm 11 weeks 5 days now....it would be too late anyhow!!! Hmmm....
     

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