when to start taking folic acid?

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  1. a_c

    a_c mummy to one

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    We're going to start ttc in March 2010 - I am coming off the pill this week! Any ideas on when I should start to take this? Some sites say when ttc others as soon as coming off contraception.
     
  2. Princess mama

    Princess mama Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    not sure if comming of the contraception changes anything but i was told 3 months before and into your first 3 months of pregnancy.
     
  3. LeaArr

    LeaArr Just him and me.

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    My doctor told me to start taking it 3-6 months prior to TTC. Good luck!!
     
  4. Crypto1976

    Crypto1976 Guest

    As soon as you stop taking the pill. Good luck. XXX
     
  5. AmeliePoulain

    AmeliePoulain Mama to 3 girls

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    Doctors normally recommend 3 months before - I'm not TTC until June but I have been taking it since September (we arn't 100% careful with contraception now though) - I think the sooner the better really just to get into the habit of it and find out when it suits you best to take it. I found out that taking it first think in the morning makes me :sick: so I have it after my dinner in the evening now :flower:
     
  6. goddess25

    goddess25 Well-Known Member

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    At least 3 months before you start to try and for the entire third trimester.
     
  7. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    I'm starting 6 months before TTC.
     
  8. Hobnob

    Hobnob Mummy to a girl, TTC #2

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    I started folic acid before I came off the pill and have been on it for 7 months now. I came off the pill 6 months before we planned to TTC and wanted to have been taking it in case of any 'accidents' that might have occurred!
     
  9. MrsKangaroo

    MrsKangaroo Mother of 3

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    Th nurse told me 3-6 months before starting to TTC. But she went on to saythat Folic acid is good for your hair and nails so you can take it for how ever long you want to befre hand and for at least the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
     
  10. a_c

    a_c mummy to one

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    Thanks everyone! Will put it on my next shopping list!
     
  11. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    Start taking it whenever you like. It really is worth it :)
     
  12. Amygdala

    Amygdala Well-Known Member

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    I don't know where you are, but if you're in the UK check out Tesco's own brand. They're only about £1.50 and you can always swap to something more "upmarket" once you start TTC.
     
  13. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    I'd take plain folic acid now and then either when TTC or when you get :bfp: take the ones with multi vits also :shrug: Personal opinion :)
     
  14. xcited4mybump

    xcited4mybump mum of 2 boys & 2 girls

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    i started taking just folic acid a couple of months ago,then september i started using sanotogen mother to be,there £5 for 30 days supply and there choc full of vits and mins plus folic acid.we won't start ttc until the end of feb 2010.they say start using folic acid 3 months prior to trying to concieve,also the sanotogen ones i'm using are for before and during pregnancy.hth good luck!
     
  15. Bambi1985

    Bambi1985 Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I'm doing, taking Tesco folic acid at the moment and will switch to pregnacare or something when we actively TTC
     
  16. buttonnose82

    buttonnose82 Wife & Mummy

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    i started when i came off pill in august :)
     
  17. StonesWife

    StonesWife Momma & Wife WTT

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    Also look into taking Flax seed with your Folic Acid and vits. Especially if you're comming off the pill, it regulates female hormones and can help get your cycles on track faster.
     

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