WTT and folic acid

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  1. calm

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    I was told that it is important to take folic acid before getting pregnant so to form a deposit of it. So as you can get pregnant on the first cycle, that means we should take folic acid so many months when our WTT is ending, right? Any opinions?
     
  2. Amygdala

    Amygdala Well-Known Member

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    Yep. My gynacologist suggested 3 months before.
     
  3. bunnyg82

    bunnyg82 Mum to 2 gorgeous boys

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    yeh, 3 months before is the advice, but I am taking it now and am not starting till Sept - there's no harm taking it now so you may as well get started! x
     
  4. BritAcrossSea

    BritAcrossSea Yellow Bump Turned Pink

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    Yeah, 3 months is the recommended amount of time but obviously there's no harm in taking it for longer.
     
  5. akgrown

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    I don't think we will be TTC until September 09 and I am taking folic acid now...makes me feel like I am doing something and just on the chance that a 'happy accident' happens (hey, I can hope right :)) then I will feel better knowing I took it.
     
  6. calm

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    Yes, it is nice that we can be doing something to be putting is nearer to TTC, makes it more real somehow.
     
  7. Vesta

    Vesta Mum of 1. WTT #2

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    I'll start taking it about 6 months before. As there is some suggestion that spina bifida is genetic. My mum has is it, and so does my cousin. However it is a very mild form of it.
     
  8. AutumnRose

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    Ive just started taking a multi vitamin which has folic acid. I wont be TTC until September this year.
     
  9. calm

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    Well that means I will take a general multivitamin till the summer ( I will look for one with plenty of folic acid anyway.) And in September start taking folic Acid and even may ask about taking anything else to my doc. If all goes well I will start with TCC in December- January. Its starting to feel really real... I just have to make sure I don't stop doing all I have to do to be prepared and ready.
     
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    Well done honey, I'm very glad you're getting along. I was told 3 months before was good and so that's what I'll be doing. Although I probably will take a multivitamin...xxxx
     
  11. bigbloomerz

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    Yep I was also told 3 months before, but no limit on when to start. Im gonna start on the multivitamins in August, and then the folic acid in September. x
     
  12. cinnamum

    cinnamum Mumof_4_PREG W#5

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    i am taking multivitamins as i am so worn down i may go to docs think i might be... "whats the word?.... need iron x x x lol x x x
     

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