Pregnancy Planning: Start Off With Taking Your Folic Acid

folic acid and pregnancy

Folic Acid and Pregnancy

 

One of the first things your doctor will tell you if you are planning to get pregnant or if you have recently discovered that you’re pregnant is you should take your folic acid.

The recommendation to take folic acid is so high that one cannot but wonder what the whole fuss is about

What is folic acid and why is there so much a need to take if you are planning to get pregnant?

Find out more here…

 

Pregnancy Planning: So What Is Folic Acid?

Often called folate; Folic Acid is a B vitamin that can be found in green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and orange juice.

It is extremely important to take folic acid for the health of your baby and for a better pregnancy.

Folic acid can be found in a number of foods, including cereals and dark leafy greens.

The problem is that it is very difficult to get an adequate supply of folic acid from the food you are likely to eat,..

so it’s important to take a good multivitamin containing folic acid to make up for the levels that you need in pregnancy

 

Why Is Folic Acid So Important For Anyone Who Wants Or Is Considering Conception In The Future?

There are a number of anomalies that can occur in the first month of pregnancy, well before even a woman knows she is pregnant.

The only way to prevent these anomalies from taking hold of your baby is to prevent against this by taking medication.

Folic acid is one of those medication that prevevnts serious birt defects.

Therefore, intake of folic acid before the woman is pregnant is of utmost importance.

One of the most common birth defect is spina bifida, which is an incomplete closure of the spinal cord and column.

Taking folic acid can help reduce this problem significantly. (see this book)

In addition, anencephaly, which is a serious underdevelopment of the brain, and…

encephalocele, which is when brain tissue protrudes through an opening in the skin abnormally, can both be reduced through the intake of folic acid.

Although the reasons why folic acid is so great at reducing the risk of these birth defects has not been explained,..

we know that it plays an important role in cell growth and development.

If you receive 400 micrograms of folic acid, or 4 milligrams of folic acid before conception, it can significantly reduce the risk of some types of neural tube defects.

To find out more and to learn more about folic acid, pregnancy plus ..

all the other important vitamins necessary when trying to conceive .. I would suggest you read ” Personal Path to Pregnancy“, the International best-selling fertlity guide.

 

 



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