A Good Supplement For 9 Weeks Gestation?
I am 9 weeks pregnant, my vitamin folic acid runs out, what is a good brand to buy outside?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Folic acid is one of the most important nutrients consumed by pregnant women, and because it is often difficult to meet folic acid needs from regular food intake, doctors prescribe supplements to supplement the amount. This folic acid is important because the adequacy of the amount can help prevent birth defects in the brain and spinal cord in your baby.
Regarding your question, unfortunately we cannot mention the brand through this forum. But without even having to mention the brand, there is actually no specificity in consuming folic acid. The difference offered by each brand usually depends on how much other content is in each preparation, and how many types. For example, there are supplements that specifically contain only folic acid, and some that contain folic acid, but also vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium and magnesium. Of course in this case the more contents will be considered better and more expensive, but again the point is folic acid, and there is no difference in the folic acid itself. So you can actually judge by looking at its contents, how many other ingredients you want. If you have enough of the important components of folic acid, you don't need to buy the more expensive ones because folic acid remains the same.
Then on a dose basis, there may be one supplement whose dose reaches double the dose of another supplement. In response to this, what you need to know is for pregnant women, it is recommended to consume only 400 micrograms a day, and 900 micrograms at the age of the womb above 4 months. You should also pay attention to this dose because you don't want to overdo it and harm yourself.
But the most important thing is the outside component, which is to stay away from cigarette smoke, limit physical activity, get enough rest, avoid coffee, and regularly check with your obstetrician. So, hopefully answering your question.