Do Not Take Folic Acid Drugs Or Blood Booster During Pregnancy?
Hello. Good night, I want to ask whether the danger if not taking folic acid or blood booster medication while pregnant? Because the drug smells bad and instead makes me nauseous. Thank you.
Wa'alaikumsallam Icha, thank you for asking.
Both folic acid and iron are basically supplements / supplements. That is, if your nutritional intake is sufficient and the type varies, then supplements do not become mandatory. Supplements are given to pregnant women because the need for vitamins and minerals during pregnancy increases rapidly and sometimes not all women can meet their nutritional needs due to nausea, vomiting.
Folic acid is a form of B vitamin, whose function is to support the growth and development of nerve tissue, support the development of the heart, support the maturation and production of red blood cells. Iron, is a major component of hemoglobin. Iron is often added to pregnancy supplements, because during pregnancy it can easily cause anemia due to iron deficiency.
You can get both types of vitamins and minerals from various types of green vegetables, fruit, vegetable protein (nuts and seeds), and animal protein (fish, skinless chicken, lean beef, milk, yogurt, cheese) . Choose the type of food that you like from color, texture and smell. Eat gradually, little but often. If nausea, rest a little, then start eating again when it's not nauseous. Make sure the water intake is at least 2L per day. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, because it will make you feel full quickly, so that ultimately makes you no desire to eat staple foods that actually contain important nutrients. Routinely do a pregnant check on the doctor or midwife, so that if there is a deficiency in the mother or fetus, it can be detected and corrected immediately.
Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.