Safe Dose Of Folic Acid Supplements For Pregnant Women?
Hello, my name is Fania, 15 weeks old, I took prenatal brand vitamin with 800mcg of folic acid and then was given folas brand vitamin by a midwife with 400mcg of folic acid. According to what I read the excess of folic acid for the womb can make a baby born with autism. Does my taking of these two vitamins make folic acid in my body very high? I ask for advice? thank you
Hello Mrs. Fania! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Congratulations on your pregnancy.
Folic acid is one of the most important nutrients for pregnant women for brain development and fetal nerves. Indeed there are studies that mention the excessive use of folic acid (more than 1 mg or 1000 mcg) in a long time associated with the occurrence of autism spectrum in children. However, this research still needs the support of other studies and an explanation of the mechanism of autism due to excessive consumption of folic acid is still in the form of conjecture. However, pregnant women should be careful not to consume excessive folic acid. In your case, you should not need to take a supplement given by a midwife because your other supplements also contain folic acid. Minimum folic acid intake in pregnant women is 400 mcg and has been met by your supplement. Taking these two supplements together may not be dangerous for your baby because you have not taken them for a long time. At the beginning of this pregnancy, you should take the time to see an obstetrician at least once to ensure the age of your uterus more accurately and to check your health condition. You should bring along supplements that you are taking so that you do not need to be given additional supplements again by your doctor.
That's all information from me. I hope this helps.