Take Vitamins, Folic Acid And Calcium At The Same Time At 16 Weeks Pregnant?
I want to ask, my pregnancy is 16 weeks I was given a doctor’s prescription calsi n dha, but yesterday my vitamins (folic acid n leces) have not been used up, can I spend (folic acid n lecipar) at the current gestational age ???? Only then do you consume calsi n dha.
Thank you for the question.
Lesipar is a class of over-the-counter drugs that contains multivitamins that can be purchased over the counter without a doctor's prescription. It contains lecithin, which is generally safe for pregnant women. However, not many studies have investigated the safety of lecithin for fetal development. So, you should use a lecithin-based multivitamin beforehand to consult a Gynecologist. Lesipar is taken with food.
Folic acid is a water-soluble B vitamin. Folic acid plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells and the nervous system. The formation of the central nerve has occurred since the beginning of pregnancy. Therefore, folic acid is usually recommended for mothers who are planning a pregnancy and who are pregnant. Folic acid plays a role in preventing defects in the brain and nerves. Folic acid also plays an important role in the formation, repair, and function of DNA which will affect fetal growth.
Pregnant women often experience iron and folic acid deficiency anemia. Therefore, giving vitamins containing iron and folic acid supplements in early pregnancy is highly recommended. Iron plays a role in preventing miscarriage, low birth weight, premature birth, and bleeding during childbirth.
Calcium will inhibit iron absorption when given together. So you should avoid taking calcium along with iron.
Apart from vitamin supplements, folic acid can be obtained from other sources such as
Green vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce.
Nuts, such as peas.
Fruits, such as melons, bananas, and lemons.
Folate fortified foods, such as bread, cereals, and juices.
Iron can be obtained from other sources such as:
Lean red meat.
Chicken and beef liver.
Nuts and soy milk.
Vegetables with dark green leaves, such as spinach
Calcium can be obtained from:
Calcium is needed for the growth of bones and teeth. In fact, teeth have been formed since the womb. Consuming foods that contain lots of calcium, both for the mother and the fetus. The dose of calcium supplements depends on the mother's age at pregnancy. It is recommended not to consume more than 1500mg of calcium per day.
The mother should take vitamins together, given that the lecipar does not contain calcium and iron. It's a good idea for the mother to consume it at the same time or according to the instructions of the mother's obstetrician.
Hopefully my explanation can answer the question.
dr. Kresnawati Wahyu Setiono