The Impact If You Rarely Drink Folic Acid While Pregnant?
good night, I want to ask, now I am 12 weeks pregnant, but rarely take vitamins and folic acid because if I will and after taking vitamins and folic acid I always vomit, what I want to ask is the danger is not to my fetus if I rarely drink folic acid, Is there any suggestion that I don’t vomit while taking vitamins and folic acid or can it be replaced with something else? r nthank you
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Adequate nutritional intake during pregnancy is very important in supporting the development of the fetus in the womb. Especially for folic acid, this vitamin is very necessary to help the development of the fetal brain and prevent congenital defects, such as anencephalus and spina bifida. However, apart from folic acid, other sources of nutrients also have a function that is no less important.
As long as you are sure that you can meet your nutritional needs through the food and drinks you consume every day, actually taking additional supplements is not something that must be done. However, if not, then you should still take this supplement. Generally, by taking supplements from a doctor, nausea will also decrease, not vice versa. The nausea and vomiting that you experience can increase the risk of causing your fetus to lack nutrition if it is not balanced with the consumption of additional supplements. You can get around the nausea and vomiting you experience by taking supplements from a doctor near bedtime at night.
However, if the method above still fails to resolve your complaint, try to consult directly with your gynecologist. By evaluating directly through a physical examination, ultrasound, and other supporting tests, the doctor can determine the health condition of the fetus in your womb and supplements. like what you need the most to maintain the health of your womb. If the nausea and vomiting that appears severe enough, the doctor can also prescribe other drugs to overcome this complaint.
In the meantime, to help support your nutritional needs during pregnancy, always consume healthy foods with high nutritional value. In order for folic acid needs to be met, you can consume more nuts, seeds, green vegetables, avocados, and so on. In addition, also consume a variety of other foods so that other nutritional needs are also met. Don't forget, always keep your lifestyle in order to stay healthy, namely by taking regular breaks, avoiding stress, staying away from fatigue, and also not consuming alcohol or smoking.
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Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah