The Safety Of Consuming Folic Acid Without A Doctor’s Prescription?
, I am 6 months pregnant, coincidentally the medicine from the midwife has run out and I happen to be out of town. If I immediately buy Folamil Genio at the pharmacy as a vitamin for my pregnancy without a doctor’s recommendation, is it okay or not? Is this vitamin safe for 6 months pregnant?
Pregnant women should be careful in consuming drugs and supplements. The supplements you mention contain vitamins, folic acid, iron, calcium, DHA, ARA, and various additional nutrients that are good for pregnant women and nursing mothers. The nutrients contained in the supplements are able to help pregnant women to avoid nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy.
In general, the consumption of these supplements is allowed and safe for pregnancy at any age. However, the nutritional needs of every pregnant woman are different. In most pregnant women, this supplement alone may be able to meet their nutritional needs, but in some pregnant women who have nutritional deficiencies, anemia, or other conditions, they may need additional nutrients/supplements.
Therefore, it is better to consult with your obstetrician before taking any supplements. If this is not possible, as long as your pregnancy is normal, you can take these supplements, pay attention to how they are used. But try to do a pregnancy control every month so that the condition of the fetus is well monitored and consult with your obstetrician about the pregnancy supplements that you are taking. Don't forget to also fulfill nutritional needs during pregnancy by consuming healthy foods for pregnant women.
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Thanks and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y