Vitamin Folic Acid For Additional Nutrition For Pregnant Women?
Afternoon … I’m pregnant tm1 age 9w. Yesterday, the midwife’s consul … was only given multivitamin biolysin. Can I add other vitamins such as folavit? Because the previous month the Consultant SpOG doctor was given folavit. I asked the midwife not to buy enough folavit just biolysin. While I am searching Google for the content of biolysin, there is no folic acid. So I doubt it. Please enlighten me. Thank you
Thank you for the question.
During pregnancy, the mother requires no small amount of nutrition to support the growth of her fetus, while also maintaining her own stamina and endurance. But often, pregnant women are constrained in meeting these nutritional needs, for example due to severe nausea, vomiting and decreased appetite, especially early in pregnancy. This condition makes doctors often provide additional supplements during pregnancy.
The selection of the right type of supplement to consume while pregnant is certainly not to be arbitrary. This needs to be adjusted to many factors, including the age of the uterus, the mother's posture, history of previous pregnancy, the current condition of the fetus, the general health condition of the mother, and many other factors. Therefore, the need for pregnancy supplements for each mother can be different. In the early trimester of pregnancy, often, the intake of the most needed nutrients is folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, iron, and so on. In the supplement you mentioned, it does contain some of this nutrient, but not all of it. It is not our authority to judge whether the consumption of this supplement is right for you to do, or do you need additional supplements, because we do not examine you directly.
Our advice, if in doubt, ask for a second opinion by going back to the expert, the doctor or obstetrician. Don't just rely on internet surfing.
I hope this helps.