Vitamin Needs In 1st Trimester Pregnant Women?
Good afternoon, introduce me Yuni wants to ask about the need for folic acid for pregnant women, especially in TM I, from some references that I read on the web some say that the need for folic acid for pregnant women is 400 mcg / day and there are also 800 mcg / day. What is the actual amount of folic acid needed for pregnant women? My pregnancy is entering 4 mg, where folic acid is really needed in TM I, I take supplement pills with various ingredients, one of which contains 400 MCG folic acid plus drinking milk. Pregnant women also contain folic acid but in this milk it is not explained how much it contains . Is it just that the need for folic acid has been met or not? Or should I just add the 400mcg folic acid tablet? I’m afraid of folic acid deficiency which will eventually affect my baby’s physical condition later.. But I also read that excess folic acid can cause babies to be born with autism. What should I do? Please answer my question. Thank you
Hi Yuni Saputra.. Thank you for the questions given.
Folic acid is one of the vitamins that is needed in pregnant women, even folic acid can be consumed since you are in the pregnancy program. The benefits of folic acid include: helping the development of the nerves, bone marrow, and brain of the fetus; prevent the incidence of cleft lip, reduce the incidence of high blood pressure in pregnancy, prevent anemia in the mother, and prevent miscarriage.
The recommended dose of folic acid before pregnancy is 400 micrograms per day. When the gestational age of 4-9 months you can consume as much as 600 micrograms of folic acid. In addition to folic acid, you can also take Fe tablets to prevent anemia, vitamin E, vitamin C.
Apart from folic acid tablets, you can also get folic acid from foods such as: green vegetables (asparagus, broccoli, spinach, collards), nuts, seeds (wheat seeds), salmon, eggs, and low-fat milk. If you are worried about excess folic acid then you need to know the symptoms that arise, for example: fatigue, weakness, lack of concentration, tingling, and numbness. You can consult with your obstetrician regarding the consumption of vitamins that you take during pregnancy, and eat nutritious foods, get enough rest, and regularly check your pregnancy.
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