When Is The Time To Consume Folic Acid And Pregnancy Milk?
Tonight. At this time I was pregnant already in the first trimester and my question. The best time to drink folic acid before or after eating?
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First of all, it helps you know in advance, what nutrients you need during your pregnancy at this time. In general, women who are pregnant need:
protein 75-100 grams per day
calcium at least 1000 mg per day
folic acid at least 600-800 mcg per day
iron at least 27 mg per day
Carbohydrates and protein you have to meet from the food that you eat everyday, you can meet calcium from the consumption of milk and processed products (look again at how much calcium in your milk) or it can also be from consuming foods high in calcium, while folic acid and iron is generally difficult to meet from food alone so supplementation is needed. If you don't drink a lot of milk or don't eat a lot of high calcium foods every day, you are also recommended to meet calcium needs through supplements.
Therefore you have to look again, whether your pregnant woman's milk is sufficient to meet the above recommendations (including recommendations for iron and folate needs)? If not, you should also consider replacing your supplements with pregnancy supplements that contain more complete nutrition (not just folic acid). If it is sufficient for iron and folic acid in a day, then you do not need to take pregnancy supplements anymore. For consumption of pregnancy supplements and pregnancy milk should not be accompanied (not at the same time), but rather separated so that the absorption of nutrients can be maximized. For pregnancy supplements, you can eat breakfast or at night, along with meals or on an empty stomach. If you feel nauseous when taking pregnancy supplements, you are better advised to consume at night along with food.
If you don't know or it's difficult to calculate for yourself the nutrients you need from your milk and pregnancy supplements, consult your obstetrician and bring your milk and supplements so your doctor can see more clearly the nutritional content of each product and can provide the best combination for you.
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