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Folic Acid

I'm 27 years old and currently 10 weeks 3 days pregnant. I found out I was pregnant when I was about 4 weeks pregnant. I was at that time taking only my daughter's vitamins. I continued on those until I was 6 weeks and 1 day pregnant. At that time, I began taking prenatal vitamins. I for some reason assumed that my daughter's vitamins had folic acid in them but just realized that they only had 3% of the recommended daily requirement. So, from weeks 4-6 of my pregnancy ( the most important time for supplementing folic acid, as I have recently read) I was not getting enough folic acid from supplementation. Also, I eat mostly whole grains and gluten free foods. I rarely eat foods fortified with folic acid. Should I be concerned with matters such as spina bifida?
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554628 tn?1362781519
talk to your dr about it im sure its fine. i found out at 7 weeks my folic acid was really low and now take folic acid supplements plus my prenatal vitamin. my baby is just fine so far, and im 18 weeks.
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Thanks you so much for your response. What made them test you for low folic acid levels?
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4045844 tn?1356312527
I didn't find out I was pregnant with my first until I was 16 weeks so I was not taking anything. I eat normal foods but likely wasn't getting the all vitamins. My daughter is 9 and just fine
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4020799 tn?1355829170
I didnt find out i was pregnant until 18 weeks so took no supliments and ate no special foods. My baby is perfectly healthy x
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4451415 tn?1359275104
I found out i was preg with my first at 4and a half months took no suplements and now my.lil boy is 9yrs old and is a v inteligent boy nothing wrong with him !!!!!!!
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554628 tn?1362781519
my drs office takes blood work on your first visit and checks everything so it was part of the testing he does for everyone. my progesterone and folic acid were low so i take both of those and prenatal.
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4437866 tn?1388123224
I didn't take anything other than my pre nat with my son and he is just fine. Same with this pregnancy. They wanted me to take extra calcium, folic, iron and my prenatals. I'm not a big fan of pills so I just stuck with my pre nats and ate very healthy and son is perfectly healthy.
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