Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Folic acid needs to be taken during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Pregnancy
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
User:hi doctor
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:can you tell me folic acid needs to be taken in 7th 8th and 9th month of pregenancy?
Doctor:Folic acid is very essential during the early months of pregnancy for atleast till the 3rd month.
Doctor:It is not that much important during the last 3 months.
User:after that is it required to take?
User:which medicines are more important in the last three months?
Doctor:Medicines during the last 3 months depend whether you have any medical problems diagnosed during early pregnancy.
Doctor:Generally Iron supplements need to be continued
User:doctor suggested winofit,mama's protein,zium
Doctor:but not in all pregnancy.
Doctor:All these are nutritional supplements which give added benefits during pregnancy
User:is no problems are diagnosed then no need of folic acid
Doctor:but like I said, all women do not need it.
User:the medicinde havine red XXXXXXX on it means waht
User:like for veg there green sign
User:on it
Doctor:To answer your query in simple words, during the last months need for medical drugs depend on previous medical problems detected.
Doctor:Apart from Iron, in Indians other supplements are not generally required.
User:what are reasons of child becoming handicapped?
Doctor:You can take the other supplements for just added benefits (keeps you healthier and away from the weakness caused by pregnancy).
Doctor:They do not have much impact on pregnancy as such.
User:what are reasons of child becoming handicapped?
Doctor:I presume you meant reasons for fetal defects as handicap is something broad and not just related to pregnancy.
Doctor:If fetal defect was what you meant the causes are primarily due to genetic problems.
Doctor:If there is any family history it can get transmitted to the child.
Doctor:Other than that, risk of neurological defects are higher in those women who did not take folic acid supplements,
Doctor:those who suffered severe infections during pregnancy,
Doctor:have thyroid, diabetes, convulsions, high blood pressure and other hormonal defects.
User:folic acid supplements means folgel kind of medicince right
Doctor:Folic acid is a vitamin which has protective functions on the growing fetus.
User:folgel is folic acid right
Doctor:I am not sure what folgel contains.
Doctor:May I know when this was given to you. if this was given during first 3 months
Doctor:then I presume it's probably folic acid.
User:in the three months
User:anomaly scan is done how many times in pregnancy?
Doctor:Yes, folgel contains folic acid and other vitamins supplements which has protective effects on growing fetus.
User:anomaly scan is done how many times in pregnancy?
Doctor:Any scan be an anamoly scan, but the most important anamoly scan is done between 10 to 24 weeks.
User:is it necessary to do it in the 8 th month?
Doctor:The 8th month scan is important to predict your chances of normal delivery and if there are any later complications on the fetus.
User:it should be done at starting of 8th month?
Doctor:Yes, any time close to 36 weeks of pregnancy.
User:the position of featus changes till 9 th month?
Doctor:*32 to 36 weeks of pregnancy
User:is it necessary to sleep at left side after 7 month?
Doctor:The position of fetus can shift a bit but very, very less cases do we have a major shift in the position of fetus as compared to what it was during the last scan.
Doctor:Yes, preferably sleep in left side.
User:is it necessary to sleep at left side after 7 month
Doctor:Most gynecologist suggest you to sleep on the left side through out the pregnancy
Doctor:this is to avoid compression of blood placental vessels.
Doctor:So please continue as suggested.
User:they have not suggested me anything like this
User:but sleeping left is good
Doctor:Yes, sleeping on the left is preferred in most women because of the fetal position and placental blood vessels.
Doctor:however that doesn't mean women who slept in straight/supine position can have defects.
User:ok..what is the meaning of featus posistion is anterior
Doctor:your gynecologist and the ultrasound scans are the most important criteria to make sure the pregnancy is progressing fine and everything is right.
User:what is the meaning of featus posistion is anterior
Doctor:The position of the head when compared to the pelvis is used to know if its anterior or posterior.
Doctor:I am unable to explain this in pure laymen terms.
Doctor:We will call the position anterior if the brow (part of the head) is facing the front.
Doctor:and posterior if it is opposite.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:what is the length of featus at 28 th week of pregnancy?
Doctor:The total length of the fetus as seen at 28 weeks would be around 37 cms.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:ok thanks...
User:no thanks a lot for information
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor