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Is folic acid supplement advisable during 21st week of pregnancy?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017
Question: im 21weeks pregnant, i want to ask if until when do i have to take folic acid vitamins
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
upto 12 weeks of pregnancy

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Folic acid is advised to be taken upto 12 weeks of pregnancy.
This is so because folic acid helps in preventing the neural tube defects in the fetus, the risk of which is in the first trimester.
Later, it can be taken in case the diet do not fulfils the demand of folic acid.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
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Is folic acid supplement advisable during 21st week of pregnancy?

Brief Answer: upto 12 weeks of pregnancy Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. Folic acid is advised to be taken upto 12 weeks of pregnancy. This is so because folic acid helps in preventing the neural tube defects in the fetus, the risk of which is in the first trimester. Later, it can be taken in case the diet do not fulfils the demand of folic acid. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN Maternal and fetal medicine specialist