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Should I take Folic acid tablets when trying to get pregnant?

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I am 24 years old and trying to get pregnet .somebody told to take Folic acid tablets .Is that true ? Can you priscribe that tablets ,i mean the name of the tablets .Please provide details on the intake of vitamin tablets when trying to get pregnet .also give some suggestions on the food habits etc.
Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in Infertility Problem
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 23 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

The name of folic acid tablets is Tablet Folvite. It is usually taken one tablet daily starting before conception till atleast first half of pregnancy.

These are given for wellbeing of baby and preventing any neurological defects in fetus. However it does not increase the chances of conception.

For increasing the chances of pregnancy, have a normal balanced diet, practice regular physical exercise, maintain your weight in ideal limits, increase sexual activity during the time of ovulation, etc. Folic acid and other multivitamin supplements may be taken as well.

But if there is any gynecological problem like irregular menses or hormonal imbalance, then please consult a gynecologist for detailed evaluation.

Hope I have answered your query. Please accept my answer if you do not have any further queries.

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Follow-up: Should I take Folic acid tablets when trying to get pregnant? 54 minutes later
in that case pls suggest some multivitamin tablets .and how to use them .Thanks.
Answered by Dr. Hema Yadav 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

There are many multivitamins which are good but they should be taken only if prescribed by your doctor.

Usual dosage is once daily. The brands are many like A to Z, Revital women etc. You can consult your doctor to get it prescribed, if you want to use it.

Hope I have answered your query. Please accept my reply if you have no further queries.

Wish you good health.

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