Folic acid Question

Deksha123 3 Posts Saturday September 16, 2017Registration date September 26, 2017 Last seen - Sep 26, 2017 at 08:32 AM - Latest reply: MarianelaBarone 4 Posts Sunday November 5, 2017Registration date November 8, 2017 Last seen
- Nov 5, 2017 at 02:17 AM
Hello Ladies,
My question is, currently I am taking Medroxyprogesterone in order for my period to begin. Then I will be on BCP for 1 month and only then will I be able to start my 2nd round of ivf. (which now will probably be mid-end september . However, I was wondering when is it ok to begin taking folic acid? Can you take it with BCP or better yet is it ok to take it with all of the shots that I will be taking in september.
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Asnat123 2 Posts Tuesday September 26, 2017Registration date September 26, 2017 Last seen - Sep 26, 2017 at 03:05 PM
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Hi. Thank you for writing this important question in this forum. I think taking folic acid for at least one month before conception reduces the risk of neural-tube defects, such as spina bifida, by up to 70 percent. During pregnancy, the recommended dose jumps to 600 to 800 mcg. If you have a family history of neural-tube defects, you should probably get 4,000 mcg (4 mg) of folic acid a day. Folic acid is a water-soluble vitamin, so your body will flush out the excess if you consume too much. FA is a vitamin, which pregnant ladies can struggle to maintain sufficient levels and I think it takes a little while to build up a reserve, hence the 3-month starting point. It's the same as eating heaps and heaps of spinach. Hope this helps you. GL
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zaltana 3 Posts Friday November 3, 2017Registration date November 7, 2017 Last seen - Nov 3, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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Hey. Folic acid is so necessary for pregnant women. It is important that you have a healthy level of it in your body prior to the start of your pregnancy. So, I would suggest you start off on the supplements a couple of months prior to your IVF treatment. Also, try to consume natural ingredients that are rich in folic acid. For example, spinach. Above all, ask your doctor if the folic acid will clash with your current medications or shots. If yes, then ask him for a solution.
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MarianelaBarone 4 Posts Sunday November 5, 2017Registration date November 8, 2017 Last seen - Nov 5, 2017 at 02:17 AM
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"""Hi, Deksha123,

I think Asnat123 has covered all the aspects of the posted query. I'd like to add that because folic acid is a prenatal vitamin, and considering it increases the success rates during IVF treatment, taking it with BCP should seemingly be fine. Anyhoo, it's always better to check with your specialist.

Keep posting, good health!"""
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