We all want what’s best for our bodies, and this is never more important than when we are, or are trying to get, pregnant. Perhaps you’ve heard about the importance of taking folic acid for pregnancy, and were wondering what all the hype was about. I can tell you without question, folic acid during pregnancy is as important as you might have heard. But, taking the right form or folic acid, and when, is something you should find out more about if this subject interests you. Today I will go over all of my findings on this important subject in the following article titled Folic acid for pregnancy: why is it important?
If you’ve done any research on folic acid and pregnancy at all you already know that the folic acid can assist in forming the neural tube during the early development. The folic acid is really important because it can really assist in preventing a few major brain defects of the brain of a baby. Folic acid is the synthetic, man-made version of folate. Folate is naturally found in many health foods, and is essential to every human body regardless of reproductive plans. One of the frequent birth defects is called Spina bifida. It actually happens in the first weeks of expectancy, when the spinal cord and the brain is forming. The majority of cases of the defects of neural tube can be prevented if you have adequate folate before and during the early pregnancy. You can have enough folate by simply consuming foods that are rich in folate and also taking supplements.
For me, during pregnancy eating healthy just wasn’t enough to assure that I was getting enough folate considering how important it was for my unborn baby. So, naturally I began to research just what supplement to take and in what doses and when. One of the most important things I learned was to begin taking a folic acid supplement before I even conceived. After finding out that you are pregnant, taking folic acid might not be soon enough. A lot of ladies do not realize that they are expecting until 6 weeks or more after the conception. The defects of the neural tube happen during the first month of pregnancy, frequently before even realizing that you are expecting. Because of this, I would recommend that any woman even considering having a baby should be taking a folic acid supplement on top of eating healthy. There’s so much downside to not taking one of these supplements I can’t imagine any reason not to do so.
You may be wondering at this point just how much of a supplement to take. For making sure that you’ve adequate folic acid in the body for preventing the defects of neural tube to occur, the CDC suggests ladies who plan to become expectant or who are of childbearing age take four hundred mcg of the folic acid every day. Once again, it is suggested that all the ladies who can get expectant ought to take an everyday supplement of four hundred mcg of the folic acid before they are expecting and during the first twelve weeks of the pregnancy, when the spine of the baby is developing. If you didn’t take the supplements of folic acid before getting pregnant, you ought to begin taking these supplements as soon as you discover that you are expecting. Considering the stakes for you and your baby, I would recommend all women who will deliver a baby if they find out they’re pregnant begin taking this supplement now.
There are some instances when the high doses are required. A few ladies will be recommended to take a high dose of five mg of the folic acid every day until they are twelve weeks pregnant if they have a higher possibility of having a pregnancy affected by the defects of neural tube. You might have a higher possibility if you or the biological father of your baby has a neural tube defect. Or you formerly had pregnancy affected by the defects of the neural tube. Or if you and the biological father of the baby have a family history of defects of the neural tube. You’ll be recommended to take the higher dose even if you are taking anti-epilepsy medicine or if you have diabetes. Be sure and speak to your doctor about what dose is right for your situation.