So we have just started TTC #2, and as with my last pg, I'm taking a multivitamin and folic acid. From what I see, 400 mcg is the minimum recommended amount for all women. With the supplement, that's 800 mcg I'm taking, plus whatever I get in my diet.
My second cousin was born with spina bifida in the late '60s and died from complications in the '90s. Everything I read say "women with a family history of neural tube defects" should be taking more, consult doc, etc. Is that a close enough family relation that I should be taking more folic acid? Obviously I'll ask my health care provider when the time comes, but I was just wondering what others thought. During my last pg my midwife told me not to worry about it--probably had to do with poor nutrition back then, etc.