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We had our first appt with our high risk dr about 8 wks after the loss of our twin boys (born at 22.5wks) just last Friday and he gave us the go ahead to start TTC again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: and also told me to be sure to take fish oil, my prenatal vit. and Vit. B Complex. I went to the store and found one that actually has the vit B complex, but also Vit C and folic acid in it. I know my prenatal already has folic acid, but is it okay to take more? My p.n.v has 800mcg in it and the Vit. B complex has 400mcg. Anyone know? It is so hard to get a hold of the high risk dr so I figured I'd start off by asking here to see if anyone knew.
 

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i have been taking extra folic acid for same reason, the pre-natal already has it and there is another suplement im taking on top of that which also has it,<br><br>
i presumed it be ok<br>
but i am intrested to see how others respond<br><br>
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I've been told that up to 4g/day is fine. I'm taking an extra 800mg/day to be safe (in case it's twins) because it can't hurt.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We had our first appt with our high risk dr about 8 wks after the loss of our twin boys (born at 22.5wks) just last Friday and he gave us the go ahead to start TTC again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: and also told me to be sure to take fish oil, my prenatal vit. and Vit. B Complex. I went to the store and found one that actually has the vit B complex, but also Vit C and folic acid in it. I know my prenatal already has folic acid, but is it okay to take more? My p.n.v has 800mcg in it and the Vit. B complex has 400mcg. Anyone know? It is so hard to get a hold of the high risk dr so I figured I'd start off by asking here to see if anyone knew.</div>
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Yes, that's just a bit over 1 mg, totally fine. From my experience and what's been recommended to me, at least 1 mg should be taken daily.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've been told that up to 4g/day is fine. I'm taking an extra 800mg/day to be safe (in case it's twins) because it can't hurt.</div>
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I think what you meant to say is that you're taking an extra 800mcg/day (?) 800mg is ALOT! And same with 4g... I think you mean 4mg <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sorry if I'm wrong....
 

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I also take 4mg a day. There are 800mcg in my prenatal and I take 4 additional 800mcg tabs throughout the day.<br><br>
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So sorry for your losses.<br><br>
My mom has spina bifida occulta and I am encouraged to take 4 mg a day.
 

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Since folic acid is a B vitamin and therefore water soluble I would assume it would be fine to take the increased amount. I know I take close to 2mg/day with my prenatal and additional B vitamins. My dh also takes folic acid 1mg/day. I look at it like I do vit c, if you take more than your body needs you'll just pee it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 
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