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Anyone else see the CNN crawler about concerns about taking folic acid late into pregnancy? That's all it said. Oh so annoying if they aren't going to give more details. Nothing on their website either!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I did google folic acid and found today's Times article linking high amounts of folic acid and breast cancer. Fortunately they had good details. Most women take 0.4 mg (that's what is in your PNV). The study looked at 5mg. Those women had a slight increased risk of breast cancer.<br><br>
Just thought I would pass that along so no one else would have to spend the day worrying.
 

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Thanks for the info! I didn't see the crawler but I agree that is so mean when they don't give you the info you need <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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just as an fyi - i work for a charity in canada that does folic acid awareness campaigns and our research and literature stresses the need to take folic acid BEFORE conceiving in order to obtain the maximum benefits. After that it's only recommended that you take folic acid in the first trimester. after that time, it's not really beneficial.
 

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One of the issues with folic acid later in pregnancy is that it does act as a blood thinner as well. I take 4 mg of folic acid in addition to heparin injections and a baby aspirin every day as my miscarriages were (likely) caused by a clotting disorder I have.
 
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