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How much is the best amount of folic acid while pregnant?<br><br>
I'm taking a prenatal that has 800 mcg, my friend says that not enough?<br><br>
Also, how important is omega-3 fatty acids? There's non of that in my prenatal either. Wondering if I should ask for a prescription. Mine are just over the counter.
 

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i am pretty sure 800 mcg is enough folic acid, but probably someone else knows more. you are probably also getting SOME in your food, too?<br><br>
omega-3s are really good for you. i dunno if they come in prenatal vitamins, though. you get them from eating foods with good fats. i add ground flax seeds to my smoothie every morning and take a blue green algae (i think that's what it is...) supplement, too.
 

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When did youstart taking the Folic Acid? In order for itto work best you should take it before you are pregnant so the levels in your body are nice and good. If you started taking it after you wer 4 weeks it might have been pointless to a certain extent...<br><br>
800mcg is enough. The RDA for pregnant women is 400mcg.
 

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<a href="http://www.radiantrecovery.com/resourcecenter/omega3.htm" target="_blank">http://www.radiantrecovery.com/resou...ter/omega3.htm</a> Has some good info on omega3 amounts. Pregnant & nursing women tend to need more DHA though. My favorite brand is Nordic Natural... the DHA one they have is good.<br><br>
andyeah 400mcg is considered the recommended level of folic acid
 

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I take one Omega Twin by Barlean's daily along with my prenatal. It has a balance of Omegas 3-6-9, which my chiro says is better to do than just getting Omega 3s. It's coated in carob, so it's really easy to swallow.<br><br>
Anyway, the benefits are that it helps reduce inflammation across the board.
 

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My doc prescribed 1mg (which is more than 400mcg and 800mcg) for pregnancy. Also the older you get the more your body and baby need.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">When did youstart taking the Folic Acid? In order for itto work best you should take it before you are pregnant so the levels in your body are nice and good. If you started taking it after you wer 4 weeks it might have been pointless to a certain extent...<br><br>
800mcg is enough. The RDA for pregnant women is 400mcg.</div>
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Before I was pregnant I was taking a multi-vit. that contained 400mcg of folic acid.<br><br>
Is it a big deal if I skip the omega-3?
 

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Is it a big deal if I skip the omega-3?</div>
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You should be good then. I personally dont take the Omega 3s but I think help with the abosorption of other vitamins. Not really sure. I dont know too much about them.
 

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This is a good article:<br><a href="http://www.softecare.com/Ingredients/omega-3_fetal_development.cfm" target="_blank">http://www.softecare.com/Ingredients...evelopment.cfm</a>
 

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800mg of folic acid is fine.<br>
I took flax oil during my pregnancy with my son for the omegas, but that was largely because I was vegan and was having difficulty getting as much as I wanted from my diet at the time.
 
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