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I recently stopped taking a prenatal vitamin b/c I didn't want the synthetic vit A and D, among other things.<br>
I'm eating sort of a transitional NT diet. Raw milk, CLO, trying to do soaked grains. But due to various things about our living circumstances, it's not very feasible for us to get grassfed beef right now. And I haven't been able to convince dh that we need bones for broth. So my diet isn't super, but not awful.<br>
I've been reading studies that say getting more folic acid than is normally recommended reduces the incidence of birth defects in diabetic mothers (and I probably have diabetes, haven't gotten test results yet). So I'm mainly concerned at this point with getting enough folic acid. I eat salad greens every day, take 4 Amla Plus tablets with spirulina, and am drinking a cup of nettle infusion daily. How do I know if I'm getting enough?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I recently stopped taking a prenatal vitamin b/c I didn't want the synthetic vit A and D, among other things.<br>
I'm eating sort of a transitional NT diet. Raw milk, CLO, trying to do soaked grains. But due to various things about our living circumstances, it's not very feasible for us to get grassfed beef right now. And I haven't been able to convince dh that we need bones for broth. So my diet isn't super, but not awful.<br>
I've been reading studies that say getting more folic acid than is normally recommended reduces the incidence of birth defects in diabetic mothers (and I probably have diabetes, haven't gotten test results yet). So I'm mainly concerned at this point with getting enough folic acid. I eat salad greens every day, take 4 Amla Plus tablets with spirulina, and am drinking a cup of nettle infusion daily. How do I know if I'm getting enough?</div>
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I'm so sorry, I don't know...Folic Acid is a mistery to me still. I'm still learning.<br>
I do want to ask you, are you by any chance taking Amla C+ from Pure Planet, because that what it sounds like...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I do want to ask you, are you by any chance taking Amla C+ from Pure Planet, because that what it sounds like...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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Yep. I like that less of it is equivalent to more ascorbic acid, which is what I used to take. And sometimes I throw in some sodium ascorbate when I think I need extra C.
 

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Liver is a great source. The vegetable world has a lot of good sources. You can have bloodwork done as well -- your doc should have a blood test for folate or a plasma homocysteine which is an indicator of folate/b12/b6.
 
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