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I take a prenatal that has 800mcg of folic acid. Is that enough? Would taking more, like double that amount, be a good thing? I also heard that drinking green tea affects the folic acid in your system. Has anyone else heard that? Do you know what to do in that case?<br><br>
Yes, I'm totally freaking! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I have too much time on my hands and just keep thinking of all the things I could be doing wrong.
 

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AT LEAST 400 mcg, so 800 should be good. i was freaking out about it bcuz i looked at the vitamin content and it said 1 mg when i saw 400 b4... then i felt dumb and realized 1 mg is 1000 mcg...
 

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lol, you could have 23 1/2 hours of your day taken up and still have enough worry for the full 24 hours... thats how i am haha
 

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^Ha ha! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> You're so right. I really should be folding laundry and not scrutinizing my pregnancy!!!!
 

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There was an interesting study done a whil ago about folic acid that said it mattered more pre-conception than early pregnancy. That's one reason they reccommend all women of childbearing age to get at least 400mcg daily. While preggo though its best to get at least 800mcg/day. Most pre-natals supply the reccommended preggo dose.
 

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Thanks! I'm taking my prenatal. I just need to r-e-l-a-x!
 

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Here is a good article, and from a tea company no less!<br><a href="http://www.bigelowtea.com/health/details.cfm?id=7" target="_blank">http://www.bigelowtea.com/health/details.cfm?id=7</a>
 
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