How long does one need to take multivitamins and folic acid for when pregnant?Pregnancy Diet & Nutrition Women's Health
I'm 25 years old and one month plus pregnant. I feel that the multivitamins and folic acid is making me feel sick, as I start to puke it out, and I won't stop puking whenever I take them. I would like to know how long one needs to take multivitamins and folic acid for when pregnant, and whether I can stop taking them (because I feel that I won't feel sick if I didn't take those pills).
Folic acid should generally be taken prior to conception and in the first trimester in particular as the neural tube is still forming.
Folic acid is important for prevention of neural tube defects.
It is also important in women with diabetes and on antiepileptic medication to prevent neural tube defects.
There is some conflicting evidence in the possible role of folic acid in reducing the risk of autism.