I'm 23weeks 4days pregnent.but my doc advise to continuing folic acid .though I heard after 5 months fol 123 should be stopped...don't understand it's right or wrong?

asha chaudhry

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa pls advise


Rima, have you asked your gynec why she advised this? She knows your case history.
Dr. Payal M pls

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Folate deficiency during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm delivery, infant low birth weight, and fetal growth retardation. Folate deficiency in the mother increases homocysteine level in the blood which may lead to spontaneous abortion and pregnancy complications such as placental abruption and preeclampsia... Yes although your baby is fully developed as in the spine etc, its not necessary now but still it helps you and baby in other risks too..
Folic acid wont hurt you to take it and have a build up of it as it has other benefits to you and baby other than the prevention of defects,so dont worry and i am sure you have been told baby is very healthy. So relax and enjoy this precious time...

Rima Santra

thank u so much DR. shanthappa

Rima Santra

hi priya. yes I ask him on nxt check up.

Harneet (clanpedia)

pls chk with ur doctor always abt what is prescribed to u. at this point ur doc knows ur history more tham anyone of us here. always ask any doubts that u have.

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