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Taking folic acid pills

What is advantage of taking folic acid tab until v get pregnant? Her' s n her husband's readings r normal. Attached the reports. Her gyne advised to take folic acid pills until she get conceive. Please tell me how it helps. Is it compulsory that they should take these pills? pls tell me is there any other way.
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Dr. Rita Bakshi Delhi | Gynecologist/Obstetrician
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Hello, Folic acid supplementations dramatically lowers the chance of birth defects in your baby such as neural tube defects and possibly other birth abnormalities such as congenital heart disease, urinary tract problems, oral facial clefts, limb defects, and some pediatric cancers. Folic acid helps produce and maintain new cells, and is important during the early embryonic and fetal periods when rapid cell division and growth are occurring. Also check to make sure that your multivitamin doesn't contain more than the recommended daily allowance of 770 mcg RAE (2,565 IU) of vitamin A, unless most of it's in a form called beta-carotene. Getting too much of a different kind of vitamin A can cause birth defects.
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Dr. Pritam Prakash Sulakhe Pune | Gynecologist/Obstetrician
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Just Understand one thing that whenever u have folic acid it will be supplied to ur body first and then to ur baby so u need to replenish ur stores first and thats the reason its started at least 3 months prior to ur planned pregnancy, Ok. Just follow ur Gynaec.
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Dr. Prashant Kini Mumbai | General Endocrinologist
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Folic acid will prevent newborn complications
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Dr. Sarika Dahiphale Pune | Infertility Specialist
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See its not prescribed on the basis of report.. It prescribed Preconceptional to every lady who wants to conceive.. It's help to make embryo healthy.. So better to follow your doctor
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Dr. Kuldeep Wagh Pune | Gynecologist
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IN LAME TERMS YOU CAN SAY THAT FOLIC ACID IS A REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH TONIC. IT HELPS IN DEVELOPING THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM N ALSO PREVENTS ANAMOLIES IN THE BABY. IT IS NOT COMPULSORY TO TAKE THE TAB, BUT THERE IS NO HARM IF YOU TAKE IT
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Dr. Hitesh Shah Mumbai | Sexologist
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It prevents neural tybevdefects in fetus.
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Dr Nikita Gandotra Delhi | Gynecologist
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It would help to prevent congenital anomalies ( neural tube defects) in the baby
We prescribe folic acid preconceptionally to prevent these .wont do any harm...Have it and relax
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Dr. Saqlain N M Bangalore Rural | General Physician
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Agree with Dr Mamta
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Dr. Mamta Pattnayak Gurgaon | Gynecologist
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Folic acid is to develop spine and brain development of baby.When you know about the pregnancy that is when you missed your periods, the fetus is already start growing since 14 days.So it shoud be started before you get pregnancy till delivery date.
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Dr. Devendu Shah Pune | Andrologist
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Taking folic acid tablets helps to avoid some congenital diseases in the newborns i agree with your gynae
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