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JoJo28
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:32 pm 
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Hi there, quick question about folic acid.

I am in France, due to return to Britain on April 8th. I found out I'm pregnant yesterday (whoohoo) but I can only purchase 5mg tablets of folic acid. All of the information I have read reccommends 4mg of foloic acid per day for the first 12 weeks. Will it do my baby any harm if I take 5mg per day?
Really worried about what's best to do cos this is my first pregnancy and all of my family and fiance are in Britain! Please help .... Surprised)
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:38 pm 
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HI! My uncle is a GP in France and he says this is the normal dose they have in France. I don't think it will be a problem for you and if you're worried maybe you could take one tablet every 2 days until you get home. Nobody had it in the old days and babies still turned out just fine! My uncle says you should be fine though. All the best, Marien Smile
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:59 pm 
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Hi Marien,
Thank you so much for your advice on folic acid, it's really helpful and very kind of you to respond. I don't think I'd be so worried if I had my fiance or family here with me. I can't wait to see my fiance on saturday! Surprised)

Take care, love Jo x
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:05 pm 
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hey jojo, congratulations!! dont worrie everything will be fine. Smile
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:21 pm 
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Thanks so much for your encouragement Ladyann, it means a lot!

By the way, love the ticker you have there!!! Razz
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:35 pm 
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ahhh thanks , lol Smile
it took me a while to get it there Smile
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:32 pm 
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can anyone tell me if folic acid is very very important??

I was taking pregnacare everyday for ages but for the last couple of weeks I have forgotten except a couple of days I have remembered.

Will this harm the baby??

Thanks,

Helenx
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