Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:32 pm
Post subject: Folic Acid
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 .... )
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:38 pm
Post subject: Folic acid
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
Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:59 pm
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! )
Take care, love Jo x