Ovulation in 15 questions
Ovulation calculator
Pregnancy guide
Mother and Baby
Pregnancy > Diet, Weight and Wellbeing

Folic acid in early pregna ncy.

Hi, I am a French woman living in England, trying for a baby. My GP has advised me to start taking folic acid supplements before pregnancy and during the first three months, to help the development of my baby.
My breakfast cereal contains folic acid and I have never heard of this in France, so do I still need to take the tablets? I really need your advice. Thank you so much.

Folic acid (vitamin B9) is known to help the development of the fœtus' spinal cord and guard against brain defects. It is just as sensible to prescribe folic acid at the beginning of your pregnancy as it is to prescribe iron for anaemia. Taking any type of vitamin is good for you, trust your doctor, he knows what he is talking about!

Other answers from our experts...
Painful breasts and pregnancy.
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy.
When does morning sickness start?
Pregnancy and smoking
Preparation for breastfeeding
Preparation for breastfeeding
Preparation for breastfeeding
Preparation for breastfeeding
Preparation for breastfeeding
Alcohol and pregnancy.

Choose a topic :

Search 'Ask the Expert' using keywords :

Don't miss...
Horoscope 2015: what’s in store for you in 2015?This Week's Coronation Street Spoilers
Celebrity Men with GlassesHow To Wear White Jeans: Celebrity Style
Latest… 28/10/2016
Weight gain during pregnancy
Very Early Signs Of Pregnancy | First Signs Of Pregnancy
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: The effects on your baby
First signs of teething: How to spot and soothe
See all Parenting guides
Child immunisation - Dr Miriam Stoppard tells us what she thinks
See all Parenting videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...