Vitamin B9 is involved in the formation of the neural tube of the fetus, and this process begins already in the third week of pregnancy. At this time the woman can even not guess about your situation, and folic acid deficiency will cause irreparable harm to the embryo. Therefore start taking vitamin C the first day of the menstrual cycle, but preferably 2-3 months before planned conception. This will allow you to compensate for the existing deficit and beneficial impact on your health. If the pregnancy is unplanned, but you decided to keep her, start taking folic acid from the first days of delay.
Three times a day drink one pill of folic acid. Up to 12 weeks of pregnancy is the minimum necessary dose of the drug. Even if you take the complex vitamins, which include folic acid, do not reduce dosage. Excess vitamin is excreted by the kidneys without any harm to the body, so you can drink it without fear.
After 12 weeks of pregnancywhen all organs and systems of the fetus are formed, the need for folic acid is reduced. Reduce the drug to one tablet a day.
If you have revealed anemia or placental insufficiency, increase the folic acid dosage to 2-3 pills a day. Drink it in the time of the meal or immediately after it.
Folic acid is absorbed in the intestines, so his work depends on the absorption of much needed vitamin. Every day, eat dairy products. They contain bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus, which improves digestion and normalizes the intestinal microflora.