Folic acid- when to stop taking?

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petalrose Posts: 33
Hi girlies, just a quick question. I am 13 weeks today and not sure whether to keep taking folic acid.I was with my doctor during the week for my first scan and she never said anything about it and I forgot to ask. So did everyone who was taking them, keep taking them or stop after 12/13 weeks? Thanks x
HMB Posts: 459
Afaik its recommended that you take it in the months prior to conceiving and then up until at least week 14. I'm still taking it after week 14 though. If I was you I'd continue on for another few weeks anyway.
ohsotired Posts: 7071
I stopped taking it at 14 weeks after checking with a midwife at booking appointment!
Mari yay Posts: 4045
It's recommended for before getting pregnant and up to week 12 of pregnancy while the spine is developing. ... -Acid.aspx
babyblaBBer Posts: 2448
my doc said to take til week 14
pixie bride Posts: 263
I was told there would be no harm taking it continuously. Mine is now included in a pregnancy multivitamin.
tinyfeet Posts: 3482
I stopped taking it at 14 weeks