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How much Folic Acid should I be taking?

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I'm about 6wks and taking vitamins, but how much exactly shold I be taking...could I take too much folic acid or fish oil?

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My doctor told me at least 1 milligram of folic acid per day.
You should be getting 0.4 mg of folic acid a day.  Your best bet would be to take a prenatal vitamin instead of a regular multi vitamin.  The prenatal has all the folic acid you would need in it already.  But you should discuss this with your doctor they may prescribe you a prenatal or tell you if you are in a category that needs more folic acid.
My doctor recommended I take my prenatal vitamin plus an extra folic acid (400mg) pill.  I also take an iron pill.  And a calcium pill because i know i do not drink enough milk.

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