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24th April 2012 10:19 PM #1
Are there any benefits to taking folic acid supplements beyond the first trimester?
I am now 13 weeks pregnant (yipee!) and I have taken folic acid supplements for 4 months prior to conceiving and then throughout this first trimester. Is it now ok if I stop taking the folic acid tablets? I do suffer with morning sickness and I find taking the supplements makes it worse. I know it is generally advised to take the folic acid tablets in the first trimester but I was wondering if there would be any additional benefits gained through taking it in the second and third trimesters? I do eat a lot of cereal anyway which has folic acid in it.
Thanks for your help,