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August 23rd, 2012, 11:08 AM
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Is it ok to take Stool Softeners while prego?

How many mcg of Folic acid should we be taking a day?
(I bought some gummy vitamins and folic acid seperate,
cause my prenatals were making me sick)

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August 23rd, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Stool softeners: yes. Just make sure it is a stool softener, not a laxative. I take the occasional docusate for constipation.

Folic acid: The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that all women of reproductive age take a supplement containing 0.4 mg to 0.8 mg of folic acid daily. Most OTC prenatal vitamins have 800 mcg (0.8mg), while some prescription prenatals have 1mg. Last pregnancy, I could not tolerate my prenatals, so for a while I took just folic acid. I added a multi vitamin when I could keep it down.
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August 23rd, 2012, 11:22 AM
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I take my prenatal and an extra folic acid, mostly due to my RPL. So at the moment I take 1600 mcg folic acid and did the same with Isaac. But I don't think that much is needed for most pgs, the 800 is likely fine.
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