Do I need to take folic acid?Listen to what doctors from the Maternal and Child Health Hospital said

In order to give birth to a healthy baby, many people know what role does folic acid play folic acid during pregnancy?In this episode, Lin Shi, the attending physician of the obstetrics and gynecology department of Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Songjiang District, to tell us, there are new events in the family, what preparations need to be prepared.

[Guest profile]: Lin Shi, the attending physician of the obstetrics and gynecology department of Songjiang District Maternal and Child Health Hospital, has been engaged in clinical work of obstetrics and obstetrics for more than ten years.The diagnosis and treatment of high -risk pregnancy can be proficient in various surgery of obstetrics and gynecology, and have rich clinical experience in obstetrics and gynecology.

[Outpatient Time]: Our obstetrics clinic Monday to Friday throughout day

With the release of the country’s second child policy, and the post -90s and post -00s gradually entered the marriage hall. How to give birth to a healthy baby, what should be paid attention to during pregnancy, is a problem that many expectant mothers and prospective dads feel confused.


What role does folic acid play during pregnancy?

Everyone knows about the popular science of folic acid. The main role of folic acid is to prevent neural tube defects of newborns.

02 What is neural tube defect?

From a medical perspective, neural tube defects include: brainlessness, brain swelling, spinal baptism, and so on.After the birth of newborns with these diseases, it is difficult to survive, and some will lead to low intelligence and cause great trouble and harm to individuals and families.

03 When does the pregnant mother need to start supplementing folic acid?

It is recommended that expectant mothers start supplement folic acid 3 months before deciding to be pregnant.After research, it is found that at least 3 months of continuous oral folic acid can enable the folate concentration of expectant mothers to effectively prevent neural tube defects.Many expectant mothers started to supplement folic acid after pregnancy. In a strict sense, the best time has been missed.

04 How long does it take to take folic acid?

According to our national medical guidelines, folic acid needs to be supplemented at least 3 months of pregnancy.As for the latter months and breastfeeding, there are currently many different voices. It is believed that the baby also needs folic acid intake during the growth process. Therefore, some experts have suggested that they continue to supplement. This can be determined according to personal circumstances without being too entangled.

05 The government provides free folic acid tablets. Where can I collect it?

Expectant mothers can receive themselves at the health service centers of various streets. Of course, they can also go to hospitals or pharmacies to buy. Although the brands are different, the effect of the drug is similar, and there will be no problems in some people worry about.

06 Use pregnancy test strips, do you have to pay attention to?

1. Recall when the last menstruation is when the menstruation is, the doctor is based on your last time the menstrual period to calculate your due date.

2. Come to the hospital early for examination.

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"Healthy Wisdom House" was jointly broadcast by the District Health and Health Committee.Cooperation unit: Songjiang District Central Hospital, Songjiang District Maternal and Child Health Hospital, the First People’s Hospital of Shanghai Jiaotong University (Songjiang South Hospital), Shanghai Fifth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Songjiang District Fangta Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital.

If citizens have any questions about health, you want to understand or consult, welcome to pay attention to the "Healthy Smart House" program of Songjiang Broadcasting FM100.9 MMS.Welcome to the live hotline 37683768 to have a live dialogue with the famous doctors of major hospitals in Songjiang area!

Text, pictures, audio: Wu Jiaqi

Edit: Shen Lina

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