low in folic acid. realy worried... has anyone else been thro this while pregnant?

Kathleen - posted on 07/14/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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ok so im realy low in folic acid so my doctor gave me some pills to take and i have been taking them but yesterday they asked me to go into the doctors and they told me that im still low on it. now apparently if can cause the spine not to develop properly as well as the brain. im realy realy worried about it!! i have to get an ultra sound every few weeks to cheak the progress of brain and spine development and in a few weeks if i have to i can get an abortion if the baby isnt developing properly. im not even exactly sure what all of this means! has anyone else been through this at all?? because i dont actually know what else i can do! i just dont understand my pregnancy with my first son was so easy and had no problems and now im worried im going to have to have an abortion or something. if anyone else has been through the same situation i would love to hear storys just so i know whats going on!

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Kathleen - posted on 07/15/2009

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i hope everything goes well to! im so happy to hear someone has had the same problem and everything worked out fine!

Brodie - posted on 07/15/2009

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your doctor could be sending you to a hospital doctor... Eat lots of food with folic acid... I found some ceral is good in folic acid and corn, and ask more questions what all the tests are for... Good luck hope everything goes alright for you.... :)

Kathleen - posted on 07/15/2009

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i am only 8 weeks at the moment. so next week i have to get another blood test!! (i hate them lol) then i have to wait like 3 or 4 weeks to get another ultra sound just to cheak on the development and then ill get transferred to the hospital in 4 weeks and im not exactly sure what im going to do there. and then another 4 weeks after that i will have to get more blood tests and another ultra sound to cheak how the baby is growing/developing. like i didnt think it was a big deal until the doctor was telling me all the tests im going to have to get and with my first pregnancy nothing at all went wrong so i think thats why im so worried

Brodie - posted on 07/15/2009

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I always had blood tests to see how it was.. but my specialist wasnt like that... How far are you? I had every specialist appoinment to check his growing..

Kathleen - posted on 07/15/2009

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were your doctors realy concerned about it? because my doctors are saying stuff like if i want i can have an abortion etc. thats what is realy worrying me

Brodie - posted on 07/15/2009

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HI, when i was pregant with my son i was very low in folic acid .i had the pills the doctor gave me and also had vitamins for pregant people. Also a good thing is too eat a lot of food that has good folic acid in it... I was worried my little one wouldnt be ok but he is 100 percent fine...

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