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Maternal folic acid
Post Date: 5th Aug, 2005 - 3:07pm / Post ID: #

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Maternal folic acid level linked to birth weight

Reuters - Pregnant women who lack the vitamin folate in their blood are more likely to have a baby with a low birth weight, British scientists said on Friday
Ref. https://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...hl_nm/folate_dc

Post Date: 8th Aug, 2005 - 7:19am / Post ID: #

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My wife had to take folic acid when she was pregnant and they told her that her low counts could cause low birth rate. She took vitamins as well as drank allot of natural fruit juices to help the situation. As a result, our baby girl was only slightly under weight when she was born. My first two kids where not under weight at all being almost ten pounds and three weeks early. She did not have the deficiency either.

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I wonder what is consider low birth weight? I try my best now that I am pregnant to take my prenatal vitamins and folic acid. My son Felipe was born with 6lbs 10 ounces.

Post Date: 21st Feb, 2006 - 12:49am / Post ID: #

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My son was born 6lb 13oz and he was considered low birth weight; something like 2nd percentile in weight. He is almost 2 1/2 now, and he is still only in the 5th percentile for weight. I wonder if they make those charts based on a sampling of children, because he is definitely not as heavy as most toddlers in his age range.

Post Date: 15th May, 2006 - 11:01pm / Post ID: #

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Automatically when you become pregnant in England, you are prescribed folic acid tablets and vitamin tablets. further into the pregnancy, you then have to take iron tablets (only as prescribed by your Doctor).

I don't think a baby over 6lb would be classed as low birth weight here in the UK, but they do have special baby units for very low birth weight babies, that normally weigh between 2.2lb and 6lb.

Post Date: 15th May, 2006 - 11:17pm / Post ID: #

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Yes, I think low birth weight is under 6 pounds. I'm surprised, malexander, that they told you 6/13 was low! Folic acid plays a very important part in "building babies," especially the brain and spinal cord, and helps women overcome certain forms of anemia. It think it's a B vitamin? Important to know, for those in their childbearing years :)

Post Date: 23rd Dec, 2017 - 2:15pm / Post ID: #

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Taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase childhood allergy risk. Taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase the risk of allergies in offspring affected by intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), new research indicates. Source 7e.

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