Benefits of folic acid after childbirth

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 Benefits of folic acid after childbirth


Benefits of folic acid after childbirth




Folic acid


Folic acid is one of the B vitamins (B vitamins) to prepare for the acceptance of the fetus in preparation for pregnancy and if considered a dietary supplement during pregnancy to control the production of folic acid,

 it is recommended for the proper distribution of red blood cells and iron in the body. Therefore, this vitamin deficiency can lead to anemia which is required for rapid growth.


Benefits of folic acid after childbirth

Benefits of folic acid after childbirth


During pregnancy, the fetus is nourished and grows according to the woman's diet, so the child gets what it needs and what it lacks in vitamins, 

  • calcium and iron from the mother's diet. It can be seen that most mothers suffer from tooth and joint pain while breastfeeding 
  • as they are also removing the beneficial nutrients and fats from their bodies for breastfeeding. 


  • Therefore, it is recommended to take it after childbirth and during breastfeeding. It is a supplement to the body 
  • of the woman who lost it during the months of pregnancy, as it is added to some vitamins that help restore and heal the body
  •  and restore the efficiency of its work.


The importance of folic acid in early pregnancy



Folic acid helps at the beginning of pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, on the health and health of the fetus.

  • It maintains the stability of the fetus and reduces the chances of miscarriage.
  • It regularly forms the nerve cells of the fetus and thus maintains the health of the fetus.


  • It is not recommended to take folic acid after the first trimester of pregnancy. Pregnant women should start taking iron and vitamin supplements after consulting their doctor.
  • The right dose of folic acid
  • It is recommended to take 400 mcg until the age of 19 before pregnancy.
  • It is recommended to take 600 micrograms for the first three months.
  • It is recommended to take 500 micrograms after childbirth and during lactation.
  • Folic acid benefits
  • Relieves the symptoms of anemia caused by a deficiency of folic acid in the body.

Benefits of folic acid after childbirth


  • It generally helps improve your health and improve your baby's development.
  • It does not close properly during fetal development and helps protect the fetus from neural tube defects. This not only leads to incomplete development of the spinal cord and spine of the fetus but also leads to failure to develop the main parts of the fetal brain., leading to the death of the fetus.
  • Helps protect the fetus from birth defects affecting the upper lip.
  • It helps the child to grow and increase its size so that it prevents the child from losing weight.
  • Reduces the risk of premature birth or miscarriage.
  • Food source of folic acid
  • Folic acid is found in dark green leafy vegetables such as whole grains, legumes, spinach, brown potatoes, nuts, and oranges.