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Vitamins during pregnancy - vitamin C and folic acid

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and my doctor prescribed extra iron supplement because of my anemia levels (I was diagnosed with Thalassemia a few years ago)
I am taking a multavitamin for pregnant women (with 18 mg of folic acid and 90mg of vitamin C), Omega 3 (1000mg) and another pregnant supplement (with 400 mcg of folic acid, 90mg of Vitamin C and 27 mg of iron).
Is this too much? Can this be dangerous for the baby at all?
To bear in mind that my hematocritos had been really low during my pregnancy (32-35%) and my Hb is 11.2.
Thanks a lot!


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replied January 10th, 2008
Third Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A3492
You cannot overdose on folic acid and Vitamin C because any excess amount of these or any other hydrosoluble (water-solving) vitamin will be excreted out of the body. You can, however, overdose on liposoluble (fat-solving) vitamins (A, D, E and K) if you take too many of these vitamins because they are accumulated in the body. Give your prescription, it seems likely that your body and the fetus will be safe. To be sure, you can always check with your OB-GYN.


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