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    Default Another cleft Bubba?? Extra Vitamins??

    Adam and I are prepared that Little Bubba has a slight chance of being cleft affected as well. Not by much, as the specialists determined ours isn't heriditory...
    BUT will taking more pre natal vitamins help, or will my body only absorb so much any way?? Not seeing my doc for a few weeks yet..

    I was already taking Multi Preg with Kane, and am still taking it now...

    If Little Bubba is cleft affected, than so be it. He will be MY cleft bubba, and thats all that counts....( this is DEFINATELY our last!!)



    So up the doseage, or will it not make a difference??
    Thanks folks!!

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    From how I understand it, there are sonly so many of each vitamin that your body can absorb. But when your pregnant, your body should be servig the babys needs forst - i.e. the aby gets the vitamins foirst and you get the leftovers, so when you increase levels, some of the increased amount will be for the baby, and some will be to maintain what you as the mum need as well.

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    Jodie, your body just wees out what it can't absorb.
    Theres a recommendation on most preg multivites not to take over the stated dosage too. Not sure why, but they wouldn't put it there if there wasn't a reason.

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    Some vitamins can cause major problems to mum abd baby if taken in excess. You should not exceed the reccomended dose

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    Thanks guys.. I didn't think It would make a difference...

    Thanks Alan.. Didn't even think of that!!

    *off to take regular dose, and stop stressing!*

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    I don't have any advice, but I've read in one of my preg books that anyone who has a history of (among other things) cleft affected bubs should see their dr as soon as they find out they are pregnant (fusion is believed to occur at around 6 weeks).

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    Just rang my docs receptionist (very nice) and she got me in on friday!!

    Thanks Leasha!!
    Maybe there is something I can take to help fusion maybe??? I'll only be 4w 3d so if going early helps.. I'm there!!! Just stick Little Bubba!!

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    I've been googling all about the actual prevention of clefts, and all I can find is to increase folic acid intake.
    My multi vitamin has the normal amount, .5mg, but apparently since i am already "higher risk" I should be on more....

    Is there a danger if I increase just the folic acid??? If I need to increase, the sooner the better....
    Alan maybe please....???

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    my sil was on 5mg(not .5mg) of folate during her pg due to her health issues so you should be fine to take them...
    her Ob and gp made her take them..

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    Thanks ... they are doing studies on higher risk mums... giving them 4mg instead of .4mg......... No results yet but!!
    Think ill call and ask, so I can up my dose straight away if need be...

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    You can increase your folic acid intake without danger

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    Woo hoo, thanks Alan. Ill keep up my multi preg, and add a folid acid... Thanks!!!

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    Due to my high risk nature I was told to take 5mg (ie 10 x the standard does) and one of the reasons was to prevent my medical condition cause cleft palate.

    Im 28 weeks and baby is nice and healthy without any sign of cleft palate

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    Thats great news, musolissa!! My 5th bub has/had cleft lip and palate, so I guess I'm considered "medium" risk!!

    In the unlikey case of bubba having a cleft, dont panic. You and bub will be just fine!!

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