prenatal vitamins

Is Extra Folic Acid Dangerous?

Deborah A. Klein's picture


I've just realized that I have been taking an overdose of folic acid (5 mg a day) for several weeks by mistake.

How dangerous can it be and what can I do for that now? I am five weeks pregnant, have had a miscarriage in the past and feeling nervous about the whole thing, even more now that I realized I've done such a big mistake!

Is there anything I can do?

Thank you,

Can I Get Too Much Calcium During Pregnancy?

Kimberly A. Tessmer's picture


Dear Nutritionist,
My doctor told me that I need to take 1000 mg of calcium a day during my pregnancy. My prenatal vitamins only have 250 mg of it in them, so I bought calcium pills that are 500 mg each. I take one and a half a day with my prenatal. But I also drink a lot of milk, mostly a litre a day. Is this too much calcium?

Thank you.