I would love an answer from a medical professional.
I had a miscarriage in July. I already have a healthy 2 year old. My husband and I are finally ready to try to conceive again - I started taking my prenatal vitamin 3 days ago, and I started my period today. However - I'm reading in lots of places one should start taking folic acid 3 months before conception. Should we wait 3 months, or as long as I'm taking it now (could possibly get pregnant in 9 days, making it 12 days pre-conception I started) is that not enough? While we’re eager to get pregnant again, I want my baby to have the best start, so if I really need to wait to allow the folic acid to build up, I will. I’m just having a hard time finding research on whether it needs to build up in your system or if once you’re taking the vitamin there’s a sufficient store. Thanks!