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Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5- ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Vitamins: Yes, but why would they?
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Absolutely vital: Please remember that you are feeding your baby as well as yourself and the vitamins are needed for both of you.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ok: Dha is important but really it is because of the lifestyle associated with a high DHA diet. There is a tendency in america to ignore the lifestyle an ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Use prenatal vitamin: Ask your ob-gyn for his or her recommended product. Most important to get enough folate (folic acid).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
No: The fetus will absorb the nutrients needed from the mother. If the mother did not take prenatal vitamins she might become deficient herself. So prenat ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not alone: Most prenatal vitamins contain only small amounts of calcium (~300mg) because the calcium molecule is too big to put in a combination pill. You and y ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Healthy baby: Folic acid (folate) is an important component of prenatal vitamins. It has been shown to decrease the risk of neural tube defects in women who get at ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and no: They have enough Folic Acid to be helpful, but they lack iron. Supplemental iron is very important. Many women start pregnancy with low iron already, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Yes: Different companies take a different approach to gender-specific nutrition which explain the great variations between products. By reading the label, ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Very safe: Omega-3 must be balanced with some Omega 6, but is an essential fatty acid key to nutrition in the priest amounts
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Not usually: They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Safety: Yes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: They are very important to insure that a pregnancy remains on track.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube de ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
When pregnant: When they are pregnant . But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Balanced diet..: Low in sugars and bad fats. High in protein. Plenty of colored veggies. Low salt. High calcium. Taking a good multivitamin and drinking water imp ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not at all : Many doctors routinely have patients take 800 mcg of folate (folic acid). It is a very reasonable dose.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience Clinical Psychology
Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before ta ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins.

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