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dangers of prenatal vitamins

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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on your diet: The main benefit of taking prenatal vitamins is to dramatically reduce the risk of neural tube defects (a birth defect) by taking adequate folic acid ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
39 years experience Gynecology
No: Try to eat a healthy diet with fresh fruits and vegetables, missing an occasional vitamin will do no harm.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Missing one day: is ok.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not at all : Taking 10, 000 iu of pre-formed vit a during pregnancy is hazardous; docs generally advise limiting a to 4-8000 iu to be safe, but your prenatal conta ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Vitamins: Yes, but why would they?
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. I would believe that the prenatal book you bought or got at the beginning of your pregnancy will advise you to take prenatal vitamins ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
28 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
When pregnant: When they are pregnant . But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins.

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