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do prenatal vitamins have iron

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Folic acid & calcium: Take 1-5 mg of Folic Acid and 1-2 gm of calcium orally daily instead and you should be fine with a balanced diet.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Good question: You need to monitor your blood level of iron and ferritin. Also you may need to check a few other things such as serum folate (folic acid) and b12. Th ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
You can: Daily bulk products (such as miarlax) and stool softeners (such as collace) will probably help with the constipation problem.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes, you should: Make sure that you take in a lot of fiber becuase there is iron in the pnv that may cuase you to become constipatied.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: Yes flintstone vitamin with iron can make you constipated.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Need more diet nfo: While enriched bread has Folic Acid added, the best natural sources of folate (folic acid) are lentils, beans, dark leafy greens, broccoli & asparagus ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prenatal vit: Some prental vitamins can have side effects like nausea, vomiting, bloating etc, it depends how you take them and what ingredients it has.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Healthy diet: I recommend a healthy diet with adequate protein, calories and calcium. Be sure to get enough folic acid (in most bread and cereal products) or take ... Read More
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 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
No don't have to but: It may be a good idea, but you don't have too. Many people do not eat a well balanced diet full of all the micronutrients that their bodies needs. Goo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
They do not: Prenatal vitamins do not make you tired.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your prenatal: Shoudl have enough vit d in it vit d is fat soluable so it is posible to take too much, if u take extra.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not required by FDA: Discuss this with your gynecologist. Depending on your gynecologist's interpretation of the literature, medical association/society recommendations he ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Prenatal vitamins are designed to be safe in pregnancy. They shouldn't make you spot. If you are spotting, you should see your Ob and find out why. ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Hakimi
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You can if your doctor prescribes it. If you have a condition requiring iron supplementation then by all means do so under the guidance of your physi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I am not aware from evidence in medicine based on science saying that prenatal vitamins can make you bleed.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
No, but...: The vitamins themselves have no calories but the additives to the pills may have so check the label carefully. Also, why are you taking multivitamins? ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: It is unlikely that your fertility hinges on your multivitamin intakes. Often your body is able to absorb important nutrients from the food we eat. A ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
The main reasons: your doctor would recommend an additional iron supplement to your prenatal vitamin is that your prenatal vitamin does not contain the recommended amou ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: You can take your prenatals and you can also eat fruit
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No not really: No it is not supposed to make you tired.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amie Napier
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: No ! they are cuter but not better for you. Don't break the bank on these- a generic or over the counter prenatal is fine.
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