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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in 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 in General Practice
Vitamins: Yes, but why would they?
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
27 years experience in 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 member asked:
Dr. Chiquitha Cornelius
10 years experience in 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 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in 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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
See below:: Look for high quality supplements from trusted brands that your physician will approve of. Don’t forget that no prenatal vitamins with dha can serve a ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes: No problem.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Yes but caution re:A: I'm confused, as the info above says you're a 20 yo male, but most males don't take prenatal vits, if you're male i wouldn't take a prenatal, as they ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mina Sehhat
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: There are many brands of acid folic pills otc.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Pre Natals: Yes pre-natal vitamins are good for skin health and the general body health for especially pregnant women.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Similac's brand of prenatal vitamins contain in one tablet, 600 units of vitamin D and 200 mg of DHA, which is an omega-3 oil. One can read the entir ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Absolutely: Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to sp ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins.

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