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is it safe to take a dha supplement and prenatal vitamin together while pregnant

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
No: Please know that any/all supplements are not fda approved;not even looked at ! be careful , why risk your baby for any of the "supplements"?
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A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Highly recommended: Congratulations! It is not only safe to take DHA supplements during pregnancy but highly recommended, as DHA is important for the formation of your ba ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Prenatal vitamines: Prenatal vitamins do not help you get pregnant. They are meant to improve the nutritional health of the fetus. What do you mean "i've been having symp ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy related. : Visit your OB/ GYN for the check up. You will get more clarifications. The above mentioned vitamins are a questionable cause for you nausea, but pregn ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Prenatal vitamins: Please discuss any specific supplements/ herbals/ vitamins with your obstetrician before taking them.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Vitamins: Always check with your OB about which supplements are safe.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is ok to take iron in addition to your prenatal vitamins, but you only need the extra iron if you are anemic. Your doctor will check your hemoglob ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Should be: Although there is some data that fenugreek might decrease absorption of calcium, vitamin e, and potassium a little.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
YES: Can take at same time or stagger in day. It is not known to matter. The Folic Acid in the vitamin is very important to have in your body to prevent ce ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Multi vitamin: It is okay to take a recommended daily allowance of vitamin A which would be in a standard multivitamin. You just can not take over that.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Should be fine: But i'd try not to take too much nyquil.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Why?: Both are unnecessary unless your doctor advises them. If so, they are safe to take together.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It will not cause any problem.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Enggano
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Dha (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega 3 fatty acid that is vital to your baby's early neurologic and visual growth/development. It is found in many ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If by diabetic vitamins you mean sugar-free than yes it is safe to take while pregnant.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In recommended standard doses, yes. You probably already have enough in your prenatal vitamin. Taking "more" vitamins and minerals in the form of su ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: Like other calcium supplements, don't overdo it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. Yes, that's safe. No problem.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is one of the vitamins in your daily prenatal vitamin so you probably don't need anymore. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Our bodies absorb vi ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: That is an extremely high dose of vitamin d. More recent studies have suggested that these high doses are not warranted or advisable. Discuss with you ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
No: It is safe, but prenatal vitamins tend to have Folic Acid in them, which is the inferior form of folate. Better to take l-methylfolate instead of foli ... Read More
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