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When should pregnant women start iron and calcium supplements

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Cullen
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Before pregnancy: I always recommend taking a good prenatal vitamin containing iron and calcium at least 3 months prior to contemplating pregnancy. Of course life does ... Read More
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Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
Prenatal vitamins: You should already be on a prenatal vitamin. Your obgyn will monitor your bloodwork during your pregnancy and make recommendations if you require add ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
They help each other: They do not compete directly. In fact, consuming essential omega-3 fatty acids can increase vitamin D's ability to increase calcium absorption f ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Breastfeeding: If you are breastfeeding I would continue through that. If not, then 2-3 months should be fine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
You should only: be taking these (calcium and iron) with a doctor's recommendation, as they have potential adverse events. THe Nutrex is worthless, expensive, and may ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
60 years experience General Practice
See below: I do not know what nutrex lipo-6 black is and tus cannot comment.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
You would be: Better off having 5 dairy servings a day in your diet than taking calcium supplements . It is best absorbed that way. No oral intake will interfere wi ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Calcium: The supplements helps if needed. However, the majority of people get enough calcium in the diet. If you live in continental United States above latitu ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Controversial: Researchers in a large study found that "... Increasing calcium intake from diet might not confer significant cardiovascular benefits, while calcium ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Probably; at least D: Everyone should take d in fall ; winter. If you're like the vast majority of americans you do not get adequate vitamins from your diet. Even if you do ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: I do not think that the calcium supplements will help the knee pain.

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