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What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
There aren't any: Pregnant women need lots of Folic Acid and otc vitamins don't contain enough Folic Acid to meet a pregnant woman's needs. Folate (folic acid) helps prevent certain congenital spinal problems.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Trial and error.: You can decide for yourself which brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea/stomach upset; many of my patients like the walgreen's prenatal vitamins. Centrum specialist prenatal vitamins are probably the best product.

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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations) , basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic.
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What is the best way to take prenatal vitamins?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, well-balanced diet. In addition, if you are planning to conceive, best to start a prenatal or multivitamin supplement (extra folic acid) 2-3 months prior to conception and throughout the first trimester. I personally prefer DHA in the prenatals.

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