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What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

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Dr. Bryan Levey answered

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Talk to an OB: I'm going to assume that since you haven't already been given prenatal vitamins, you don't have an obstetrician yet. If you're pregnant, you need one asap. Prenatal vitamins are essentially a good multivitamin with extra folic acid. There are many types with formulas that differ from one another a little. Which formula is a matter of your obstetrician's preference.

Answered 7/20/2012

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham answered

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One your body likes: There are many different prenatal vitamins. They have certain things in common but several differences. I would avoid one with artificial colors or flavors. Ginger is often added to prenatals because of its ability to treat nausea. It is safe. Some contain a lot of calcium which is constipating. It is best to get calcium from healthy unprocessed food together with other minerals

Answered 10/4/2013

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