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can i take vitamin b12 while pregnant?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: All b vitamins are important before and during pregnancy -- some more than others. A prescription prenatal vitamin not only will have all of your b vitamins covered, but it will also contain a full 1 milligram of folate (folic acid), which is important in preventing "neural tube defects, " or spina bifida. We recommend taking a prenatal vitamin 3 months prior to pregnancy.
Dr. Jason Burke
Anesthesiology 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps.

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Any information aboit the abortion pill before 8 weeks pregnant? Any would help please

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Visit a local doctor: Seems to be no set gestational age limits for abortions. An internet search shows an abortion is legal if done before the fetus is viable (usually before 24 wks); or at anytime when abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman, or if the fetus has a serious genetic defect or abnormality. One should visit a local doctor for details because some states may have different rules.
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How are pregnant women tested for group b beta strep?

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Chances of getting pregnant from sex on last day of period -if 31 day cycle?

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