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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can taking prenatal vitamins while trying to get pregnant cause your period to be late?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Unlikely: But stress of any sort, including anxiety over getting pregnant, can delay your cycle. See your doctor for a pregnancy test. Taking a pre-natal vitamin before you conceive with at least .4 mg of Folic Acid (or folate)...Most have 1 mg .......Is excellent !

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Should I worry if I get pregnant when I have not been taking prenatal vitamins?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Never too late: It is ideal to be on prenatal vitamins(pnv) when you conceive, but it's never too late to begin! be sure your pnv contains at least 1000 mcg of Folic Acid or folate (folic acid).
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Also, most Multivitamins targeted at women contain 800 mcg of folic acid, it just may not explicitly say "prenatal".
Apr 22, 2011
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the proven advantages of taking prenatal vitamins when you aren't pregnant?

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Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Good for pregnancy: Prenatal vitamins are the most helpful early in the pregnancy since they help prevent neural tube defects. Usually the risk of neural tube defects are highest in the first 4-8 weeks of pregnancy when most people do not even know that they are pregnant. Most ob/gyn recommend woman of child bearing age take prenatal vitamins if they are planning to get pregnant or just in case they get pregnant.

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