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Holyoke, MA
A 25-year-old female asked:

Im 8 weeks pregnant & my prenatals are causing constipation from the iron. are the childrens or adult gummy vitamins ok? some of them lack calcium etc.

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Dr. Reshma Patel
14 years experience
Add fiber: Hi heather ~ the iron, as well as hormonal changes, are causing the constipation. Thus changing your vitamin is unlikely to solve your problem. Iron and Folic Acid are the most important elements of a prenatal vitamin. Try increasing your water intake, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and adding a fiber supplement (such as metamucil).
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