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What is a good over-the-counter prenatal vitamin?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

There are many good brands. Nature made is one. Just eating right is a good start, but you are right that prenatal vitamins are probably a good idea, because pregnant and lactating women need more of some nutrients, like calcium, vitamin b12, folate (folic acid) and iron. And getting enough folate (folic acid) (400-800 mcg daily) is important before you get pregnant, to reduce the risk of spinal cord defects in the baby.

Answered Jan 28, 2012

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Dr. Kevin Daus answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Most all otc pregnancy vitamins are ok for your pregnancy. I personally tell my patients to get them at kroger because you get 2 for 1.

Answered Mar 17, 2012

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