A member asked:

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

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
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


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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