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A 30-year-old female asked:

I heard that consuming dha supplement after 20 weeks pregnancy can cause excessive bleeding during labor. is it true? when should i stop taking it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
1 per day: There are many DHA supplements in the form of prenatal vitamins which are recommended for pregnant women. When taken at recommended dose the increase risk of bleeding is not generally a concern
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
No: May take this throughout pregnancy and nursing

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