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when should you take prenatal vitamins?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I decide which prenatal vitamin to take?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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All the same: The extra vitamins, minerals and iron that are required during pregnancy are all available in the appropriate amounts in any over the counter adult multivitamin. There is nothing extra special or better about a prenatal. A higher price does not mean it is better for you.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Which prenatal vitamin should I take?

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Many options: Over the counter prenatal vitamins, an adult multivitamin, or even two flintstones chewables are all good options for most healthy pregnant women.
A 18-year-old male asked:

What happen if you take two prenatal vitamins?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Most likely: No significant issues if you take 2 vitamins by mistake.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better.
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A female asked:

Can I take prenatal vitamin with milk?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Probably ok: But some labels suggest avoiding dairy intake two hours before or after taking the vitamin. This could be due to an increased likelihood of GI intolerance (more gas, bloating, discomfort) or the presence of calcium in the milk impairing iron absorption slightly. I would take my prenatal vitamin with juice or water. Hope your pregnancy goes well:)

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