A 29-year-old female asked:
What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The vitamins do not help a woman get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of serious birth defect (called a neural tube defect).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Not for a while: Continue to take your prenatal vitamins until you are done breast feeding, which will hopefully be at least a year after you've given birth. As long as you continue to take your prenatals, your baby will get a good dose of most vitamins directly from you. The exception is vitamin d, which doesn't come out in the milk. Supplement your baby with at least 400iu of vitamin d daily.
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Last updated Mar 20, 2019
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