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A 30-year-old female asked:

I'm 7 weeks pregnant i've been to a gp and i did a scan and he also took blood samples but he only gave me folic acid. i'm worried because it's my first pregnancy and i somehow feel that i need vitamins.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Depends on need: 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, because she is already getting enough of the vitamins from her diet. The vitamins don't help a person get pregnant. Folic Acid (alone or with other vitamins) does help decrease the chance of a certain bad type of birth defect.
Last updated Oct 7, 2019


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