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A 25-year-old female asked:

Do you recommend to take any prenatal vitamins other than folic acid if i am planning a pregnancy? also please let me know if i can continue taking cod liver oil daily?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Prenatal Combination: 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.

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