U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
ZA
A 31-year-old female asked:

I just had my appointment with a gynae and i was told that pre-natal vitamins should not be used as they do not make much of a difference. i wanted to get other doctors opinion on this. should one take the vitamins in the 9 months or not?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are important. They contain increased amount of folate which can help to prevent neural tube defects.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Folic acid helps: 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 people get pregnant. Folic Acid (alone or with other vitamins) does help decrease the chance of a particular type of birth defect.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated May 26, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.