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A 26-year-old female asked:

hpt positive! i'm 6 weeks. before the news i was taking centrum materna prenatals. does it have all i need or should i look for a better prenatal?

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Dr. Robert Duhaney
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Congrats!: The centrum materna formulation looks like a complete prenatal formula but is for residents of south africa. Centrum has a prenatal "specialist" version for us residents. Be sure to eat a varied diet of veggies, fruits, protein, unsaturated fats, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of rest. Find an OB doc to get acquainted with who can asses you through the pregnancy and help with delivery.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That sounds good: Congratulations. Your doctor can tell you if there is any reason for higher folic acid levels.

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Last updated May 28, 2015

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