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Prenatal vitamins with dha

Prenatal vitamins with dha

YES: Dha may increase your baby's IQ by up to 10 points. It is now recommended to have this included with your prenatal vitamin. Docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is an omega-3 fatty acid which helps with nervous system development in the fetus. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Absolutely vital: Please remember that you are feeding your baby as well as yourself and the vitamins are needed for both of you. ...Read more

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Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Yes and no: They have enough Folic Acid to be helpful, but they lack iron. Supplemental iron is very important. Many women start pregnancy with low iron already, and then the baby continues to take from you. You should find some iron supplement that you can take with these. ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Not usually: They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin c, 3 mg of thiamine, 2 mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 6 mcg of vitamin b12, 10 mg of vitamin e, 15 mg of zinc, 17 mg of iron, none of these is a hormone. ...Read more

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Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Many reasons.: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamin formulations is folic acid, a b-complex agent that has been shown to prevent birth defects (mainlyopen neural tube defects, heart anomalies and preterm birth) and calcium.Vitamin d to assure proper fetal bone growth and avoid maternal bone loss. All reproductive-age women should be taking at least 1 mg folate daily even if they don't plan pregnancy. ...Read more

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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations) , basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more

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Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Dunno - try & see.: I hear all sorts of experiences with prenatal vitamins from my patients; long story short, you should try some and determine which one works best for you (as far as least nausea and maximum tolerability). The most important prenatal vitamin component is not dha or anything else, rather it is folic acid! take 1-5 mg orally daily for all of your reproductive life! ...Read more

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Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Very safe: Omega-3 must be balanced with some Omega 6, but is an essential fatty acid key to nutrition in the priest amounts ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that your fertility hinges on your multivitamin intakes. Often your body is able to absorb important nutrients from the food we eat. A multivitamin may not be the determining factor. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before taking or consuming soy or soy based products. ...Read more

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Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Use prenatal vitamin: Ask your ob-gyn for his or her recommended product. Most important to get enough folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When pregnant: When they are pregnant . But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins. ...Read more

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Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better. ...Read more

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If I stopped taking my prenatals, will I miscarry?

If I stopped taking my prenatals, will I miscarry?

No: Pre-natals have a lot of good vitamins, including folic acid and iron. Its a good idea to take them if you can. Stopping them, though, won't make you miscarry. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What should I expect from my first prenatal checkup?

What should I expect from my first prenatal checkup?

History and exam: The doctor will take a thorough history and do an examination, order blood work, possibly do an ultrasound, and answer your questions. ...Read more

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What happens if u ate the prenatal alott ?

One per day : Just take one prenatal vitamins today. You do not need to take more. Your body can't absorb more so take extra doesn't help. ...Read more

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What are advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

What are advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

It depends.: If a woman is at higher risk for having a child with a birth defect, detecting it in their unborn child can be helpful. Depending on the results, she may need to deliver in a tertiary setting or she may choose to terminate the pregnancy, . ...Read more

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When do I get prenatal tests?

When do I get prenatal tests?

Depends on the test: It depends on the tests. Usually you get a battery of tests at your first pre-natal visit, then at 28 and 36 weeks. Other testing, such as checking for Down's Syndrome varies by the type of testing done. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are prenatal tests done for?

What are prenatal tests done for?

Screening 4 problems: Prenatal care serves the maternal-fetal pair by preventing some complications and detecting other complications early (before irreparable damage). As such, prenatal tests are used to screen all women for diabetes, hypertension, infections, malpresentation, genetic disorders, fetal anomalies and combinations thereof that could threaten the perinatal outcome. Early prenatal care is essential! ...Read more

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Does prenatal pills contain biotin?

Check label: Usually no but you can check the label on the particular brand that you have and see if biotin is listed on the packaging. ...Read more

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How long for prenatal blood results?

How long for prenatal blood results?

Hours: A blood qualitative test can take only an hour to process. A quantitative might take only a little longer. But you have to have the results sent from the lab. This can take a couple of hours. In general it shouldnt take long at all. ...Read more

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Can prenatals make you more fertile?

Can prenatals make you more fertile?

No: Prenatal vitamins help assure that nutritional deficiencies are taken care of. ...Read more

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Could albinism be prenatally detected?

Yes for most types: Several varieties of albinism exist, and prenatal diagnosis is available for most of them. ...Read more

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Are frequent prenatal ultrasounds safe?

Are frequent prenatal ultrasounds safe?

Yes: Yes, definitely. Some women have fetuses that require lots of additional ultrasounds due to monitoring of abnormalities. These women and their unborn fetuses are not at any increased risk. Ultrasound is just that, soundwaves. They cannot harm the body. ...Read more

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Are prenatal pills a good fertility pills?

Are prenatal pills a good fertility pills?

No: Prenatal vitamins will not help you conceive, but they will help you have a healthier pregnancy and fetus. If you're having difficulty getting pregnant, there are no over-the-counter medications that will help, but your doctor can be of assistance. ...Read more

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What could cause for prenatal alcohol exposure?

What could cause for prenatal alcohol exposure?

FAS: If there is exposure of a fetus to alcohol, the possible effect is something called "fetal alcohol syndrome". This is probably related to the amount of exposure, but we really do not know what amount of exposure causes harm. If you have more specifics, perhaps we can help you with a better answer. ...Read more

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What are the prenatal tests for jacobsen syndrome?

CVS or amnio: A woman can undergo chorionic villous sampling between 10-13 weeks or amniocentesis between 15-24 wks for chromosomal analysis which will reveal the 11q deletion. ...Read more

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How do prenatal pills affect my attitude and weight?

How do prenatal pills affect my attitude and weight?

Vitamins: Most people don't find a problem with weight gain on prenatal vitamins. Attitude is a difficult answer as this really depends on your attitude toward being or getting pregnant. The more common problem is constipation which can be helped with increased fluids, fiber or stool softeners. ...Read more

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At how many weeks is it safe to have a prenatal massage?

At how many weeks is it safe to have a prenatal massage?

12 weeks: Most massage therapists won't touch a pregnant woman until after her first trimester because this is the riskiest time for miscarriage. Once you are passed week 12 you should no longer lie on your stomach unless your therapist has a pregnancy pillow or table. If you lie on your back you should have a small pillow or towel under your hip/back. No deep tissue massages. ...Read more

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Is there a paternity test that can be performed prenatally?

Yes: There is a non-invasive paternity blood test that analyizes fetal dna circulating in the mother’s blood. The baby’s dna is then compared to the dna taken (by buccal swab) from the potential father. This test can be performed as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. I highly recommend labtest md for testing. They have several locations. www.labtestmd.com. ...Read more

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