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Amount Of Calcium Needed For Pregnant Women
How many cups of water should a pregnant drinks per day and what food is recommended for her in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?Is folic acid required?
Stay healthy,: During pregnancy, for starters, 5-6 eight-ounce glasses of water will do. As for foods, if the expectant mother is a healthy eater normally, she can usually continue her current diet, avoiding uncooked/undercooked meats and fish. Folic acid is highly recommended, to prevent neural tube defects. Folic acid should be taken during 1month before conception and for 3 months after conception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Diet: It's most important to get great calcium in your diet if possible and avoid supplements. Recent evidence has shown that taking increased amounts of calcium don't necessarily help, and can lead to conditions such as kidney stones. 1000mg or so of calcium and 600-800 of vitamin d are common amounts recommended. But as i said, best is to get in diet. Look on-line for calcium rich foods. ...Read more
What is the amount of Folic acid needed per day during pregnancy? is this amount the same for all women or it depends on some conditions?
Does 'Well Woman 50+' daily dosage have same amount of iron & folic acid as of once a week dosage of 'Orofer XT' ?
Iron: I suggest that you look at the labeling as that is the best and most exact way to determine that ...Read more
Eat healthier...: A healthy, well blanced diet of cooked meat/fish, leafy veggies, daries, carbs, and prenatal vitamins are better than any supplement during pregnancy. None of the protein drinks are "recommended"--they can be used if needed. Remember, these are processed foods and contain preservatives. So keep active, eat well, see you OB regularly. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more
Prevent Spina Bifida: Folic acid is extremely important during pregnancy to prevent spina bifida, a condition in which the spinal vertebrae do not close properly and the spinal cord is not protected. There are several types of spina bifida, all of which can be prevented with folic acid. Folic acid is also important for making dna and development of the neurological system - especially the spinal cord and vertebrae. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 1200 milligrams of calcium and vitamin d a day. Is this a good amount. Is to much calcium have any negative effects. I have skeletal osteopeni?
Recommended amount: CarolynM208, For your age and gender, it is recommended to take about 1200-1500mg of calcium per day along with about 1000 IU / day of Vit D. In addition, if able, you should engage in weight bearing exercise and eat a well balanced diet. If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia and are at risk for fracture, your doctor may recommend medications that can help with bone density. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?
Very important : Vitamin D3 is a critical hormone and plays an important role in fetal development. An optimal level is 50ng/dl so you need to supplement. Work with your doctor to put a plan in place. Go here for more information http://m.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Vitamin-D-Screening-and-Supplementation-During-Pregnancy?IsMobileSet=true ...Read more
If the blood test shows you are iron deficient, and over 65 yrs old, what is the recommended amount of iron that needs to be taken per day?
Find the cause: You're a middle-aged man and if you're iron-deficient, you've got a bleeding ulcer or cancer until proved otherwise, unless it's the result of ill-advised vegetarianism or overzealous blood donation. The exact amount you take for replacement depends more on how much you can tolerate than any specific formula. ...Read more
Is taking citracal safe if having a history of kidney stones due to lack of adequate calcium supplementation?
Calcium: It may seem strange to take calcium to help prevent kidney stone, but this can be one of the beneficial measures to take to prevent stones. Most kidney stones are calcium oxylate. If you take oral calcium, the calcium binds with oxylate in the GI tract and is eliminated through the intestine. Oxylate that is not bound in the GI tract enters the blood stream and can end up in the kidney. ...Read more
Hard to answer: Probably best ans is at least 1 cc of semen having at least 10-15 million active sperm. We know it takes about 40 sperm working on the egg trying to penetrate the wall of the egg for one ...or occasionally 2 or 3 to get in and fertilize. Yes the semen needs to be there on or about the time of ovulation. Now, the more semen and the more sperm the better. ...Read more
I'm a plus size 35 yr female 6wks 4 days pregnant. Is it true plus size women need more folic acid intake?I am currently taking 800mg of folic acid
Yes and no: We do not know how much anybody needs. 800 micrograms (not mg) is a fat dose for anybody and should be more than enough. ...Read more
Calcium: The dose I use is 1200 mg per day. However up to 2000 mg is used ...Read more
Most vitamins contain a minimum of 2.2 mg of copper, over twice the recommended daily amount. Is this dangerous? None i've found are copper-free.
Not dangerous: Not dangerous. The numbers relate to body needs, not risk. ...Read more
Female 30 + would Star flower oil 1000mg for Breast pain be good
but what amount of GLA is useful
to balance hormone levels ?
Is this a good amount?
Can i take a regular woman's vitamin like vita-vim for women and a folic acid supplement of 1000mcg while pregnant instead of a prenatal vitamin?
Prenatal vitamins: Its probably ok to do this, but if the issue is the vitamin is too big, ask for a chewable. If it makes you nauseated ask for one that has something in it to help with the nausea or take it at night. In addition talk to your OB about your need of an essential fatty acid called dha, which is good for fetal brain and eye development. ...Read more
Should women take DHA capsule during pregnancy? if so, when to start? What's the best ratio of DHA:EPA? And what's doses recommended for pregnancy?
DHA in pregnancy: Research indicates that the two most beneficial Omega-3s are EPA and DHA Although EPA and DHA naturally occur together and work together in the body, studies show that each fatty acid has unique benifits EPA supports the heart and immune system, DHA supports the brain,eyes, and central nervous system which is why it is uniquely important for pregnant and lactating women 300 mg DHA daily ...Read more
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