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Can I Harm My Baby Taking My Iron Tablets As Well As Folic Acid
My husband and i are trying to get pregnant, should I be taking prenatal vitamins as well as a folic acid supplement?
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
Been taking prenatal vit. With 800 mcg folic acid my dr put me on extra 1mg folic acid i've been taking them together is that ok or to much for baby?
I just found out that i'm pregnant and the pharmacist told me to take fefol iron and folate (folic acid) as well as elevit pregnancy multivitamins. Is this ok?
I read that hubby can take folate as well when ttc. Does this help sperm +devel? Is too much folic acid bad? We both take 1mg. Plus prenatal for me.
Iam 28 weeks pregnant Should I take zinc 15mg a day And iron as well.is it safe if I take zinc and iron together .also iam taking folic acid,D,C?
So I am taking Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Anti-Oxidant, Caltrate and Folic Acid daily, is it okay? Will I not be overdosed?
Im taking prenatal vitamin and iron.But i have read that prenatal vitamin contain iron too. It will not be an overdose of iron if im taking both?
The main reasons: your doctor would recommend an additional iron supplement to your prenatal vitamin is that your prenatal vitamin does not contain the recommended amount (30 mg daily) or your iron level was found to be low/you were told you are anemic. A prenatal vitamin and an iron supplement taken together will often not be tolerated without nausea; separate them. Check with Doc if further questions. Good luck:) ...Read more
Im almost 5 weeks pregnant. Can I take vitamin D and Iron along with folic acid? When shall i take calcium ??
You can: As your nutritional needs will increase with a growing fetus in you. The best dosing plan for you should come as a joint plan between you and your OB. Best of luck and congratulations. ...Read more
Whats the best vitamin supplements and or food as I am trying to concieve. Already taking folic acid?
Vitamins and food: There is no particular diet to enhance conception. However, being exceptionally healthy will help - optimal diet is balanced, includes fruit and veggies and whole grains for at least 70% of daily intake, minimizes saturated fats and sugars and refined carbs. Adding a daily Multi Vit, such as Centrum will round out the diet. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am taking iron supplements with a prenatal everyday can I also take calcium with vitamin D? Currently breastfeeding my 5 week old daughter
I take 400mg of folic acid in my multivitamin but i started taking a 400mg folic acid supplement as well and now i have BLACK diarrhea is this normal?
No: Folic acid alone should not cause black stool,but if there is an iron supplement,then the iron would most likely be the cause. GI bleeding from the upper tract is another cause of black stool. The latter is easily detected by your physician with a simple test on a stool specimen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 weeks pregnant I am taking folvite (folic acid) 5 mg before and after i got pregnant. Is this dose too much ? If yes should I reduce? And will that harm my baby?
Maybe: That is a high dose of folic acid. I'm assuming that a doctor recommended that dose? There are definitely times when women should take higher doses of folic acid, such as history of neural tube defect, history of seizures, on anti-seizure medication, multiple gestation. I would speak with your doc to understand why such a high dose. Or, if you're worried, you can drop to 1mg a day. ...Read more
Im pregnant , 14 weeks now. I have prenatal vitamin , calcium , iron and folic acid pills. Can I take these together or can I take some together?
What vitamins could I take to enhance my ability to conceive quicker after a d and c? I'm already taking prenatal, folic acid, and b12.
None, Wrong Focus: Prenatal vitamins, though rarely of significant value, are about protecting developing fetus from mothers eating unhealthy food choices. All vitamins are simple molecules (look them up using Google images) present most foods, thus humans eating varied foods have not needed to maintain every gene/protein to make them from scratch (typically missing just one step). Selling vitamins big business. ...Read more
we are planning baby these days..So should I start taking folic acid and if yes then please tell me dose and brand of folic acid.
Yes, 5-MTHF : Yes, Folic Acid is proven to significantly reduce risk of certain serious birth defects but is important to take in the first days of pregnancy, before you know you are pregnant. One third of people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form so to be safe i advise that form, called l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folic acid) (5-mthf), 400-800 mcg. Good brands include nutricolgy's quatreactiv folate (folic acid). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effective treatment for anemia is generally taking an iron supplement by mouth. Iron pills are large and difficult for some women to swallow. If so, you can usually break them in half and have one half with breakfast and the other with lunch. Drink a lot of water and eat foods that are high in fiber as iron can be constipating. You doctor may also prescribe ...Read more
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