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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Can i take pedilax during pregnancy?

Can i take pedilax during pregnancy?

For constipation?: If you are asking about suppositories, the answer is yes. If you are speaking of oral, i would recommend something else, like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. It's not absorbed by the body and is gentler than many anti-contstipation medications. Make sure to drink a lot of water if you are having problems with constipation. Drink until your pee is clear/white, no yellow. ...Read more

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Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: Be sure they're from a reputable supplier. Your physician can be your guide. In the usa, it's usual to supplement with vitamins and iron under your doctor's guidance. ...Read more

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Can I take tea during pregnancy..?

Can I take tea during pregnancy..?

That depends on : Which tea you are talking about. T is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. ...Read more

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Can you take keprra during pregnancy?

Can you take keprra during pregnancy?

There is risk: Patients using Levetiracetam (Keppra) should be aware that there appears to be a small chance of malformations with using the medication while pregnant, but that the data are limited. ...Read more

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When to start taking vitamins during pregnancy?

When to start taking vitamins during pregnancy?

When known pregnant: This may sound a bit iconoclastic, but if you eat well and exercise sufficiently, vitamins are really only a supplement. Taking a good multivitamin daily when you know you are pregnant is sound advice. ...Read more

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Can I take xenical during menstruation?

Can I take xenical during menstruation?

Yes: Xenical affects the intestinal system, should not cause any more (or less) issues in relation to menstruation. ...Read more

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Is it important to take prenatal pills everyday during pregnancy?

Is it important to take prenatal pills everyday during pregnancy?

Not really: Prenatal vitamins are helpful but not crucial and a good balanced diet is much more important. The better you take care of yourself the better you will do throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which vitamins should I take before getting pregnant?

Which vitamins should I take before getting pregnant?

Folic acid, DHA: The most important nutrient to have in sufficient amounts before pregnancy is folic acid, which prevents certain birth defects. This is in dark leafy greens, beans & lentils but can be taken as part of a prenatal as well. While not technically a vitamin, dha from fish oil (or algae) is important for proper neurological development but is not as essential before pregnancy-you can add when pregnant. ...Read more

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Do women hav to take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

Do women hav to take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

No don't have to but: It may be a good idea, but you don't have too. Many people do not eat a well balanced diet full of all the micronutrients that their bodies needs. Good nutrian is especially important during pregnancy. Vitamins help make up the difference. If you are getting everything your body needs from the foods you eat, then you do not need prenatal vitamins. Most woman are not so lucky. ...Read more

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Can i take stuartnatal tabs or one-a-day women's formula tabs as prenatal during pregnancy?

Can i  take  stuartnatal tabs  or  one-a-day women's formula tabs  as prenatal  during pregnancy?

Stuartnatal: The prenatal vitamins are always your best bet. They are going to have the higher concentration of Folic Acid and iron. They will also have a higher level of thyroid. If you are going to use over the counter prenatals, i always recommend walgreen's pharmacist select prenatals with dha. This is a plant-based dha. So no mercury, and no burping up fish oil. ...Read more

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Will taking prenatal vitamins while not pregnant make your period late?

Will taking prenatal vitamins while not pregnant make your period late?

Agree w Dr Khanna: This is not a cause. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take dates during pregnancy and what I should not take during pregnancy.

Is it safe to take dates during pregnancy and what I should not take during pregnancy.

Dates are safe: Eating dates and other fruits and vegetables are safe. There are no restrictions of fruit and vegetables in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Pragnacare max during pregnancy to get required folic acid and vitamins?am 6 weeks pregnant

Is it ok to take Pragnacare max during pregnancy to get required folic acid and vitamins?am 6 weeks pregnant

Yes: Congratulations. Pregancare Max is an excellent prenatal vitamin. I am impressed that it has the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid) and also DHA. It is ideal to start it before you become pregnant as the folate (folic acid) is esp. important in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy but hopefully you have gotten adequate folate (folic acid) from your diet You will still benefit from starting it as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can you take tramadol during pregnancy?

Can you take tramadol during pregnancy?

Don't.: As a general principal, take no medications during pregnancy, esp. The first 12 weeks, when the organs are forming. A few drugs r considered safe, but most r harmful or unknown. Medication taken before or needed during preg must have benefits that outweigh possible risk. Tramadol, an atypical pain med, has no possible benefit. Check with your OB about any drug, rx or otc, herb or supplement. ...Read more

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Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?

Can I take duphaston if I am on cardiomagnyl and folic acid? Are these medications safe during first weeks of pregnancy?

Talk tour OB: First Trimeterr is critical in organ formation. Therefore do not take anything without consulting your OB. ...Read more

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IAm16 weeks pregnant could i take slow release vitamin C 500mg and multivitamins and iron .is it safe during pregnancy if i take ?

IAm16 weeks pregnant could i take slow release vitamin C 500mg and multivitamins and iron .is it safe during pregnancy if i take ?

1 Prenatal Vitamin: There are many brands of prenatal vitamins. Choose anyone that you like and take one per day. There is no reason to take more Vitamins than you need. Extra Vitamin C is not needed in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: Be sure they're from a reputable supplier. Your physician can be your guide. In the usa, it's usual to supplement with vitamins and iron under your doctor's guidance. ...Read more

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Should you take any other vitamins besides prenatal during pregnancy?

Should you take any other vitamins besides prenatal during pregnancy?

Depends: Depending on medical conditions, some women require extra folic acid. Women with low vitamin D may require extra vitamin D. Women who are nauseous may find extra vitamin B6 helpful. Women who have had gastric bypass surgery also have different requirements. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?

What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?

Take daily: Prenatal vitamins have folic acid good for spinal cord and brain development. Take them daily even if you are not pregnant yet and all throughout pregnancy. Good luck ...Read more

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Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?

Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?

Hello....: There is not such a thing as super-foods during pregnancy or better vitamins than pre-natal. Want to help your baby? Be happy, calm, enjoy life, worry less ...Read more

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Is it bad to not take the prenatal vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it bad to not take the prenatal vitamins during pregnancy?

Better to take: Pnvs have benefits to both baby and mother- for moms, ensuring that depletion of iron, calcium and other nutrients is prevented is key. For babies, having folic acid, also calcium/ iron, and other essential nutrients fosters optimum growth and can help to prevent some birth defects. If moms don't take pnvs, they are missing out on these benefits. ...Read more

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Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...Read more

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I'm taking a pre Natal vitamin right now. Can I also take a b complex on top of it during pregnancy? Is it safe to take that much?

I'm taking a pre Natal vitamin right now. Can I also take a b complex on top of it during pregnancy? Is it safe to take that much?

Prenatal vitamins: When it comes to medications, supplements, nutrition, exercise, etc, it's always best to check w/your obstetrician and/or family doc. Prenatal vitamins have more folate (folic acid) than regular multivitamins to minimize risk of spinal tube defects in developing fetuses. For best results, start PNV while trying to get pregnant, not just after, since spinal tube develops early b4 1st missed period. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin C pills during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take vitamin C pills during pregnancy?

Most likely: Vitamin c is technically considered a category c drug/supplement, meaning that we don't know for sure whether it is absolutely safe in pregnancy. However, many resources state a daily dose of 120mg per day should be safe for pregnant and breast feeding women. Do not use if you are at risk for high blood pressure during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take trader joe's prenatal vitamins (which include herbs) both before and during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take trader joe's prenatal vitamins (which include herbs) both before and during pregnancy?

Yes: Yes. You can always ask the store on-line or the store manager what degree of pharmaceutical, manufacturing, or fda supervision such products have. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hair vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take hair vitamins during pregnancy?

I wouldn't: what's in them? I suggest you do not take any unnecessary medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take hair skin and nails vitamins during pregnancy?

Yes as long as...: A good skin hair and nails vitamin will have many of the same vitamins in a good prenatal. But it is important that the total amount of preformed Vit A totals less than 10.000 iu a day. But it is fine to take as much beta carotene as you wish. I advise taking DHA also. and 4000-8000 iu of Vit D3 a day to attain blood levels of 50-80. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice. ...Read more

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Could it be a good idea to take specially formulated vitamin supplements during pregnancy?

Could it be a good idea to take specially formulated vitamin supplements during pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins: Yes - you want to ensure that there is adequate folate, (folic acid) calcium & iron in the formulation. Vitamin a may be lower. ...Read more

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Why is calcium so low in prenatal vitamins? Should i take extra supplements (in addition to prenatal vitamins) before and during pregnancy?

Not required by FDA: Discuss this with your gynecologist. Depending on your gynecologist's interpretation of the literature, medical association/society recommendations he/she follows, and your diet the proper recommendation will be made. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Definitely DO NOT: take unless prescribed by a physician. It does not give more vitamins for the babies, it is a hormone. ...Read more