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Can woman who are not pregnant take prenatal pill? And how will it affect them?

Can woman who are not pregnant take prenatal pill? And how will it affect  them?

Prenatal vitamins: Women who are not pregnant are the perfect patient for taking prenatal vitamins because it is important to keep the nutrients in your body that assist with healthy development of a fetus prior to getting pregnant. Sometimes you might get nausea from taking a vitamin but it is important to take them if you are trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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My obgyn say i can take prenatal vitamins good for you if you are not pregnant nor trying can I still take them and which will be best to take?

My obgyn say i can take prenatal vitamins good for you if you are not pregnant nor trying can I still take them and which will be best to take?

Good idea- consider:: Yes, i feel it is wise for everyone to take a multivitamin as most americans are deficient in multiple vitamins/minerals! it is hard to say one single one is the best but i recommend perfect prenatal by new chapter or rainbow light certified organic prenatal multivitamin. Look for vitamins with natural e & no additives/artificial colors & ideally with organic ingredients. ...Read more

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Some prenatals make me sick. Do woman need to take prenatals. Does not taking them effect the baby in anyway?

Some prenatals make me sick. Do woman need to take prenatals. Does not taking them effect the baby in anyway?

Check with doctor: Some pts can not take prenatals vitamins during their pregnancy-i have seen OB recommend pt to take one half daily .If you still have problems , your doctor can change to different one for you.You do need those vitamins for fetus to develop good , although some pts can not take at all.Discuss with your doctor if you have problems. ...Read more

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Can a woman take steroids while being pregnant? How will it affect them?

Can a woman take steroids while being pregnant? How will it affect them?

Depends: Not sure what "steroid" you are talking about. Typically, Prednisone is not an issue in pregnancy-- although some studies suggest a correlation with cleft palate in rodents. If you are referring to sex steroids, there can be fetal effects depending on the sex of the fetus. ...Read more

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I'm not pregnant, however, if I take prenatal vitamins, will they make me fertile?

I'm not pregnant, however, if I take prenatal vitamins, will they make me fertile?

PNV: PNV do not affect your fertility at all - not more, not less - but they are very important for a healthy pregnancy. if you wish to become pregnant you should ideally begin PNV up to 3 months before you hope to conceive. If you have fertility problems though, they will not help. best. ...Read more

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Can someone who is not pregnant take prenatal pills for better health?

Can someone who is not pregnant take prenatal pills for better health?

Folic acid is good!: It is a good idea for women of chid bearing age to consider using prenatal vitamins because there is added folic acid (folate). Folic acid deficiency has been associated with birth defects such as spina bifida. Vitamin supplementation in general may not be better than getting nutrients from a proper diet, but it a good step towards good health and wellbeing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about seasonique birth control? And how long will it take to get pregnant after not taking it for 2 weeks now?

Can you tell me more about seasonique birth control? And how long will it take to get pregnant after not taking it for 2 weeks now?

Could be any time: Some people even get pregnant while on the medication, so it is difficult to tell when you will. Seasonique, like other ocps, suppresses ovulation and thus prevents pregnancy from occuring. When you are off of it, you could get pregnant whenever you ovulate, provided there are sperms around to fertilize. Generally it takes longer to get pregnant the longer you have been on the pill. Good luck. ...Read more

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What diet pills are safest to take that won't mess with trying to become pregnant in the future?

What diet pills are safest to take that won't mess with trying to become pregnant in the future?

None: Lose weight first, then try to become pregnant. Being overweight is a risk for pregnant women. Try a safe approach to dieting, moderated by your healthcare provider. Lose the weight recommended to get to your ideal weight, then try to conceive. (consider weightwatchers, nutrisystems, etc). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take contraceptive pills?? Will it cause complications in future when you are ready to have kids??

Is it ok to take contraceptive pills?? Will it cause complications in future when you are ready to have kids??

Bcp: In most cases, the answer is no. Many women who wee on birth control pills, go off the pills for 2-3 months and then successfully become pregnant. When you take the pill it is important to be monitored the first month or two by you MD for rises in BP etc ...Read more

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Are beansprouts safe to eat during pregnancy? If not, how can it affect the fetus?

Are beansprouts safe to eat during pregnancy? If not, how can it affect the fetus?

Probably safe: Most likely safe and no effect can not be sure due to lack of specific data. ...Read more

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Can BC pills be able to stop menses permanently?? And if they can then which pill to take?? And what precaution to take??

Can BC pills be able to stop menses permanently?? And if they can then which pill to take?? And what precaution to take??

Birth control: Birth control pills help regulate your period. Once you stop taking them your period will restart so the effect is not permanent. If you are trying to avoid having periods your doctor can prescribe birth control in particular ways to help you avoid bleeding. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is another great birth control method that often stops the menstrual cycle while you are on it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could take prenatal vitimans and hairfinity pills at the same time?

Can you tell me if i could take prenatal vitimans and hairfinity pills at the same time?

Depends: If you are pregnant, then you should not take Hairfinity pills. If you are not pregnant, you may take them both at the same time.However, I do not see a need to take them both. Hair Finity also contains vitamins. ...Read more

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How does birth control pills help you regulate you period? And how long should you take them if thats the only purpose of taking them?

How does birth control pills help you regulate you period? And how long should you take them if thats the only purpose of taking them?

Programmed cycle: Birth control pills use hormones to supress ovulation. Those same hormones effect the lining of the uterus so when you take the pills without hormones you have your period. It is overriding whatever cycle you normally have - regular or irregular. They do not fix the problem you have that is making you irregular. You can take them up to age 35 for smokers and into the 40's for non-smokers. ...Read more

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How safe is it to let your partner ejaculate inside of you while you are on combination birth control pills and never missing a dose?

How safe is it to let your partner ejaculate inside of you while you are on combination birth control pills and never missing a dose?

Safe ?: If you are concerned about pregnancy, the pill has a failure rate of about 5%/yr.Most failures are likely do to missing doses or irregular dose timing.Whether or not he finishes inside you is not important,since the penis leaks sperm constantly during sex.An IUD has better numbers (1%) but is uncomfortable to insert and expensive. ...Read more

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Can ladies take folic acid normally just like they take multivitamin even if they are not pregnant ? If yes then how much ?

Can ladies take folic acid normally just like they take multivitamin  even if they are not pregnant ? If yes then how much ?

Folic acid: Yes, the prenatal dose is 1 mg, even for those just trying to become pregnant. If not, 400mcg -600mcg daily is the RDA for most people. http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/folate/dosing/hrb-20059475 ...Read more