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Doctor insights on: Can You Take Prenatal Vitamins When Your Not Pregnant

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 you take prenatal vitamins even if your not pregnant/not trying to get pregnant? Are there any benefits

Can you take prenatal vitamins even if your not pregnant/not trying to get pregnant? Are there any benefits

Not helpful: The prenatal vitamins will not help you get pregnant. They are not made for people not pregnant and you should discuss with your doctor if you think you are deficient in some way. A healthy diet is important for good health. Balanced meals are better than any vitamins and you want to incorporate that in personal life style ...Read more

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What happens if I take prenatal vitamins when I'm not pregnant, does it help grow hair?

What happens if I take prenatal vitamins when I'm not pregnant, does it help grow hair?

If deficient in a: mineral or vit it might. Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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I'm 19weeks pregnant.What prenatal vitamins should i take?

I'm 19weeks pregnant.What prenatal vitamins should i take?

Choose a reputable: brand and not one that is cheaply available. Go on Google and compare brands available in the Philippines, and take them daily. You want one with folate (folic acid) for the health of the nervous system, and one that has calcium to support bone health. There are many quality brands, even vegan brands too. Discuss with your doctor and find out. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins if you aren't pregnant?

Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins if you aren't pregnant?

No: Prenatal vitamins are absolutely ok even if you are not pregnant. Prenatal vitamins also reduce the risk of birth defects in the event that one day you do become pregnant. ...Read more

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What kind of prenatal vitamins' should pregnant women take ?

What kind of prenatal  vitamins' should pregnant women take ?

The ones you like: I recommend inexpensive over-the-counter vitamins to all my patients. You can choose the ones you like (tablets, gummies, chewables...). Prescription vitamins are not 'better.' You will likely get some different answers on this question. ...Read more

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If i take prenatal vitamins, will i be able to get pregnant easier?!

If i take prenatal vitamins, will i be able to get pregnant easier?!

Not necessaraly: The prenatal vitamins cannot hurt your chances, but they are designed to help support the needs your body has during pregnancy & replenish items your fetus will take from you.On the chance you have a vitamin deficiency, they will help you stay healthy, but i wouldn't count on them increasing your chances. ...Read more

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What are good prenatal vitamins to take im 5 weeks and 1 day pregnant?

What are good prenatal vitamins to take im 5 weeks and 1 day pregnant?

Many good ones but..: There are many good prenatal vitamins. One of the most important ingredients is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects, but I have become aware of research suggesting that synthetic Folic Acid may increase breast cancer risk. Safest choice may be one that provides the natural 5-mthf form of folate such as basic prenatal by thorne research and prenatal pro by designs for health. ...Read more