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Dha Epa During Pregnancy
If purified: Fish oil is not only safe but highly recommended during pregnancy as a source of dha, essential for the developing brain & eyes of the baby. However, fish has traces of heavy metals like mercury & pcb's, dioixins etc. Choose a fish oil purified via pharmaceutical-grade molecular distillation & esterified to make digestible. Reliable brands include nordic naturals, designs for health& minami. ...Read more
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
Is safe to take spectrum essentials fish oil omega-3 -- 1000 mg - 100 softgels during second trimester of pregnancy?
Yes, they're safe: Bioflavonoids are complex chemicals that are important for our health, and which give colors to fruits and vegetables. Common ones include quercetin, rutin, lutein, zeoxanthin, anthocyanadins, catachins, and astaxanthin. There is little evidence that these are harmful in pregnancy. In fact they may provide some protection from cancer. http://tinyurl.com/q933swj. ...Read more
Yes: Fish oil is safe and healthy for pregnant women and developing fetuses. The only concern is the possibility of contamination by elements like mercury. For that reason, pregnant women should use highly purified fish oil supplements. Many prenatal vitamins now include dha and epa, purified components of fish oil that are healthy for nervous system development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?
Totally fine: Hypervitaminosis is a term that refers to toxic levels of vitamin a, d or e, which you clearly don't have since you are not taking any of those! biotin and Folic Acid are essential nutrients that are non-toxic and prevent birth defects. Evening primrose ; fish oil provide essential fatty acids ; are very safe. Collagen is not essential but also quite safe. You have no need to worry. ...Read more
You decide.: Rda (recommended daily allowance) for Folic Acid during pregnancy is at present 600 micrograms (mcg). However, an old U.S. Public service guideline gives a range of 400 mcg to 4, 000 mcg (4 mg). According to the old guideline 2 mg Folic Acid are safe during gestation. This information will assist your decision-making in this respect. ...Read more
Does taking fish oil late in pregnancy (36 wks) - EPA specifically, cause issues with bleeding during labor? My midwife mentioned this
No: Nutrition is so important during pregnancy & extra doses of some vitamins are helpful (such as folic acid, b9) but certain vitamins can be toxic in too high doses. “fat soluble” vitamins, once absorbed by the body, cannot be easily discharged if their levels are too high. Extremely high levels of vitamin a may cause birth defects. There is a rare link with extreme vitamin e & infant heart defects. ...Read more
Unnecessary/ okay: Your typical balanced nutrition augmented by prenatal vitamins is enough to build a healthy baby. The babies system draws from the proteins and other nutrients circulating in your blood.If you are not eating right, baby will take proteins from your muscle mass & calcium from your bones,etc. Supplemental proteins might make it to baby, but when not needed will be converted over time to carbs & fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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