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Doctor insights on: Dha Epa During Pregnancy

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Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe during pregnancy?

Are omega 3 fish oil capsules safe 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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Use prenatal vitamin: Ask your ob-gyn for his or her recommended product. Most important to get enough folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Which amino acid supplements are safe during pregnancy?

Which amino acid supplements are safe during pregnancy?

Any, likely: Supplements, in general, are probably safe, but there are no data to support this statement. To give you an accurate answer, you would have to ask specifically with regard to what you are taking. ...Read more

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Are bioflavonoids safe during pregnancy?

Are bioflavonoids safe during 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

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Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Is fish oil safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

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 more

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Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

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

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2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

2mg folic acid safe during pregnancy?

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

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Is all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

Is all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

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

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Is argan oil safe during pregnancy?

Argan oil: Argan oil is a skin moisturizer rich in vitamin e and presumably would be ikay to use during oregnancy. ...Read more

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Are the protein supplement powders beneficial during pregnancy to the mother and unborn baby?

Are the protein supplement powders beneficial during pregnancy to the mother and unborn baby?

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 more

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Are traderjoes omega-3 fatty acids delivering the stated epa400mg/dha200mg per softgel?

Are traderjoes omega-3 fatty acids delivering the stated epa400mg/dha200mg per softgel?

Who knows?: It's not fda regulated. But i suspect you can trust trader joe - they have a reputation to uphold. ...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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Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Is materna hCG safe during pregnancy?

Absolutely NOT!: Why would you think of taking anything like that during pregnancy that could endanger your developing fetus? Adulthood should always precede parenthood. ...Read more

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Is vitamin water safe during pregnancy??

Is vitamin water safe during pregnancy??

Depends: Every bottled water has different ingredients, so it is hard to say for sure, some may have some herbs or chemicals that raise your blood pressure, best to just drink plenty of old fashioned regular water and take your prenatal vitamin. ...Read more