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Can prenatal vitamins only work on pregnant women or all?

Can prenatal vitamins only work on pregnant women or all?

It works on all: It can be taken by non pregnant females and it works as a supplement vitamin like any other. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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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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 non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

There is a: Wide safety margin on vitamins.
Check the ingredients; these particular vitamins will tend to have a bit more calcium but otherwise not that different and a wide safety margin. Except for costing more, not really a problem.
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Is it true that pregnant women should stay away from colored tablets including prenatal vitamins because of metal (iron)?

Is it true that pregnant women should stay away from colored tablets including prenatal vitamins because of metal (iron)?

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are generally "colored" and contain metals including iron. If there is any concern about color additive to the pnv, can read the label or ask the manufacturer. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, appetite lost. Can I take prenatal vitamins though I'm not pregnant to replace those lost?

I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, appetite lost. Can I take prenatal vitamins though I'm not pregnant to replace those lost?

Yes: Yes, prenatal vitamins are fine -- however, are you also on some medicine for your depression? You don't list any, and vitamins alone will probably not be enough to help your depression. If you haven't already, please consult a psychiatrist -- if this psychiatrist does not also do talk therapy, you'll benefit from seeing a psychologist as well. ...Read more

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I've read doctor answers on supplements & how they're not beneficial or fda approved so why do pregnant women take prenatal vitamins if they're not?

I've read doctor answers on supplements & how they're not beneficial or fda approved so why do pregnant women take prenatal vitamins if they're not?

Special case: I doubt you'll find many physicians who'll argue with the special case of a pregnant woman in a society like ours living largely on junk food or philosophical restricted diets. Being pregnant places a huge additional need for iron and Folic Acid (& probably more); junior may be damaged and mom will get sick. This particular use is evidence-based, while most other supplement claims aren't. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?

Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?

Iron: Iron decency can contribute to hair loss. In addition to other blood tests iron and iron binding capacity should be measured in menstruating women. If low, iron replacement can help slow or stop hair loss. ...Read more

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What brand of prenatal vitamins would you suggest for a pregnant woman to take that has, iron, folic acid, dha, vit d, etc? .thanks

What brand of prenatal vitamins would you suggest for a pregnant woman to take that has, iron, folic acid, dha, vit d, etc? .thanks

Many brands ok: Prenatal vitamins contain more folic acid and iron than do standard adult multivitamins. These two are especially needed for healthy fetal development. Other important nutrients are calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, copper, & vitamin B-6. Prenatal vitamins are a complement to a healthy diet. The brand is up to you, your doctor and/or pharmacist. DHA is not recommended. ...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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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

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I found out today I'm pregnant, so when do I start taking prenatal vitamins?

Prenatal vitamins: Some recommend taking prenatal vitamins prior to attempting pregnancy. So it doesn't hurt to start now especially folic acid. Folic acid should be taken early during pregnancy to help with development. Also, generally stop taking them after birth unless you plan to breastfeed. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it okay to take prenatal vitamins even if I'm not trying to get pregnant?

Is it okay to take prenatal vitamins even if I'm not trying to get pregnant?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins are designed to contain lower levels of some ingredients, eg- vitamin a which can be toxic to the fetus. It makes them more expensive. There is no benefit in taking them when not pregnant, but ther is definitely no harm. ...Read more

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Should I worry if I get pregnant when I have not been taking prenatal vitamins?

Should I worry if I get pregnant when I have not been taking prenatal vitamins?

Never too late: It is ideal to be on prenatal vitamins (pnv) when you conceive, but it's never too late to begin! Be sure your pnv contains at least 1000 mcg of Folic Acid or folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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If im irregular how can I get pregnant? And I took prenatal vitamins for two months

If im irregular how can I get pregnant? And I took prenatal vitamins for two months

Preg w irreg cycle: Pregnancy isn't impossible for you but it can be difficult, there are test that can potential help identify why your cycles are irregular. You need an evaluation by a qualified physician who can run tests & possibly treatment. Until then, continue your vitamin, have sex as often as you can & I hope lady luck grants you your wish! ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking prenatal vitamins when you aren't pregnant?

Good for pregnancy: Prenatal vitamins are the most helpful early in the pregnancy since they help prevent neural tube defects. Usually the risk of neural tube defects are highest in the first 4-8 weeks of pregnancy when most people do not even know that they are pregnant. Most ob/gyn recommend woman of child bearing age take prenatal vitamins if they are planning to get pregnant or just in case they get pregnant. ...Read more

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If your pregnant and your not taking prenatal vitamins will your baby still become healthy?

Usually, but: Pregnancy is geared to provide baby with as much nutrition as it needs to form normally even if it means taking some of the nutrients out of mom's system. Babies were born before the availablity of vitamins and did ok. However, I see them as assurance that mom doesn't get depleted while baby gets formed. Without the vitamins, mom's can develop weak bones and poor health. The effect on baby is less. ...Read more

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How long should I be on OTC prenatal vitamins before I start trying to get pregnant? Show I wait 1 month, 2 months???

How long should I be on OTC prenatal vitamins before I start trying to get pregnant? Show I wait 1 month, 2 months???

Folic acid dose?: The over the counter prenatal pills usually have only 800 micrograms of folic acid in them. Prescription pre natal pills have one full milligram which is the recommended dosage to prevent neural tube defects in pregnancy. See a OB GYN at a visit to establish a relationship, tell him/her your future conception plans and obtain a prenatal Rx so you won't have to wait to conceive. ...Read more

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Should I take prenatal vitamins before/while we are trying to get pregnant? Which prenatal vitamins do you recommend?

Should I take prenatal vitamins before/while we are trying to get pregnant? Which prenatal vitamins do you recommend?

Healthy diet: I recommend a healthy diet with adequate protein, calories and calcium. Be sure to get enough folic acid (in most bread and cereal products) or take a folic acid supplement.

You can always take a multivitamin, but focusing on a healthy diet will be better for you and your baby in the long run. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?

I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?

Folic Acid: Folic Acid supplementation is important to help prevent neural tube birth defects. This is contained within all prenatal vitamins. You can choose any prenatal vitamin that you find appealing. ...Read more

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Will prenatal vitamins increase my chances of pregnancy?

Will prenatal vitamins increase my chances of pregnancy?

NO: Prenatal vitamins just provide nutrients your diet is missing. Most western diets in the us have adequate nutrients, therefore the prenatal vitamins are not doing too much other than providing extra Folic Acid to decrease the risk of spinal cord defects. ...Read more

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What are the recommended prenatal vitamins to help get pregnant.?

What are the recommended prenatal vitamins to help get pregnant.?

Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The vitamins don't help a person get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of birth defect. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I take for pregnancy if I don't want to take prenatal vitamins?

What vitamins can I take for pregnancy if I don't want to take prenatal vitamins?

You need folate (folic acid): The most important vitamin during pregnancy is folic acid. Speak with your obstetrician to make sure you are getting what you need. Most of what else you need you can get from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains and it will probably be better for the baby. ...Read more

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I'm try to get pregnant taking prenatal vitamins and on fermotid 150mg but I'm not ovulating!

I'm try to get pregnant taking prenatal vitamins and on fermotid 150mg but I'm not ovulating!

Infertility: I am assuming you are seeing a fertility specialist. If not, that is where you should start. Not all women will ovulate even on medications. There is evidence that shows accupuncture to be beneficial in inducting ovulation. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more