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Do Prenatal Vitamins Have Iron
Need more diet nfo: While enriched bread has Folic Acid added, the best natural sources of folate (folic acid) are lentils, beans, dark leafy greens, broccoli & asparagus, so whether you are deficient depends on your intake of those, as well as genetics. Deficiency symptoms include fatigue, irritability, insomnia, depression and gingivitis. Deficiency increases risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia. See comment for more:. ...Read more
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
Not usually: They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin c, 3 mg of thiamine, 2 mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 6 mcg of vitamin b12, 10 mg of vitamin e, 15 mg of zinc, 17 mg of iron, none of these is a hormone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your prenatal: Shoudl have enough vit d in it vit d is fat soluable so it is posible to take too much, if u take extra. ...Read more
Why is calcium so low in prenatal vitamins? Should i take extra supplements (in addition to prenatal vitamins) before and during pregnancy?
Yes: You can if your doctor prescribes it. If you have a condition requiring iron supplementation then by all means do so under the guidance of your physician. Most multivitamins only contain a small amount of iron, and you may need more if you are iron deficient. Always follow the advice of a qualified physician. ...Read more
No, but...: The vitamins themselves have no calories but the additives to the pills may have so check the label carefully. Also, why are you taking multivitamins? Numerous studies suggest no benefit with potential harm. Consult with doctor to make sure you really need. ...Read more
Im taking prenatal vitamin and iron.But i have read that prenatal vitamin contain iron too. It will not be an overdose of iron if im taking both?
The main reasons: your doctor would recommend an additional iron supplement to your prenatal vitamin is that your prenatal vitamin does not contain the recommended amount (30 mg daily) or your iron level was found to be low/you were told you are anemic. A prenatal vitamin and an iron supplement taken together will often not be tolerated without nausea; separate them. Check with Doc if further questions. Good luck:) ...Read more
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