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Is it possible for you to lose weight by taking prenatal vitamins?

Is it possible for you to lose weight by taking prenatal vitamins?

No you do not loose: No you do not loose weight by taking prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I want to lose lbs. I'm 5'7 & before im 160 and I went up to 190. What is the best and safe for diet pills and im taking prenatal vitamins.

I want to lose lbs. I'm 5'7 & before im 160 and I went up to 190. What is the best and safe for diet pills and im taking prenatal vitamins.

To Lose Weight: Let Wise Woman within you ask:
• Reasons for gain in weight-
o Unhealthy Diet
o Lack of exercise
o Stresses in Life?
• How Diet pills will make you lose weight
• Side effects of Diet pills
• Balanced Diet with nutrients and antioxidants 1500 Cal/day
• Become Captain over your eating behavior, NOT Victim
• See Psychiatrist for Therapy to understand-

IT is NOT WHAT you eat
It is What is Eating ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins cause weight gain?

Do prenatal vitamins cause weight gain?

No: Prenatal vitamin tablets or capsules have almost no calories, so they do not cause weight gain. Children's gummy vitamins, if taken at "adult" doses, could add 40-80 calories a day to a person's total daily caloric intake. Some "vitamin" beverages have a lot of calories. ...Read more

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On prenatal vitamins. Is it safe to take xenical or qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). My BMI is 30 and mybe 1 reason why I can't get pregnant. Height 5'7 weight 192.Need help?

On prenatal vitamins. Is it safe to take xenical or qsymia (phentermine and topiramate). My BMI is 30 and mybe 1 reason why I can't get pregnant. Height 5'7 weight 192.Need help?

Most women with BMI: Of 30 have no problem with fertility

i would avoid all drugs when trying to conceive

see endocrinologist of infertility specialist to look for other causes of infertility as I won't blame it on weight. ...Read more

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I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair, skin, and nails vitamin?

I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair, skin, and nails vitamin?

Hair loss.: If you’re continuing in family planning mode, then resume the prenatal vitamins. If not, then the hair and nails formulation would suffice. Regardless, the hair loss is expected, as you mentioned, and is related to rapid hormonal changes that occur at delivery. These changes occur quickly and self-correct very slowly. ...Read more

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When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When pregnant: When they are pregnant. But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins. ...Read more

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Can I take prenatal vitamins and iberet at the same time?

Can I take prenatal vitamins and iberet at the same time?

Should be: Ok. Just little extra on the vitamins. What your body needs it will use. What it doesn't it will excrete. Talk to you doctors And let them know you are on both ...Read more

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Can you smash up a prenatal vitamins and still get what you need in them?

Depends: Probably depends on the formulation of the pill. Just ask your doc to prescribe a chewable tablet. ...Read more

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I currently take monessa, will prenatal vitamins and herbalife products effect it?

I currently take monessa, will prenatal vitamins and herbalife products effect it?

Check the label: Look for St. John's Wort as an ingredient. St. John's wort increases the metabolism of hormones found in birth control pills. If you mix the two and are taking oral contraceptives as birth control, you may have an unintended pregnancy in spite of perfect medication use. Also look for the scientific name for the plant which is Hypericum perforatum, sometimes abbreviated H. perforatum. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why are there many prenatal vitamins with different ingredients? Which one should I pick?

Why are there many prenatal vitamins with different ingredients? Which one should I pick?

Any one with folate (folic acid): Any prenatal vitamin with folic acid works to prevent neurotube defects. You should start them before you get pregnant ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins affect the pill?

Can prenatal vitamins affect the pill?

No: Taking a prenatal vitamin concurrently with an oral contraceptive will not decrease efficacy of the birth control pill. In fact, it is often recommended that women take prenatal vitamins during their child-bearing years, despite birth control measures, because of their significant benefits and relatively low risks. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins at 10 pm?

Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins at 10 pm?

Not if you: Consistently remember to take them at that time and it can become part of a routine. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

Trial and error.: You can decide for yourself which brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea/stomach upset; many of my patients like the walgreen's prenatal vitamins. Centrum specialist prenatal vitamins are probably the best product. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take both biotin and prenatal vitamins?

Is it bad to take both biotin and prenatal vitamins?

No: It is safe, but prenatal vitamins tend to have Folic Acid in them, which is the inferior form of folate. Better to take l-methylfolate instead of folic acid. ...Read more

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Can you use prenatal vitamins if I'm also premenopausal?

Can you use prenatal vitamins if I'm also premenopausal?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins contain about 1 mg of Folic Acid and added vit d3, generally 1, 000 units, and extra iron, often 25 mg elemental iron. These would be fine for any premenopausal woman. It is wise to take prenatal vitamins months before actually getting pregnant. Find one that agrees with you. ...Read more

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How can I get pregant? I tried the prenatal vitamins they didn't work.

Unprotected sex: You have to have unprotected sex with one partner on a regular basis for at least a year before they consider you having trouble getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take prenatal vitamins when its expired in 2012?

No harm, but no good: It probably doesn't pose any harm to you, but won't provide any benefit. ...Read more

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Any insights for why some women have to take prenatal vitamins all the time?

Any insights for why some women have to take prenatal vitamins all the time?

Have to?: I don't think women HAVE TO take prenatal vitamins all of the time except when trying to conceive, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mulitivitamin is a great supplement to everybodys diet. ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Yes: Absolutely they can cause nausea. Be sure to take them on a full stomach, as this can help. If the nausea persists, try a different prenatal vitamin. There are many to choose from. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause cramps?

Can prenatal vitamins cause cramps?

No.: They shouldn't cause cramping. Make sure you stay hydrated and get some exercise! ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins cause bloating?

Do prenatal vitamins cause bloating?

Prenatal vit: Some prental vitamins can have side effects like nausea, vomiting, bloating etc, it depends how you take them and what ingredients it has. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Yes: It is possible that it might be the cause if you've started taking it and nothing else has changed in your diet. ...Read more

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Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

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 more

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Can prenatal vitamins help to conceive?

Can prenatal vitamins help to conceive?

Folic acid helps.: Folic acid enhances fertility to the point of increased risk for multiple gestation; it also decreases the risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. Finally, it prevents 75% of major cardiac anomalies and >90% of severe open neural tube defects (e.g. Anencephaly, spina bifida). Be sure to take 1-5 mg orally daily throughout your reproductive life (regardless of plans for pregnancy). ...Read more