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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. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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. Im 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. Im 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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Can prenatal vitamins help your hair grow and keep them from splitting at the ends?

Can prenatal vitamins help your hair grow and keep them from splitting at the ends?

Won't hurt: If you are already eating a balanced diet, adding vitamins probably will no help much. But if you shirk on eating your vegetables, vitamins along with a good shampoo and conditioner will probably help keep your tress looking good. ...Read more

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better. ...Read more

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Can I give prenatal vitamins to my children?

Can I give prenatal vitamins to my children?

Better if you don't: Prenatal vitamins contain a lot of the same things, but in different quantities that are more appropriate to a mom than to a kid. They are also in forms that children will generally find less palatable than vitamins designed for children. ...Read more

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Can you crush prenatal vitamins and eat them ?

Yes, but why?: That probably would not taste very good and you could get bits of vitamin stuck in your esophagus. If you have trouble swallowing capsules, look for a liquid prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about prenatal vitamins?

What do I need to know about prenatal vitamins?

Look at ingredients: Avoid artificial colors, all will have 800 to 1, 000 mg of Folic Acid but the ones that have methyl folate (folic acid) help persons who metabolize folate (folic acid) differently. Also methyl cobalamine is the best b-12. Dha 200 mg a day is good for brain development. Vit d levels vary and the need for vit d varies . People experiencing more stress breakdown vit d. Taking additional vit d may be necessary. ...Read more

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When should one start taking prenatal vitamins?

When should one start taking prenatal vitamins?

Prenatal vitamins: Start prenatal vitamins 2-3 months before you are going to try to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Yes and no: They have enough Folic Acid to be helpful, but they lack iron. Supplemental iron is very important. Many women start pregnancy with low iron already, and then the baby continues to take from you. You should find some iron supplement that you can take with these. ...Read more

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What is the maximum dose of prenatal vitamins I can take?

What is on the label: Take what the manufacturer recommends. Vitamin a is a fat soluble vitamin and can build up to high levels. Babies need a certain amount of vitamin a, but not a high level, as it can cause birth defects. Also, read the labels of anti-aging creams you might have, as they usually contain retinoic acid or isotretinoin, which is vitamin a. Go over them with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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