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Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

No not that: I know of, prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in some people whether they are preg or not, but they do not cause any other sxs associated with preg. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Can prenatal vitamins help reduce some of the symptoms associated with PMDD like bloating, water retention, and migraines?

Can prenatal vitamins help reduce some of the symptoms associated with PMDD like bloating, water retention, and migraines?

It is unlikely that: They will be helpful for the symptoms you are expressing. There are other medications that could be suggested. See your primary health care provider who has your full medical history and will be able to advise you. ...Read more

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6weeks pregnant. Notice light clay colored stools 3 days ago. No other symptoms ie abd pain fever etc. Very worried. No meds besides prenatal vitamins

6weeks pregnant. Notice light clay colored stools 3 days ago. No other symptoms ie abd pain fever etc. Very worried. No meds besides prenatal vitamins

Clay: Iron in your prenatal vitamin may alter the color and firmness of your stool and your dietary intake from day to day will alter its appearance as well. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins give you the some of the same symptoms has pregnancy? Like breast tenderness fatigue gas and a little abdominal pain?

Can prenatal vitamins give you the some of the same symptoms has pregnancy? Like breast tenderness fatigue gas and a little abdominal pain?

Unlikely: I've never heard of any vitamins causing breast tenderness. Vitamins are very unlikely to cause fatigue, gas or abdominal pain unless you're allergic to one or more of the ingredients- for example, some vitamins contain soy or gluten which are common allergens. If you're sure you aren't pregnant then try stopping them to see if you feel better, then restart. If it causes problems try another type. ...Read more

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I have been having vision problems. I get to the point I feel confused and can't focis on anything. Taking prenatal vitamins help. What could this be?

I have been having vision problems. I get to the point I feel confused and can't focis on anything. Taking prenatal vitamins help. What could this be?

Get Eyes Tested: You are having vision problems. My suggestion is you get your eyes checked by an eye doctor as you may be in need of glasses.Taking Prenatal Vitamins will not help ...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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Haven't been taking prenatal vitamins regularly. How dangerous is this?

Haven't been taking prenatal vitamins regularly. How dangerous is this?

Depends on your diet: The main benefit of taking prenatal vitamins is to dramatically reduce the risk of neural tube defects (a birth defect) by taking adequate folic acid in the first month of pregnancy. However, if your diet has adequate folate or folic acid you'll be fine- it's found in many foods, esp. Beans, greens & fortified cereals. Even if you did not take vits the risk is low-but folic acid lowers it greatly. ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Possibly: Depends on your diet - nothing replaces good nutrition, rest and fitness. Some vitamins - b's - and minerals like iron can support energy levels. ...Read more

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Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that your fertility hinges on your multivitamin intakes. Often your body is able to absorb important nutrients from the food we eat. A multivitamin may not be the determining factor. ...Read more

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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

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Doctors can you tell me when should I start taking prenatal vitamins?

Doctors can you tell me when should I start taking prenatal vitamins?

Start prenatal vits: Prenatal vitamin are high in Folic Acid and vitamin b-12 which are important for correct fetal neural tube closure. Unfortunately, this process begins at about 3 weeks, often before women know they are pregnant. So if you are planning to conceive next month, start taking prenatal vitamins this month. **. ...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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What are the proven advantages of taking prenatal vitamins when you aren't pregnant?

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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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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Taking birth control and prenatal vitamins is it ok?

Taking birth control and prenatal vitamins is it ok?

Yes: It's fine. I'm perhaps in the minority in believing that routine supplementation with inexpensive vitamin-mineral tablets is worthwhile for people without special risks / needs. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

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When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

No rules: There is no benefit to you with the extra cost prenatal vitamins. Not sure why you would be taking them over any other brand of multi-vitamin. ...Read more

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Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach. ...Read more

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Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

No: Prenatal vitamins contain the exact amount of daily vitamins that are essential for you and the baby, to the contrary, multivitamins may contain more of some certain vitamins that may not be safe. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?

What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?

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 do not help a woman get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of serious birth defect (called a neural tube defect). ...Read more

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How much time can you wait until I start taking prenatal vitamins? What exactly is prenatal vitamins how does this help the baby?

How much time can you wait until I start taking prenatal vitamins? What exactly is prenatal vitamins how does this help the baby?

Start as soon: As you are pregnant. The prenatal vitamins supplement both mother and baby's nutrition and replaces any vitamins which may be lost during pregnacy. Most are fortified with extra iron for both mother and baby. ...Read more

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If I've gone a couple weeks without taking prenatal vitamins but would like to try again and start up again, is that ok? Considering I hadn't been

If I've gone a couple weeks without taking prenatal vitamins but would like to try again and start up again, is that ok? Considering I hadn't been

Absolutely: The data shows that prenatal vitamins should be taken before pregnancy to decrease the risk of spinal cord abnormalities in babies. Most women in the US have an adequate diet, but 50% of pregnancies in this country are unplanned, so yes, you can restart the vitamin. There is no "withdrawal' if you stop suddenly, and no risk (other than stomach upset if you had any), to restarting. ...Read more

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If I've gone a couple weeks without taking prenatal vitamins but would like to try again and start up again, is that ok? Considering I hadn't been

Yes: If a woman is pregnant, it is important for her to take prenatal vitamins as the prescription was originally written by the prescribing physician. If some are missed, there is no safe way to "catch up" so informing the OB and taking them as directed would be important. ...Read more

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How LNG till u get preg if ur taking prenatal vitamins Nd TTC??

How LNG till u get preg if ur taking prenatal vitamins Nd TTC??

Prenatal vitamins: Are not used to help a woman to become pregnant. However they are very important to increase chances that the pregnancy will be healthy. Take care. ...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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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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Is taking palafer and materna prenatal vitamins at the same time safe for fetus?

Is taking palafer and materna prenatal vitamins at the same time safe for fetus?

Yes: Both Palaver and Materna have iron, vitamin C and folic acid but it is completely safe to take both of them as Vit C and Folic Acid are safe to take in very high amounts and it is also safe (and often beneficial) to take the amount of iron contained in both of these.
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