Doctor insights on:
Effects Of Prenatal Vitamins On Non Pregnant Women
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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It works on all: It can be taken by non pregnant females and it works as a supplement vitamin like any other. ...Read more
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
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
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
Nothing different: Nothing different than any other vitamin. Its certainly not bad for you if that's your question. ...Read more
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
Can prenatal vitamins help with hair loss in women who have never been pregnant? If not, which vitamins help?
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
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
No: Taking prenatal vitamins do not help you get pregnant faster. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
I just got off the shot a month ago can taking prenatal vitamins make it not take as long to get pregnant?
No: Should not make a differenceGet a more detailed answer ›
I just found out I'm pregnant, and haven't made a dr. Appointment, so you what prenatal vitamins would you recommend?
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
Should I take prenatal vitamins before/while we are trying to get pregnant? Which prenatal vitamins do you recommend?
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