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Effects Of Prenatal Vitamins On Non Pregnant Women
Nothing different: Nothing different than from the side effects if you are pregnant. (mostly GI upset). ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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
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. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...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
It works on all: It can be taken by non pregnant females and it works as a supplement vitamin like any other. ...Read more
Can i take alive woman's energy multivitamins or any type of vitamins while taking birth control? ( monanessa birth control )
Im a plus size women ttc currently taking prenatal vitamins that have 800mcg of folic acid.Is taking 400mcg extra of folic acid to much?
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
Eat healthier...: A healthy, well blanced diet of cooked meat/fish, leafy veggies, daries, carbs, and prenatal vitamins are better than any supplement during pregnancy. None of the protein drinks are "recommended"--they can be used if needed. Remember, these are processed foods and contain preservatives. So keep active, eat well, see you OB regularly. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more
What are the negative consequences of taking both a multivitamin (centrum) and acai berry pills everyday?
No, but consider...: Centrum is ok but not a very good multivitamin.A study which ranked 101 multivits ranked centrum silver 54th of 101 brands; i wouldn't rank it even that high- see http://www.Multivitaminguide.Org/ & see http://drrandybaker.Com/2012/11/11/vitamins-really-do-prevent-heart-disease-beware-of-bad-studies/ for my critique of centrum. Acai berries contain beneficial phytonutrients not found in vitamins. ...Read more
No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
16weeks pregnant im taking 3 vitamins is there any possibilities to get a side effects while taking 3 vitamins? Calcium+ / iron 27mg/ folic acid? Tnx!
No: You are doing good. There should not be any side effects. ...Read more
Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more
Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...Read more
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