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Garden Of Life Prenatal
Garden of life women's formula vitamin code good for a general supplement? Is it in a good synergistic balance? Better to take separately than multi?
No endorsments: Healthtap doctors do not give blanket endorsements of any products. However, the listed ingredients in this one seem reasonable -- and at least it's natural vitamin e. Depending on your sunshine exposure you may need more vit d than supplied here. Also, you may or may not need the extra iron. If you took all this separately, it would be a lot of tablets. Http://tinyurl. Com/kxmls6y. ...Read more
I have a question regarding the prenatal which are taken during pregnancy. Is "brainstrong powered by life dha" is good to take?
Yes: Pregnant women are recommended to take 200 mg of dha daily which enhances neuronal development. ...Read more
Can my child have a normal life with spina bifida? I just found out with prenatal tests that my baby has a severe form of spina bifida. He will most likely be paralyzed. I want to have him anyway, but i’m scared his life will be too hard.
Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product
No: It is a wise idea for most women to supplement calcium and vitamin D. Exercise is very important for bone preservation also. Although it is important to supplement your calcium, the particular calcium supplement that you were asking about appears to be very expensive compared to others with no obvious proven benefit over them though. Calcium supplements do not clog your arteries. Good luck. ...Read more
I take 5, 800iu of vitamin D3 daily between my garden of life whole food multivitamin and my vitamin D3 5, 000iu is this safe?
Yes, safe dose!: In general one has to take at least 40, 000 iu of vit d for a prolonged period to approach toxic levels. It is considered safe to take up to 10, 000 iu/day. You could get a blood test of your levels to see where you are at. While normal range is 30-100, optimal range is probably above 50. See http://www. Vitamindcouncil. Org/about-vitamin-d/how-do-i-get-the-vitamin-d-my-body-needs/. ...Read more
Hey is garden of life men multivitamin is good for yeast overgrowth (candida) I'm taking gnc probiotics nd multivitamin please explain thx. .
Not exactly but...:
I recommend everyone take a good multivitamin including those with candida issues, and Garden of Life Men's multivitamin is one of the better ones out there, but that alone won't do much if anything to treat the yeast.
Treatment involves minimizing sugars and starches, taking antifungal herbs and/or drugs and probiotics. Treatment takes 3-6 months.
See http://tinyurl. Com/zhnhbfx for details. ...Read more
Feeling dizzy/dazed after taking prenatals is it normal I have high blood pressure and have had it all my life but today it was very high 157/91?
Is it OK to take plant based proteins when you have kidney stones? I am vegan and take garden of life raw plant based protein daily.
NO-Think of the baby: After a baby is born, would a parent give it a double dose of any medication, including vitamins? We doubt it. Physicians prescribe them based on the benefits vs risk for mom+fetus and the dosage determined by the best information available. If there is doubt about the drug or dose, the prescribing physician should be consulted. All medications, otc and herbal products should be discussed with ob. ...Read more
Prenatal exercises: Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help you stay healthy and feel your best. Regular exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts such as backaches and fatigue. There is evidence that physical activity may prevent gestational diabetes, relieve stress, and build more stamina needed for delivery. ...Read more
Amnio or CVS: Typically the term "invasive prenatal diagnosis" applies to two tests commonly performed to obtain fetal genetic information, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. The word "invasive" is used for procedures like these because the uterus is entered through a needle into amniotic sac or through a catheter into placental tissue, respectively. ...Read more
Evaluation: The progress of your pregnancy will be compared against known standards to see if there is any cause for concern. You will be updated on your progress, and things such as diet and exercise outlined for you. The goal is to make sure everything is progressing normally and that there are no surprises for you and that you understand what to do next. ...Read more
Yes: Prenatal diagnosis of fetal conditions has both pros and cons - one con is that prenatal diagnosis is never 100% and can cause undue stress on parents during the remainder of the gestation. A desire to obtain prenatal diagnosis should only be done after careful thought about how you & your significant other will respond to the news and what you will do with the information. ...Read more
No endorsement: First, we do not endorse any products. Second, many of us would caution you against taking these vitamins unless your physician, caring for you in person recommended it. And, third, if recommended then any common product should suffice. ...Read more
Screening 4 problems: Prenatal care serves the maternal-fetal pair by preventing some complications and detecting other complications early (before irreparable damage). As such, prenatal tests are used to screen all women for diabetes, hypertension, infections, malpresentation, genetic disorders, fetal anomalies and combinations thereof that could threaten the perinatal outcome. Early prenatal care is essential! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, definitely. Some women have fetuses that require lots of additional ultrasounds due to monitoring of abnormalities. These women and their unborn fetuses are not at any increased risk. Ultrasound is just that, soundwaves. They cannot harm the body. ...Read more
Check Vit K: If the prenatal vit contains vit k you should notify your doctor first. ...Read more
Prenatal care is seeing a nurse practitioner or physician during a pregnancy monthly until about 36 weeks gestation then weekly if there are no medical issues. Weight gain, BP check, fetal heart rate and any maternal concerns are discussed at each visit. A sonogram may be done to see if the fetus is growing properly.
Blood work is usually done the first visit and culture for gbs at 36 weeks. ...Read more
Fetal DNA: Testing for free fetal DNA is available for detection of trisomies either from 9 weeks 0 days or 10 weeks 0 days, the latter being much less expensive. The results are available in 7 to10days with 99.99% accuracy. Both ACMG and FACOG recommend confirmation of an abnormal result with either amniocentesis or CVS. Other non-invasive tests include fetal ultrasonography and prenatal screening. ...Read more
Prenatal visit: At 16 weeks, your doctor should check your vital signs, ask you if you have any complaints, go over the recommended tests during this time. He may offer you prenatal risk screen to assess your (as mother) risk of having a baby with chromosome abnormalities such as down syndrome, trisomy 18 and 13. Otherwise, to make sure you're uptodate on the required prenatal labwork. Us is to be expected at 18. ...Read more
Therapy, poss. Meds: Depression during pregnancy is more common than often thought. (many believe pregnancy prevents depression, not true.) psychotherapy is the first choice, to avoid exposing the fetus to meds. But it's better to take antidepressants, usually ssris, than to stay clinically depressed while pregnant. Depression itself can harm your unborn baby, so the risks must be weighed. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Helpful if pregnant: If you are pregnant or might become pregnant then prenatal vitamins have been shown to reduce the risk of certain birth defects like neural tube defects. Recent research shows they may reduce risk of autism.They also benefit mom's health. If your diet is exceptionally healthy not as crucial. See http://sfari. Org/news-and-opinion/in-brief/2011/clinical-research-prenatal-vitamins-lower-risk-of-autism. ...Read more
Yes: Limit green tea to five cups or less per day. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamins: If you are pregnant, you should only take your prenatal vitamin. There are certain vitamins that you should NOT take in excess while you are pregnant. ...Read more
Not the best choice: This might be better than nothing but I do no recommend it because flintstones vitamins are loaded with unhealthy chemicals like artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and ingredients derived from genetically modified corn & soy. I would not want to expose a developing baby to these chemicals. I advise a prenatal with the l-5-mthf form of Folic Acid if possible like vitamin code or thorne prenatals. ...Read more
One your body likes: There are many different prenatal vitamins. They have certain things in common but several differences. I would avoid one with artificial colors or flavors. Ginger is often added to prenatals because of its ability to treat nausea. It is safe. Some contain a lot of calcium which is constipating. It is best to get calcium from healthy unprocessed food together with other minerals ...Read more
None Known: Not yet, although there appears to be a genetic connection. ...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