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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?

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

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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 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.

No: With severe spina bifida he will if diagnoses as you have and an ultrasound confirms it then immediate surgery will be required to close the rural canal. Then dependent on the level this will dictate his functionality and his ambulatory capability. This unfortunately can not be diagnosed until birth, but he will have certain limitations and functional limitations in terms of use of his legs. ...Read more

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Can calcium that comes from plant sources have any adverse reactions like clogging arteries? I wanna take RAW CALCIUM from garden of life product

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

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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?

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

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Hey is garden of life men multivitamin is good for yeast overgrowth (candida) I'm taking gnc probiotics nd multivitamin please explain thx. .

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

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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?

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?

Concerning: Without knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy, this is harder to answer. I am, however, concerned that your hypertension may be associated with a pregnancy related condition called pre-eclampsia. I would speak to your obstetrician or midwife soon (like today). ...Read more

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Can you double up on prenatals?

Can you double up on prenatals?

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

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What are prenatal exercise classes?

What are prenatal exercise classes?

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

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What is invasive prenatal diagnosis?

What is invasive prenatal diagnosis?

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

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Could prenatals make you break out?

Prenatal: Not certain what you mean by prenatals. Please give exact details. ...Read more

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What happens during routine prenatal visits?

What happens during routine prenatal visits?

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

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What is prenatal fifa test? How it is performed?

Are you sure?: Check your spelling and verify this is what you meant to ask. I googled the term prenatal fifa test and no results show up. I have never heard of this test. ...Read more

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Are there any disadvantages or complications to prenatal diagnosis?

Are there any disadvantages or complications to prenatal diagnosis?

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

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What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

It depends.: If a woman is at higher risk for having a child with a birth defect, detecting it in their unborn child can be helpful. Depending on the results, she may need to deliver in a tertiary setting or she may choose to terminate the pregnancy, . ...Read more

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What is the best prenatal on the market? What should I be looking for in a prenatal?

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

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What are prenatal tests done for?

What are prenatal tests done for?

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

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Can prenatals make you more fertile?

Can prenatals make you more fertile?

No: Prenatal vitamins help assure that nutritional deficiencies are taken care of. ...Read more

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Are frequent prenatal ultrasounds safe?

Are frequent prenatal ultrasounds safe?

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

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What are the prenatal tests for jacobsen syndrome?

What are the prenatal tests for jacobsen syndrome?

CVS or amnio: A woman can undergo chorionic villous sampling between 10-13 weeks or amniocentesis between 15-24 wks for chromosomal analysis which will reveal the 11q deletion. ...Read more

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What is prenatal care like?

What is prenatal care like?

Prenatal care: 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

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Is zevit a complete prenatal supplement?

Is zevit a complete prenatal supplement?

Yes: Yes this product has adequate ingredients for pregnancy. It's always best to try to get your nutrients from food, if possible, as the body much better absorbs vitamins and minerals from food as opposed to a supplement. Food for thought! ...Read more

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What is noninvasive prenatal testing (nipt)?

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

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What to expect at my 16 week prenatal visit?

What to expect at my 16 week prenatal visit?

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

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What should I do for prenatal depression?

What should I do for prenatal depression?

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

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Is it necessary to take pre-natal vitamins?

Is it necessary to take pre-natal vitamins?

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

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One taking prenatals should you stop taking your Vitamins?

One taking prenatals should you stop taking your Vitamins?

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

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Should prenatals be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Should prenatals be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Yes and before: It is common to start using prenatal vitamins before, during, and even after pregnancy. Most OB doctors recommend use of prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. One great benefit is getting the required amounts of Folic Acid which help prevent neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Is taking 2 flinstone vitamins equivalent to taking a prenatal?

Is taking 2 flinstone vitamins equivalent to taking a prenatal?

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

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Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Absolutely vital: Please remember that you are feeding your baby as well as yourself and the vitamins are needed for both of you. ...Read more

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What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

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

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Doctor, is there a way to check prenatally for risk for dyslexia?

Doctor, is there a way to check prenatally for risk for dyslexia?

None Known: Not yet, although there appears to be a genetic connection. ...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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Qwill taking prenatals hurt you in any way if you are not pregnant, nor trying to be....Thanks?

Qwill taking prenatals hurt you in any way if you are not pregnant, nor trying to be....Thanks?

Multivitamin: Prenatal vitamins are just a type of multivitamins that have more folic acid. Therefore it won't hurt you in anyway if you are not pregnant nor or not planning to get pregnant any time soon and you are using it. ...Read more