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Is glucose balance supplement safe for pregnant women?

Is glucose balance supplement safe for pregnant women?

Why?: Glucose is normally low in pregnant women, and there is no reason to take supplements. Most are tube feeding products which the company markets to people who don't know better and says they help you lose weight or balance your glucose. All they are is caloric supplements. Food tastes better, is healthier and cheaper. Forget the supplements, they may be safe, but silly. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is booster c energy drink safe for pregnant women?

Is booster c energy drink safe for pregnant women?

Lots of caffeine: and I wouldn't suggest it. At 47, if this is you, I particularly would not use large doses of caffeine while pregnant. Energy comes from having adequate sleep, dealing with stress, having a healthy and balanced diet, and exercising. That, and not energy drinks, supplements and God knows what else, is what I recommend for myself, my family and my patients. ...Read more

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Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

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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Is chocolate weight gain supplement safe during pregnancy?

Is chocolate weight gain supplement safe during pregnancy?

I see no problems: The natural caffeine in chocolate is the only ingredient that might give minor concern but i see no reason to avoid it in moderation. ...Read more

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Is Special K protein water mix safe for pregnant women?

Is Special K protein water mix safe for pregnant women?

Unknown: if this is a protein supplement alone, then it is likely safe for consumption during pregnancy but in general, dietary supplements are not very well regulated or tested and if you are using this, it is at your own risk. ...Read more

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When should pregnant women start iron and calcium supplements?

Before pregnancy: I always recommend taking a good prenatal vitamin containing iron and calcium at least 3 months prior to contemplating pregnancy. Of course life doesn't always work out like we plan but if you can plan a pregnancy start supplementation early. ...Read more

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Which calcium supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? I am lactose intolerant.

Which calcium supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? I am lactose intolerant.

Various: Tums are safe and are a good source of calcium. I wouldn't personally recommend anything made from sea sources such as oyster shells. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Are cranberry supplements safe to ingest while pregnant?

Are cranberry supplements safe to ingest while pregnant?

Why supplements?: Supplements are often not regulated by anyone. If pregnant, i would stick to whole food nutrition, with the exception that Folic Acid is important to lower the risk of a neural tube defect like spina bifida. Look around for those types of products to keep you and your baby healthy. ...Read more

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Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?

Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?

Very important : Vitamin D3 is a critical hormone and plays an important role in fetal development. An optimal level is 50ng/dl so you need to supplement. Work with your doctor to put a plan in place. Go here for more information http://m.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Vitamin-D-Screening-and-Supplementation-During-Pregnancy?IsMobileSet=true ...Read more

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Is humalog (insulin lispro) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is humalog (insulin lispro) safe for  women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Humalog (insulin lispro) is a fast acting Insulin molecule that is completely safe in pregnancy. We use it commonly for gestational diabetic control. ...Read more

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Taking prenatal vitamins with hCG drops ncrease pregnancy?

Taking prenatal vitamins with hCG drops ncrease pregnancy?

Not likely: Are you asking if you would have a higher chance of getting pregnant taking growth hormone and vitamins? Possibly, if the growth hormone supplement and vitamins help your other hormones and help you be more balanced and you are still ovulating it might work. But there are better ways to go to improve chances of getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Is insulin healthy for pregnant women?

Is insulin healthy for pregnant women?

Yes: It's acceptable and permissible to use during pregnancy if needed to treat diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to take januvia (sitagliptin)?

Is it safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to take januvia (sitagliptin)?

No one knows: For pregnancy, animals studies show no risk or adverse fetal effects, but controlled human first trimester studies have not been done. No evidence of 2nd or 3rd trimester risk. There are no studies re: breastfeeding, so caution is advised. Talk w/your doctors. ...Read more

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Are multivitamins from Nutrilite (double X) good during pregnancy or while trying to conceive?

Are multivitamins from Nutrilite (double X) good during pregnancy or while trying to conceive?

Prenatals: I dont know the specific vitamin BUT it is a good idea to take a well balanced prenatal vitamin before during and after conception to insure you are getting all you need for a healthy pregnancy. Also consider folic acid supplements pre conception. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more