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Doctor insights on: How Long Should Pregnant Women Take Calcium

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Am12 weeks pregnant.How long i hav to take folic acid tabs during pregnancy? When should I start to take iron& calcium tabs?Any other medicines needed?

Am12 weeks pregnant.How long i hav to take folic acid tabs during pregnancy? When should I start to take iron& calcium tabs?Any other medicines needed?

Please ask: Your OB or the person who is going to do you delivery and follow their recommendations since they may say something different than me i a sure u can call the office and ask the nurse these ?S or make a list to ask your OB at your next visit. ...Read more

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How much more calcium should I take while pregnant?

How much more calcium should I take while pregnant?

Yes, supplement: In addition to a well-balanced diet, calcium may be supplemented. 600-1200mg/day of calcium is appropriate. In addition, many women are deficient in vitamin d. 200-400iu of vitamin d, in addition to prenatal vitamin supplementation, should suffice. Your obstetrician may screen for vitamin d deficiency by doing certain bloodwork. There are many brands that combine calcium and vitamin d together. ...Read more

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Can I take calcium, B12 and D3 vitamins while pregnant?

Can I take calcium, B12 and D3 vitamins while pregnant?

Vitamin D & calcium: It's probably a good idea to take calcium and possibly vitamin d3 while pregnant. Talk to your doctor about the dosage that is recommended for you. Unless you eat a vegan diet (no animal products) you probably don't need to take more vitamin B12 than is in prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Which benefits does a pregnant woman gain from iron, calcium, and phosphorus?

Essential ingrediant: Better living for the body through chemistry! po4, fe, and ca are the chemical symbols for the above ingredients and the body uses them all in pregnancy for assimilating another new product.(baby). ...Read more

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Does it matter what type of calcium and prenatal supplements I take while pregnant?

Does it matter what type of calcium and prenatal supplements I take while pregnant?

Yes: Make sure it has the appropriate number of calcium and FOLATE_ you want at least 4mg of folate (folic acid) to prevent brain problems and spinal cord problems. I suggest you get the prenatal vitamins your OB dr suggests ...Read more

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I am approximately 3 months pregnant & currently taking prenatal & folic tablets. Should I take calcium tablets as well?

I am approximately 3 months pregnant & currently taking prenatal & folic tablets. Should I take calcium tablets as well?

Not Necessary: As long as your diet has adequate calcium in it and you are taking a good prenatal vitamin, there is no need for additional calcium supplementation. Good Luck with your pregnancy! ...Read more

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