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Doctor insights on: How Long Should Pregnant Women Take Calcium

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Can i take calmag supreme while pregnant. It has calcium magnesium vit c and acetycholine? It helps with calm nerves.

Ask obstetrician: Most vitamin and mineral supplements are safe. Beware of over the counter preparations especially herbal preparations which may contain unknown ingredients or chemicals which could be harmful. Always check with your obstetrician before taking any medicine or food if in doubt. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin d with calcium when your pregnant?

Is it ok to take vitamin d with calcium when your pregnant?

Yes: It is important to take vitamin d and calcium when pregnant to protect against bone loss and to maximize the skeletal development of the baby. Many women have been shown to be vitamin d deficient in recent years. A serum 25ohd test should be done to document a normal level. The dose of vitamin d to take depends on what level you start at. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Tums (calcium carbonate) when pregnant? Currently 27 weeks.

Is it okay to take Tums (calcium carbonate) when pregnant? Currently 27 weeks.

Cat "C": Tums (calcium carbonate) is category "c" for safety during pregnancy (per epoctrates.Com). The general recommendation is to only take it when the benefit outweighs the risk. Talk with your OB doc. However, Tums (calcium carbonate) is generally regarded as safe during pregnancy, see: http://goo.Gl/hmkhr. ...Read more

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Is It ok to take calcium, Vit c, and omega 3 while pregnant and in taking pre natals?

Is It ok to take calcium, Vit c, and omega 3 while pregnant and in taking pre natals?

Yes: All these are included in Prenatal Vitamins . So eat healthy balanced diet with Fresh vegetables and Fruits. Best wishes for healthy pregnancy ...Read more

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Can i take multivitamins that contains Vit.B1 Vit.B2 Vit.B6 Vit.B12 Nicotinamide Calcium Pantothenate and Vit.C while pregnant?

Can i take multivitamins that contains Vit.B1 Vit.B2 Vit.B6 Vit.B12 Nicotinamide Calcium Pantothenate and Vit.C while pregnant?

Yes, however...: Every prenatal multivitamin contains all of those and more so this is definitely safe. However, the most important vitamin in a prenatal is Folic Acid (ideally as folinic acid or L-5-MTHF), esp. important in the first few weeks of pregnancy. Also eat greens and beans/lentils for folate (folic acid). ...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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Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take calcium and vitamin d during pregnancy?

Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Tums (calcium carbonate) while pregnant 6 months pregnant

Tums (calcium carbonate) : Tums (calcium carbonate) is a pregnancy category c medication which means that not enough research has been done to know how safe it is during pregnancy. The pros/cons of the medication need to be weighed for each individual situation. Call your doctor to discuss. They may be fine with you taking Tums (calcium carbonate) or may have other better suggestions if you are having problems with heartburn. ...Read more