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How Much B12 Should A Pregnant Woman Take
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
Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B12 is safe: Any amount of b 12 is safe since excess is eliminated-but more than contained in a prenatal vitamin is wasted some iron is advisable and again any amount is safe since only a small portion is absorbed. A practical dose for most patients is the usual prenatal vitamin once daily and one additional iron pill after a later meal. ...Read more
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
Some weightloss clinics offer B12 and hCG injections if im wanting to get pregnant can I take the injection around my ovulation time?Is this safe?
Avoid: Talk to your OB doctor for specifics about you, but in general you want to avoid any supplements and medicines not prescribed by a doctor while you are trying to get pregnant. Even doctor prescribed medicines should be reviewed with your OB doctor as some are not ok to take while pregnant (many cholesterol meds, for example). You should be on a pre-natal vitamin while trying to get pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I lost my pregnancy in April 2014 due to folic acid and B12 deficieny.i am already taking folic supplements.do I have to take any B12 supplements ?
Yes: It is safe to take folic acid and B12 every day and esp. wise to take folic acid regularly before you become pregnant. Over 1/3 of people have difficulty converting folic acid to the active form L-5_MTHF so consider a supplement that contains L-5-MTHF. Also eat foods high in folate- see http://whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrient&dbid=63 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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