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How Much Dha Does A Pregnant Woman Need
What brand of prenatal vitamins would you suggest for a pregnant woman to take that has, iron, folic acid, dha,vit d, etc?.thanks
Many brands ok: Prenatal vitamins contain more folic acid and iron than do standard adult multivitamins. These two are especially needed for healthy fetal development. Other important nutrients are calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, copper, & vitamin B-6. Prenatal vitamins are a complement to a healthy diet. The brand is up to you, your doctor and/or pharmacist. DHA is not recommended. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Should women take DHA capsule during pregnancy? if so, when to start? What's the best ratio of DHA:EPA? And what's doses recommended for pregnancy?
DHA in pregnancy: Research indicates that the two most beneficial Omega-3s are EPA and DHA Although EPA and DHA naturally occur together and work together in the body, studies show that each fatty acid has unique benifits EPA supports the heart and immune system, DHA supports the brain,eyes, and central nervous system which is why it is uniquely important for pregnant and lactating women 300 mg DHA daily ...Read more
How much DHA is needed during pregnancy? I'm 14w1d & vitamin has 200 mg. I eat a salmon fillet per week also. Do i need supplementation?
DHA: A pregnant woman needs 300 mg of dha. You don't need supplementation as long as you eat salmon. ...Read more
Yes: Any basic multivitamin is fine to take while pregnant. Prenatal vitamins have extra Folic Acid which is important for prenatal growth and iron to help you maintain a healthy iron count. Newer studies tell us the importance of dha for prenatal development so i would recommend a vitamin with dha. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Omega-3 with 300mg EPA and 200mg DHA good for pregnancy? Would that much EPA tip over the balance of EPA/DHA that's needed? Is algae DHA superior?
Chemically the same: Omega-3 acids from any source are chemically the same. It doesn't matter whether they came from hand raised salmon, arctic krill or algae. The exact proportions of EPA/DHA are not established either. Omega-3 acids are good regardless of pregnancy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Do fish oil pills or DHA pills have mercury? I'm 10 weeks pregnant & need to know if their ok or if I should find a non-fish source DHA pill.
I am taking se-natal 19 because I am going to try to become pregnant. Is it a good prenatal to be on, or is it lacking in any way? Is DHA crucial?
I am taking Citranatal DHA which is made with synthetic, genetically modified DHA (Martek). Is it safe to take while pregnant?
A bad prenatal vit: Read contents at http://www.drugs.com/pro/citranatal-dha.html. Their claims about the superiority of their patented iron are loony. There is no advantage of anything over just plain iron sulfate if you need it. In addition, they have added only DHA from fish oil and neglected to add EPA. Both are essential fatty acids. The dose of Vit. D3 is ? too low, and 0 selenium. Use any standard prenatal ...Read more
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