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Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Good idea. : The neural tube closes during the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a patient knows they are pregnant. Folic acid (found in prenatal vitamins) is important for correct closure. So i recommend taking them if you are planning to get pregnant. **. ...Read more

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Diet for pregnant women?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Diet for pregnant women?

Low carb/low sugar: A diet low in sugar and carbs will minimize weight gain and the size of the baby. It will also decrease the risk of gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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What kind of prenatal vitamins' should pregnant women take ?

What kind of prenatal  vitamins' should pregnant women take ?

The ones you like: I recommend inexpensive over-the-counter vitamins to all my patients. You can choose the ones you like (tablets, gummies, chewables...). Prescription vitamins are not 'better.' You will likely get some different answers on this question. ...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 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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Do women hav to take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

Do women hav to take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

No don't have to but: It may be a good idea, but you don't have too. Many people do not eat a well balanced diet full of all the micronutrients that their bodies needs. Good nutrian is especially important during pregnancy. Vitamins help make up the difference. If you are getting everything your body needs from the foods you eat, then you do not need prenatal vitamins. Most woman are not so lucky. ...Read more

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9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

9 weeks pregnant, what are the protein drinks recommended for pregnant women?

Eat healthier...: A healthy, well blanced diet of cooked meat/fish, leafy veggies, daries, carbs, and prenatal vitamins are better than any supplement during pregnancy. None of the protein drinks are "recommended"--they can be used if needed. Remember, these are processed foods and contain preservatives. So keep active, eat well, see you OB regularly. Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

There is a: wide safety margin on vitamins. Check the ingredients; these particular vitamins will tend to have a bit more calcium but otherwise not that different and a wide safety margin. except for costing more, not really a problem. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Talk to OB: but lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are tested and approved in pregnant women. I would always make sure with your OB that you actually need to use a product before doing so. ...Read more

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Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Antifungals that are safe for pregnant women?

Already answered: lotrimin (clotrimazole) and Monistat are considered safe in pregnancy but i always recommend seeing your OB to make sure you actually need it. ...Read more

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Are reproductive health The vitamins good for trying to get pregnant?

Are reproductive health The vitamins good for trying to get pregnant?

Folic acid: It is recommended that women trying to get pregnant take a vitamin containing Folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. Vitamins do not raise your overall fertility rate though. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman taking her prenatal vitamin still become anemic ?

Yes she could: Anemia has many causes...Most of them are not corrected by a vitamin unless this medication also has iron in it. Even then blood loss can cause anemia and there are more causes as well. Have the ob/gyn doctor guide her....Who is she anyway? ...Read more

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Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: Be sure they're from a reputable supplier. Your physician can be your guide. In the usa, it's usual to supplement with vitamins and iron under your doctor's guidance. ...Read more

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Is it important to take prenatal pills everyday during pregnancy?

Is it important to take prenatal pills everyday during pregnancy?

Not really: Prenatal vitamins are helpful but not crucial and a good balanced diet is much more important. The better you take care of yourself the better you will do throughout the pregnancy. ...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