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Is It Bad To Not Take The Prenatal Vitamins During Pregnancy
Better to take: Pnvs have benefits to both baby and mother- for moms, ensuring that depletion of iron, calcium and other nutrients is prevented is key. For babies, having folic acid, also calcium/ iron, and other essential nutrients fosters optimum growth and can help to prevent some birth defects. If moms don't take pnvs, they are missing out on these benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it safe to take trader joe's prenatal vitamins (which include herbs) both before and during pregnancy?
Why is calcium so low in prenatal vitamins? Should i take extra supplements (in addition to prenatal vitamins) before and during pregnancy?
Eat well stay hydrated & I take my prenatal vitamins but I'm really emotional during my pregnancy I cry a lot I cry everyday is crying hurting baby ?
If I only drink coconut milk during my pregnancy will I need to take additional vitamin d and calcium besides what is provided in prenatal vitamins?
Coconut milk has: sugars in it, and is not a high source for Vitamin D3 and calcium. What is most important is taking your prenatal vitamins, and having a diet rich in vegetables that are high in trace minerals including calcium. Organic preferred, and green leafy or cooked veges. Use the milk sparingly as it is carbohydrate rich, and can increase sugar levels. Work with your doctor on this, and your nutritionist. ...Read more
You need folate (folic acid): The most important vitamin during pregnancy is folic acid. Speak with your obstetrician to make sure you are getting what you need. Most of what else you need you can get from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains and it will probably be better for the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any other types of prenatal vitamins to take for my pregnancy that's not to hard to take?
Gummy prenatal vitamins: Just like they have kids gummy vitamins, they have gummy prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamins seem to have 30-100 iu of vitamin E but i thought vitamin E wasn't safe in excess mounts during pregnancy. How much is too much?
Pregnancy next year i'm planning to conceive, and i was wondering if i can start taking prenatal vitamins before i try to conceive! will that be safe to take before i start a pregnancy?
Absolutely.: Pnv are safe to take anytime.Get a more detailed answer ›
My prenatal vitamins have 800mcg & my folic acid vitamins are 1mg . Is that enough or too much during pregnancy ? Curios .
I'm generally healthy, planning pregnancy, 32 y.O. 1) what's the recommended dosage of folic acid? 2) should I take prenatal vitamins?
During my pregnancy I took prenatal vitamins and notice my hair grew longer and fuller. Will prenatal vitamins give me same results not pregnant ?
Probably: The vast majority of people get inadequate levels of vitamins and minerals from their diets, as the food we eat often is deficient in them. Thus, I recommend that everyone take a quality multivitamin to insure we get the vitamins and minerals we need. While this is very important when pregnant, those who are not pregnant also need and benefit from vitamins. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more
I've been taking prenatal vitamins in preparation of a future possible pregnancy. Is this good ? Should I take extra folic acid vitamins as well?
I'm worried because i missed taking prenatal vitamins for the first 4 weeks of my pregnancy. Is this a serious issue? I am 5 weeks pregnant, but i was unaware of becoming pregnant and thus didn't take any prenatal vitamins. After i confirmed thru home te
Folic : Folic acid is the synthetic derivative of folate, (folic acid) which is found naturally in food so they are essentially the same thing. Folic acid/folate is important in preventing spina bifida or open neural tube defects early in pregnancy during organogenesis (weeks 5-8) is considered very important. Ideally women should be taking prenatal vitamins and Folic Acid before conceiving however 50% of pregnancies are unplanned. You are doing the right thing by taking the prenatal vitamins as soon as you found out. I wouldn't worry too much. Your doctor will discuss screening tests available early in pregnancy to evaluate how healthy the pregnancy. Together you can make plans and decisions about how to proceed. Congratulations and best wishes. ...Read more
During pregnancy, is it recommended to have fish (i.e.: salmon, shrimp) in addition to the 200mg of DHA that prenatal vitamins provide? How much fish?
Eat normally: DHA in prenatal vitamins is an adequate source. A Fish meal is normally recommended once or twice a week. There is no need to go out of the way to eat more fish unless u r habituated in eating more sea food. Too much of a good thing may be harmful & mercury in sea food is a concern. So a positive attitude, regular excercize,& a good adequate balanced diet would be the best. Good luck! ...Read more
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