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Is it bad to not take the prenatal vitamins during pregnancy?

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 more

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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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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 it bad to take prenatal vitamins if you aren't pregnant?

No: Prenatal vitamins are absolutely ok even if you are not pregnant. Prenatal vitamins also reduce the risk of birth defects in the event that one day you do become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hair vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take hair vitamins during pregnancy?

I wouldn't: what's in them? I suggest you do not take any unnecessary medication during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it good to take a prenatal multivitamin each day when you are not pregnant?

Is it good to take a prenatal multivitamin each day when you are not pregnant?

Yes: Yes, it is recommended that every woman of child-bearing age, who is capable of conceiving, take a daily prenatal vitamin. This way, if one becomes pregnant unexpectedly, the prenatal vitamins are already on-board and ready to go to work helping to keep the baby healthy. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins everyday, if I'm not pregnant?

Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins everyday, if I'm not pregnant?

Ok to take: Prenatal vitamins usually have extra iron and folic acid but that is not an issue in a healthy person. It is more important to be used to them before becoming pregnant so you can continue them during the early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take your medicines during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take your medicines during pregnancy?

Depends : It depends on what medicines you're taking. Discuss each medication with your doctor and find out if it should be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is folic acid the only pill you have to take during pregnancy?

Is folic acid the only pill you have to take during pregnancy?

No: In pregnancy Folic Acid is recommended, prenatal vitamins, and omega 3 dha for fetal brain development. Your physician will tell you if you are anemic which many women are and need additional iron. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take metanx during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take metanx during pregnancy?

Not known: No research has been done to see if metanx is safe for use during pregnancy. The U.S. Food and drug admin. (fda) uses a category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. However, metanx is a medical food. Medical foods do not require fda approval, and are not assigned a pregnancy category. Animal studies show no risk, discuss w OB dr. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take back and body aspirin during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take back and body aspirin during pregnancy?

No: Stay away from all anti-inflammatory medications (advil, motrin, or aleve) and aspirin. These drugs can increase the risk of bleeding and miscarriage. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest for pain. Need to discuss your issues with your provider. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Is it safe to take pregnyl during pregnancy to give more vitamins for the babies (twins)?

Definitely DO NOT: take unless prescribed by a physician. It does not give more vitamins for the babies, it is a hormone. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take prenatal vitamins even if i'm not trying to get pregnant?

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Is it okay to take prenatal vitamins even if i'm not  trying to get pregnant?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins are designed to contain lower levels of some ingredients, eg- vitamin a which can be toxic to the fetus. It makes them more expensive.. There is no benefit in taking them when not pregnant, but ther is definitely no harm. ...Read more