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Is it safe to take a DHA supplement and prenatal vitamin together while pregnant?

Is it safe to take a DHA supplement and prenatal vitamin together while pregnant?

YES: Most prenatal vitamens contain a prenatal vitamin and dha either in a combination pill or two separate pills. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Is it safe to take a DHA omega supplement along with my prenatal vitamin while I'm pregnant?

Is it safe to take a DHA omega supplement along with my prenatal vitamin while I'm pregnant?

Highly recommended: Congratulations!
It is not only safe to take DHA supplements during pregnancy but highly recommended, as DHA is important for the formation of your baby's brains and eyes. Prenatal vitamins are helpful too, but each does not reduce need for the other. Look for DHA that's purified and guaranteed to be free of mercury.
Best brand include Carlson, Nordic Naturals, Barlean's and Life Extension. ...Read more

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Taking a prenatal vitamin + DHA after being on the depo-provera shot. Can this help me to get pregnant? I've been having symptoms

Taking a prenatal vitamin + DHA after being on the depo-provera shot. Can this help me to get pregnant? I've been having symptoms

Prenatal vitamines: Prenatal vitamins do not help you get pregnant. They are meant to improve the nutritional health of the fetus. What do you mean "i've been having symptoms"? if you think you may be pregnant, please take a pregnancy test or see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks 5 days pregnant and I just started taking a DHA / Folic Acid Prenatal vitamin and I'm feeling terribly queezy for the 1st time.?

I'm 11 weeks 5 days pregnant and I just started taking a DHA / Folic Acid Prenatal vitamin and I'm feeling terribly queezy for the 1st time.?

Pregnancy related.: Visit your OB/ GYN for the check up. You will get more clarifications. The above mentioned vitamins are a questionable cause for you nausea, but pregnancy does. Best! ...Read more

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Does taking a prenatal vitamin plus DHA after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, help you get pregnant right away? I'm sure I'm fertile. Haven't always been on Depo-Provera

Does taking a prenatal vitamin plus DHA after Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, help you get pregnant right away? I'm sure I'm fertile. Haven't always been on Depo-Provera

No, but...: No, the vitamins will not help you get pregnant quicker, but it is important that you take vitamins. Being on adequate folic acid before conception reduces the risk of anomalies including cleft lip, heart defects, spina bifida, and now even autism. ...Read more

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I can't remember if I took my prenatal vitamin. Would it hurt if I take 2? I take neevo plus dha

I can't remember if I took my prenatal vitamin. Would it hurt if I take 2? I take neevo plus dha

No: Taking two will not harm you or the baby. I would not do that every day due to the excessive iron. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm 28 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take 1, 000mg of vitaminc and 400iu vitamin E daily? Together with a prenatal vitamin.

Hi. I'm 28 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to take 1, 000mg of vitaminc and 400iu vitamin E daily? Together with a prenatal vitamin.

Vitamin Supplements: The prenatal vitamin contains every vitamin and mineral supplement that you and your baby should need. I would not recommend adding additional vitamin supplements without first checking with your OB provider. I have seen patients develop kidney stones on 1 gram daily doses of vitamin C. Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that can accumulate and affect blood clotting. Please check with your OB. ...Read more

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What is the best prenatal vitamin with DHA included?

What is the best prenatal vitamin with DHA included?

Not much difference: There really isn't much difference in vitamins. I recommend the one that's most convenient and fairly inexpensive. The words 'prenatal' like 'wedding' can cause large upcharges in price that are unnecessary. Even better is trying to get your vitamins from a balanced diet. Studies show that you absorb more from food than from a vitamin. Lots of fruits and vegetables. Folic acid is essential! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin along with a B12 vitamin and cranberry supplement every day?

Sure.: These may increase your appetite slightly, but I see no reason for concern. You may want even higher Folic Acid supplementation at 1-5 mg daily (pnv have 0.4-0.8 mg per pill) in order to prevent preterm birth, fetal cardiac and neural tube defects. ...Read more

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Having hypothyroidism is it safe to take prenatal vitamin and biotin even if I'm not pregnant?

Having hypothyroidism is it safe to take prenatal vitamin and biotin even if I'm not pregnant?

Yes: Having hypothryroidism does not affect your need for vitamins. The only concern is that taking calcium supplements can interfere with absorption of thyroid hormone, so if the penatal vitamin has calcium take it at least 2 hours after taking thyroid. Also, I advise having your doctor check your free T3 level- if not in the upper half of the normal range consider adding liothyronine (t3). ...Read more

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I take reg prenatal vitamins but I am vitamin d2 def (13.2) is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin and a over-the-counter vitamin d supplement?

I take reg prenatal vitamins but I am vitamin d2 def (13.2) is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin and a over-the-counter vitamin d supplement?

Vitamin d: Yes - it is safe to take a prenatal vitamin and an over the counter vitamin d supplement. You want to make sure, though, that the supplement has a USP stamp on it. That stands for United States pharmacopoiea and ensures that the amount of vitamin d that is supposed to be in a tablet is really in it. ...Read more

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My wife is 5 weeks pregnant, she is taking vitamin raw code raw prenatal is it safe to take GNC triple strength fish oil 5x certified/ purified. It has epa 540 DHA 360. Also wondering what else helps?

My wife is 5 weeks pregnant, she is taking vitamin raw code raw prenatal is it safe to take GNC triple strength fish oil 5x certified/ purified. It has epa 540 DHA 360. Also wondering what else helps?

Healthy pregnancy: I think your question was regarding what is safe during pregnancy. Getting lots of low impact exercise, drinking plenty of water, taking a multivitamin with 800 mcg of folic acid, and eating fresh fruits and vegetables, calcium rich food and proteins are all advised. Avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are important. Fish oil/ omega 3 fa are fine. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, 14 weeks now. I have prenatal vitamin, calcium, iron and folic acid pills. Can I take these together or can I take some together?  

I'm pregnant, 14 weeks now. I have prenatal vitamin, calcium, iron and folic acid pills. Can I take these together or can I take some together?  

Take as you wish: You can take the bunch all together. Iron can upset your gut, and it's easiest if you are taking iron to take low doses through the day. ...Read more

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Is icy hot cream safe to use on the back while pregnant? Is Deplin safe to take along with a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid?

Is icy hot cream safe to use on the back while pregnant? Is Deplin safe to take along with a prenatal vitamin containing folic acid?

Comments: External ointments will not get absorbed into circulation unless applied over broken or cracked skin. Deplin contains high dose biologically active folic acid, and works by interacting with receptors in brain, but non-active folate can counteract the benefits by flooding and blocking the cellular receptors. Yes safe but could blunt the intended Deplin effect. Can benefit with doc discussion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a womens mulitvitamin and a prenatal vitamin even if I am pregant?

Is it safe to take a womens mulitvitamin and a prenatal vitamin even if I am pregant?

Why?: You should stick to your doctor's advice; I generally recommend avoiding more than 1 pnv pill daily mainly due to concerns about hypervitaminosis a - possible teratogen. You can take additional Folic Acid and calcium/iron as needed though, on top of the regular pnv dose. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking a daily prenatal vitamin. Is it ok to also take a daily biotin supplement? Thank you!

I'm currently taking a daily prenatal vitamin. Is it ok to also take a daily biotin supplement? Thank you!

So I don't really: Know if you are taking prenatal vitamins in case you get pregnant or actually are pregnant. Biotin would be considered safe in pregnancy, but it is best to consult your prenatal physician/midwife before adding any supplement. Biotin/B7 can be found in cauliflower, yeast, egg yolk, avocado, raspberries, salmon, etc--the best sources. Some women feel biotin may prevent postpartum hair loss. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with twins. I'm 24 week. Should I take double prenatal vitamin?

I'm pregnant with twins. I'm 24 week. Should I take double prenatal vitamin?

No: One has more than enough vitamins, and in fact too much of some of the vitamins could actually be hazardous. ...Read more

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I had a MC on May, Currently taking Vitex and prenatal vitamin while TTC, Should I continue to take Vitex if I fall pregnant to prevent another MC?

I had a MC on May, Currently taking Vitex and prenatal vitamin while TTC, Should I continue to take Vitex if I fall pregnant to prevent another MC?

Talk to your doctor: While Vitex may help support progesterone, it is not proven to be enough to help to maintain pregnancy in women with insufficient levels of progesterone causing early pregnancy loss. You should talk to your doctor about more sustained progesterone treatment, if this was a factor for your miscarriage. ...Read more

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I'm over 5 weeks pregnant I wonder can I use prenatal vitamin and utrogestan and aspegic all together without hurting my baby? Thanks

Call your doctor!: Please speak with your doctor! Every persons situation is different and this is not something that can be answered online. Very best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Can I take my GNC Hair, Skin, Nail vitamin along with my prenatal vitamin? I'm currently 4 months pregnant. I stopped taking them after 1 month.

Can I take my GNC Hair, Skin, Nail vitamin along with my prenatal vitamin? I'm currently 4 months pregnant. I stopped taking them after 1 month.

Ask your OB MD: Your treating OB MD is the person you should ask this question as they will have done your history and examined you and will know the appropriate answer. ...Read more

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Can I take a regular woman's vitamin like vita-vim for women and a folic acid supplement of 1000mcg while pregnant instead of a prenatal vitamin?

Can I take a regular woman's vitamin like vita-vim for women and a folic acid supplement of 1000mcg while pregnant instead of a prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal vitamins: Its probably ok to do this, but if the issue is the vitamin is too big, ask for a chewable. If it makes you nauseated ask for one that has something in it to help with the nausea or take it at night. In addition talk to your OB about your need of an essential fatty acid called dha, which is good for fetal brain and eye development. ...Read more

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Which is the best brand or type of prenatal vitamin to take before pregnancy? Any other tips before pregnancy?

Which is the best brand or type of prenatal vitamin to take before pregnancy? Any other tips before pregnancy?

Any: Any prenatal vitamin that you can tolerate the smell and taste of is fine. Just make sure it has 800 mcg of folic acid. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Prenatal Vitamin (Definition)

Prenatal vitamins have most of the constituents of a regualr multivitamin but a higher dose of folci acid (at least 800 mcg). Folic acid is important to the fetus to make sure the neural tube develops ...Read more