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Is It Safe To Take Folic Acid Continuously In Pregnancy
Yes: It is safe, and generally recommended.Get a more detailed answer ›
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
Prevent birth defect: Folic acid is well proven to prevent a relatively common birth defect known as neural tube defects which affect the spine. It is especially important to take Folic Acid in the first weeks of pregnancy, so anyone who might become pregnant should take it even before they know they are pregnant! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take vitafusion women's multivitamin when pregnant? It also contains Vit A which I understand isn't safe to take in pregnancy.
Not certain: Probiotics are generally very safe, but one must realize that they are live organisms, and side effects, although rare, have occurred, including rare instances of bacteria in the bloodstream. The decision to take them should be between you and your obstetrician, taking into account the rare side effects vs. whatever positive effects you believe they may have. Good luck with your pregnancy! ...Read more
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
Is it ok to take Pragnacare max during pregnancy to get required folic acid and vitamins?am 6 weeks pregnant
Yes: Congratulations. Pregancare Max is an excellent prenatal vitamin. I am impressed that it has the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid) and also DHA. It is ideal to start it before you become pregnant as the folate (folic acid) is esp. important in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy but hopefully you have gotten adequate folate (folic acid) from your diet You will still benefit from starting it as soon as possible. ...Read more
Yes: Iron requirements are increased in pregnant women compared to nonpregnant females. All pregnant women should be tested for iron deficiency anemia and treated with supplemental iron if needed. Untreated iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of low birth weight. (american college of obstetricians and gynecologists). ...Read more
Is taking 1,000mcg biotin, 400mcg folic acid and birth control pills within a day safe? Or is it safe to take it all at once?
Those meications: do not interact. It is safe to take them together. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
Yes: Heparin, a blood thinner, is used in pregnancy for a number of different conditions. There is unfractionated Heparin and low-molecular weight heparin(lmwh). Both are given as shots. Neither cross the placenta and do not have any affect on the fetus. Unfractionated Heparin requires more monitoring than lmwh. The blood thinner to avoid in pregnancy is Coumadin (warfarin) which can cause birth defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Category C: Omeprazole has a risk category in pregnancy of c. This means the following: 1.Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus. 2.No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women. 3.Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. See your obstetrician. ...Read more
Yes: Folic acid as a water-soluble vitamin has no known toxicity. However, there is evidence that very high doses may interfere with the action of some seizure medicines and thus may provoke seizures in those taking certain anticonvulants. Otherwise there are no known hazards from high Folic Acid intake. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/folate. ...Read more
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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