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Is It Safe To Take Vitamin B7 While Pregnant Or Breastfeeding
B7 is biotin: Biotin is a critical nutrient in pregnancy. It may like Folic Acid support nervous system development. Your prenatal vitamin should contain at lead 300 mcg. Avoid raw egg white protein because it may interfere with biotin availability. Eat eggs cooked because the yolk contains biotin which is not destroyed by cooking. ...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
No: Niacin (vitamin b3) is classified with a "c" rating for pregnancy (a being the safest) because there has been fetal harm in animal studies. There is insufficient data in humans but you should avoid supplementation. You should be taking prenatal vitamins which contain a safe amount of Niacin and plenty of folic acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Important to take!: Not only is vitamin B9 (more commonly known as folic acid) safe to take but is considered the most important vitamin to take during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects. It is especially important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy. Many people can't convert Folic Acid to the active form, 5-mthf, so to be very safe it may be wise to take the 5-mthf form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unknown: There is really no data on whether high doses of biotin are safe while you're breastfeeding. Because it is unknown, i would not recommend taking it unless the biotin was prescribed by your doctor. Most over the counter biotin supplements are not necessary as it is extremely rare to have a biotin deficiency. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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