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Doctor insights on: Is Progesterone A Prenatal Vitamin

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Is progesterone a prenatal vitamin?

Is progesterone a prenatal vitamin?

No: Progesterone is usually produced by the ovaries after ovulation to help an embryo implant onto the uterine lining, and also to maintain the pregnancy once the embryo has implanted. After the middle of the first trimester, the placenta starts to take over the Progesterone production. Prenatal vitamins do not contain progesterone. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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What's a good prenatal vitamin?

What's a good prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal vitamin: Folic and iodine are the ones that everyone should take but you can also take B group of multi vitamin and iron capsules. ...Read more

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Which prenatal vitamin should I take?

Which prenatal vitamin should I take?

Many options: Over the counter prenatal vitamins, an adult multivitamin, or even two flintstones chewables are all good options for most healthy pregnant women. ...Read more

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Could i take more than 1 prenatal vitamin a day?

Could i take more than 1 prenatal vitamin a day?

U should not need to: And u do not need the extra vitamin if u are pregnant as u can take too much like vit a if it has vit a u may need additional iron but only 1 prenatal per day. ...Read more

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Can i take more than one prenatal vitamin a day?

No reason to: Esp if your are pregnant too much could be harmful to the fetus and if u are not preg then u are better off taking a multi-vit. ...Read more

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Do I have to take a prescription prenatal vitamin?

Do I have to take a prescription prenatal vitamin?

No.: No ! they are cuter but not better for you. Don't break the bank on these- a generic or over the counter prenatal is fine. ...Read more

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Is there a certain prenatal vitamin diabetics should take?

Is there a certain prenatal vitamin diabetics should take?

Reg prenatal vit ok: No there no particular diabetic prenatal vitamins that you should take. Just continue to take the same prenatal vitamins you were prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to fetus if you forget to take prenatal vitamin once ?

This a daily pill ?: then no harm. They are a supplement of normal intake of vitamins in food, so, you probably get a significant amount of all nutrients without them. Taking them 90% of the time and missing 10% smaller than the variation in how much gets in; smaller than the variation in the size of the person taking them ! probably is smaller than the variability on how much is in the vitamin! ...Read more

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Is taking my prenatal vitamin and a daily supplement together too much?

Is taking my prenatal vitamin and a daily supplement together too much?

Depends : If the daily supplement is a multi-vitamin the combined copper in the two vitamins might be excessive. If it is b vitamin one would want to check the total amount of b vitamins to make sure the levels were not more than the liver can metabolize in an hour. In the first trimester avoid herbal supplements. Additional vit d might be helpful in the winter months. ...Read more

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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