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Doctor insights on: Pre Pregnancy Vitamins

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

Is all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

No: Nutrition is so important during pregnancy & extra doses of some vitamins are helpful (such as folic acid, b9) but certain vitamins can be toxic in too high doses. “fat soluble” vitamins, once absorbed by the body, cannot be easily discharged if their levels are too high. Extremely high levels of vitamin a may cause birth defects. There is a rare link with extreme vitamin e & infant heart defects. ...Read more

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Healty vitamins to take before pregnancy?

Healty vitamins to take before pregnancy?

Depends: Avoid folic acid. Use folinic acid or metafolin instead. Check random urinary iodine (should be 100). Check rbc magnesium (should be in upper half or ref range). Check B12 (should be around 800). Check vit d (should be 50-60). Replete anything that is low. Take vitamin k2 100 mcg daily. Drfairchild.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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What vitamins need to be increased during pregnancy?

What vitamins need to be increased during pregnancy?

Calcium, Folic Acid: & iron. Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more

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Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Use prenatal vitamin: Ask your ob-gyn for his or her recommended product. Most important to get enough folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

No not that: I know of, prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in some people whether they are preg or not , but they do not cause any other sxs associated with preg. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins affect a pregnancy result?

Can prenatal vitamins affect a pregnancy result?

Vits: If your diet supplies all you need, the use of prenatal vits you and the baby need, they will have no effects. If you are deficient, they will improve the fetus's development. Problem is that most Americans eat a poor and deficient diet. You should absolutely eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh vegs and fruits every day. Be active no ETOH or Cigs or other drugs. Prenates are a good plan. ...Read more

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What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

Helping you both: The fetus has a well designed system that will pull needed nutrients out of your body to build that of the baby.If you have a marginal diet, baby can suffer but you will too. Nature tends to strip some of what you have for babies needs, so you need the pnvits to maintain your own health while baby draws its needs from you. ...Read more

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Will prenatal vitamins increase my chances of pregnancy?

Will prenatal vitamins  increase my chances of pregnancy?

NO: Prenatal vitamins just provide nutrients your diet is missing. Most western diets in the us have adequate nutrients, therefore the prenatal vitamins are not doing too much other than providing extra Folic Acid to decrease the risk of spinal cord defects. ...Read more

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