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Pre Pregnancy Vitamins
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?
I'm taking a pre Natal vitamin right now. Can I also take a b complex on top of it during pregnancy? Is it safe to take that much?
Prenatal vitamins: When it comes to medications, supplements, nutrition, exercise, etc, it's always best to check w/your obstetrician and/or family doc. Prenatal vitamins have more folate (folic acid) than regular multivitamins to minimize risk of spinal tube defects in developing fetuses. For best results, start PNV while trying to get pregnant, not just after, since spinal tube develops early b4 1st missed period. ...Read more
At 12 weeks pregnant, can I eat whatever I want and still have a healthy pregnancy. I have heard pre-natal vitamins were enough. Please advise. ?
Likely not: When you are pregnant you are eating for 2 persons, yourself and your baby. Eating a proper and healthy diet is essential for a healthy pregnancy. Poor beating habits may lead to excessive or poor fetal growth among other things. Have your doctor advise you or refer you to a nutritionist for diet counseling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
YES: Prenatal vitamins are most important to take during the first 2 weeks of pregnancy, when most women don't know yet that they are pregnant, so experts advise that all women who might possibly become pregnant take prenatal vitamins every day, even if you may not become pregnant for years. They are a special type of multivit. (with limited Vit A) and I believe everyone should take a mulitivit. daily. ...Read more
Extra iron & folate: The recommended daily vitamin requirements is increased during pregnancy - especially iron and folic acid. A prenatal vitamin supplement will provide the necessary vitamins in the appropriate quantity - excess amounts of some vitamins may be harmful in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?
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