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Doctor insights on: Pre Pregnancy Vitamins

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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?

Nutritional aid: Prenatal vitamins contain the recommended daily vitamins and minerals that you will need during the pregnancy. These vitamins and minerals could also be obtained by eating a well-balanced diet every day. Unfortunately most of us are not that good at always eating a well-balanced diet. Supplements can help. ...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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Is it bad to not take the prenatal vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it bad to not take the prenatal vitamins during pregnancy?

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 more

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What can you tell me about prenatal vitamins before pregnancy?

What can you tell me about prenatal vitamins before pregnancy?

Good idea. : The neural tube closes during the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a patient knows they are pregnant. Folic acid (found in prenatal vitamins) is important for correct closure. So i recommend taking them if you are planning to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Which vitamins and minerals need to be increased during pregnancy?

Folic Acid, Iron &: Calcium. Take a prenatal vitamin. 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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What are considered the common vitamins to have a healthy pregnancy?

What are considered the common vitamins to have a healthy pregnancy?

Folic Acid, Iron &: Calcium. 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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My wife is in her 2 month pregnancy....What vitamins should she take?

My wife is in her 2 month pregnancy....What vitamins should she take?

Folate (folic acid) critical: All vitamins and minerals that are always needed are also needed during pregnancy but folate has been found to be particularly important. Also important to get at least 600 iu of vitamin d. Otherwise, she should eat lots of fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon. ...Read more

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Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I take for pregnancy if I don't want to take prenatal vitamins?

What vitamins can I take for pregnancy if I don't want to take prenatal vitamins?

You need folate (folic acid): The most important vitamin during pregnancy is folic acid. Speak with your obstetrician to make sure you are getting what you need. Most of what else you need you can get from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains and it will probably be better for the baby. ...Read more

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