Top
20
Doctor insights on: Prenatal Vitamins And Pms

Share
1

1
Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. I would believe that the prenatal book you bought or got at the beginning of your pregnancy will advise you to take prenatal vitamins and most obs that i know also recommend this for their patients. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


2

2
Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Many reasons.: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamin formulations is folic acid, a b-complex agent that has been shown to prevent birth defects (mainlyopen neural tube defects, heart anomalies and preterm birth) and calcium.Vitamin d to assure proper fetal bone growth and avoid maternal bone loss. All reproductive-age women should be taking at least 1 mg folate daily even if they don't plan pregnancy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What happens if I don't take any prenatal vitamins?

What happens if I don't take any prenatal vitamins?

Many things: If you are pregnant, the fetus gets its vitamins from you. If you have low levels, they will become even lower and you will have low energy levels. If the baby has low vitamin levels, it can lead to birth defects, especially low folate (folic acid) levels. This can lead to neural tube defects. Vitamins play a very complex role in the body. If your doctor recommends a pnv, i would take it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause nausea?

Yes: Absolutely they can cause nausea. Be sure to take them on a full stomach, as this can help. If the nausea persists, try a different prenatal vitamin. There are many to choose from. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
Do prenatal vitamins cause bloating?

Do prenatal vitamins cause bloating?

Prenatal vit: Some prental vitamins can have side effects like nausea, vomiting, bloating etc, it depends how you take them and what ingredients it has. ...Read more

9

9
Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Can prenatal vitamins cause diarrhea?

Yes: It is possible that it might be the cause if you've started taking it and nothing else has changed in your diet. ...Read more

10

10
Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Not usually: They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin c, 3 mg of thiamine, 2 mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 6 mcg of vitamin b12, 10 mg of vitamin e, 15 mg of zinc, 17 mg of iron, none of these is a hormone. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can prenatal vitamins help to conceive?

Can prenatal vitamins help to conceive?

Folic acid helps.: Folic acid enhances fertility to the point of increased risk for multiple gestation; it also decreases the risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. Finally, it prevents 75% of major cardiac anomalies and >90% of severe open neural tube defects (e.g. Anencephaly, spina bifida). Be sure to take 1-5 mg orally daily throughout your reproductive life (regardless of plans for pregnancy). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

Yes: Vitamins can sometimes cause nausea, especially some b vitamins and zinc, both of which are found in prenatal vitamins. Try taking after a meal. If that does not work try a different brand- you may tolerate some more than others... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Should I chew or swallow prenatal vitamins?

Should I chew or swallow prenatal vitamins?

Either is fine: Whether you chew or swallow prenatal vitamins, should not effect the efficacy of the vitamin. Choose whichever method you are more comfortable with. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Are prenatal vitamins good for skin health?

Vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are good in general. We don't generally eat a balanced diet with all the minerals we need. In particular prenatal vitamins have a high Folic Acid which prevents spinal cord defects in babies. You can just take centrum sivler or a similar vitamin you buy in the store that is not prescrftption and get the same benefit. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Can prenatal vitamins balance your hormones?

Prenatal Vitamins: No, but they contain folic acid 1 mg which has been shown to protect against neural tube defects such as spina bifida and contains iron and other vitamins and minerals needed by the mother for a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Do prenatal vitamins require a prescription?

Do prenatal vitamins require a prescription?

No: There are perfectly good prenatal vitamins available over the counter. Just be sure to check with your doctor that there are adequate levels of vitamins such as folate (folic acid) in them. Also make sure they are labeled as prenatal vitamins...Other vitamins may have concentrations of certain components that are either too high to take or not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer