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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
Can I take vitafusion prenatal vitamins and natures bounty hair, skin, and nail vitamins together or no?
VITAMINS: No contraindication with this comboGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm not pregnant, and I'm not planning on being pregnant, but is it alright to take prenatal vitamins, for my hair, nails, and skin?
As long as you don't: Have a problem tolerating the iron- that is fine. Take care. ...Read more
I am 4 months postpartum and have been losing a lot of hair. I know hair loss after pregnancy is normal but I have noticed bald spots on my temple. Should I resume taking my prenatal vitamins or can I take a hair, skin, and nails vitamin?
Hair loss.: If you’re continuing in family planning mode, then resume the prenatal vitamins. If not, then the hair and nails formulation would suffice. Regardless, the hair loss is expected, as you mentioned, and is related to rapid hormonal changes that occur at delivery. These changes occur quickly and self-correct very slowly. ...Read more
Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations), basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more
Before pregnancy!: If you are planning on getting pregnant then it is wise to start prenatal vitamins before you are pregnant to assure you are getting adequate Folic Acid to prevent a birth defect called neural tube defect. Most people don't know they are pregnant until the fetus is 2-3 weeks old. It is crucial to have adequate Folic Acid in those initial days of development, so don't wait until you know for sure! ...Read more
Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, well-balanced diet. In addition, if you are planning to conceive, best to start a prenatal or multivitamin supplement (extra folic acid) 2-3 months prior to conception and throughout the first trimester. I personally prefer DHA in the prenatals. ...Read more
Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach. ...Read more
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Sure: Yes it is. Good wishes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Thicker juice: Try swollowing vits with thicker juice such as v-8. Works much better. ...Read more
No: Prenatal vitamins contain the exact amount of daily vitamins that are essential for you and the baby, to the contrary, multivitamins may contain more of some certain vitamins that may not be safe. ...Read more
No: Taking a prenatal vitamin concurrently with an oral contraceptive will not decrease efficacy of the birth control pill. In fact, it is often recommended that women take prenatal vitamins during their child-bearing years, despite birth control measures, because of their significant benefits and relatively low risks. ...Read more
Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before taking or consuming soy or soy based products. ...Read more
Trial and error.: Sure, many women report that prenatal vitamins increase their nausea. You can decide which pnv brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea; many of my patients like the walgreen's pnvs. Centrum specialist pnvs are probably the best product. If you cannot tolerate any, you can simply take 1-5 mg of folic acid, 325 mg of ferrous sulfate, and 1-2 grams of calcium daily orally instead. ...Read more