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Doctor insights on: Prenatal Vitamins Recommended Dosage

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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

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Prenatal vitamins with dha

Prenatal vitamins with dha

YES: Dha may increase your baby's IQ by up to 10 points. It is now recommended to have this included with your prenatal vitamin. Docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is an omega-3 fatty acid which helps with nervous system development in the fetus. ...Read more

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Is taking folic acid 800 mcg safe for prenatal care?

Is taking folic acid 800 mcg safe for prenatal care?

Probably: It is recommended not to take more than 1 mg daily (1, 000 micrograms). This is from all sources. 400-500 mcg daily for women is sufficient. ...Read more

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Is taking two flintstone vitamins equal to a prenatal vitamin?

No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Very safe: Omega-3 must be balanced with some Omega 6, but is an essential fatty acid key to nutrition in the priest amounts ...Read more

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Is taking 2 flinstone vitamins equivalent to taking a prenatal?

Is taking 2 flinstone vitamins equivalent to taking a prenatal?

Not the best choice: This might be better than nothing but I do no recommend it because flintstones vitamins are loaded with unhealthy chemicals like artificial colors, hydrogenated oils and ingredients derived from genetically modified corn & soy. I would not want to expose a developing baby to these chemicals. I advise a prenatal with the l-5-mthf form of Folic Acid if possible like vitamin code or thorne prenatals. ...Read more

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Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Dunno - try & see.: I hear all sorts of experiences with prenatal vitamins from my patients; long story short, you should try some and determine which one works best for you (as far as least nausea and maximum tolerability). The most important prenatal vitamin component is not dha or anything else, rather it is folic acid! take 1-5 mg orally daily for all of your reproductive life! ...Read more

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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

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

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Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Yes and no: They have enough Folic Acid to be helpful, but they lack iron. Supplemental iron is very important. Many women start pregnancy with low iron already, and then the baby continues to take from you. You should find some iron supplement that you can take with these. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take biotin5000mcg vitamins with B12 vitamins and vitamin d?

Is it safe to take biotin5000mcg vitamins with B12 vitamins and vitamin d?

VitD3 2000 UNITS&: Have you done Vitamin D level in blood and your Hemoglobin and Vit B12level While B12 and Vitamin D available over the counter is safe.But Biotin is un necessary unless there is deficiency and you may then take for short period as it can have Skin Eruptions,Adverse effects on blood glucose and can lead to high glucose level at biotin dose of 5 mgm ...Read more

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets ?

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Is it safe to take prenatal vitamins containing folic acid and folic acid tablets ?

Absolutely: Folic acid is a normal component of most prenatal vitamins. An adequate intake of Folic Acid can help prevent neural tube defects which can lead to spinal cord and nervous system problems. Stick to the recommended daily allowance (rda) on the package. Taking too much may lead to other problems. ...Read more

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Can use flinstones vitamins as an alternative to onther prenatal vitamins?

Can use flinstones vitamins as an alternative to onther prenatal vitamins?

PNV: The short answer is yes. As long as there is a minimum of 400mcg of Folic Acid in what you are taking daily you should be ok. You may need to take two of the flintstone vitamins. There are also chewable prenatal vitamins available. ...Read more

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Is taking prenatal vitamins if i'm already taking an iron supplement generally considered safe?

Is taking prenatal vitamins if i'm already taking an iron supplement generally considered safe?

Yes, you should: Make sure that you take in a lot of fiber becuase there is iron in the pnv that may cuase you to become constipatied. ...Read more