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Prenatal Vitamins With Magnesium
Is it safe to drink beer while taking prenatal vitamin w/ magnesium oxide n iron n other supplements not pregnant just never switched back to reg vit?
Yes: No contraindication. However drink moderately and do not operate machinery after drinks ...Read more
Can I take these vitamins together: fish oil and calcium/magnesium with vit d and prenatal vitamins?
Some: The fish oil and prenatals are fine together. Ask your doctor how much calcium and vitamin d you need based on your diet. It may be worth getting a vitamin d level. If you need to take the additional calcium, it's probably best to take it apart from the prenatals, which also usually contain calcium. ...Read more
What would cause elevated liver enzymes of alt 70 and ast 36? I don't drink, only take 250 mg magnesium and prenatal vitamins for nursing.
See details: It may be the iron in them. Speak with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Yes: Prenatal vitamins contain about 1 mg of Folic Acid and added vit d3, generally 1, 000 units, and extra iron, often 25 mg elemental iron. These would be fine for any premenopausal woman. It is wise to take prenatal vitamins months before actually getting pregnant. Find one that agrees with you. ...Read more
Went to doctors to get checked everything came back fine she gave me prenatal vitamins to start, could there be something I'm doing wrong?
Nothing wrong: It is standard practice to supplement with prenatal vitamin for pregnant and pre- pregnant women. Trust your physician! ...Read more
Vitamins: Keep on the pnvs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Choose a reputable: Brand and not one that is cheaply available. Go on Google and compare brands available in the Philippines, and take them daily. You want one with folate (folic acid) for the health of the nervous system, and one that has calcium to support bone health. There are many quality brands, even vegan brands too. Discuss with your doctor and find out. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamins: Some recommend taking prenatal vitamins prior to attempting pregnancy. So it doesn't hurt to start now especially folic acid. Folic acid should be taken early during pregnancy to help with development. Also, generally stop taking them after birth unless you plan to breastfeed. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Anemia: In a middle age man deserves further work-up with at least iron studies and checking stools for occult blood. ...Read more
I'm taking prenatal vitamins and I'm worried about taking in too much iron as an anmeic. How much is too much?
Good question: You need to monitor your blood level of iron and ferritin. Also you may need to check a few other things such as serum folate (folic acid) and b12. The size and hemaglobin concentration on the basic CBC blood test is a start. If you have a low rbc count and your rbc size is small (low mcv) you may have iron deficiency. If the red cells are larger than normal think low folate (folic acid) or low b12. ...Read more
I just found out I'm pregnant, and haven't made a dr. Appointment, so you what prenatal vitamins would you recommend?
Me and my husband having been trying to have a baby but nothing is working. I have tried prenatal vitamins I'm taking ovulation test and nothing?
Sometimes it is just a matter of time. Stress decreases the likelihood of you getting pregnant, so try to relax.
Continue taking prenatal vitamins, although this will not increase the likelihood that you will get pregnant. Prenatal vitamins taken in the months prior to pregnancy and in very early pregnancy help to prevent birth defects.
For some helpful tips see: http://howtogetpreg. Blogspot. Com ...Read more
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
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
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