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Doctor insights on: Recommended Doses For Prenatal Vitamins

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What is the maximum dose of prenatal vitamins I can take?

What is the maximum dose of prenatal vitamins I can take?

What is on the label: Take what the manufacturer recommends. Vitamin an is a fat soluble vitamin and can build up to high levels. Babies need a certain amount of vitamin a, but not a high level, as it can cause birth defects. Also, read the labels of anti-aging creams you might have, as they usually contain retinoic acid or isotretinoin, which is vitamin a. Go over them with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Should I take prenatal vitamins before/while we are trying to get pregnant? Which prenatal vitamins do you recommend?

Should I take prenatal vitamins before/while we are trying to get pregnant? Which prenatal vitamins do you recommend?

Healthy diet: I recommend a healthy diet with adequate protein, calories and calcium. Be sure to get enough folic acid (in most bread and cereal products) or take a folic acid supplement. You can always take a multivitamin, but focusing on a healthy diet will be better for you and your baby in the long run. ...Read more

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What is prenatal vitamins and which vitamins are prenatal vitamins, what would you reccommend for someone who for 3 years now, need to conceive?

Folic acid: Any general for healthy women, they can take any over the counter prenatal vitamin. Folic acid is the most important ingredient in the prenatal vitamin. The minimum dosage of Folic Acid is 400 mcg.
Here's a video from the university of texas that explains the science behind prenatal vitamins:
http://www.Utexas. Edu/know/2012/05/07/food_science_pregnancy/. ...Read more

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What are the recommended prenatal vitamins to help get pregnant.?

What are the recommended prenatal vitamins to help get pregnant.?

Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The vitamins don't help a person get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of birth defect. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins make me constipated &' nauseous. I been taking flinestone vitamins. Are they ok or is there something better that's recommended?

Prenatal vitamins make me constipated &' nauseous.  I been taking flinestone vitamins. Are they ok or is there something better that's recommended?

Prenatals better: A prenatal vitamin has the amount of nutrients that closely match the nutrient needs of a pregnant woman.
They have more iron and Folic Acid and dha and more nutrients like iodine choline magnesium and copper.
There are some prescription prenatals that have a stool softener. I would try a different prenatal and or; add , prune juice, oatmeal, hi fiber diet, benefiber, colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more

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What are the best prenatal vitamins that you would recommend for pregnancy? I just found out im pregnant and I was researching the one a day prenatals

What are the best prenatal vitamins that you would recommend for pregnancy? I just found out im pregnant and I was researching the one a day prenatals

Trial and error.: Most of my patients mention that the walgreen's prenatal vitamins cause less nausea — however this is all on a trial-and-error basis for each individual. I think that the centrum specialist prenatal vitamins are a very good product. Make sure you are taking at least 1 mg of Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive life to prevent preterm labor, spina bifida, heart defects in your offspring. ...Read more

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Sick to my stomach and was considering taking my prenatal vitamins from my recent pregnancy. What are recommended ones?

Sick to my stomach and was considering taking my prenatal vitamins from my recent pregnancy. What are recommended ones?

Nausea: Agree w dr. Zebro. In addition, consider ginger. Slightly flattened ginger ale, ginger tea or nibbling on ginger. I can personally vouch for this remedy. ...Read more

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I'm generally healthy, planning pregnancy, 32 y.O. 1) what's the recommended dosage of folic acid? 2) should I take prenatal vitamins?

I'm generally healthy, planning pregnancy, 32 y.O. 1) what's the recommended dosage of folic acid? 2) should I take prenatal vitamins?

Pre-Pregnancy: You should take 800-1000 mcg of frolic acid daily while you are trying to conceive. Most daily multivitamins for women have that amount. You really don't need a prenatal now. Good luck! ...Read more

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I don't plan to become pregnant for about 9 mos. When would you recommend I stop taking birth control? Also, can I start taking prenatal vitamins now?

I don't plan to become pregnant for about 9 mos. When would you recommend I stop taking birth control? Also, can I start taking prenatal vitamins now?

Pregnancy: Yes, you can start taking prenatal vitamins now. Regarding when to stop to use of various forms of birth control, that depends on which one you are using. Please discuss w your OB or even with pharmacist if you are taking oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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I've seen red#40 used in many prenatal vitamins. Why put a possible cancer causing/ADHD/carcinogen in them? Is there a brand you recommend?

I've seen red#40 used in many prenatal vitamins. Why put a possible cancer causing/ADHD/carcinogen in them? Is there a brand you recommend?

This is a problem: You may want to go to your health food stores and ask for vegan or organic brands, as this will ensure that you not get any food dye or processed chemical formulation for prenatal vitamins. Great brands do exist and you will find them at the good health food stores. (We can't recommend brands). The people working in these stores are well-informed, and can help you. ...Read more

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Hormones off balance from Depo-Provera what prenatal vitamins do you recommend to take help balance them? Is it true they make it easier to get pregnant?

Hormones off balance from Depo-Provera what prenatal vitamins do you recommend to take help balance them? Is it true they make it easier to get pregnant?

Marketing NotReality: Vitamins extremely common all foods, reason humans have not retained just a single gene/protein to make each out of whatever we eat. Vitamins sales are big business with lots of marketing & exempted from scientific evidence in US: DSHEA Act 1994. Best eat REAL food, not all the abundant processed pretend food. If specific vit. Deficiency suspected, measure from within body, set goal & target. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, is it recommended to have fish (i.e.: salmon, shrimp) in addition to the 200mg of DHA that prenatal vitamins provide? How much fish?

During pregnancy, is it recommended to have fish (i.e.: salmon, shrimp) in addition to the 200mg of DHA that prenatal vitamins provide? How much fish?

Eat normally: DHA in prenatal vitamins is an adequate source. A Fish meal is normally recommended once or twice a week. There is no need to go out of the way to eat more fish unless u r habituated in eating more sea food. Too much of a good thing may be harmful & mercury in sea food is a concern. So a positive attitude, regular excercize, & a good adequate balanced diet would be the best. Good luck! ...Read more

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The Best prenatal vitamins to take?

The 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 prenatal vitamins imporant?

Absolutely vital: Please remember that you are feeding your baby as well as yourself and the vitamins are needed for both of you. ...Read more

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better. ...Read more

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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

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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

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When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When pregnant: When they are pregnant. But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins. ...Read more

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What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

One your body likes: There are many prenatal vitamins. They have certain things in common but several differences. I would avoid one with artificial colors or flavors. Ginger is often added to prenatals because of its ability to treat nausea. It is safe. Some contain a lot of calcium which is constipating. It is best to get calcium from healthy unprocessed food together with other minerals ...Read more

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When should you take prenatal vitamins?

When should you take prenatal vitamins?

Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate. ...Read more

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When should you start prenatal vitamins?

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

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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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Can I give prenatal vitamins to my children?

Better if you don't: Prenatal vitamins contain a lot of the same things, but in different quantities that are more appropriate to a mom than to a kid. They are also in forms that children will generally find less palatable than vitamins designed for children. ...Read more

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When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

No rules: There is no benefit to you with the extra cost prenatal vitamins. Not sure why you would be taking them over any other brand of multi-vitamin. ...Read more