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Doctor insights on: Recommended Vitamins For Pregnant Women

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Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?

Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?

Very important : Vitamin D3 is a critical hormone and plays an important role in fetal development. An optimal level is 50ng/dl so you need to supplement. Work with your doctor to put a plan in place. Go here for more information http://m.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Vitamin-D-Screening-and-Supplementation-During-Pregnancy?IsMobileSet=true ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is there any vitamins you can take to help u get pregnant?for men or women

Is there any vitamins you can take to help u get pregnant?for men or women

None - Marketing: 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 replace ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins only work on pregnant women or all?

Can prenatal vitamins only work on pregnant women or all?

It works on all: It can be taken by non pregnant females and it works as a supplement vitamin like any other. ...Read more

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What kind of prenatal vitamins' should pregnant women take ?

What kind of prenatal  vitamins' should pregnant women take ?

The ones you like: I recommend inexpensive over-the-counter vitamins to all my patients. You can choose the ones you like (tablets, gummies, chewables...). Prescription vitamins are not 'better.' You will likely get some different answers on this question. ...Read more

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Is it recommended or not to take natal vitamins at the early stages of pregnancy (5 weeks)?

Is it recommended or not to take natal vitamins at the early stages of pregnancy (5 weeks)?

Absolutely : Pre natal vitamins are not only recommended during all of a pregnancy but it is also a good idea to take them prior to pregnancy. Prescription pre natals usually contain more Folic acid which is essential to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida. Please check with your physician to make sure your vitamins are appropriate. Congratulations and good luck. ...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 parental vitamins are recommended? Am currently pregnant for the first time and do not know what vitamins to take.

What parental vitamins are recommended? Am currently pregnant for the first time and do not know what vitamins to take.

Prenatal vitamins: are very important for pregnant women, especially folic acid (folate). Many are available over-the-counter without a prescription. The earlier you start the better! Don't forget to eat a well balanced diet, rich with fruits, veggies and lean protein. Get plenty of rest and regular exercise. If you smoke or do drugs: QUIT! Make an appointment for prenatal care. Good Luck with your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do women hav to take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

Do women hav to take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

No don't have to but: It may be a good idea, but you don't have too. Many people do not eat a well balanced diet full of all the micronutrients that their bodies needs. Good nutrian is especially important during pregnancy. Vitamins help make up the difference. If you are getting everything your body needs from the foods you eat, then you do not need prenatal vitamins. Most woman are not so lucky. ...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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Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...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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Dear doctor. What are the vitamins that pregnant women weeks 24 should take and in what doses?

Dear doctor. What are the vitamins that pregnant women weeks 24 should take and in what doses?

Prenatal vitamins.: Look for a prenatal vitamin that contains 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid, 30 milligrams of iron, 250 milligrams of calcium, at least 400 milligrams of magnesium, 400 to 800 international units of vitamin D, 2 milligrams of vitamin B-6, 50 milligrams of vitamin C and 30 milligrams of choline. Folic acid is particularly important, as it helps prevent neural tube birth defects. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman taking her prenatal vitamin still become anemic ?

Can a pregnant woman taking her prenatal vitamin still become anemic ?

Yes she could: Anemia has many causes...Most of them are not corrected by a vitamin unless this medication also has iron in it. Even then blood loss can cause anemia and there are more causes as well. Have the ob/gyn doctor guide her....Who is she anyway? ...Read more

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Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

There is a: wide safety margin on vitamins. Check the ingredients; these particular vitamins will tend to have a bit more calcium but otherwise not that different and a wide safety margin. except for costing more, not really a problem. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...Read more

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Is weight loss unsafe when youre pregnant? Even when your diet has the recommended caories and vitamins.

Is weight loss unsafe when youre pregnant? Even when your diet has the recommended caories and vitamins.

Don't actively lose: You may incidentally lose weight because of nausea in early pregnancy or if you have to modify your diet because if gestational diabetes. But don't try to actively lose weight while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is emergen-c (i.E. High doses of vitamin c) harmful for pregnant women? What to do if you feel like you're getting sick?

Is emergen-c (i.E. High doses of vitamin c) harmful for pregnant women? What to do if you feel like you're getting sick?

Very safe unless...: Emergen-c is very safe for pregnant women to take. The only precaution is that some say that high doses of vitamin c (6-10 grams a day for several days) might induce a miscarriage in the first 4 weeks of pregnancy, though this is unproven. However, once someone is past the first 4-6 weeks of pregnancy there is no hazard to taking high doses of vitamin c, though this could cause loose stools. ...Read more