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Recommended Vitamins For Pregnant Women
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
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
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
It works on all: It can be taken by non pregnant females and it works as a supplement vitamin like any other. ...Read more
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
Nothing different: Nothing different than from the side effects if you are pregnant. (mostly GI upset). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out i'm pregnant, and haven't made a dr. Appointment, so you what prenatal vitamins would 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
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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