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Right Step Prenatal Vitamins Medication
Yes: Some yes. You need to ask your pharmacist about possible interactions between your medications and your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more
Is there really a best time on taking medications? Like Claritin (loratadine) and prenatal vitamins?
Would a combination of materna prenatal vitamins & palafer CF iron pills cause an elevated liver enzyme level of ALT 54? No alcohol use or medication.
Probably not: If you are pregnant there are other potential causes. Consult yr OB provider or pcp if not pregnant. ...Read more
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
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
One your body likes: There are many different 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
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
Any way: Chewables or tablet form, as long as you can tolerate taking the vitamins, that is what is important. Prenatal vitamins are SUPPLEMENTS to a healthy, well-balanced diet. In addition, if you are planning to conceive, best to start a prenatal or multivitamin supplement (extra folic acid) 2-3 months prior to conception and throughout the first trimester. I personally prefer DHA in the prenatals. ...Read more
Look at ingredients: Avoid artificial colors, all will have 800 to 1, 000 mg of Folic Acid but the ones that have methyl folate (folic acid) help persons who metabolize folate (folic acid) differently. Also methyl cobalamine is the best b-12. Dha 200 mg a day is good for brain development. Vit d levels vary and the need for vit d varies. People experiencing more stress breakdown vit d. Taking additional vit d may be necessary. ...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
Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach. ...Read more
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