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Safe Diabetic Vitamins Pregnant
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
Yes, and recommended: Vitamin d is essential in pregnancy. Actually it should have begun before pregnancy, as it takes 3 mos. To reach appropriate levels with just daily replacement, unless you load up with high doses at the beginning of therapy. Check w/your ob. Calcium is also important. As well as folate and prenatal vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Nutrition is so important during pregnancy & extra doses of some vitamins are helpful (such as folic acid, b9) but certain vitamins can be toxic in too high doses. “fat soluble” vitamins, once absorbed by the body, cannot be easily discharged if their levels are too high. Extremely high levels of vitamin a may cause birth defects. There is a rare link with extreme vitamin e & infant heart defects. ...Read more
My vitamins only expired by two months is it safe to take because I'm pregnant right now until I get the new ones?
Vitamins: Yes, expired medication will do you no harm within two months however vitamins will lose their potential taken after the expiry date ...Read more
Psyllium husk powder (vitamin shoppe) safe during pregnancy? How many times in a day may I use this product? How many times a week?
Yes, definitely: Psyllium powder is definitely safe in pregnancy. It is not absorbed by your body, but rather pulls water into the intestine. You could use the product every day, even twice a day. Another great medication that functions in he exact same way (but tastes better) is miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent. Same idea, not absorbed, can take 1-2 times a day. Remember to drink lots of water too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Not sure it is needed, but will not hurt. May contribute to a kidney stone. ...Read more
Safe but not helpful: All women trying to become pregnant should take a vitamin which is or contains folic acid. That is for the future baby's health and will not improve fertility. Having relations with reasonable frequency at mid cycle (day12-14 for most) is a good first step. If pergnancy does not happen in a few months and if cycles are regular, than seeing a professional becomes appropriate. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin C is a safe vitamin in pregnancy. The vitamin that you have to be aware of not taking too much is vitamin A. You never want to 'overdose' on vitamins of any kind as they can upset your stomach and gastrointestinal tract. Another important Vitamin in pregnancy is Vitamin D. Some obstetricians will check a woman's baseline Vitamind D at the beginning of pregnancy. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
B12 is safe: Any amount of b 12 is safe since excess is eliminated-but more than contained in a prenatal vitamin is wasted some iron is advisable and again any amount is safe since only a small portion is absorbed. A practical dose for most patients is the usual prenatal vitamin once daily and one additional iron pill after a later meal. ...Read more
I'm taking a pre Natal vitamin right now. Can I also take a b complex on top of it during pregnancy? Is it safe to take that much?
Prenatal vitamins: When it comes to medications, supplements, nutrition, exercise, etc, it's always best to check w/your obstetrician and/or family doc. Prenatal vitamins have more folate (folic acid) than regular multivitamins to minimize risk of spinal tube defects in developing fetuses. For best results, start PNV while trying to get pregnant, not just after, since spinal tube develops early b4 1st missed period. ...Read more
My boyfriend & i are trying to have a baby is there anything safe i can take to assist me in getting pregnant such as sumthin herbal or a vitamin?
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