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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
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
Why?: Glucose is normally low in pregnant women, and there is no reason to take supplements. Most are tube feeding products which the company markets to people who don't know better and says they help you lose weight or balance your glucose. All they are is caloric supplements. Food tastes better, is healthier and cheaper. Forget the supplements, they may be safe, but silly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Choose a reputable: brand and not one that is cheaply available. Go on Google and compare brands available in the Philippines, and take them daily. You want one with folate (folic acid) for the health of the nervous system, and one that has calcium to support bone health. There are many quality brands, even vegan brands too. Discuss with your doctor and find out. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, its safe: There should not be any issues in continuing probiotics. ...Read more
Lots of caffeine: and I wouldn't suggest it. At 47, if this is you, I particularly would not use large doses of caffeine while pregnant. Energy comes from having adequate sleep, dealing with stress, having a healthy and balanced diet, and exercising. That, and not energy drinks, supplements and God knows what else, is what I recommend for myself, my family and my patients. ...Read more
Depends: Avoid folic acid. Use folinic acid or metafolin instead. Check random urinary iodine (should be 100). Check rbc magnesium (should be in upper half or ref range). Check B12 (should be around 800). Check vit d (should be 50-60). Replete anything that is low. Take vitamin k2 100 mcg daily. Drfairchild.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more
Is it safe taking dong quai and prenatal vit together..Im not pregnant but trying to get pregnant?
Biotin: Prenatal vitamin formulations are an excellent multivitamin for both the pregnant and non-pregnant alike. Without knowing the specific brand of prenatals you are using, many brands already contain biotin so you would not likely need additional biotin. If your particular brand does not contain biotin, there would be no problem in adding biotin to your daily vitamin supplementation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am approximately 3 months pregnant & currently taking prenatal & folic tablets. Should I take calcium tablets as well?
Why supplements?: Supplements are often not regulated by anyone. If pregnant, i would stick to whole food nutrition, with the exception that Folic Acid is important to lower the risk of a neural tube defect like spina bifida. Look around for those types of products to keep you and your baby healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16weeks pregnant im taking 3 vitamins is there any possibilities to get a side effects while taking 3 vitamins? Calcium+ / iron 27mg/ folic acid? Tnx!
No: You are doing good. There should not be any side effects. ...Read more
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