Top
40
Doctor insights on: Safety Of Prenatal Vitamins

Share
1

1
Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Are prenatal vitamins with soybeans safe?

Generally as long: Generally as long as your not allergic to soy or soy products and if you are not sure consult with your doctor about taking an allergy test. Before taking or consuming soy or soy based products. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
2,007 doctors shared insights

Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


2

2
Are prenatal vitamins harmful to the mother?

Are prenatal vitamins harmful to the mother?

Generally not but...: I general prenatal vits are good for the mother. However, they contain folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects in babies, but there is one study suggesting high doses of synthetic Folic Acid may increase breast cancer risk. Safest choice may be one that provides the natural 5-mthf form of folate such as basic prenatal by thorne research and prenatal pro by designs for health.See comment:. ...Read more

3

3
Prenatal vitamins with dha

Prenatal vitamins with dha

YES: Dha may increase your baby's IQ by up to 10 points. It is now recommended to have this included with your prenatal vitamin. Docosahexaenoic acid (dha) is an omega-3 fatty acid which helps with nervous system development in the fetus. ...Read more

4

4
What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?

What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?

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 do not help a woman get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of serious birth defect (called a neural tube defect). ...Read more

5

5
Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Absolutely vital: Please remember that you are feeding your baby as well as yourself and the vitamins are needed for both of you. ...Read more

7

7
Are there any over-the-counter prenatal vitamins or regular vitamins with quatrefolic?

Are there any over-the-counter prenatal vitamins or regular vitamins with quatrefolic?

Folic acid, sure!: Otc prenatal vitamins containing Folic Acid are available. I am not sure about 'quaterfolic'. The otc prenatals often contain only 800 mgs. Of Folic Acid and 1000 mgs is recommended to avoid neural tube defects in the fetus. That dosage is available by rx. ...Read more

8

8
What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

9

9
Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Why are prenatal vitamins important?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Toxicity risks of water-soluble vitamins for vitamin c?

Toxicity risks of water-soluble vitamins for vitamin c?

Vit C: Vit c and water soluble vitamins have low risk of toxicity, oral vit c can cause loose bowels. ...Read more

12

12
Is taking palafer and materna prenatal vitamins at the same time safe for fetus?

Is taking palafer and materna prenatal vitamins at the same time safe for fetus?

Yes: Both Palaver and Materna have iron, vitamin C and folic acid but it is completely safe to take both of them as Vit C and Folic Acid are safe to take in very high amounts and it is also safe (and often beneficial) to take the amount of iron contained in both of these. Congratulations! I recommend all mothers-to-be read Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin. ...Read more

13

13
Do prenatal vitamins contain enough amount of folic acid or I should take additional folic acid for the health of the baby?

Consider L-5MTHF: Prenatal vits. Contain enough Folic Acid for most people but about 1/3 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid (which is synthetic) to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf) and 10% can 't convert it at all. A test for the mthfr gene is the only way to know for sure but it doesn't hurt to take 400 mcg of l-5-mthf to be safe and to eat dark leafy greens & other diet sources. ...Read more

14

14
Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more

16

16
Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Are gummy prenatal vitamins as good as prenatal tablet?

Yes and no: They have enough Folic Acid to be helpful, but they lack iron. Supplemental iron is very important. Many women start pregnancy with low iron already, and then the baby continues to take from you. You should find some iron supplement that you can take with these. ...Read more

17

17
Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Omega3 + prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding; safe?

Very safe: Omega-3 must be balanced with some Omega 6, but is an essential fatty acid key to nutrition in the priest amounts ...Read more

18

18
Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Best OTC prenatal vitamins with dha?

Dunno - try & see.: I hear all sorts of experiences with prenatal vitamins from my patients; long story short, you should try some and determine which one works best for you (as far as least nausea and maximum tolerability). The most important prenatal vitamin component is not dha or anything else, rather it is folic acid! take 1-5 mg orally daily for all of your reproductive life! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What are the proven advantages of taking prenatal vitamins when you aren't pregnant?

What are the proven advantages of taking prenatal vitamins when you aren't pregnant?

Good for pregnancy: Prenatal vitamins are the most helpful early in the pregnancy since they help prevent neural tube defects. Usually the risk of neural tube defects are highest in the first 4-8 weeks of pregnancy when most people do not even know that they are pregnant. Most ob/gyn recommend woman of child bearing age take prenatal vitamins if they are planning to get pregnant or just in case they get pregnant. ...Read more

20

20
What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

Nutritional aid: Prenatal vitamins contain the recommended daily vitamins and minerals that you will need during the pregnancy. These vitamins and minerals could also be obtained by eating a well-balanced diet every day. Unfortunately most of us are not that good at always eating a well-balanced diet. Supplements can help. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
21

21
Best prenatal vitamins to take?

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

22

22
Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Absolutely vital: Please remember that you are feeding your baby as well as yourself and the vitamins are needed for both of you. ...Read more

24

24
Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better. ...Read more

25

25
Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. I would believe that the prenatal book you bought or got at the beginning of your pregnancy will advise you to take prenatal vitamins and most obs that i know also recommend this for their patients. ...Read more

26

26
Why are prenatal vitamins important?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
27

27
When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When pregnant: When they are pregnant . But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins. ...Read more

28

28
What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
29

29
When should you take prenatal vitamins?

When should you take prenatal vitamins?

Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate. ...Read more

30

30
When should you start prenatal vitamins?

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

See 3 more doctor answers
33

33
Is taking expired prenatal vitamins safe?

No: It is never safe to take expired medication. In addition to any adverse effects, the ingredients probably are providing no benefit any longer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
34

34
Can I give prenatal vitamins to my children?

Can I give prenatal vitamins to my children?

Better if you don't: Prenatal vitamins contain a lot of the same things, but in different quantities that are more appropriate to a mom than to a kid. They are also in forms that children will generally find less palatable than vitamins designed for children. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
36

36
When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

When should you stop taking prenatal vitamins?

No rules: There is no benefit to you with the extra cost prenatal vitamins. Not sure why you would be taking them over any other brand of multi-vitamin. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
Can you crush prenatal vitamins and eat them ?

Yes, but why?: That probably would not taste very good and you could get bits of vitamin stuck in your esophagus. If you have trouble swallowing capsules, look for a liquid prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

38

38
What happen if you take two prenatal vitamins?

Nausea?: Some pregnant women get anusea from prenatal vitamins taken during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Otherwise it's harmless. ...Read more

39

39
Is it OK to give Sr citizen prenatal vitamins?

Is it OK to give Sr citizen prenatal vitamins?

Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin may not contain the amount of other vitamins and minerals (like calcium and vitamin d) recommended for this age. A multivitamin specifically formulated for older men or women would be a better option. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
40

40
What is the best way to take prenatal vitamins?

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

See 1 more doctor answer