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Doctor insights on: Should I Chew Or Swallow Prenatal Vitamins

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Should I chew or swallow prenatal vitamins?

Should I chew or swallow prenatal vitamins?

Either is fine: Whether you chew or swallow prenatal vitamins, should not effect the efficacy of the vitamin. Choose whichever method you are more comfortable with.

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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

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.

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When should you take prenatal vitamins?

When should you take prenatal vitamins?

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

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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!

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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.

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What happen if you take two prenatal vitamins?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach.

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Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

No: Prenatal vitamins contain the exact amount of daily vitamins that are essential for you and the baby, to the contrary, multivitamins may contain more of some certain vitamins that may not be safe.

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Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Good idea.: The neural tube closes during the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a patient knows they are pregnant. Folic acid (found in prenatal vitamins) is important for correct closure. So I recommend taking them if you are planning to get pregnant. **.

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Can there be something else I could take instead of prenatal vitamins?

Can there be something else I could take instead of prenatal vitamins?

Regular multi vit: Try a regular multiple vitamin with minerals it is about the same thing.

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I'm living in the philippines what kind of prenatal vitamins should I need to take?

I'm living in the philippines what kind of prenatal vitamins should I need to take?

One you like: Honestly there is very little difference from one prenatal vitamin to the other beside the color of the box. All have adequate folic acid. Find one you like and take it daily.

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Can prenatal vitamins make you nauseated?

Can prenatal vitamins make you nauseated?

Trial and error.: Sure, many women report that prenatal vitamins increase their nausea. You can decide which pnv brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea; many of my patients like the walgreen's pnvs. Centrum specialist pnvs are probably the best product. If you cannot tolerate any, you can simply take 1-5 mg of folic acid, 325 mg of ferrous sulfate, and 1-2 grams of calcium daily orally instead.