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Should I Chew Or Swallow Prenatal Vitamins
Is it safe to crush prenatal vitamins and put them in my food? The pill is too big to swallow whole
That will be absolutely fine to get your daily dose of vitamins.
Dr M ...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
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
Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach. ...Read more
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Thicker juice: Try swollowing vits with thicker juice such as v-8 . Works much better. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends: Some people are sensitive to certain brands or vitamin combinations. Nausea, constipation, vomiting can occur with iron. Too much vitamin a can caused raised intracraniel pressure (headache vomiting or worse) magnesium can sometimes cause diarrhea. You can be allergic to any medication (rash or worse). ...Read more
Prenatal Vit in 7 yo: She will be fine. Make sure she drinks plenty of water. However, I strongly advise that you keep all of your medications stored away from your child's reach. Many children are harmed/have accidental overdoses from taking adult medication. Safety and prevention is extremely important!! ...Read more
They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least:
400 mcg of folic acid,
400 iu of vitamin d,
200 to 300 mg of calcium,
70 mg of vitamin c,
3 mg of thiamine,
2 mg of riboflavin,
20 mg of niacin,
6 mcg of vitamin b12,
10 mg of vitamin e,
15 mg of zinc,
17 mg of iron,
none of these is a hormone. ...Read more
Folic acid helps.: Folic acid enhances fertility to the point of increased risk for multiple gestation; it also decreases the risk of miscarriage and preterm birth. Finally, it prevents 75% of major cardiac anomalies and >90% of severe open neural tube defects (e.g. Anencephaly, spina bifida). Be sure to take 1-5 mg orally daily throughout your reproductive life (regardless of plans for pregnancy). ...Read more
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