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What are the side effects of parental vitamin if your not pregnant and don't plan to be?

What are the side effects of parental vitamin if your not pregnant and don't plan to be?

Prenatals?: Did you mean "prenatal vitamins"? If you take prenatals and are not pregnant, there is no serious adverse events. The most common side effect is occasssional constipation and mild nausea due to the iron content in them. Prenatals are a great suppliment but do contain higher iron than others. I recommend prenatals that have a stool softener as well as omega-3. ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

It is safe: It is safe for a non-pregnant woman of child bearing age to take a pre-natal vitamin. I'm not so sure it is going to help a whole lot with your hair growth. Hair growth depends on many factors, just one of them being adequate vitamin intake. So i wouldn't do this thinking it's the magic bullet to long hair. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
Once
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When do I stop taking prenatal vitamins if your not pregnant?

When do I stop taking prenatal vitamins if your not pregnant?

After breastfeeding: Prenatal vitamins are great overall vitamins, but are especially formulated to provide nutrients needed to support a pregnancy. All of that goodness is still necessary when you are breast-feeding, so continue them for sure for as long as you breastfeed your baby. After that, it's your choice as to whether or not to continue supplementation. ...Read more

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If i take more prenatal vitamins than i post to what can happen and i'm not pregnant?

If i take more prenatal vitamins than i post to what can happen and i'm not pregnant?

Toxic: Too much of anything is not good. Prenatal vitamins usually have iron and other minerals essential to a developing pregnancy or breastfeeding mother. Part you will pee out (+$down drain), part can make you sick. Don't do this. See a dr if you think you are vitamin deficient. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
Once
Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
Once
Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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Is it bad to take expired prenatal vitamins if i'm not pregnant?

Is it bad to take expired prenatal vitamins if i'm not pregnant?

See below: Although probably safe and effective, it's best to take fresh vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins everyday, if I'm not pregnant?

Is it bad to take prenatal vitamins everyday, if I'm not pregnant?

Ok to take: Prenatal vitamins usually have extra iron and folic acid but that is not an issue in a healthy person. It is more important to be used to them before becoming pregnant so you can continue them during the early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

learn all birth control methods
once
discuss with pcp your best method
once
don't take chances
once
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Can you tell me if i could still take prenatal vitamins even though i'm not pregnant?

Can you tell me if i could still take prenatal vitamins even though i'm not pregnant?

Sure: Don't expect any one to throw you a baby shower though. ( and you would be less likely to crave pickles and ice cream than somebody who was pregnant. ) most pre-natal vitamins are just a regular multivitamin with a minimum of 400 mg of folic acid. ...Read more

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