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What are the side effects of prenatal vitamins; any at all?

What are the side effects of prenatal vitamins; any at all?

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

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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 non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

There is a: wide safety margin on vitamins. Check the ingredients; these particular vitamins will tend to have a bit more calcium but otherwise not that different and a wide safety margin. except for costing more, not really a problem. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www.nerdpocalypse.net ...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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Should I worry if I get pregnant when I have not been taking prenatal vitamins?

Should I worry if I get pregnant when I have not been taking prenatal vitamins?

Never too late: It is ideal to be on prenatal vitamins(pnv) when you conceive, but it's never too late to begin! be sure your pnv contains at least 1000 mcg of Folic Acid or folate. ...Read more

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What are good prenatal vitamins to take im 5 weeks and 1 day pregnant?

What are good prenatal vitamins to take im 5 weeks and 1 day pregnant?

Many good ones but..: There are many good prenatal vitamins. One of the most important ingredients is folic acid, proven to prevent neural tube defects, but I have become aware of research suggesting that 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. ...Read more

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If i take prenatal vitamins, will i be able to get pregnant easier?!

If i take prenatal vitamins, will i be able to get pregnant easier?!

Not necessaraly: The prenatal vitamins cannot hurt your chances, but they are designed to help support the needs your body has during pregnancy & replenish items your fetus will take from you.On the chance you have a vitamin deficiency, they will help you stay healthy, but i wouldn't count on them increasing your chances. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?

I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?

Folic Acid: Folic Acid supplementation is important to help prevent neural tube birth defects. This is contained within all prenatal vitamins. You can choose any prenatal vitamin that you find appealing. ...Read more