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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

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Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

Not usually: 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

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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

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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

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Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Centrum vitamins safe in early pregnancy?

Use prenatal vitamin: Ask your ob-gyn for his or her recommended product. Most important to get enough folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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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

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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

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Can i eat prenatal vitamins with fruits?

Can i eat prenatal vitamins with fruits?

Yes: You can take your prenatals and you can also eat fruit ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitimins considered a calcium supplement?

Are prenatal vitimins considered a calcium supplement?

Not alone: Most prenatal vitamins contain only small amounts of calcium (~300mg) because the calcium molecule is too big to put in a combination pill. You and your doctor will need to review your dietary calcium intake, and see whether you also need a calcium supplement in addition to your prenatal vitamin. Between diet & supplement you need 1000mg calcium/day. Can get in dairy products, leafy greens, etc. ...Read more

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Does prenatale vitamins contains enough folic acid to protect birth defects ?

Does prenatale vitamins contains enough folic acid to protect birth defects ?

Take vitamins: Folic acid is almost always included in prenatal vitamins because most pregnant women don't get enough of it from just what they eat. Taking folic acid for at least one month prior to conception lowers the risk of neural-tube defects, such as spina bifida, significantly. Recommended dose is 400 micrograms of folic acid every day prior to pregnancy and 600 micrograms when pregnant. ...Read more

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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

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Is taking two flintstone vitamins equal to a prenatal vitamin?

No not the same: No it is not equal and you can not substitute flintstones for prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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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

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Can u take prenatal vitamins also folic acid an fish oil at once?

Can u take prenatal vitamins also folic acid an fish oil at once?

Yes- a good idea!: Most prenatal vitamins contain Folic Acid but it is perfectly safe to take more. One third of the population have difficulty converting synthetic Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (folic acid) (l-5-mthf) so i advise taking that form of folate (folic acid) in addition to a prenatal to be safe. Fish oil contains dha, essential for having a healthy child, so i strongly advise taking fish oil as well. ...Read more

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Will prenatal vitamins increase my chances of pregnancy?

Will prenatal vitamins  increase my chances of pregnancy?

NO: Prenatal vitamins just provide nutrients your diet is missing. Most western diets in the us have adequate nutrients, therefore the prenatal vitamins are not doing too much other than providing extra Folic Acid to decrease the risk of spinal cord defects. ...Read more

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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

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Prenatal vitamins only contain beta-carotene. My diet includes foods with preformed vitamin a and carotenoid and wonder if my baby will be deficient.

Prenatal vitamins only contain beta-carotene. My diet includes foods with preformed vitamin a and carotenoid and wonder if my baby will be deficient.

Avoid preformed Vit: Preformed vit a is the most common known source of birth defects. That is the risk to the baby. Also avoid any additional beta carotene. Foods contain a variety of carotenes. Eat normal vegies and fruits..Note that metformin causes low vit b12. B12 can be checked by a blood test or it can be supplied as a supplement which is not a risk to the baby. Do not take preformed vit a except in very small. ...Read more

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Is prenetal supplements vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Is prenetal  supplements  vitamins (similac) have vitamin D and Omega3? Thanks

Yes: Similac's brand of prenatal vitamins contain in one tablet, 600 units of vitamin D and 200 mg of DHA, which is an omega-3 oil. One can read the entire label at: http://similac.com/prenatal-care/prenatal-vitamins ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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When do women take prenatal vitamins?

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

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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

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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

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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

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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. ...Read more

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Can you crush prenatal vitamins and eat them ?

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

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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

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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. ...Read more

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