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Super B Complex Vitamins Safe During Pregnancy
I'm taking a pre Natal vitamin right now. Can I also take a b complex on top of it during pregnancy? Is it safe to take that much?
Prenatal vitamins: When it comes to medications, supplements, nutrition, exercise, etc, it's always best to check w/your obstetrician and/or family doc. Prenatal vitamins have more folate (folic acid) than regular multivitamins to minimize risk of spinal tube defects in developing fetuses. For best results, start PNV while trying to get pregnant, not just after, since spinal tube develops early b4 1st missed period. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
'im in a 14week pregnancy, im taking a vitamin for the bby with folic acid, ferrous sulfate and vitamin b complex for a month, is it ok?
Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...Read more
Psyllium husk powder (vitamin shoppe) safe during pregnancy? How many times in a day may I use this product? How many times a week?
Yes, definitely: Psyllium powder is definitely safe in pregnancy. It is not absorbed by your body, but rather pulls water into the intestine. You could use the product every day, even twice a day. Another great medication that functions in he exact same way (but tastes better) is miralax, (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent. Same idea, not absorbed, can take 1-2 times a day. Remember to drink lots of water too! ...Read more
Is it safe to take trader joe's prenatal vitamins (which include herbs) both before and during pregnancy?
No: Nutrition is so important during pregnancy & extra doses of some vitamins are helpful (such as folic acid, b9) but certain vitamins can be toxic in too high doses. “fat soluble” vitamins, once absorbed by the body, cannot be easily discharged if their levels are too high. Extremely high levels of vitamin a may cause birth defects. There is a rare link with extreme vitamin e & infant heart defects. ...Read more
Prenatal vitamins seem to have 30-100 iu of vitamin E but I thought vitamin E wasn't safe in excess mounts during pregnancy. How much is too much?
Yes: Building healthy bones & teeth. While your bones provide an abundant supply of calcium for your developing baby, you can insure you're not depleted of this vital mineral by taking 1500mg of calcium and 400 units of vitamin d daily while pregnant and breastfeeding too. While many prenatal vitamins contain the later, they often don't have enough calcium. Dairy products or a supplement will suffice. ...Read more
Dear doctor, are there any medications/diet/vitamins to reduce my constant tinnitus migraines, which are safe to take during pregnancy planning?
Consider acupuncture: Hello. Although you asked about meds/ supplements - I wanted to suggest another approach to your tinnitus with migraines. Chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture are safe and effective approaches for both of these problems. Chinese scalp acupuncture has been in use for over 5, 000 years. ...Read more
Are cliff energy bars safe during pregnancy? It has no caffeine but contains soy and has 250 RE/RA of vitamin A.
IAm16 weeks pregnant could I take slow release vitamin C 500mg and multivitamins and iron. Is it safe during pregnancy if I take?
Hi, pure yellow Shea butter during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe to use onto skin or hair? They said it contain vitamin A, thank you..
Is it safe to take cal-c-vita (mainly 1000mg vitamin C & 250mg calcium & 300ui vitamin d & 15mg vitamin b6) during pregnancy?
Use hair removal creams at the third trimester pregnancy, &vitamin c topically on the skin to whiten it during all trimesters of pregnancy, is it safe?
Best super foods to eat during pregnancy? Best vitamins besides pre natal to take? Best things in general to help your baby during pregnency?
Better to take: Pnvs have benefits to both baby and mother- for moms, ensuring that depletion of iron, calcium and other nutrients is prevented is key. For babies, having folic acid, also calcium/ iron, and other essential nutrients fosters optimum growth and can help to prevent some birth defects. If moms don't take pnvs, they are missing out on these benefits. ...Read more
Folic Acid, Iron &: Calcium. Take a prenatal vitamin. Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more
I love the multivitamins which I have been taking during pregnancy. Is it ok or beneficial to continue taking these vitamin for as long as I like?
I'm 32.5 weeks and all during the pregnancy I've gained 2kg my weight now is 60kg, my blood tested good for vitamins, the baby is average size, that's ok?
Most likely: Vitamin c is technically considered a category c drug/supplement, meaning that we don't know for sure whether it is absolutely safe in pregnancy. However, many resources state a daily dose of 120mg per day should be safe for pregnant and breast feeding women. Do not use if you are at risk for high blood pressure during your pregnancy. ...Read more