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Doctor insights on: Taking Prenatal Vitamins Before Pregnancy

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What can you tell me about prenatal vitamins before pregnancy?

What can you tell me about prenatal vitamins before pregnancy?

Good idea. : The neural tube closes during the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a patient knows they are pregnant. Folic acid (found in prenatal vitamins) is important for correct closure. So i recommend taking them if you are planning to get pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy next year i'm planning to conceive but before I do is it ok for me to start taking prenatal vitamins before i know that i'm pregnant?

Pregnancy next year i'm planning to conceive but before I do is it ok for me to start taking prenatal vitamins before i know that i'm pregnant?

Absolutely!: You can totally take them now. You don't need to start that far in advance, but a few months ahead of time is likely a good start. But being on them now won't hurt and will ensure that your body's stores of vitamins are full! ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

No not that: I know of, prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in some people whether they are preg or not , but they do not cause any other sxs associated with preg. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins affect a pregnancy result?

Can prenatal vitamins affect a pregnancy result?

Vits: If your diet supplies all you need, the use of prenatal vits you and the baby need, they will have no effects. If you are deficient, they will improve the fetus's development. Problem is that most Americans eat a poor and deficient diet. You should absolutely eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh vegs and fruits every day. Be active no ETOH or Cigs or other drugs. Prenates are a good plan. ...Read more

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What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

Helping you both: The fetus has a well designed system that will pull needed nutrients out of your body to build that of the baby.If you have a marginal diet, baby can suffer but you will too. Nature tends to strip some of what you have for babies needs, so you need the pnvits to maintain your own health while baby draws its needs from you. ...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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Is it bad to not take the prenatal vitamins during pregnancy?

Is it bad to not take the prenatal vitamins during pregnancy?

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

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