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Doctor insights on: Taking Prenatal Vitamins With Milk

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If I only drink coconut milk during my pregnancy will I need to take additional vitamin d and calcium besides what is provided in prenatal vitamins?

If I only drink coconut milk during my pregnancy will I need to take additional vitamin d and calcium besides what is provided in prenatal vitamins?

Coconut milk has: Sugars in it, and is not a high source for Vitamin D3 and calcium. What is most important is taking your prenatal vitamins, and having a diet rich in vegetables that are high in trace minerals including calcium. Organic preferred, and green leafy or cooked veges. Use the milk sparingly as it is carbohydrate rich, and can increase sugar levels. Work with your doctor on this, and your nutritionist.

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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.

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Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Can taking prenatal vitamins give you energy?

Possibly: Depends on your diet - nothing replaces good nutrition, rest and fitness. Some vitamins - b's - and minerals like iron can support energy levels.

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Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Can taking prenatal vitamins make you fertile?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that your fertility hinges on your multivitamin intakes. Often your body is able to absorb important nutrients from the food we eat. A multivitamin may not be the determining factor.

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Is it possible for you to lose weight by taking prenatal vitamins?

Is it possible for you to lose weight by taking prenatal vitamins?

No you do not loose: No you do not loose weight by taking prenatal vitamins.

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Doctors can you tell me when should I start taking prenatal vitamins?

Doctors can you tell me when should I start taking prenatal vitamins?

Start prenatal vits: Prenatal vitamin are high in Folic Acid and vitamin b-12 which are important for correct fetal neural tube closure. Unfortunately, this process begins at about 3 weeks, often before women know they are pregnant. So if you are planning to conceive next month, start taking prenatal vitamins this month. **.

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What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins.

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How LNG till u get preg if ur taking prenatal vitamins Nd TTC??

How LNG till u get preg if ur taking prenatal vitamins Nd TTC??

Prenatal vitamins: Are not used to help a woman to become pregnant. However they are very important to increase chances that the pregnancy will be healthy. Take care.

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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.

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When should one start taking prenatal vitamins?

When should one start taking prenatal vitamins?

Prenatal vitamins: Start prenatal vitamins 2-3 months before you are going to try to get pregnant.

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Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Is taking two prenatal vitamins a day truly unsafe?

Its fine: No, it will be fine. It just might upset your stomach.

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Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

Are there any risks associated with taking prenatal vitamins?

No: Prenatal vitamins contain the exact amount of daily vitamins that are essential for you and the baby, to the contrary, multivitamins may contain more of some certain vitamins that may not be safe.

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What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?

What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?

Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The vitamins do not help a woman get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of serious birth defect (called a neural tube defect).

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Haven't been taking prenatal vitamins regularly. How dangerous is this?

Haven't been taking prenatal vitamins regularly. How dangerous is this?

Depends on your diet: The main benefit of taking prenatal vitamins is to dramatically reduce the risk of neural tube defects (a birth defect) by taking adequate folic acid in the first month of pregnancy. However, if your diet has adequate folate or folic acid you'll be fine- it's found in many foods, esp. Beans, greens & fortified cereals. Even if you did not take vits the risk is low-but folic acid lowers it greatly.

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How much time can you wait until I start taking prenatal vitamins? What exactly is prenatal vitamins how does this help the baby?

How much time can you wait until I start taking prenatal vitamins? What exactly is prenatal vitamins how does this help the baby?

Start as soon: As you are pregnant. The prenatal vitamins supplement both mother and baby's nutrition and replaces any vitamins which may be lost during pregnacy. Most are fortified with extra iron for both mother and baby.

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If I've gone a couple weeks without taking prenatal vitamins but would like to try again and start up again, is that ok? Considering I hadn't been

If I've gone a couple weeks without taking prenatal vitamins but would like to try again and start up again, is that ok? Considering I hadn't been

Absolutely: The data shows that prenatal vitamins should be taken before pregnancy to decrease the risk of spinal cord abnormalities in babies. Most women in the US have an adequate diet, but 50% of pregnancies in this country are unplanned, so yes, you can restart the vitamin. There is no "withdrawal' if you stop suddenly, and no risk (other than stomach upset if you had any), to restarting.

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If I've gone a couple weeks without taking prenatal vitamins but would like to try again and start up again, is that ok? Considering I hadn't been

Yes: If a woman is pregnant, it is important for her to take prenatal vitamins as the prescription was originally written by the prescribing physician. If some are missed, there is no safe way to "catch up" so informing the OB and taking them as directed would be important.

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