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Doctor insights on: Using Vitamin C To Prevent Pregnancy

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How often do you need to take vitamin C to prevent pregnancy?

How often do you need to take vitamin C to prevent pregnancy?

Quite often: Take the vitamin c tablet and place it between your knees. Then hold it there and you should not get pregnant. I am not aware that vitamin c is helpful in any other way for pregnancy prevention. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Could aspirin and vitamin C be used to prevent pregnancy?

Could aspirin and vitamin C be used to prevent pregnancy?

No.: Neither Aspirin or vitamin c or combination of both will prevent pregnancy.

To prevent pregnancy, most commonly, you have to prevent fertilization either by physically blocking the sperm from reaching the egg (this is condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps work). Or, by preventing ovulation (this is how traditional hormonal birth control works). Aspirin and vit c will not prevent pregnancy! ...Read more

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Vitamin c can cause a miscarriage. Can it cause one if the egg has not been fertilized yet or is being fertilized or will it help prevent pregnancy?

Vitamin c can cause a miscarriage. Can it cause one if the egg has not been fertilized yet or is being fertilized or will it help prevent pregnancy?

No, no, no, and no: Vitamin c does not cause miscarriages. Miscarriages happen frequently all over the world (to a big portion of natural pregnancies) and people take vitamin c every day, but the two things are unrelated. A woman cannot miscarry until after she is actually carrying (no such thing as miscarrying before or during fertilization). Vitamin c does not prevent pregnancy. Don't worry about eating oranges! ...Read more

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What brand of vitamin C is suitable for preventing pregnancy?

Vitamin C is not: Used to prevent pregnancy. Massive doses are sometimes used for home terminations. The doses used are also toxic to the mother. This is not safe ; should not be done. ...Read more

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Will high doses of vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

Will high doses of vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

No: There is no scientific evidence that high doses of vitamin c are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage. It is not recommended that any pregnant woman take medications or vitamin supplementation without discussing this with their obstetrician. ...Read more

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Glucose and vitamin C terminate pregnancy?

The massive doses of: Vitamin c used to terminate a pregnancy would also be toxic to the mother. This is not safe and should not be attempted. ...Read more

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In my early pregnancy I tried to vitamin C and parsley for 3 days but nothing happened now I'm afraid my child mat have defects what are the risk?

Being Pregnant: I do not see anything here for you to be worrying about. Almost all humans ingest vitamin c in food if not also in vitamins. Parsley is a normal food and has no medical or health concerns for a pregnant female. ...Read more

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Can you use vitamin C to avoid pregnancy?

The massive doses: Of vitamin c required to abort a pregnancy would also be toxic to the mother. This is not safe! ...Read more

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Can you use vitamin C to end pregnancy? Or is it a myth

Myth: It is a myth. Oral vitamin c is excreted in urine and serum concentration does not really increase if one takes doses larger than 1000 mg daily. ...Read more

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Does high doses of vitamin C actually cause bleeding in pregnancy?

Vitamin C not cause: Hello Deborah,
High doses of Vitamin C are not related to bleeding in pregnancy. Vitamin C is good to take in this season of colds and flu but look for another reason if you're having bleeding. ...Read more

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My friend wanted to know if a high dose of vitamin C can cause her pregnancy to terminate?

Probably not: Usually high dose vitamin c will cause diarrhea if not tolerated well. It can also cause hypoglycemia and low potassium depending on the dose and timing of ingestion. Orally ingested high dose vitamin c usually results in just diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does vitamin C interfere with home pregnancy test?

False Results: This warning should be included in the literature that came with the kit, but to my knowledge I do not think vit c should interfere with the test. ...Read more

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How much vitamin c or aspirin can terminate a 5 week pregnancy?

How much vitamin c or aspirin can terminate a 5 week pregnancy?

STOP: I am sorry you are in a position of thinking of terminating a pregnancy on your own but please do not do home remedies - especially the aspirin. An overdose of this can lead to serious consequences to you - including DEATH. If you cannot talk to your family (which I encourage you to) look in your area for a free women's health clinic for more advice on treatment options available in your state. ...Read more

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If I were to take 4 vitamin C pills and 2 367mg asprin tablets every day would that abort my pregnancy I'm 1 month along?

If I were to take 4 vitamin C pills and 2 367mg asprin tablets every day would that abort my pregnancy I'm 1 month along?

No: While the aspirin might upset your stomach, aspirin and vitamin C won't cause an abortion in the first trimester. If you are sure that abortion is the right answer for you there are doctors and clinics including Planned Parenthood that offer safe medical as well as surgical abortions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin C pills during pregnancy?

Is it ok to take vitamin C pills during pregnancy?

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

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What dose of aspirin and vitamin C can abort 1month pregnancy?

Vit C: Vit c and Aspirin will not be effective for terminating pregnancy, . ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had unprotected sex twice and was already having vitamin C and parsely tea. How likely is pregnancy?

What do you advise if I had unprotected sex twice and was already having vitamin C and parsely tea. How likely is pregnancy?

HIGHLY LIKELY: If you are ovulating, yes, Vitamin C and parsley are not contraceptives. If you are still ovulating and having regular period you can get pregnant at 50. ...Read more

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Plz suggest me some Ayurvedic or home made safe procedures to abort pregnancy of 1-2 weeks & is high dose of vitamin C, a solution to it?

Plz suggest me some Ayurvedic or home made safe procedures to abort pregnancy of 1-2 weeks & is high dose of vitamin C, a solution to it?

None available: A safe and reliable home-made potion or procedure has not been invented or discovered, so it's time to do things the traditional way... Meaning, see the ob-gyn doctor together to discuss all the options. ...Read more

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IAm16 weeks pregnant could I take slow release vitamin C 500mg and multivitamins and iron. Is it safe during pregnancy if I take?

IAm16 weeks pregnant could I take slow release vitamin C 500mg and multivitamins and iron. Is it safe during pregnancy if I take?

1 Prenatal Vitamin: There are many brands of prenatal vitamins. Choose anyone that you like and take one per day. There is no reason to take more Vitamins than you need. Extra Vitamin C is not needed in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I know the Vitamin C thing doesn't work for terminating pregnancy but is it possible for taking more vitamin C to cause early menstruation?

I know the Vitamin C thing doesn't work for terminating pregnancy but is it possible for taking more vitamin C to cause early menstruation?

Nonsense Marketing: Study issues yourself, eg. Many articles on Vitamin C at http://goo. Gl/oOEMKw. Vitamin C is a simple molecule plentiful in lots of foods, the reason (like all vitamins) that human genome has not retained every single gene/protein needed to make it from scratch. It is important for collagen production; deficiencies extremely rare 1st world countries; but big business to sell stuff from food waste. ...Read more

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Period late by a week, no pregnancy symptoms, 2 negative tests (clearblue digital) taking high dose vitamin c can that effect test or could I be preg?

Period late by a week, no pregnancy symptoms, 2 negative tests (clearblue digital) taking high dose vitamin c can that effect test or could I be preg?

Pregnancy unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Possibly: The research was done in 1972 on animals. Other nutrients may be even more important. The goal is to prevent deficiencies. Zinc is very important for the production of Progesterone and vital for the developing fetus. Vitamin d deficiency is very common and restoring vitamin d to normal levels increases successful pregnancies. Eat healthy, sleep well, de-stress and move frequently. ...Read more

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Does ascorbic acid in vitamin C really help terminate a pregnancy? The reason I ask, I think I am pregnant since I have not had my period and I am supposed to have it right about today or tomorrow. If I am I have decided to have an abortion but I am not

Does ascorbic acid in vitamin C really help terminate a pregnancy? The reason I ask, I think I am pregnant since I have not had my period and I am supposed to have it right about today or tomorrow. If I am I have decided to have an abortion but I am not

You: You are considering an abortion using mega-dose vitamin c. Is it safe? No. What kind of health problems can it cause for you? Diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache, gastritis or stomach ulcerations, anemia, constipation, increased flatus, hot flashes, joint pain and loss of body stores of copper. When combined with Aspirin or anticoagulants there can be adverse interactions. There are a variety of conditions that prevent adequate metabolism of vitamin c, so you would not urinate out the excess. The proposed mechanism of action is that vitamin c interferes with the production of progesterone.
Herbal abortions work by poisoning you. The theory is that it your toxin levels will be so high, that the it will kill the embryo. Because, this is a very dangerous business, it can also kill you or make you very ill. The success rate with killing the embryo is actually rather low. I recommend that if you are going to be sexually active that you use some form of birth control responsibly. ...Read more

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The pregnancy test was negative, I drank green tea, parsley and high dosage of vitamin C. I have cramps. And my period hasn't come but I'm PMSing?

The pregnancy test was negative, I drank green tea, parsley and high dosage of vitamin C. I have cramps. And my period hasn't come but I'm PMSing?

Not pregnant: It's so frustrating to have PMS symptoms and yet not to have one's period. There's not much you can do other than speak to your doctor if it lasts for too long (or happens repeatedly each month) about using some progesterone to provoke a period. To my knowledge, there have been no studies showing that herbal medications work to provoke a period. But provera (medroxyprogesterone) does work. ...Read more

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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?

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?

I do not recommend: Using products on the skin while pregnant unless they have been tested in pregnant women, Vitamin C probably ok but no studies. No sure what this question is, looks like you are saying you have already used it. ...Read more

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What brand or exactly should I buy from Walmart in vitamin c to prevent upper respiratory infections. I also doing the rest like exercise and eat righ?

What brand or exactly should I buy from Walmart in vitamin c to prevent upper respiratory infections. I also doing the rest like exercise and eat righ?

Forgive my frankness: Vitamin c does not prevent colds. Neither does confirming to some health guru's claims about "eating right". You are going to catch a few upper respiratory viral infections yearly. We doctors do too. I am very glad you are exercising but the benefits, though great, are modest in promoting anti-viral immunity. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any vitamin C that prevent conception?

Confusing question?: No vitamin c has any impact on conception. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C prevent the flu?

Can vitamin C prevent the flu?

No, get vaccinated: Vitamin C does not prevent the flu. Best way to avoid getting the flu is to take the flu vaccine (shot or nasal squirt). Also, avoid direct skin to skin contact with people who have it. Influenza is often transmitted after a simple handshake. Hand washing after contact with other people can block the spread. ...Read more

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Could taking vitamin C help prevent the flu?

Could taking vitamin C help prevent the flu?

Vitamin C: Short answer, probably not. Best prevention is good hand washing and the flu vaccine. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


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