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Vitamin C And Pregnancy Termination
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
Prenatal vitamin: Your physician prescribed prenatal vitamin will give you what you and the fetus need for vit e and c. In addition, it is wise to add omega 3 fatty acid supplementation to help reduce the risk of postpartum depression and to help fetal brain and eye development. (dosage: 1000mg dha and 1200mg epa. Nordic naturals ultimate omega and trader joe's brand are both mercury free). ...Read more
Yes, and recommended: Vitamin d is essential in pregnancy. Actually it should have begun before pregnancy, as it takes 3 mos. To reach appropriate levels with just daily replacement, unless you load up with high doses at the beginning of therapy. Check w/your ob. Calcium is also important. As well as folate and prenatal vitamins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rh?: Ask your physician whether these are antibodies against components of the rh system. Anti-d is the one that's likely to be troublesome. ...Read more
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
I'm 5-6 weeks pregnant and bleeding because of low progesterone after taking so much vitamin C to abort. Is the baby at risk? Should I abort?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is vitamin d supplement recommended for pregnant women with a level of 22? Will low vit D affect baby/pregnancy? Safe to take with prenatals?
Very important : Vitamin D3 is a critical hormone and plays an important role in fetal development. An optimal level is 50ng/dl so you need to supplement. Work with your doctor to put a plan in place. Go here for more information http://m.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Vitamin-D-Screening-and-Supplementation-During-Pregnancy?IsMobileSet=true ...Read more
Taking a prenatal vitamin with 100% dv of vit d (400 iu) throughout 30w of pregnancy. I don't have symptoms of deficiency. Worry for baby?
Little worry but...: Actually the recommended daily intake of d has been increased to 600 iu/day but most adults need at least 5000 iu/day for optimal levels- see http://bit.Ly/1dc7vna low d increases your risk of diabetes ; preeclampsia ; can result in a baby with low birth weight, but hopefully you are not too deficient. Get levels checked now, take more d ; get sun- see http://bit.Ly/1gnxnk0. ...Read more
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