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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Is vitamin C okay to take for helping a miscarriage?

Is vitamin C okay to take for helping a miscarriage?

Miscarriage: I am nt aware that Vitamin C can promote miscarriage. Misoprostol and RU-486 are pills used to terminate a pregnancy. A pregnancy can be terminated by other methods; I recommend seeing a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does taking vitamin C cause you a miscarriage?

Does taking vitamin C cause you a miscarriage?

Vitamins: No, vitamin c does not induce miscarriage. It is an essential water soluble vitamin that is safe during pregnancy. Excess doses may cause diarhea. ...Read more

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Can emergen-c vitamin C cause a miscarriage?

Can emergen-c vitamin C cause a miscarriage?

Are you thinking of: Use of massive doses of vitamin c to abort a fetus. This is a very dangerous practice. ...Read more

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Can too much vitamin C intake lead to a miscarriage?

Can too much vitamin C intake lead to a miscarriage?

No.: Excessive vitamin c can lead to kidney stones and colics, but has not direct relationship (causal or other) to pregnancy loss as far as i know. Take up to 1 gram daily to prevent hypervitaminosis. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more


Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more