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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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 it ok to use rose hip oil and vitamin E oil during pregnancy? I heard rose hip oil is high vitamin a. Is this beta carotene based?

Is it ok to use rose hip oil and vitamin E oil during pregnancy? I heard rose hip oil is high vitamin a. Is this beta carotene based?

Yes: No more than 10, 000 iu of preformed vitamin a should be taken during pregnancy but preformed vitamin a is only found in animal foods (meat, eggs, dairy). There are no vegetarian sources of actual vitamin a- any "vitamin a" said to be in those foods are from carotenes and those are very safe in pregnancy. See http://www.Care2.Com/greenliving/is-vitamin-a-safe-for-pregnant-women.Html. ...Read more

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Extra virgin oil contains vitamin e, is this safe for pregnancy?

Extra virgin oil contains vitamin e, is this safe for pregnancy?

EVOO is good: The amount of vitamin e that one would consume in a normal amount of food with extra virgin olive oil should be safe to consume. Just don't go and drink a whole cup of oil at once. ...Read more

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I'm taking a pre Natal vitamin right now. Can I also take a b complex on top of it during pregnancy? Is it safe to take that much?

I'm taking a pre Natal vitamin right now. Can I also take a b complex on top of it during pregnancy? Is it safe to take that much?

Prenatal vitamins: When it comes to medications, supplements, nutrition, exercise, etc, it's always best to check w/your obstetrician and/or family doc. Prenatal vitamins have more folate (folic acid) than regular multivitamins to minimize risk of spinal tube defects in developing fetuses. For best results, start PNV while trying to get pregnant, not just after, since spinal tube develops early b4 1st missed period. ...Read more

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Is 1800iu of vitamin d too much during pregnancy? Thanks!

Is 1800iu of vitamin d too much during pregnancy? Thanks!

Probably not enough!: Most adults need to take about 5000 iu of vit. D3 to achieve optimal levels. However, in spring & summer if you spend time in the midday sun without sunscreen you don't need to take any. In general people don't get toxic unless taking at least 40, 000 iu/day for months, so vit d has a wide margin of safety. I advise taking vit a & k along with d for maximum benefits. Limit a to 5000 iu if pregnant. ...Read more

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Is all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

Is all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

No: Nutrition is so important during pregnancy & extra doses of some vitamins are helpful (such as folic acid, b9) but certain vitamins can be toxic in too high doses. “fat soluble” vitamins, once absorbed by the body, cannot be easily discharged if their levels are too high. Extremely high levels of vitamin a may cause birth defects. There is a rare link with extreme vitamin e & infant heart defects. ...Read more

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What vitamins need to be increased during pregnancy?

What vitamins need to be increased during pregnancy?

Calcium, Folic Acid: & iron. Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...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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Which vitamins and minerals need to be increased during pregnancy?

Folic Acid, Iron &: Calcium. Take a prenatal vitamin. Get in healthy proteins like red & black beans, chickpeas, fish (low mercury), poultry (75 to 100 gm of protein/ day). Calcium (1, 000 mg per day) with tofu, almonds, dairy products or eggs. Iron (27mg/day) from whole grains & green leafy veggies. Folic acid (600 to 800 mg/day with foods like melon, spinach, tomatoes, strawberries & turnips. ...Read more

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Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Are alive! women's ultra potency vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Probably not: I would stay away from "ultra-potency" vitamins in pregnancy. One has to be careful about vitamins that are potentially harmful to your fetus, such as vitamin a. Your ob/gyn should be able to review theses doses with you and you should take the bottle in to them so they can review these doses. ...Read more

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Im 32.5 weeks and all during the pregnancy I've gained 2kg my weight now is 60kg,my blood tested good for vitamins,the baby is average size,that's ok?

Im 32.5 weeks and all during the pregnancy I've gained 2kg my weight now is 60kg,my blood tested good for vitamins,the baby is average size,that's ok?

Depends on your OB: Whether this is OK or not depends on your treating OB MD's continual assessment of your pregnancy. This is a question to ask him/her. ...Read more

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Is vitamin water safe during pregnancy??

Is vitamin water safe during pregnancy??

Depends: Every bottled water has different ingredients, so it is hard to say for sure, some may have some herbs or chemicals that raise your blood pressure, best to just drink plenty of old fashioned regular water and take your prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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Are vitamins safe to take during pregnancy?

Yes: Be sure they're from a reputable supplier. Your physician can be your guide. In the usa, it's usual to supplement with vitamins and iron under your doctor's guidance. ...Read more

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When to start taking vitamins during pregnancy?

When to start taking vitamins during pregnancy?

When known pregnant: This may sound a bit iconoclastic, but if you eat well and exercise sufficiently, vitamins are really only a supplement. Taking a good multivitamin daily when you know you are pregnant is sound advice. ...Read more

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Should you take any other vitamins besides prenatal during pregnancy?

Should you take any other vitamins besides prenatal during pregnancy?

Depends: Depending on medical conditions, some women require extra folic acid. Women with low vitamin D may require extra vitamin D. Women who are nauseous may find extra vitamin B6 helpful. Women who have had gastric bypass surgery also have different requirements. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Iam 24 years old ,Which food and veg is good during 2 month pregnancy and vitamins as well please ?

Iam 24 years old ,Which food and veg is good during 2 month pregnancy and vitamins as well please 
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Pregnancy : It is essential for pregnant women to take folic acid and iron supplements daily. Your OB doc will usually prescribe these. Folic acid prevents spina bifida, a failure of the spinal cord to fully develop. Iron prevents anemia as your blood volume increases in pregnancy. Eat a healthy balanced diet of protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Drink milk daily. Avoid tobacco and alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?

What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?

Take daily: Prenatal vitamins have folic acid good for spinal cord and brain development. Take them daily even if you are not pregnant yet and all throughout pregnancy. Good luck ...Read more

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