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Doctor insights on: Vitamins For A Pregnant Vegetarian

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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I just started a vegan diet. Is a daily men's multivitamin enough to supplement vitamins and minerals?

I just started a vegan diet. Is a daily men's multivitamin enough to supplement vitamins and minerals?

Most of the time : yes make sure it has some iron and b12 in it. You will be missing out from meat. ...Read more

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What daily vitamins should a vegetarian take to stay healthy? I'm a vegetarian & already take b12, vegetarian omega 3, multivitamin, and vitamin d-3.

What daily vitamins should a vegetarian take to stay healthy? I'm a vegetarian & already take b12, vegetarian omega 3, multivitamin, and vitamin d-3.

Consider L-carnitine: Sounds like you are doing well with the vitamins you have chosen. A healthy vegetarian diet can provide nearly all the nutrients you need except for dha, an omega 3 which you can get from algae extracts. Carnitine is not a vitamin, but is a beneficial nutrient found mostly in red meat that aids in burning fat for energy & is good for our hearts & muscles, so consider taking l-carnitine too. ...Read more

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I'm a woman and a vegetarian. Should I take iron supplements?

I'm a woman and a vegetarian. Should I take iron supplements?

Depends : Have your blood count checked to see if you are anemic. Most vegetarians can get adequate amounts of iron through their diet provided they eat a healthy and varied diet. ...Read more

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What supplements should a teenage vegetarian take?

What supplements should a teenage vegetarian take?

Whole Food Vitamins: In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. High quality Omega-3 fatty acids may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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Can i take a regular woman's vitamin like vita-vim for women and a folic acid supplement of 1000mcg while pregnant instead of a prenatal vitamin?

Can i take a regular woman's vitamin like vita-vim for women and a folic acid supplement of 1000mcg while pregnant instead of a prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal vitamins: Its probably ok to do this, but if the issue is the vitamin is too big, ask for a chewable. If it makes you nauseated ask for one that has something in it to help with the nausea or take it at night. In addition talk to your OB about your need of an essential fatty acid called dha, which is good for fetal brain and eye development. ...Read more

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I am iron deficiency , is there a good iron pill u can recommend?

I am iron deficiency , is there a good iron pill u can recommend?

First find the reaso: Why are you iron deficient? Are you bleeding heavily each month? Are you taking other supplements to keep up your nutrition? Is your body toxic . Are your period heavy and painful. Resolve any of those issues and the iron problem will go away. Otherwise , the iron will no build up to help you fix the problem , www.Neuroscisncemyths.Com may have an answer to soke of the issues.Check with my offic. ...Read more

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Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?

Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant.  Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins.  Concern for baby?

Ok: If you have been a picky eater all your life there is not much you can do now. Ideally, a balanced, varied diet during pregnancy is recommended, but in your case it seems like you are doing the best you can. ...Read more

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Is protein shakes good for pregnant women?

Is protein shakes good for pregnant women?

Protein - pregnancy: Can be - but be balanced. Best to stay natural. Egg white is superior to all. Quinoa is excellent. Beans and lentils are excellent. Milk protein is excellent. Whole grains are good but not sufficient. Nuts are excellent. Yogurt is excellent ...Read more

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I eat healthy as a vegetarian. My b-12, iron, etc. tests are normal. I had a vegan multivitamin suggested to me. Are vitamins actually beneficial?

I eat healthy as a vegetarian. My b-12, iron, etc. tests are normal. I had a vegan multivitamin suggested to me. Are vitamins actually beneficial?

Vegetarian Diet: Vitamins are beneficial for Health. I commend you for eating healthy as a Vegetarian. Your Healthy Vegetarian Diet has most of the Vitamins. Fruits have Vitamin C and Folic acid Vegetables have Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Folic acid. Vitamin B12 is in Soy milk, Dairy products, Eggs, Veggie burgers fortified with vitamin B12. Vitamin D is in Vitamin D-fortified soy milk, cow's milk, and Eggs. ...Read more

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Are folic acid and ferrous sulphate good for a pregnant woman?

Are folic acid and ferrous sulphate good for a pregnant woman?

Yes: Folate (folic acid) acid, started before pregnancy, helps to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifid, a type of birth defects. Ferrous sulphate treats anemia. ...Read more

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What protein supplements should a vegan take?

What protein supplements should a vegan take?

Beans: Most fruits and vegetables have a relatively low amount of protein, usually in the 5-6 percent range or so. Nuts, beans, and even humus have quite a bit higher levels of protein and are often used because of that. There is a book called forks over knives that has vegan recipes in it if you are interested. ...Read more

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I need a diet that is safe for a pregnant woman?

I need a diet that is safe for a pregnant woman?

Safe for every on: Donot eat processed and chemical food make a trip to whole food store and get lot of preservative free organic food , need yougurt. ...Read more

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Is fried fish good for pregnant woman?

Is fried fish good for pregnant woman?

The mercury content: Should be assessed. Different types of fish can have markedly varied mercury content. ...Read more

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Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

Prenatal vitamins that are good for pregnancy?

One with folic acid: The prenatal vitamins that contain at least 1mg of Folic Acid are all acceptable, as Folic Acid has been proven to decrease the risk of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida). Best wishes. ...Read more

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What brand of prenatal vitamins would you suggest for a pregnant woman to take that has, iron, folic acid, dha,vit d, etc?.thanks

What brand of prenatal vitamins would you suggest for a pregnant woman to take that has, iron, folic acid, dha,vit d, etc?.thanks

Many brands ok: Prenatal vitamins contain more folic acid and iron than do standard adult multivitamins. These two are especially needed for healthy fetal development. Other important nutrients are calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, copper, & vitamin B-6. Prenatal vitamins are a complement to a healthy diet. The brand is up to you, your doctor and/or pharmacist. DHA is not recommended. ...Read more

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What foods are good for a diabetic women who is planning for pregnancy. Can i eat kiwi fruit. I am currently using folic acid for past one month.

What foods are good for a diabetic women who is planning for pregnancy. Can i eat kiwi fruit. I am currently using folic acid for past one month.

Foods for diabetic: Yes kiwi is ok. Try to keep carbs on low side see book the glucose solution, green leafty vegetables. Eat protein e.g. Wild caught salmon, poultry, lean beef, nuts, eggs. Some fats are ok, organic virgin olive oil, a little organic butter. ...Read more

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Could i take a women's multivitamin and a prenatal vitamin in one day?

Could  i take a women's multivitamin and a prenatal vitamin in one day?

I wouldn't: Prenatal vitamins and multivitamins are similar (though not exactly the same), so there is no need to take both, and doing so might lead to nausea. If you accidently took both one day, i wouldn't worry, there is no real danger. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?

I am trying to get pregnant and have started taking nature's bounty prenatal vitamins specialty formula... any recommendations for this?

Folic Acid: Folic Acid supplementation is important to help prevent neural tube birth defects. This is contained within all prenatal vitamins. You can choose any prenatal vitamin that you find appealing. ...Read more