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Doctor insights on: What Are The Benefits Of Older Women Taking Prenatal Vitamins

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What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?

What are the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins like pregancare?

Are just vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are just vitamins. If a woman is in good health with good nutrition, the added vitamins from prenatal vitamins are not noticeable to her body. The vitamins do not help a woman get pregnant. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins does help decrease the chance of a certain type of serious birth defect (called a neural tube defect). ...Read more

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When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When do women take prenatal vitamins?

When pregnant: When they are pregnant. But you should start taking Folic Acid before pregnancy begins. ...Read more

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Can I use one a day womens prenatal vitamins if they are expired?

Can I use one a day womens prenatal vitamins if they are expired?

Decreased dose: By using expired prenatal vitamins, you may not be getting the full dose intended. Talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Are prenatal vitamins really all that important for women nowadays?

Good idea.: The neural tube closes during the first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a patient knows they are pregnant. Folic acid (found in prenatal vitamins) is important for correct closure. So I recommend taking them if you are planning to get pregnant. **. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take prenatal vitamins and multi- women a day vitamins in the same day, every day?

Probably not: Not such a good idea mostly because it might cause you to intake too much vit a which can be a problem

go to vitamindcouncil. Org and look up vit a there and you will find a good article there to explain this. ...Read more

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Any insights for why some women have to take prenatal vitamins all the time?

Any insights for why some women have to take prenatal vitamins all the time?

Have to?: I don't think women HAVE TO take prenatal vitamins all of the time except when trying to conceive, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mulitivitamin is a great supplement to everybodys diet. ...Read more

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What kind of prenatal vitamins' should pregnant women take?

What kind of prenatal vitamins' should pregnant women take?

The ones you like: I recommend inexpensive over-the-counter vitamins to all my patients. You can choose the ones you like (tablets, gummies, chewables...). Prescription vitamins are not 'better.' You will likely get some different answers on this question. ...Read more

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Can my 15 year old daughter take prenatal vitamins?

Yes: Prenatal vitamins are definitely healthy for women in their adolescence. Typically most prenatals have extra folic acid, iron and calcium. I typically recommend cost comparison to my patients because sometimes there is an upcharge on prenatals. Check the labels, you may find another brand has same ingredients but is cheaper if it doesn't say 'prenatal' on it. Just an idea. But definitely safe. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins only work on pregnant women or all?

Can prenatal vitamins only work on pregnant women or all?

It works on all: It can be taken by non pregnant females and it works as a supplement vitamin like any other. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months old and I am still nursing. Are prenatal vitamins mandatory for me?

My baby is 4 months old and I am still nursing. Are prenatal vitamins mandatory for me?

Insurance for you: Your body can certainly make nutritionally balanced milk for baby if you follow a good diet. Be aware that your body will extract nutrients like calcium from your bones when you don't take in enough for the daily need of both you and baby. Other deficient nutrients are also selectively sent to the milk. If anything, the vitamins assure that your system will not be sacrificed to maintain feeds. ...Read more

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Someone once told me that prenatal vitamins make women more fertile, is this just a crazy myth?

Someone once told me that prenatal vitamins make women more fertile, is this just a crazy myth?

Proven to help fert.: Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common; over 90% of Americans are deficient, most in multiple essential nutrients. Deficiencies of Vit. C, Folic Acid, Iron and other nutrients can reduce fertility. Multivitamins (and prenatals are a multivit.) are proven to improve fertility. But it won't help those who aren't deficient. See http://tinyurl. Com/7pjgjz and http://tinyurl. Com/mzrkbx8 ...Read more

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Do women hav to take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

Do women hav to take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?

No don't have to but: It may be a good idea, but you don't have too. Many people do not eat a well balanced diet full of all the micronutrients that their bodies needs. Good nutrian is especially important during pregnancy. Vitamins help make up the difference. If you are getting everything your body needs from the foods you eat, then you do not need prenatal vitamins. Most woman are not so lucky. ...Read more

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Also, does it matter that I take specifically prenatal vitamins or can I just take a regular woman's multivitamin?

Also, does it matter that I take specifically prenatal vitamins or can I just take a regular woman's multivitamin?

You can take regular: If you are not pregnant you can take regular womans vitamins if you need them. ...Read more

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Is it OK to give prenatal vitamins to my 94 year old mother?

Is it OK to give prenatal vitamins to my 94 year old mother?

Other option better: No harm in it, really, but a prenatal vitamin doesn't contain the amount of calcium and vitamin d recommended for a woman this age. A multivitamin specifically formulated for older women would be a better option. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding my 2 month old and feel a cold coming on. Is it ok to take airborne to help fight it? I am still taking my prenatal vitamins, too.

I am breastfeeding my 2 month old and feel a cold coming on. Is it ok to take airborne to help fight it? I am still taking my prenatal vitamins, too.

Save your money: This product will not prevent a cold, it may help with symptoms a little, but your prenatal vitamins are sufficient. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding. Yesterday missed to give liquid vitamin D to my 3months old baby. Is it ok? I am taking prenatal vitamins that also contain vitamin D

Breastfeeding. Yesterday missed to give liquid vitamin D to my 3months old baby. Is it ok? I am taking prenatal vitamins that also contain vitamin D

Missing vit D dose: No problem, 1 missed dose will not affect your baby, besides vitamins D in normally formed by the body from exposure of the skin to the sun. Try to give your baby the vitamin at the same time you take yours, this way you don't forget. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! What should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and I breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat

I am 4 months postpartum and my hair is coming out by the handfuls! What should I do?!?! I am an african american female age 22 and I breastfeed. I have tried taking 2 prenatal vitamins instead of just one at night, fish oil supplements, drinking more wat

You: You may have telogen effluvium, a condition where your hair falls out in clumps post-partum (after delivery of a child). If it is telogen effluvium, the hair will come back, as you are losing hairs that are in the telogen- or resting phase. Only time can treat telogen effluvium. Nevertheless, you should seek out a specialist for a proper evaluation- I would suggest a dermatologist.

Congratulations on your delivery! ...Read more

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Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

Can non-pregnant women take lactating prenatal vitamins? If, so are there any side effects.

There is a: Wide safety margin on vitamins.
Check the ingredients; these particular vitamins will tend to have a bit more calcium but otherwise not that different and a wide safety margin. Except for costing more, not really a problem.
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Can you take prenatal vitamins even if your not pregnant/not trying to get pregnant? Are there any benefits

Not helpful: The prenatal vitamins will not help you get pregnant. They are not made for people not pregnant and you should discuss with your doctor if you think you are deficient in some way. A healthy diet is important for good health. Balanced meals are better than any vitamins and you want to incorporate that in personal life style ...Read more

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Is it true that pregnant women should stay away from colored tablets including prenatal vitamins because of metal (iron)?

Is it true that pregnant women should stay away from colored tablets including prenatal vitamins because of metal (iron)?

Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins are generally "colored" and contain metals including iron. If there is any concern about color additive to the pnv, can read the label or ask the manufacturer. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins help with female hair loss?

Can prenatal vitamins help with female hair loss?

Doubtful, but. ..: Not likely, but I would continue them. Hair loss after pregnancy (telogen effluvium) is common and the result of an arrested phase of hair growth. It may also occur after periods of stress or illness. It is considered harmless and usually resolves after 3-4 months. Nevertheless, prenatal vitamins are likely to be helpful in many ways, especially if you are postpartum and breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

Can a 17 year old take prenatal vitamins if not pregnant but to help with hair growth?

It is safe: It is safe for a non-pregnant woman of child bearing age to take a pre-natal vitamin. I'm not so sure it is going to help a whole lot with your hair growth. Hair growth depends on many factors, just one of them being adequate vitamin intake. So I wouldn't do this thinking it's the magic bullet to long hair. ...Read more

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I've read doctor answers on supplements & how they're not beneficial or fda approved so why do pregnant women take prenatal vitamins if they're not?

I've read doctor answers on supplements & how they're not beneficial or fda approved so why do pregnant women take prenatal vitamins if they're not?

Special case: I doubt you'll find many physicians who'll argue with the special case of a pregnant woman in a society like ours living largely on junk food or philosophical restricted diets. Being pregnant places a huge additional need for iron and Folic Acid (& probably more); junior may be damaged and mom will get sick. This particular use is evidence-based, while most other supplement claims aren't. ...Read more