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What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

Nutritional aid: Prenatal vitamins contain the recommended daily vitamins and minerals that you will need during the pregnancy. These vitamins and minerals could also be obtained by eating a well-balanced diet every day. Unfortunately most of us are not that good at always eating a well-balanced diet. Supplements can help. ...Read more

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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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What is the role of folic acid during pregnancy?

What is the role of folic acid during pregnancy?

Numerous: Taking Folic Acid before getting pregnant & just after pregnancy is as important as maintaining it's use right through 9 months and on into breastfeeding. Folate (folic acid) protects or reduces the chance of many congenital malformations including spina bifida, congenital heart defects, cleft lips, limb defects, & urinary tract abnormalities. May reduce miscarriage and early delivery, placenta changes too. ...Read more

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What is the role of placenta in pregnancy?

What is the role of placenta in pregnancy?

Many: It's primary function is to act as a go between with your system and the baby's. It can filter out bad stuff and let good stuff (nutrients) in. It allows for the proper transfer of everything from calories to antibodies to the baby. A healthy and normally functioning placenta is critical to the baby's health. ...Read more

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What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

What are the negative consequences of taking prenatal vitamins in place of a multi vitamin?

No it is not bad: No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of raisin in pregnant women?

What is the benefits of raisin in pregnant women?

?: Nothing special for pregnant women. It has the same benefits as with men and non-pregnant women - vitamins, minerals, helps with regularity, fiber, energy. ...Read more

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What is the importance of maternal nutrition during pregnancy?

What is the importance of maternal nutrition during pregnancy?

This sounds like : A school assignment. I would refer you to americanpregnancy.Org. You will find many other sites by googling it. ...Read more

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What is the use of folic acid in general?

Pregnancy/Anemia: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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What is the role of pyridoxine in morning sickness?

What is the role of pyridoxine in morning sickness?

Try ginger: I have not heard a good explanation for why this helps with nausea associated with pregnancy. (it helps with metabolism of carbs, etc.)i also have not found it to be effective at relieving nausea. However, ginger tablets have been proven about as effective as anti-nausea medications and there is no risk to baby. Eating foods with ginger helps too. My patients tell me the ginger works well. ...Read more

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What is the importance of b vitamins in glucose metabolism?

What is the importance of b vitamins in glucose metabolism?

Energy metabolism: They are essential items in the complex process of producing cellular energy. Since the body is made up of trillions of cells that cooperate together to create function, the energy that drives that function is a necessity ...Read more

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What's the role of insulin in pregnancy?

What's the role of insulin in pregnancy?

Same as when not: Insulin acts like a cab, transporting glucose from the blood into the cell. Pregnancy can reveal mother's emerging problem keeping her glucose levels in the normal range, causing them to drift up. The fetus makes its own insulin & must put away any excess. Mothers high glucose can cause organ overgrowth in baby & increase risk of birth defects. Mother may need a supplement to decrease babies risks ...Read more

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In pregnancy, what are the most important vitamins needed trimester wise in addition to a healthy diet ?

In pregnancy, what are the most important vitamins needed trimester wise in addition to a healthy diet ?

Folic acid: is the most important. Need at least 400 micrograms a day. It prevents brain development defects (neural tube defects) in the fetus. ...Read more

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What are the elements of a good exercise routine in pregnancy?

What are the elements of a good exercise routine in pregnancy?

OB specific..: This depends on a variety of factors (pregnancy stage, your age, coexisting conditions, general health, philosophy of your ob). Developing a relationship with her/him to track your progress together is advisable. This is a 3-way partnership, after all..Mother, baby, ob. Really. ...Read more

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What is the good diet in pregnancy?

What is the good diet in pregnancy?

Well-balanced, fresh: There are many people in most OB offices who can provide pamphlets or list of links to recommended diets and recipes. Women should ask for these. Many of us recommend organic or locally grown food. Most suggest that women make their own food rather than buy mixes or processed products. The diet must be balanced and have the right amount of essential nutrients for pregnancy--see cdc, march of dimes. ...Read more

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What is the causes of lipton in pregnancy women?

What is the causes of lipton in pregnancy women?

Caffeine free: When consuming Lipton's tea or other brands, make sure it says "caffeine free" on the box/bag. Caffeine, which is found in tea, coffee, and soft drinks, is discouraged in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

What is the best way to increase the level of vitamin K in the diet of a vegetarian?

Leafy vegetables: Kale provides the most vitamin k with 882?g (1103% dv) per 100g serving, or 547?g (684% dv) per cup chopped. It is followed by dandelion greens (535% dv per cup chopped), collards, cress, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, beet greens, swiss chard, broccoli raab, radicchio, and finally lettuce with 62.5?g (78% dv) per cup shredded. ...Read more

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What is the risk of buscopan in pregnancy?

What is the risk of buscopan in pregnancy?

Class C drug: Teratogenic effects were not observed in animal studies; embryotoxic events were observed in some studies. It crosses the placenta; may cause respiratory depression and/or neonatal hemorrhage when used during pregnancy. Transdermal scopolamine has been used as an adjunct to epidural anesthesia for cesarean delivery without adverse CNS effects on the newborn. Avoid unless clearly indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

What is the best over-the-counter prenatal vitamins?

Trial and error.: You can decide for yourself which brand best suits your needs and causes the least nausea/stomach upset; many of my patients like the walgreen's prenatal vitamins. Centrum specialist prenatal vitamins are probably the best product. ...Read more

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What is the medical benefit of folic acid for pregnant women?

What is the medical benefit of folic acid for pregnant women?

Prevent Spina Bifida: Folic acid is extremely important during pregnancy to prevent spina bifida, a condition in which the spinal vertebrae do not close properly and the spinal cord is not protected. There are several types of spina bifida, all of which can be prevented with folic acid. Folic acid is also important for making dna and development of the neurological system - especially the spinal cord and vertebrae. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of depression in pregnancy?

What is the incidence of depression in pregnancy?

5-25 %: Depending on how the studies have defined depression (major versus minor, etc.) and whether postpartum depression has been included in that definition, the incidence has been estimated at anywhere from 5-25%. If there are any concerns about possible depression, have a conversation with your provider. ...Read more

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What is the role of prenatal vitamins in pregnancy?

Nutritional aid: Prenatal vitamins contain the recommended daily vitamins and minerals that you will need during the pregnancy. These vitamins and minerals could also be obtained by eating a well-balanced diet every day. Unfortunately most of us are not that good at always eating a well-balanced diet. Supplements can help. ...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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Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can prenatal vitamins cause pregnancy symptoms?

No not that: I know of, prenatal vitamins can cause nausea in some people whether they are preg or not , but they do not cause any other sxs associated with preg. ...Read more

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Can prenatal vitamins affect a pregnancy result?

Can prenatal vitamins affect a pregnancy result?

Vits: If your diet supplies all you need, the use of prenatal vits you and the baby need, they will have no effects. If you are deficient, they will improve the fetus's development. Problem is that most Americans eat a poor and deficient diet. You should absolutely eat a healthy diet with lots of fresh vegs and fruits every day. Be active no ETOH or Cigs or other drugs. Prenates are a good plan. ...Read more

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Will prenatal vitamins increase my chances of pregnancy?

Will prenatal vitamins  increase my chances of pregnancy?

NO: Prenatal vitamins just provide nutrients your diet is missing. Most western diets in the us have adequate nutrients, therefore the prenatal vitamins are not doing too much other than providing extra Folic Acid to decrease the risk of spinal cord defects. ...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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What can you tell me about prenatal vitamins before pregnancy?

What can you tell me about prenatal vitamins before pregnancy?

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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What vitamins can I take for pregnancy if I don't want to take prenatal vitamins?

What vitamins can I take for pregnancy if I don't want to take prenatal vitamins?

You need folate (folic acid): The most important vitamin during pregnancy is folic acid. Speak with your obstetrician to make sure you are getting what you need. Most of what else you need you can get from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans and whole grains and it will probably be better for the baby. ...Read more

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What are the best prenatal vitamins that you would recommend for pregnancy? I just found out im pregnant and I was researching the one a day prenatals

What are the best prenatal vitamins that you would recommend for pregnancy? I just found out im pregnant and I was researching the one a day prenatals

Trial and error.: Most of my patients mention that the walgreen's prenatal vitamins cause less nausea - however this is all on a trial-and-error basis for each individual. I think that the centrum specialist prenatal vitamins are a very good product. Make sure you are taking at least 1 mg of Folic Acid daily throughout your reproductive life to prevent preterm labor, spina bifida, heart defects in your offspring. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take trader joe's prenatal vitamins (which include herbs) both before and during pregnancy?

Is it safe to take trader joe's prenatal vitamins (which include herbs) both before and during pregnancy?

Yes: Yes. You can always ask the store on-line or the store manager what degree of pharmaceutical, manufacturing, or fda supervision such products have. ...Read more

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Pregnancy next year i'm planning to conceive but before I do is it ok for me to start taking prenatal vitamins before i know that i'm pregnant?

Absolutely!: You can totally take them now. You don't need to start that far in advance, but a few months ahead of time is likely a good start. But being on them now won't hurt and will ensure that your body's stores of vitamins are full! ...Read more

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