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Is it safe to take extra vitamin suplements while pregnant?

Is it safe to take extra vitamin suplements while pregnant?

Prenatal vitamins: Please discuss any specific supplements/ herbals/ vitamins with your obstetrician before taking them. ...Read more

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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Can a pregnant woman take melatonin supplament to help with sleep?

Can a pregnant woman take melatonin supplament to help with sleep?

Yes: Melatonin is a hormone that is produced naturally by the pineal gland in the back of the brain. It is produced when night falls and is related to circadian (about 24 hours) rhythm. If you are not producing the natural melatonin, the pills are not as good. ...Read more

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Is taking omega-3 supplemental vitamins while pregnant generally considered safe?

See below: Omega 3 may help with brain development and several prenatal vitamins have omega 3 in them now. ...Read more

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10 weeks pregnant. Grains n veggies make me nausea. Can only eat a cup rice/day.But I do eat lot fruits, snacks, milk, n taking prenatal suplements. Ok?

10 weeks pregnant. Grains n veggies make me nausea. Can only eat a cup rice/day.But I do eat lot fruits, snacks, milk, n taking prenatal suplements. Ok?

1st trimester nausea: The first trimester can be difficult due to nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Once the bhcg hormone levels plateau and begin to decrease, your symptoms will improve for the overwhelming majority of patients. Your tastes will change throughout your pregnancy. With adequate calories and pnv, you should be fine. ...Read more

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I am 5.5 weeks pregnant and i want to know if i can continue taking a supplemental dose of magnesium citrate. 300 mg, every day. It helps with sleep, anxiety and tension headaches from slipped disc.

I am 5.5 weeks pregnant  and i want to know if i can continue taking a  supplemental dose of magnesium citrate. 300 mg, every day. It helps with sleep, anxiety and tension headaches from slipped disc.

Certainly: Congratulations! magnesium is an essential nutrient and is especially important during pregnancy, where it can prevent high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) and other complications. It is completely safe to take during pregnancy. I imagine you are already taking a prenatal with folic acid. Biotin and dha are other beneficial nutrients during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi Drs I don't like fish so i am rarely eat fish (once/month)... What kind of supplements can i take to get Omega-3 ? P.S: I don't have any disease

Hi Drs  I don't like fish so i am rarely eat fish (once/month)...  What kind of supplements can i take to get Omega-3 ? P.S: I don't have any disease

You're 21?: Don't take supplements. If you don't like fish, at least try to avoid red meat. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, olive oil, a little wine, some chocolate, coffee, and tea you'll get lots of good anti-oxidants plus tasty foods to enjoy! ...Read more

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What kind of vitamin I can take to get pregnant?

What kind of vitamin I can take to get pregnant?

Prenatal: There is not a vitamin specifically recommended to increase fertility but it is advisable to be on prenatal vitamins prior to pregnancy to help decrease the risk of birth defects. Other than that, it is important that you be generally healthy yourself. ...Read more

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Had a still born bby on June 21 how LNG will it take to get pregnant or y CNT I after trying for 5 months...type 1 diabetic?? Help??

Had a still born bby on June 21 how LNG will it take to get pregnant or y CNT I after trying for 5 months...type 1 diabetic?? Help??

Sorry: for your loss. Make sure your diabetes is in PERFECT control before conception. IF your HgA1c is elevated, your have a sig chance of stillbirth. There is a 15 percent chance of conception for each cycle. So, you many not get preg at first. Pls see your gynecologist or Reproductive endocrinologist or Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist before trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more