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Doctor insights on: What Vitamins In Excess During Pregnancy Causes Malformations In Newborns

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Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Do any vitamin or mineral deficiencies during pregnancy cause the child to have mental illness or learning problems?

Possibly: That is why there is so much emphasis on good diet and the avoidance of ugly habits such as diet pop, smoking, caffeine etc. Hyperemesis gravidarum (nausea/vomiting in pregnancy is known to be a vitamin deficiency disorder no matter what you are told. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 eat spinach and kale during pregnancy? All the packages say 110% vitamin a. I read vitamin a causes birth defects.

Is it ok to eat spinach and kale during pregnancy? All the packages say 110% vitamin a.  I read vitamin a causes birth defects.

Completely safe!: You're correct that taking (or eating) more than 10, 000 units of vit a in the first 7 weeks of pregnancy increases risk of birth defects. However, spinach ; kale contain no vitamin a: they have beta carotene, which your body can convert into vit. A as needed, but there's no evidence that any amount of beta carotene is harmful in pregnancy.Please choose organic spinach; regular is high in pesticides. ...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?

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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more