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

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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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

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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 all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

Is all vitamin safe during pregnancy?

No: Nutrition is so important during pregnancy & extra doses of some vitamins are helpful (such as folic acid, b9) but certain vitamins can be toxic in too high doses. “fat soluble” vitamins, once absorbed by the body, cannot be easily discharged if their levels are too high. Extremely high levels of vitamin a may cause birth defects. There is a rare link with extreme vitamin e & infant heart defects. ...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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What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?

What are the vitamins to take during the pregnancy and when to take means in which week, kindly explain?

Take daily: Prenatal vitamins have folic acid good for spinal cord and brain development. Take them daily even if you are not pregnant yet and all throughout pregnancy. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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