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Doctor insights on: Will Prenatal Vitamins Hurt You If You Are Over 50 Years Old

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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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Can my 15 year old daughter take prenatal vitamins?

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 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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What is prenatal vitamins and which vitamins are prenatal vitamins, what would you reccommend for someone who for 3 years now, need to conceive?

What is prenatal vitamins and which vitamins are prenatal vitamins, what would you reccommend for someone who for 3 years now, need to conceive?

Folic acid: Any general for healthy women, they can take any over the counter prenatal vitamin. Folic acid is the most important ingredient in the prenatal vitamin. The minimum dosage of Folic Acid is 400 mcg.
Here's a video from the university of texas that explains the science behind prenatal vitamins:
http://www. Utexas. Edu/know/2012/05/07/food_science_pregnancy/. ...Read more

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I started taking Vitafusion prenatal vitamins gummies 2 weeks ago & now have a yeast infection. I haven't had one in 10 years. Is this the cause?

I started taking Vitafusion prenatal vitamins gummies 2 weeks ago & now have a yeast infection. I haven't had one in 10 years. Is this the cause?

Coincidence likely: Taking vitamins should not cause you to get a yeast infection. It is probably a timing coincidence. Unless those vitamins have something in them besides vitamins, always check the ingredients! If you're pregnant, yeast infections are common in pregnant women since they become more susceptible to them. ...Read more

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Can I take a colon cleanse while taking prenatal vitamins? Just coming off being on the Depo-Provera for 2 1/2 years and are ttc. Thanks

Can I take a colon cleanse while taking prenatal vitamins? Just coming off being on the Depo-Provera for 2 1/2 years and are ttc. Thanks

What a waste!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more

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I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

I had iodine constant 6 years ago and it nearly killed me. I want to take prenatal vitamins. Am I allergic to fish oil because of the iodine allergy?

Folate: Take folate, iron and calcium separately instead of a prenatal vitamin. Folate is most important since it protects from certain birth defects. in fact some obstetricians recommend folate alone instead of prenatal vitamins if you are healthy and have a good diet. ...Read more

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My period all of sudden came back after 2 years. I have had the mirena IUD for 2 years and my periods stopped, now all of sudden it returned. Is this normal or should I be concerned? My doctor put me on prenatal vitamins because in 6 months am taking my I

My period all of sudden came back after 2 years. I have had the mirena IUD for 2 years and my periods stopped, now all of sudden it returned. Is this normal or should I be concerned? My doctor put me on prenatal vitamins because in 6 months am taking my I

You: You should be evaluated for this by your doctor. It is abnormal that you started bleeding, although it can happen, but it is rare with mirena (levonorgestrel). Have your doctor check to be sure that your Mirena (levonorgestrel) did not come out. If your bleeding becomes heavy, or if you have any new symptoms such as pain then you should be evaluated immediately. ...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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Will taking prenatal vitamins make my stomach hurt?

Will taking prenatal vitamins make my stomach hurt?

Prenatal Vitamins: It may help to take your vitamins with meals. Iron in prenatals can sometimes irritate your stomach otherwise. Folate (folic acid) is in them also, but doesn't seem to bother as much. ...Read more

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I am 25 weeks pregnant, and keep forgetting to take my prenatal vitamins. Can this hurt my baby?

I am 25 weeks pregnant, and keep forgetting to take my prenatal vitamins. Can this hurt my baby?

You and your: Baby should be fine. As long as you are eating well, you are getting the best vitamins available. PNV are most important because of the first 14 weeks of pregnancy when the baby is developing and really folic acid is the most important one of all. ...Read more

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Ttc for a year next month. Started taking prenatal vitamins. Why do I have to pee almost every half hour?

Ttc for a year next month. Started taking prenatal vitamins. Why do I have to pee almost every half hour?

Not PNV: There is nothing in a standard PNV that will affect urinary frequency, period. Are you taking a prescription vitamin or an OTC non-standard vitamin maybe? If "no" it is not the prenatal. Many other possible reasons for urinary frequency. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I've been nursing for over a year now. Is it safe if I switch to regular multivitamins from prenatal vitamins?

I've been nursing for over a year now. Is it safe if I switch to regular multivitamins from prenatal vitamins?

Yes: Summer, the primary purpose of prenatal vitamins is to make sure that the baby has enough folate to assist neural development. Regular multivitamins should be fine now. Make sure your baby is getting the right supplementation, though. Human milk tends to be deficient in Vitamin D and Iron. Speak with your baby's doctor about the right supplements. Hope this helps! ...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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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?

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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I am taking prenatal vitamins religiously with 800 microgram folic acid content since past 1 year. Can I still have folic acid deficiency?

I am taking prenatal vitamins religiously with 800 microgram folic acid content since past 1 year. Can I still have folic acid deficiency?

If you are taking: Folic acid supplements, normally no you Cannon have a deficiency however, certain lifestyle behaviors such as excessive alcohol consumption, individuals with kidney probs., on seizure medications, RA meds and a few other situations, the body is not able to maintain the required amount of folie acid. If you are none of the above then NO you could not have folic acid deficiency ...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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Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Best prenatal vitamins to take?

Ideally with 5-MTHF: Most prenatals are fairly similar but there's a subtle yet important difference. About 30% of people can't convert Folic Acid to its active form, l-5-mthf, so to be on the safe side it's best to take one with that form like prenatal nutrients (pure encapsulations), basic prenatal (thorne) or prenatal pro (designs for health). These also have biotin, which is important, & natural e, not synthetic. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins imporant?

Absolutely vital: Please remember that you are feeding your baby as well as yourself and the vitamins are needed for both of you. ...Read more

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Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

Can anyone take prenatal vitamins?

A non pregnant: Woman can take them but if you are not preg or breast feeding a good multi-vitamin would be better. ...Read more

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Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Are prenatal vitamins good for you?

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. I would believe that the prenatal book you bought or got at the beginning of your pregnancy will advise you to take prenatal vitamins and most obs that I know also recommend this for their patients. ...Read more

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Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Why are prenatal vitamins important?

Many reasons.: The most important ingredient in prenatal vitamin formulations is folic acid, a b-complex agent that has been shown to prevent birth defects (mainlyopen neural tube defects, heart anomalies and preterm birth) and calcium.Vitamin d to assure proper fetal bone growth and avoid maternal bone loss. All reproductive-age women should be taking at least 1 mg folate daily even if they don't plan pregnancy. ...Read more

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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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What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

What prenatal vitamins should be taken?

One your body likes: There are many different prenatal vitamins. They have certain things in common but several differences. I would avoid one with artificial colors or flavors. Ginger is often added to prenatals because of its ability to treat nausea. It is safe. Some contain a lot of calcium which is constipating. It is best to get calcium from healthy unprocessed food together with other minerals ...Read more

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When should you take prenatal vitamins?

Three months before: Three months before your pregnancy if you can anticipate. ...Read more

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When should you start prenatal vitamins?

Before pregnancy!: If you are planning on getting pregnant then it is wise to start prenatal vitamins before you are pregnant to assure you are getting adequate Folic Acid to prevent a birth defect called neural tube defect. Most people don't know they are pregnant until the fetus is 2-3 weeks old. It is crucial to have adequate Folic Acid in those initial days of development, so don't wait until you know for sure! ...Read more