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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...
Yes. The Folic Acid in the prenatal vitamins will decrease the risk of early pregnancy failure and can actually increase your fertility to the point of multifetal gestation. Take 1-5 mg daily throughout your reproductive years! this can prevent preterm birth fetal neural tube and cardiac anomalies in up to 90% of cases. Read more...

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...
Folate/iron/calcium! If you can tolerate Folic Acid (1-5 mg daily) iron and calcium supplements, you do not need to take the full prenatal vitamins (can cause increased nausea in some expectant mothers). Talk to your obstetrician or midwife about this as well. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

Can prenatal vitamins affect a pregnancy result?

Prenatal MVI (multivitamin) No. It should not. . Read more...
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...

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...
Helping you both. The fetus has a well designed system that will pull needed nutrients out of your body to build that of the baby.If you have a marginal diet, baby can suffer but you will too. Nature tends to strip some of what you have for babies needs, so you need the pnvits to maintain your own health while baby draws its needs from you. Read more...

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...
Vitamins help. Prenatal vitamins provide beneficial nutrients. Especially if you have a poor diet. The only time I have patients not take them is if they have vomiting. If patients can not tolerate a pill we use a liquid or chewable vitamin. The most important nutrient is Folic Acid which prevents defects of the spine. Read more...