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What brand of prenatal vitamins would you suggest for a pregnant woman to take that has, iron, folic acid, dha, vit d, etc? .thanks

Many brands ok. Prenatal vitamins contain more folic acid and iron than do standard adult multivitamins. These two are especially needed for healthy fetal development. Other important nutrients are calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, copper, & vitamin B-6. Prenatal vitamins are a complement to a healthy diet. The brand is up to you, your doctor and/or pharmacist. DHA is not recommended. Read more...

I'm generally healthy, planning pregnancy, 32 y.O. 1) what's the recommended dosage of folic acid? 2) should I take prenatal vitamins?

Pre-Pregnancy. You should take 800-1000 mcg of frolic acid daily while you are trying to conceive. Most daily multivitamins for women have that amount. You really don't need a prenatal now. Good luck! Read more...
400 mcg. 400 mcg is recommended dosage. However, if you have a family history of spinal defects with previous pregnancies then 4 mg is recommended. Read more...

Can I take prenatal vitamins & DHA without ob-gyn prescription? I'm on my 5-6th week of pregnancy. I take 5 mg of folic acid everyday. Visit a doc in 1m

Yes. A lot of prenatal vitamins are sold over the counter, you could try taking a basic one until you see your obstetrician at that time she will recommend what to continue with. Congratulations! Read more...

Motherisk said 5 mg folic acid before conception Dr. Said don't need until pregnant. Any harmful if I 2x on prenatal vitamins so I get 2mg?

Too late. you got to take folic acid before pregnancy. Neural tube is formed very early before you know that you are pregnant. to prevent neural tube defects you need to start on folic acid when you plan on getting pregn. You have several other issues. If you like you can make appointment. Our emphasis is on treating causes like asthma sinus issues and muscular issues. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Read more...

I m 7 weeks 6 days pregnant I m only taking folic acid 5mg is there any need to start taking any other prenatal vitamins?

That's about it. You are taking a large dose of folic but if there is a history of a previous pregnancy with an open neural tube defect, that would be a means of prevention. Current recommendations call for 1000 mcg or 1 mg. As a means of prevention of ntd's. Read more...

I'm 7 weeks 6 days pregnant, I'm only taking folic acid 5mg, is there any need to start taking any other prenatal vitamins?

Help you & your baby. Folic acid is important to prevent neural tube defects, but many other nutrients help you & your baby. Adequate vitamins are essential to develop a healthy baby. It is best to get vitamins from your diet but a supplement can insure you get adequate amounts.Vitamins lower your risk of getting infections which could be hazardous in pregnancy-esp. A, d & zinc.Iron helps to prevent anemia. See comment:. Read more...

I'm taking prenatal vitamins, it contains 0.8 mg of folic acid. I heard that you need 1-5mg... Is that enough folic acid? Trying to get pregnant

Should be enough but. Folic acid is important to take in the first weeks of pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in your baby. For most people 0.8 mg is perfectly adequate. However, about 1/3 of people have genetic problems converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mthf) so it may be prudent to take that form of folic acid. Read more...