Not at all. If you are of child-bearing age and may possibly have a child, it is a good choice. The major difference is increased folate (folic acid) in the prenatal vitamins. That is very important in early fetal development of the brain and spinal cord.
No. Prenatal vitamens are a good multivitamen and contain the needed vitamens a healthy person needs daily.
Prenatal. Pnv are formulated for pregnancy, and are more likely to b covered by health plans.
Prenatals. As indicated by their name, prenatal vitamins are the preferred vitamin supplementation in women who are pregnant. Prenatals provide the prescribed optimal dosages of vitamins for both mother and child. Also, prenatal vitamins have the correct amount of Folic Acid which is critical for neurological development of the child. Prenatal vitamins should be continued after birth while nursing.
Not best plan... Some vitamins are not safe in pregnancy in high doses. For this reason its best to avoid regular adult vitamins because the dose may be too high. There are gummy prenatal vitamins if that is what you are able to hold down. They are sold at places like CVS, Wallmart and Amazon. Com. Best wishes!
On bc pills&want to take prenatal vitamins in place of a regular multivitamin, will it affect my period making it last longer or affect it at all?
No diference. You may take either one. A prenatal vitamin is simply a multivitamin with the appropriate level for pregnant women. Vitamins are not related to your menstrual cycle.
Also, does it matter that I take specifically prenatal vitamins or can I just take a regular woman's multivitamin?
You can take regular. If you are not pregnant you can take regular womans vitamins if you need them.
No it is not bad. No it is not bad but you can also take any multivitamins in place of prenatal vitamins.
No. Prenatal vitamins are absolutely ok even if you are not pregnant. Prenatal vitamins also reduce the risk of birth defects in the event that one day you do become pregnant.
NO. Pre-natal vitamins are similar to MVI (multivitamin) except with high iron/folate. It should not harm.
Ok to take. Prenatal vitamins usually have extra iron and folic acid but that is not an issue in a healthy person. It is more important to be used to them before becoming pregnant so you can continue them during the early pregnancy.
See below. Although probably safe and effective, it's best to take fresh vitamins.
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.
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.