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Do prenatal vitamins contain hormones?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not usually

They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin c, 3 mg of thiamine, 2 mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 6 mcg of vitamin b12, 10 mg of vitamin e, 15 mg of zinc, 17 mg of iron, none of these is a hormone.

In brief: Not usually

They vary a bit, but in general, most contain at least: 400 mcg of folic acid, 400 iu of vitamin d, 200 to 300 mg of calcium, 70 mg of vitamin c, 3 mg of thiamine, 2 mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 6 mcg of vitamin b12, 10 mg of vitamin e, 15 mg of zinc, 17 mg of iron, none of these is a hormone.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Robert Lang
Also, be sure that you get enough iodine, a recent study showed 51% of pregnant women were deficient
Dr. Robert Lang
The old recommendation is 150mcg of iodine daily and many doctors think it should be 2-3 times more.
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In brief: No

No. Prenatal vitamins contain vitamins and some minerals.

In brief: No

No. Prenatal vitamins contain vitamins and some minerals.
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