Is it possible to take too many prenatal vitamin?

Yes. Prenatal vitamins contain a few vitamins that you can take too much off. Vitamin a is the biggest concern. In addition, most vitamins contain iron which can make you constipated.
Yes. B and c vitamins are water soluble, so if you take too many, you pee them out. Vitamins a, d, e, and k are fat soluble. The build up in your system if you take too much. The fetus is sensitive to high levels of vitamin a. It can cause birth defects. So, take the recommended dose on the bottle or what your doctor tells you to take. More is not always better.

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Which prenatal vitamin should I take?

Many options. Over the counter prenatal vitamins, an adult multivitamin, or even two flintstones chewables are all good options for most healthy pregnant women. Read more...
Prenatal vitamins. Please ask your OB doc this question. That’s best for safety and effectiveness. Peace and good health. Read more...

How do I decide which prenatal vitamin to take?

All the same. The extra vitamins, minerals and iron that are required during pregnancy are all available in the appropriate amounts in any over the counter adult multivitamin. There is nothing extra special or better about a prenatal. A higher price does not mean it is better for you. Read more...

What is the best time of day to take your prenatal vitamin?

Depends. The timing is not as important as you taking it regularly. Compliance is criticsl take it with food since it can make you nauseated. Read more...

For the prenatal vitamin I take, I have to take 4 a day. Would it be better to take all 4 at once or to space them out throughout the day?

Space them out. Ideally you take your vitamins spaced out through the day but ultimately, its better to take them than to skip so if you find you can only take them once a day, do them with your biggest meal. Read more...

Should I be concerned if my prenatal vitamin has Vit A 4, 000 IU? I need to take cheawables. I'm worried this is too high in Vit A to consume for baby?

There is some. confusion about vitamin A supplements. An older (1995) study suggested that a very small number of mothers delivered babies with congenital defects if they consumed >10,000 IU of vitamin A in the first 7 weeks of pregnancy. And the beta carotene/carotenoid form, mostly from diet, is best. Target 4000-5000 IU total, 3500 in your supplement. Avoid the retinol form of vitamin A in your supplement. Read more...

I have started to take Vita Pearl as a prenatal vitamin. I haven't seen many reviews on it, fairly new. Can anyone give their opinion on this? Thanks

It's a vitamin . It's one of the many brands of prenatal vitamins available. If you look at the ingredients you will notice all of them are almost exactly the same. Any prenatal vitamin that you enjoy taking will be fine. One is not better than another. . Read more...