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Is it safe to take vitamin a while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Too much vitamin a can be dangerous.
Take one adult multivitamin which will have a safe level of vitamin a and eat a balanced healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fish.

In brief: No

Too much vitamin a can be dangerous.
Take one adult multivitamin which will have a safe level of vitamin a and eat a balanced healthy diet with lots of vegetables and fish.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Prenatal/Daily

It is really necessary to take Prenatal Vitamins includes Folic Acid to prevent Spina Bfida and for good health and yes it is safe to take once a day vitamin when breast feeding

In brief: Prenatal/Daily

It is really necessary to take Prenatal Vitamins includes Folic Acid to prevent Spina Bfida and for good health and yes it is safe to take once a day vitamin when breast feeding
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Jaime Lopez
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Vitamin a in pregnancy is safe if taken in the proper dose.
Stick to the dose in a prenatal vitamin.

In brief: Yes

Vitamin a in pregnancy is safe if taken in the proper dose.
Stick to the dose in a prenatal vitamin.
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Dr. Jaime Lopez
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Dr. Alysia Townsend
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Vitamin a is ok during pregnancy; however i would not recommend taking vitamin a supplementation beyond that included in your prenatal vitamin.
People are not typically deficient in vitamin a, so i would not take that as a sole supplement if i were not taking other vitamins.

In brief: Yes

Vitamin a is ok during pregnancy; however i would not recommend taking vitamin a supplementation beyond that included in your prenatal vitamin.
People are not typically deficient in vitamin a, so i would not take that as a sole supplement if i were not taking other vitamins.
Dr. Alysia Townsend
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