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Can you take prenatal vitamins without being pregnant?

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βˆ™ 2006-08-02 16:44:41

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Yes. Many women take prenatal vitamins when they are planning to become pregnant. This helps get their body ready for the pregnancy. You can, but I would ask a Dr. first. Some Dr.'s reccommend you take them before you decide to get pregnant, and while you are trying to get pregnant. Good Luck!

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