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Vitamins During Pregnancy

What vitamins should you take during pregnancy?


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Answered 2011-09-17 17:05:05

Your doctor can recommend a good pre-natal vitamin, but whatever you take it should include calcium, iron and folic acid.


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You mean vitamins? There are prenatal vitamins you should take during pregnancy. Speak to your doctor.

About nine months, since prenatal vitamins are taken during pregnancy.

Rolaids should be safe to take during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, your iron requirement increases. Not many woman have sufficient iron stores to meet pregnancy demands. Some doctors also prescribe calcium supplementation. It helps build strong bones and teeth for the baby. You don't need to take 10 different vitamins a day. There are prenatal vitamins that contain all the daily amounts of minerals and vitamins recommended for you during your pregnancy. A prenatal vitamin is different from any other vitamins because of its iron and folic-acid content. They are probably the most important supplement for your pregnancy.

You only take Prenatal Vitamins during your pregnancy to help with the babies growth and development. They don't help you to get pregnant.

No, don't take prenatal vitamins unless you are trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are breast feeding. The vitamins are specially formulated for what a pregnant woman needs during her pregnancy. However, you can talk to your doctor about taking other supplements for hair growth.

Prenatal vitamins are a good supplement during pregnancy and lactation. Doctors also advise taking Folic acid beginning three months before trying to conceive.

the baby will need the vitamins in order to develop, if you dont take vitamins the baby might not be as healthy.Vitamins contribute to overall development. So vitamins during pregnancy help in growth of the baby.

Flintstone vitamins are generally innocuous. Howeer, if one is pregnant, your OB may desire you take a prescription pre-natal vitamin.

Consult your physician or midwife. They should have a list of medications it is safe to take during pregnancy.

If you have an illness during pregnancy, you should go and see a qualified medical practitioner who is aware of your pregnancy for a diagnosis and safe treatment. You should not seek or take advice from the Internet.

You should not take ANY medication without talking to your Dr first during pregnancy.

Pre-natal vitamins are available in most pharmacies. In some cases, doctors will write a prescription for a woman to take pre natal vitamins. Vitamins that are important right before and during pregnancy are: folate or folic acid (for babies brain and spinal development) and calcium/vitamin D to keep mom's bones strong. Vitamin C is also a good one because it will help mom stay healthy during the pregnancy.

You should not starve during the pregnancy. On the contrary you should take nutritious food during pregnancy. The mother and baby, both suffer adversely, when you starve yourself during pregnancy.

vitamin c and D for strong bone and tissue formation.

Yes. The pregnancy test should be accurate whenever you take it

What You Need to Know About Prenatal VitaminsWomen need a number of essential vitamins during pregnancy to assist with the healthy formation of the baby. Although a healthy diet can provide essential vitamins and nutrients, taking a prenatal vitamin ensures that women are getting the health benefits they need. Vitamins during pregnancy should be taken under the direction of a physician, and should be used to supplement a healthy diet and not as a substitute.How Prenatal Vitamins Differ from Other VitaminsPrenatal vitamins contain more folic acid, iron and calcium than regular vitamins. Folic acid is important for preventing birth defects and brain and spinal cord abnormalities. Calcium builds strong bones and teeth for the pregnant woman and the baby. It is also important for circulatory, muscular and nervous system functions. Iron is critical to the development of blood and muscle cells. Some researchers suggest that taking vitamins during pregnancy can reduce the risk of low birth weight.Buying Prenatal VitaminsPrenatal vitamins do not require a prescription and can be bought over-the-counter at pharmacies and health food stores. Although you do not need a prescription, your physician may suggest a particular brand to buy. Women should start taking prenatal vitamins as soon as they find out they are pregnant, or even before for women who desire to become pregnant. Pregnant women should take vitamins throughout their pregnancy, and some doctors may suggest that a woman take prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding.Other Key NutrientsIn addition to taking vitamins during pregnancy, you may also want to take supplements that contain omega-3 fatty acids, which aid in the development of the baby's brain. Vitamin D is also an important nutrient, especially during the final trimester. Some women report suffering from nausea after taking prenatal vitamins. To prevent or reduce the feelings of nausea, it is suggested that women take prenatal vitamins at night, eat a snack when taking vitamins or chew gum after taking the vitamins. Pregnant women should also drink plenty of water, eat a fiber-rich diet and participate in light physical activity approved by a physician.

I haven't seen anything recommending vitamins before pregnancy, but all during pregnancy is recommended. And of course, if you have any vitamin deficiencies in general, you should take care of yourself. Of course, because it is hard to know exactly when you become pregnant, if you are trying to get pregnant, it definitely can't hurt... and stopping things that would be harmful to a baby can't hurt either.

Your doctor can talk to you about vitamins you should take to help out with your menopause. When women are going through menopause their body can be out of wack. Vitamins such as C and D might be a good start.

I know during the second trimester it is okay to take benadryl, but you should always ask your doctor if you are unsure about taking any medications during pregnancy.

Yes you can, and it should still be accurate.

A paracetamol tablet with milk should do the job.

The above tablet is safe to be used during pregnancy. But it should be taken as advice of the physician, specially in first trimester.

You should not take Castor oil in pregnancy. It increases the peristalsis and may induce the labour pains (delivery pains) in late pregnancy.

Can yo take strepsils during pregnancy?

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