Prenatal vitamins: Best friend of pregnancy health; worst enemy of the pregnant woman. Swallow some of these tips to ease that pain-in-the-pill.
I've just realized that I have been taking an overdose of folic acid (5 mg a day) for several weeks by mistake.
How dangerous can it be and what can I do for that now? I am five weeks pregnant, have had a miscarriage in the past and feeling nervous about the whole thing, even more now that I realized I've done such a big mistake!
Is there anything I can do?
Much to our great surprise, I found that I am pregnant because I tested positive on a take home test. We were using protection and everything. We are delighted and terrified for all kinds of reasons...
Folic acid and other prenatal vitamins are typically taken to reduce the risk of birth defects. Now a new study reveals that these pills seem to also reduce the baby's risk of developing the most common types of childhood cancer: leukemia, brain tumors and neuroblastoma.
My doctor told me that I need to take 1000 mg of calcium a day during my pregnancy. My prenatal vitamins only have 250 mg of it in them, so I bought calcium pills that are 500 mg each. I take one and a half a day with my prenatal. But I also drink a lot of milk, mostly a litre a day. Is this too much calcium?
Eating right while you're pregnant is one way you can help assure your baby`s good health. It's also a very smart way to help you feel good during this physically challenging time. Good nutrition is really quite simple when you make a decision to eat wisely and well.