Is It Compulsory To Consume Vitamins During Pregnancy?
I am now 12 weeks pregnant. From the beginning of pregnancy, you experience nausea but not vomiting. Entering the 12th week I felt nausea and vomiting. Is this reasonable? Especially if I am going to take vitamins in the form of medicine, my food will all come out. Can I change vitamins in the form of drugs to vitamins for example in the form of milk?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. Nausea and vomiting are symptoms that are quite often associated with pregnancy. This condition is so common in pregnancy that women who start menstruating late and experience nausea, vomiting, can immediately suspect that they are pregnant, although not always.
So this condition is indeed reasonable at some level. If you have nausea, the vomiting has reached a level where you become weak, pale, unpowered, unable to perform daily activities and the like, then you need immediate treatment by checking yourself at the nearest hospital emergency room. But if not, just nausea and vomiting occasionally, this is nothing to worry about because there are even pregnant women who have nausea throughout their pregnancy and are still considered normal. So you are the one who determines normal or not from how far you are disturbed by these symptoms. If you have begun to interfere, check with your obstetrician.
Then regarding vitamins in the form of drugs or milk, there is no obligation regarding what form you should consume. Because even years ago vitamins in both of these forms didn't exist and everyone can still be born safely and healthy. What is important is that you continue to take pregnancy supplements and vitamins to support the development of your fetus with sufficient levels.
For example if the vitamin you are referring to is folic acid or vitamin B9, the recommendation for pregnant women is 600 mcg (0.6 mg) per day and 4000 mcg (40mg) per day for those with a history of childbirth with neural tube defects. If the milk alone is sufficient, especially coupled with foods rich in folic acid such as avocados, papaya, oranges, beef liver, eggs, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, peas and kidney beans, you no longer need to consume the form of medicine. Apart from that, still routinely check your pregnancy with the obstetrician, so that it can be detected immediately if there is a certain abnormality and treated immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.