Take A Multivitamin While Pregnant?
Tonight, I am now 7 months pregnant. My regular obstetrician gave Nonemi a tablet once a day for a multivitamin during pregnancy. Then with my own initiative, I also take Blackmores with instructions 2x a day. But just now when I had 4D ultrasound at another doctor (because ordinary doctors were not available) he gave me the DHA Osfit too, before he also asked me what I was taking. Aren’t I taking too many multivitamins? Or do I reduce Blackmores to once a day? Are there any effects if excess consumption of multivitamins? Thanks before.
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Pregnant women do need a multivitamin for growth and development of the baby and maintain maternal health. But for the consumption of a multivitamin, it should be in accordance with what is recommended by a doctor or obstetrician, because for the use of this multivitamin is adapted to the needs of pregnant women, each person may be different. For a more definitive explanation you should immediately consult an obstetrician.
Some information that I can provide include the ingredients of the drugs you mentioned, namely:
Nonemi: Tablets added iron with iron content, vitamin B6, vitamin B10, vitamin B12, vitamin C, folic acid. Dosage for use 1-2 tablets per day.
Blackmores: multivitamin containing folic acid, potassium, DHA and EPA fish oil, iron, vitamin B3, vitamin C, calcium, zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin E.
Osfit DHA: vitamin B3, tuna oil, calcium.
Excess multivitamins in pregnant women can cause several possible side effects from each drug taken. As excess vitamin A will endanger liver function, excess vitamin B6 disrupts the nervous system of pregnant women, excess folic acid triggers autiesme in children, excess vitamin E causes premature rupture of membranes, excess iron causes difficult bowel movements, excess calcium interferes with kidney work, etc. .
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Thus, hopefully useful :)