You may be tempted to take prenatal vitamins because of unproven claims that they promote thicker hair and stronger nails.
However, if you’re not pregnant and not planning to become pregnant, high levels of certain nutrients over a long period of time may actually be more harmful than helpful.
Is it bad to not take prenatal vitamins while pregnant?
“We found no evidence to recommend that all pregnant women should take prenatal multinutrient supplements beyond the nationally advised folic acid and vitamin D supplements,” wrote the British researchers behind the report.
Do I have to take Prenatals while pregnant?
It’s best to take prenatal vitamins throughout your entire pregnancy. Your health care provider might recommend continuing to take prenatal vitamins after the baby is born — especially if you’re breast-feeding.
What if u dont take prenatal vitamins?
Yes prenatal vitamins are an important part of your pregnancy nutrition, but they are never a subtitute for a healty well balanced diet. If you forget your vitamins once in a while do not panicand do not “double up” because they may make you feel sick or increase constipation.
Can you switch Prenatals during pregnancy?
Anyone switch prenatals during pregnancy? Switching is not a problem at all as long as its a complete prenatal vitamin.