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Hello beautiful women! If you’re a new mother and if you are considering taking some prenatal vitamins, but have heard really horrible side effects from consuming them, then this article is for you! Here we’re going to talk about whether prenatal vitamins make you lose hair and what actually prenatal vitamins are. Read on for more details.
What are Prenatal Vitamins?
Prenatal vitamins are supplements that contain daily dose of essential vitamins and minerals you require before and during your pregnancy. Folic acid is the most vital vitamin that’s taken when you’re planning a pregnancy. Folic acid is a B vitamin that your body needs for perfect growth and development of the baby. Most doctors recommend folic acid tablet every day for at least 1 month before and during pregnancy because it helps to lower the risk of problems with the baby’s brain and spine called neural tube defects. Some women, may need more folic acid and some less, a certified doctor is always the best person to judge the right dose after examining you. Most nutrients are absorbed from food you consume, hence following a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, dairy etc is recommended, but it’s also a good idea to take prenatal vitamins along with folic acid.
Does Prenatal Vitamins Cause Hair Fall?
Many women wonder if prenatal vitamins have side effects. Some people experience nausea or constipation after taking prenatal vitamins. If this occurs to you, visit your doctor about changing the brand or the type of vitamins you’re taking. In fact some women claim better looking, skin, hair and nails when on this supplement. As it contains iron, calcium, vitamin-D, zinc, Iodine, Vitamin-A. Prenatal supplements DO NOT cause hair fall. Hair fall bouts can be triggered after delivery and may last for 4 to 8 months. But the good news is that hair does get back to normal within a few months. If your in shedding period, then relax because everyone goes through that period and it’s perfectly normal.
How To Correctly Take Prenatal Vitamins:
- Do not take more prenatal vitamins dosage than recommended.
- Do not mix prenatal vitamins with other supplements unless your doctor has prescribed, because excessive amounts of supplements can cause harm to you and your developing baby.
- Take prenatal vitamins with a light snack or after dinner as it may help reduce nausea.
- To prevent constipation, add more fluids in your diet. eating foods that contain fiber, and increased physical activity may also help.
- Doctor may recommend stool softeners if natural remedies does not effect.
Can I Take Prenatal Supplements after having the Baby?
Yes! You can continue to take prenatal vitamins after you deliver the baby even if you’re breast-feeding. Women who are breastfeeding the baby can continue prenatal vitamins until the baby starts weaning. Do not exceed the time period of your supplements, as it may harm than doing good.
Hope this article answers all your queries regarding prenatal supplements, hope you have a beautiful bumpy time!