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Can You Take Prenatal Vitamins If You Are NOT Pregnant?

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One of the frequently asked questions we get is whether or not prenatal vitamins are acceptable to take if you are not pregnant. The answer is simple: typically, yes. Although there are a few exceptions. But first, let’s explore how prenatal vitamins are different from other multivitamins and why you would want to consider taking them even if you’re not pregnant.

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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and MTHFR

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Recurrent miscarriage can definitely be associated with MTHFR, but even with recent research, it is not always easy to find a doctor who is well-versed in this connection.

Does this sound familiar?

“I was just told by my high-risk OB that there is no research proving MTHFR is connected to miscarriage.”

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Recurrent Miscarriage Causes Go Beyond the Mother’s Health

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Have you experienced a pregnancy loss? If so, our hearts go out to you and we are so very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, as many as 26 percent of pregnancies result in miscarriage due to a number of factors, often related to abnormal chromosomes. (1) Recurrent miscarriage is defined as three or more consecutive losses before the 20th week of pregnancy. Some doctors and statistics include pregnancies that are lost before they are confirmed by ultrasound, while others do not include biochemical pregnancies or losses before five or six weeks. Regardless, recurrent pregnancy loss affects between one and two percent of women. (2)

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