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I often take vitamins and herbs. Can I continue to take them while I prepare for pregnancy?
Answer:
It isn't a good idea to self-medicate with anything while preparing for pregnancy or during your pregnancy. In excessive amounts, certain vitamins, such as vitamin A, can increase the risk of birth defects. The key to vitamin, mineral and herb use and good nutrition during pregnancy is balance. A multivitamin is the only supplementation most women need while they are trying to conceive.
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