What are the risks of taking prenatal vitamins?

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In general, there are more risks associated with not taking prenatal vitamins than with taking them. They have been associated with the two fairly mild side effects of nausea and constipation. Additionally, you may not be able to take prenatal vitamins if you have certain medical conditions. For instance, your doctor will test you for pernicious anemia before giving you prenatal vitamins, as the folic acid in the vitamins could cover up your symptoms. Additionally, other diseases may be made worse by the nutrients included in the vitamins. For example, you may need to be careful if you have kidney stones or a disease that allows copper or iron to build up in your body. Speak to your doctor to decide if prenatal vitamins are right for you.

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