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Surprised to be pregnant after being on pill, not taking prenatal vitamins. Suggestions?

Hi. I recently took a home pregnancy test and found out I am pregnant. As I was on the pill , this came as a surprise to me and I had not been taking prenatal vitamins . I am getting nervous anout this and am wondering what you have to say. Also, is there such a concept of making up vitamins? For example, taking extra prenatal vitamins for the days that I missed? Thanks! -Malka
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you are worried about the fact that you have not taken any prenatal vitamins so far. Usually folic acid is the important vitamin which pregnant women are advised to take in the first three months, in order to reduce the risk of birth defects.

Don't worry much about not taking this so far since it is not uncommon for the pregnancy to be unexpected and get detected a little late.. I would suggest that you start taking folic acid supplements right away. To answer your second question, it is not necessary to take extra doses to make up for the missed days. Just take your regualr dily doses from now onwards and don't worry. All will be fine.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Aruna. K's  Response
if u were on contraceptive pills then its a surprise for u..but there is some failure rate for every contraception and hence u might have got pregnant..
anyways congrats and there is no need to put up missed doses of vitamins right now..u can just start your iron and vitamin tablets from now on,, ,no need to take extra tablets..
thank u..
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