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Should Post Menapausal Women take Pre Natal vitamins

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Post menopausal women should not be taking prenatal vitamins because their nutritional needs are different.  For example, iron needs after menopause are 8mg compared to 27mg during pregnancy. Calcium needs are higher in post menopausal women then pregnant women due to changes in bone synthesis. So make sure you take a multivitamin, or individual supplements, that match your needs.  This WebMD article describes how nutritional needs change during the life cycle.

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