(Closed) anyone else using Prental vitamins while TTC?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My doc recommended the same thing.  We aren’t actively TTC yet but are going ot see what happens after the wedding.  She suggested starting the prenatal vitamins now.  Have you been taking vitamins before?  I haven’t had this issue but it might help to take it with a little food or milk.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

it can be a little strong for youm becouse you just start taking it, so while your body gets used to it, take it whit food, every morning.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Don’t take them with milk– iron and calcium don’t like  each other so they won’t absorb when taken together, but for sure try taking them with food. If I find that I get sick when taking a pill, I take it with some animal crackers or something and wash it down with a little sprite.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am also taking prenatal vitamins pre-TTC.  I went to the pharmacy, and someone recommended this special organic brand that doesn’t make you feel nauseous.  They are expensive though!  $20 for a month supply. It’s probably the type of vitamin you are taking, maybe try a different brand…

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

While we were TTC I started taking prenatal vitamins as well. It helped to take them with food. So I just planned on taking my pill when I ate a real meal. After you get into a regiment of taking them, they should be a little better on the stomach.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I also want to suggest speaking to a pharmacist-they can probably recommend one for you and let you know what to take it with to minimize upset stomach.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have been taking prenatals for about four months now. I have to take them at night because I take other medication in the morning that needs to be taken alone. I notice if I take them and stay awake (like on Weddingbee…) for a while I get pain and almost an acid reflux feeling… But! If I go right to sleep, its ok! I would say take them with food and a FULL glass of water if you can. Or try taking them right before bed. Then you wont notice the aftermath!

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m taking them and my husband and I are NTNT. I’ve NEVER been able to swallow pills and no matter what i try nothing helps. So…I have to crush them up and put it in something to drink. Very disgusting! Today after my hubby watched me gag he went to the store and bought me the chewable kind.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@JewishBride:  Could you put them in like pudding/yogurt/food item?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

That’s what we do for old people/those with swallowing difficulties. Works great.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@beekiss2:Hmmm…I haven’t done that for a few years. I always gagged on the powder, but I’ll give it a try tomorrow!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I think it helps you absorb them better, anyway.  When I was pregnant, I sometimes had to cut my pill in half and take 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night…as long as you make sure to take both halves! Most PNV should be OK that way, but you can always ask the pharmacist.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It might be the iron in the vitamins. Stomach upset, cramps, and constipation can be side effects of the iron. I would try taking it on a full stomach, but dairy inhibits the absorption of iron, so I would take with limited dairy. Vitmain C, such as orange juice, increase absoprtion so it might help to take on a pull stomach with a glass of OJ.

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