(Closed) Folic acid and vitamins…lots of questions

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would take a multivitamin. You need to make sure you’re getting enough calcium and iron in addition to folic acid. How many mg are the suppliments your doctor gave you? Mine said that you should be taking at least 400 mg before getting pregnant, and then 800 mg after you’re pregnant.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@basketballwifetobe:  You want to also take a prenatal vitamin. More than likely they will write you a prescription at your ob appt. for that but until then you can pick up any old prenatal vitamin. Up and Up at target is inexpensive and tend to cover all of the things you need.

If you want to be ahead of the game you can call your insurance company and find out which prenatal vitamin with DHA is the least expensive and when you go into your ob appt you can tell them which one is recommended by the insurance company. My midwife had me do that and it saved me $30 a month. 

Another thing to think about, is what hospital you want to deliver in. There are a lot in our area that don’t have great birthing centers and the top 2 are Middlesex and Manchester.  You may want to switch your doctor depending on what hospital they deliver in.  

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@basketballwifetobe:  I wonder why she has you on just folic acid, and not a prenatal with folic acid?

I use Rainbow Light Prenatal Multivitamins and I’ve been happy with them. They have 800mcg folic acid. I take them at night and they don’t make me sick. I also take DHA/fish oil pills (Nature Made Odorless/Burpless)

http://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Light-Prenatal-Multivitamin-tablets/dp/B00115BJ30/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1334154939&sr=8-3

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Since you appointment isn’t until May 10th, then I would just pick up a multivitamin. I would be afraid of too much folic acid. If you can too, I would just give the office a call. This is probably an easy question that one of the nurses could answer. And congratulations!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@basketballwifetobe:  St Francis is in the top 🙂 You just need to make sure your ob delivers there. 

Your pregnancy is considered high risk (not for the baby, but for you). Are you on any medications? If so, you may have to go off of it. I would call right away to figure out what you should or should not be taking. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Don’t apologize! I’m sure they deal with a lot worse questions. I have just found that I try to do research myself and get so much conflicting information, and I spend all of this time on a question that the doctor or nurse can answer in 2 secs.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@basketballwifetobe:  Dont’ worry about asking lots of questions or calling the office a ton. There’s an overwhelming amount of things to know.

Again I’m so excited for you! 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Definitely steer clear of Google if you can help it 🙂 

Get a vitamin, get rest when you can and enjoy it!

The only thing my Drs told me to steer clear off when I made that first call until my first appointment (which wasn’t until 12 weeks)… was to avoid alcohol, raw fish, any medicines that they didn’t clear with me and to keep my caffeine under 200mg daily.

Enjoy it!

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