How much iron per day if my prenatal gummies don't have it ?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BellaDee:  My prenatal that was prescribed by my doc has 27 mg. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The recommended dosage during TTC and pregnancy is 27mg of iron and 85mg of vitamin C. Mine has 30mg of iron and 100mg of Vitamin C. (Prenatal One by Rainbow Light). 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BellaDee:  I hate taking pills too. I’m not sure if you have a Whole Foods store by you but they carry a liquid prenatal. It has everything you and baby need plus it’s all natural. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@BellaDee:  I would try to figure out an alternative.  From what I can tell, prenatal gummies are like watered down regular vitamins. They’re actually missing several key elements of a good prenatal.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Edited my post because I just looked at the brand who didn’t have folic acid and they now do! So I guess it’s just iron!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

  • I take the vita fusion gummies – they sound the same as OP’s dosages. My OB actually recommended them since I’m horrible at taking pills (makes me gag). They don’t have iron, but I eat so much red meat my OB wasn’t worried about it and my levels are fine. I do take a calcium chew (chocolate flavored – yum!!!) twice a day. 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Andthepupmakes3:  Gummy vitamins do not have iron because they are appealing to kids and the makers do not want a child eating the entire bottle and getting iron poisoning. My gummy prenatals have the reccommended amount of folic acid and everything else (50% vitamin A, which is normal because too much vitamin A can be bad for baby).  I take the Vitafusion ones when I run out of my prescription chewables.

@BellaDee:  Usually most people who are not anemic need about 15 mg of iron per day, when you are pregnant (assuming not anemic) you want to double that for about 30 a day.  You’ll get a blood test or two during pregnancy to see if you need more iron.  It’s great that you found iron and vitamin C because C helps you absorb iron :).  Iron can make you constipated or make your stomach hurt, so a lot of people find it easier to take it at night.  I take 50 a day (anemic) and it never bothered me, so I guess I am lucky!

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m so frustrated. Why wouldn’t my prenatal gummy have iron? Isn’t that pretty crucial? Glad I’ve been taking these so carefully for the past 6 months and they’re practically just candy. Ugh – switching tomorrow!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I am ttc as well, and was completely shocked when my doctor told me that my iron levels were too high. She told me to stop taking any iron supplements. At the time, I had been taking pre-natal vitamins for about 4 months, which had about 156% of the recommended daily value for pregnant women. For me, because my iron levels are naturally fine (maybe even on the higher end), I didn’t need all of that extra iron in my system.

 

For me, I now take a multivitamin with VERY little iron until I find a good prenatal without iron. 

 

My only problem I have with the gummy vitafusion vitamins is the type of Vitamin A they use. So, I decided to not take those. But they are sooo freaking good! 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Elayne51your doc told you not to take the prenatal? I’m confused. My prental vitamin has 165% of %DV for iron. Should I seek out other prenatals without iron in it? I get iron from my food intake…

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