Iron-Free Prenatal Vitamins?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Unfortunately women’s blood count increases in pregnancy but their hemoglobin decreases (oxygen carriers in the blood) that’s why all prenatals have iron. So when you aren’t anemic in regular life most pregnant women are anemic. When giving birth you have a risk of bleeding too much, which can attribute to low hemaglobin. Just explainnig why there is iron in most of the pnv. You can ask your ob for a prescription for a non iron vitamin, but most likely they will recommend a stool softener instead. 

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I believe the gummy prenatal vitamins are iron-free

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The gummies are iron free – I couldn’t take iron at all when I was pregnant and was anemic throughout, but to no ill effect. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

… and the prescription one I got had less iron and was a morning and night dose – still couldn’t take it. I threw up whenever I took them. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I take the Target brand gummies and they are iron-free. I actually needed something that had more iron, so I just went with a separate iron supplement.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The Vitafusion gummies are iron-free, too!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to take the VitaFusion gummie prenatals and they are iron free.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

 

RunnerBride13:  I was told that they usually add iron into women’s multivitamins because women menstrate.  Unless you are supplementing the iron through your diet…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.

 

Westwood:  This. Just found them on Amazon search. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I am commenting to follow. I have hemochromatosis so I can’t take iron without added health risks. Good to see there are OTC options and I won’t have to splurge on getting 9 different specialty vitamins. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also, if the iron is making you constipated you could just ask your OB for the prescription ones with the stool softener built in. This is what I did and it’s actually cheaper than buying them over the counter.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Just like PP’s have said, The vitafusion or target brand prenatal gummies are iron free. I have high iron (Hemochromatosis) and absolutely could not take iron. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

thenewmrsmax:  I have hemochromatosis, too! You are the first woman I have seen that does as well. 

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