Not trying, not preventing

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Start taking a prenatal vitamin if you haven’t already!

Post # 5
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7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Pokemon:  You can buy them over the counter. I used to take them for hair and nail growth but I wouldn’t reccomend it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Generally speaking, prenatal vitamins you can get over the counter are comparable to what’s RX only, you just have to look at the ingredients. They will have around 60-70% vitamin A (too much vit A is bad, birth defects, etc.), 800 to 1000 mcg of folic acid, increased iron (100 to 200%), and may or may not have DHA. DHA is a good thing to have, so I would look for one with it. Besides that, just run down the list of the other vitamins like A,B,C,D,K and make sure they have 60-100% of each, as you will get most from your diet anyways. Hope this helps!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Pokemon:  Depending on where you live, but the Kroger and Meijer around me give out prenatals for free with a prescription. The ones I take don’t have DHA in them so I buy a DHA supplement that is about $12 a month.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

RX means prescription (versus over the counter) 

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