(Closed) Prenatal Vitamins

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My doctor recommend Centrum Materna so that’s I just started taking.  We will be TTC in a few months.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have been taking prenatal vitamins for more than four consecutive years, just in case I conceive.  I haven’t been told there is any reason not to be on them continuously. I look for brands that have 800 mg of folic acid, because some of them have a lot more, and so many foods already have folic acid in or added to them (especially cereal), and I don’t want to end up having too much.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I take Rainbow Light and really like them. They are food based and gluten free.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsPaperFlowers:  I bought mine at target but they are on the more expensive side. They are cheaper at Costo or buying in bulk online.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

I take NatureMade – partly because compared to many brands out there, it’s vegetarian-friendly. Your mom’s concerns – folic acid and iron – are spot on. Other than that, with some minor variations (“Prenatals with DHA!”), I’ve found that most brands out there are fairly similar.

If you eat a halfway healthy, varied diet, getting anything the prenatals don’t cover shouldn’t be too difficult.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I take the Thorne ones, the Basic Prenatal.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I took One a Day prenatals for about six months before TTC and I’m still taking them now. They contain the usual Iron and Folic Acid as well as a host of other vitamins and minerals. There are actually two pills in each dose. One is the vitamin/mineral portion and one is the additional DHA. They’ve recently made them smaller and they’re not fishy at all (and no fishy burps). I take mine before bed to prevent nausea. Since they’re the One a Day brand, you can get them pretty much everywhere. I go to Target.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

@MrsPaperFlowers:  Fresh produce all the way. The general rule of thumb is to try and eat produce of lots of different colors. You do that, and you can’t go wrong – you’ll be getting a lot of the nutrients already found in prenatals. I think the current recommendation for omnivores is 3 – 5 servings of fresh vegetables a day and 2 – 4 servings of fresh fruit (servings are *generally* considered to be about half a cup, though that can vary).

Folate is found in a lot of fortified foods like cereal, breakfast bars, oatmeal, etc. Iron in meat (as well as things like bread and beans – those can also be significant sources). Algae’s the original source of DHA, and for that reason, eating fish will also give you the boost you need.

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