Post # 1
I’ve been taking some prenatals that I now feel may not be the best choice any longer. They are iron free, which was probably best for me during the earlier months because I (TMI) have IBS and was severely constipated, did not need anything else to back me up. (I was not anemic the last time my levels were checked and I eat a fairly decent diet.)
However, now as baby grows bigger, I’m wanting to switch. I’m put off, however, by vitamins that say things such as “156%” of the daily recommended amount of iron, etc. I realize that with the water soluble vitamins, this isn’t too much of a deal because your body will just eliminate what you do not need. With the other things, I’m not too confident because your body doesn’t just flush the overload.
Am I mistaken in my understanding of this? I am going to discuss the issue with my Dr. at next appointment, but I’d like to hear what you ladies think as well.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
My OB recommended that I stick to the iron-free ones and that I take an iron supplement, specifically one of the ones that uses carbonyl iron instead of the normal type.
Post # 4
I’ve been taking the New Roots prenatals. they are in a veg gelatin capsule, so they are easy to digest, and only have 35mg of Iron, and everything else you need. You take 3 a day with your meals.
i’m also taking the New Roots Wild Omega 3 fish oil capsules, which contain EPA and DHA- the EPA is for me, and the DHA is for the baby. best thing, no fish burps! I take them right before my dinner, one a day.
sorry, this may not help since I’m not sure if New Roots is in the States, but thought i’d share. We need to make sure we have enough Calcium too, especially in the last 4 months of pregnancy, since the baby will basically leach it from our bones! sadly, my Mom got arthritis from me, since she didn’t know. I still feel bad! :-/