(Closed) Vitamins

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Radiochicky:  I am going to be TTC this winter & I am starting mine today!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I started taking mine immediately.  Why did your doctor say that?  There is no reason NOT to take them now.  In fact, I know people who take them that aren’t TTC or pregnant.  

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Wow, that is weird!

I had a MC in 2011. My doctor talked to me about when we would TTC again & told me I should start taking my prenatals as soon as I start TTC or even before if I know early enough. She said its never to early!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Buy one that says it is a prenatal.  In general you should start them asap as key parts of the baby are forming very early.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I started taking over the counter ones before I got pregnant.  Then, the day my doctor confirmed that I was pregnant, he prescribed Prenate DHA.  I guess it’s a hyped up prenatal vitamin.  I’m not even 9 weeks yet and i’ve been taking them for a month now.  I say go for it.

If your doctor prescribes the Prenate ones for you, just be aware that they are about $120 a month (without insurance).  I still had to pay $60 after my insurance covered half.  A little crazy for vitamins, if you ask me. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If it’s labelled as a prenatal specifically (not just a “woman’s” vitamin) it should have everything you need, perhaps with folic acid being the exception.  The general recommendation is 800-1000mcg of folic acid for most women, or 5000mcg folic acid if you have any family history of neural tube defects/spina bifida.

It’s never “too early” to start taking prenatal vitamins, however some people don’t need them if they have a very good, mostly organic diet and take a seperate folic acid.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.GtoBe:  you should ask your doctor what that prescribed vitamin has that an over the counter version doesn’t? Even after insurance that’s expensive and I’d be curious to see what’s in it that’s worth the expense.

eta: sorry, didn’t mean to come across as bossy, just curious about prescription prenatal vitamins.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

no offense to your MD, but i’ve never heard anything like that. i’d start taking them now! they only help, never hurt. DHA and folic acid (among other things) are crucial for the baby’s development. my doctor had my taking prenatals while TTC. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Radiochicky:  haha! ok, well i’m going to call shenanigans and say that i think he’s being ridiculous 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@cdncinnamongirl:  Not bossy at all 🙂  Oh, my doctor and I will be talking… LOL.  I’m thinking it’s the DHA that pumps up the cost??  I haven’t seen any in the store with that as an “ingredient.” 

I have an ultrasound tomorrow and then I’m guessing an appointment with my actual doc sometime in the next week or so.  I’ll definitely be finding something else comparable.  At that price, the vitamins better have the baby for me!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Mrs.GtoBe:  fwiw- my RE prescribed prenatals and DHA (two separate pills) and it would’ve been $50/month. instead, i get prenatals from whole foods and DHA from CVS. much, much cheaper and the same effects.

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