What type of vitamins should I buy ? For TTC.

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

evening primrose and vitex or chasteberry

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Any prenatal vitamin should work.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

You should take at least 400 micrograms of folic acid a day, as it helps to prevent birth defects. Almost all prenatal vitamins will include this.

Personally I think you’re better off taking a generic prenatal which will have a balance of all the essential vitamins. Then if you want to top it up with other vitamins as well, you can. 

Vitamin B6 is generally used if you have a short luteal phase – is this a problem you have? Vitex/chasteberry is often used for the same thing. I think evening primrose oil is used to try and improve CM. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Daisylovex3:  I’d be a bit wary of advising you either way. I’m not sure whether it might have any adverse effects if you take it when you don’t really need it. 

If you aren’t yet taking generic prenatals, I’d definitely start with those to begin with! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Daisylovex3:  Oh, and I think fewer than 10 days is considered a “short” luteal phase. Hopefully temping will help you work out if yours is shorter than normal!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I take a brand name prenatal vitamin, and also Omega-3 Fish Oil.  

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Folic acid is really the important part.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I take the Rainbow Light Complete prenatal, fish oil, and CoQ10 (because I’m getting to the AMA point and worry a bit about my egg quality). I like the Rainbow Light Complete because it’s whoile food derived. But it’s a lot of pills to take (2 pills 3 times a day), so you have to be okay with taking more frequently. My old multivitamin was a twice a day regimen, so it wasn’t too much of an adjustment for me when I made the switch to taking prenatals.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Daisylovex3:  Folic acid is most important. My OB wants me to take 800 mcg/day. He said he didn’t care if it was prescription or OTC as long as I got 800 so I take gummy prenatals (2/day). 

I take B6 because my luteal phase was short. Mine was lasting anywhere from 7-10 days.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Daisylovex3:  Buy some good prenatal vitamins. I recommend Rainbow Light- they are a wonderful whole good vitamin- and have a digestive blend- which helps to combat consipation what you might encounter while pregnant.  They’ve really helped!

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