(Closed) anyone like their prenatal vitamin?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hey everyone taking normal multi-vitamins —

 

be careful not to get too much Vitamin A as it can cause birth defects …  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199511233332101. The threshold is somewhere below 10,000 IU

 

for instance the prenatal I have here (Western Family Prenatal) has 1500 IU (450 mcg)

whereas Flinstones Complete has 1600 IU (so taking two gives you 3200 IU)

and the multivitamin (again, Western Family) has 5000 IU

since you also get Vitamin A in your diet you would need to be careful not to hit that 10,000 IU threshold if you were getting already 5000 IU from a pill.

probably this is paranoid but I thought I should share … 

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I take the Target brand prenatals and they have never once made me feel sick in the slightest.  I showed them to my doctor and she approved of them.  They don’t have DHA though in case that is something that’s important to you.  Good luck and hope you feel better!

Post # 34
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3586 posts
Sugar bee

I take the Target kind, but my Aunt’s a nurse, so I’ll be getting some prescription kind for free soon. 🙂

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been going crazy researching these — we are TTC.  I tried Rainbow Light (which is also Trader Joe’s) but it makes me so sick, even when I take it with dinner.  And that’s supposed to be easy on you.  I’m trying New Chapter Perfect Prenatal — it’s in the mail.

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