(Closed) Just wondering about prenatal vitamins pre-pregnancy

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Do you currently take a vitamin with 400 mcg of Folic Acid?
    Yes : (25 votes)
    93 %
    No : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    1124 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m not pregnant or TTC, but we will be trying after our wedding in November. I’m taking prenatal vitamins now (I like what they do for my skin and hair). I started taking them last month. Before that I was taking just a daily multivitamin. I have already started modifying my diet and getting in better shape to make sure my body is ready when we do start TTC.

    Post # 4
    1220 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I took prenatals before the wedding bc it helps with hair and nails.  I highly doubt there is any harm starting them whenever.


    As for the diet, I didn’t change much but it’s more important to be in a good physical health.  So if your diet is hurting that then change it.  I don’t really believe a lot of the hype about having to radically change diets.  Women have been getting pregnant for centuries so unless you run in to some bumps on your way then I’d wait until the doctor advises you to cut back on certain things.

    Post # 5
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @MrsEdamame: Same here, I am not pregnant or TTC yet however, I will be going off BC the end of December and will start taking the PN Vitamins then… We will be TTC starting next summer (July 2012) so I guess you can say 7 months or so in advance for us…. I have already started changing my diet due to the wedding, etc… so my plan is to keep that up for good…

    Good Luck!

    Post # 6
    1032 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I didn’t start taking my vitamins until a month or 2 prior to TTC

    But I heard somewhere that women of child bearing age should be taking folic acid. One reason is sometimes things don’t happen the way we plan so if you were to get pregnant before you planned, the baby would be set up for health development.

    Like someone else said…I don’t think there is any harm in taking them years before you plan to TTC. They are filled with good things 🙂

    Post # 7
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We are not TTC and really not thinking we want to until after my 21st birthday  in Oct. but I started taking them for my hair and nails and will continue to take them just incase

    Post # 8
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My cousin is a genetic counselor and she said you should start taking prenatals 3 months before you start TTC.

    Post # 9
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My OB/GYN said I could start taking prenatals any time, but to start at least 3 months before TTC. (I started taking them a couple months ago, we won’t TTC until this summer.)

    My OB/GYN also told me to eat plenty of protein/meat.



    I’ve recently started reading “What to Expect Before You’re Expecting”, I suggest getting the book.

    Some things I would have never in a million years thought about. For example, I drink lots of green tea, healthy right? But apparently green tea hinders the absoption of folic acid, so now I’m cutting back on it.

    Post # 10
    342 posts
    Helper bee

    @abbyful: Oh wow…that’s great to know.  I love green tea and also have been making sure to get my folic acid…good to know it was canceling the other out! haha

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