Post # 1
I’ve heard from a few people now that milk thistle and B6 helps to calm morning sickness and to start taking it before conceiving. Has anyone taken these? I’m more wondering if it’s safe to take during pregnancy.
Also wondering what other vitamins/minerals everyone takes pre pregnancy and during pregnancy.
I’m already taking a prenatal (not yet prenant) but I lack in tons of vitamins – I’m just not sure what’s safe and what’s not.
Post # 2
I only took a prenatal and vitamin D (in Canada, everyone should take it in winter at least), I know some people take DHA (sometimes packaged with prenatals), but my doctor didn’t mention it so I didn’t bother. I know B6 is prescribed along with some sort of antihistamine I think? For morning sickness and I’ve heard mixed reports of effectiveness, but that would be prescribed by a doctor if/when it’s a problem. I have no idea what milk thistle is supposed to do, or why taking it/B6 before conception would help, but I would definitely ask a doctor because plenty of ‘natural’ remedies are not considered safe during pregnancy. A quick google search tells me that milk thistle hasn’t been proven safe in pregnancy and shouldn’t be used, also at no point did I find recommendations for morning sickness.
Considering you don’t know if you will be sick or not, I’d probably stick with the prenatal for now. Vitamin D if you live in a norther climate/don’t spend much time outdoors, and worry about any morning sickness treatments if/when you need them. I know they make it sound like everyone will be super sick, but for myself and the majority of my friends it hasn’t really been a problem.
Post # 3
ananoabee55 : I’m not sure if the version you are talking about is the same thing that is sold as blessed thistle. I took what i believe was blessed thistle (tea version). It was supposed to increase my appetite. Instead it left me so hungry that I couldn’t eat. Weird feeling, hard to describe.