Post # 1
Ive just come off BCP as were hoping to start TTC shortly after our wedding. Ive heard that I should start taking pre-pregnancy vitamins now. Does anyone have any recommendation for types/brands and if I should start now or wait until im actually TTC?
Thanks heaps x
Post # 3
I would think it couldn’t hurt to take vitamins before! And I take the vitafusion gummy daily vitamins, and they made prenatal ones. Absolutely delicious.
Post # 4
It’s always good to start taking pre-natals before you are ready to start trying. Docs recommend AT LEAST 3 months prior to TTC. I started taking them about a year before and I’m glad I did. (And as a side note, my hair grew like crazy when I started taking them.)
I take Rainbow Lite brand– they are easy on the digestive system.
Post # 5
I second the Vitafusion gummy prenatals. They are quite yummy
Post # 6
I too have digestive issues sometimes – any other brand not too hard other than the suggested Rainbow?
p.s. do they also help nails and skin at all? Might as well maximize the benefits lol!
Post # 7
I have been taking the Jaimeson brand (in Canada) since November 2011 and we are planning on TTC around Aug/Sept. I find if I don’t take them with a meal they make me feel a little sick for about an hour, but otherwise no affects. I find they are making my hair and nails grow like crazy!!! I am actually feeling better in general since taking them.
My doctor also recommended starting to take them as early as you can before TTC, anything with folic acid. 🙂
Post # 8
Yep, you can take prenatal vitamins now. They are just a multivitamin that’s been tweaked for pregnancy.
I’ve been taking “New Chapter Perfect Prenatal” for a little over a year now (I’m currently 9 weeks pg, I took them for almost a year before we even started TTC). I am very happy with it.
- food-based vitamin (not synthetic)
- probiotics for easy digestion
- split into 3 doses so you aborb more of the vitamins/minerals (with 1-pill doses, your body can only absorb so much of some nutrients at a time, so spreading it out is better)
- no artificial dyes
- no unfermented soy
Here’s their website: http://www.newchapter.com/multi-vitamins/perfect-prenatal#product-information
I buy it off Amazon, I buy the 3-month bottle, with subscribe & save it comes out to $15 a month: http://www.amazon.com/New-Chapter-Organics-Trimester-270-Count/dp/B003BEDU2M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326894126&sr=8-1
Post # 9
I’ve been taking One a Day Women’s Petites. I like them because they’re half the size of regular multis. I’m sticking to a multi rather than a prenatal until I actually get pregnant because of the higher iron levels in the prenatals. You really don’t need that much (unless pregnant) and it can make you sick.
Post # 10
I 2nd New Chapter PreNatal. I also take additional calcium/mag and Vitamin C. I would also put your Darling Husband on a daily male vitamin. Zinc is good for sperm production.
Post # 11
I haven’t started yet but I plan to take Melaleuca’s prenatal vitamins starting in a month or so.
Post # 12
I just ordered Rainbow Light’s prenatal, but haven’t started taking them…. trying to finish other vitamins first. We’re not planning on TTC right away, but hopefully w/in the next year or so.
Post # 13
@squeak35: I actually just bought Darling Husband a Mens one a day type multi vitamin… never checked for zinc… gotta look at that! So thankful i have a supportive and open minded hubby who doesn’t mind being asked to take a little extra something with his breakfast 😉
Post # 15
I’ve been taking the vitafusion gummies which are AWESOME (taste great and no upset tummy) but note that with any of the gummie vitamins you’ll need to supplement with Iron. I don’t think they can put the iron in the gummies…I looked at most of the gummies. I heard the iron can be tough on the stomach so I always take after dinner and no issues. 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2011 - St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point
@Cori14: Do you live in Australia? We went to see my gynae as follow-up after surgery, but he is also an obstetrician and he recommended either Blackmores or Elevit and to start take them a month before you stop birth control.
Im not sure that all the others being recommended are available down here?