(Closed) Pre-pregnancy vitamins – suggestions?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

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
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Busy bee

I second the Vitafusion gummy prenatals.  They are quite yummy

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Great question!!

 

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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.

  • organic
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I haven’t started yet but I plan to take Melaleuca’s prenatal vitamins starting in a month or so.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@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 # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Elevit!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Blushing bee
  • 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?

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