(Closed) Pre-TTC, TTC, or pregnant gals – what are you taking IN ADDITION to prenatals?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

The ones I bought were in a set. I have a bottle of regular prenatals, and a bottle of DHA supplements. I was thinking about adding more Folic Acid, but my Doctor didn’t seem concerened with the amount I was getting.

Is there anything else I should add?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m just taking my pre-natal… and am having trouble remembering that.. lol (I have to take it so many hours after another med so I forget alot) =(

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In addition to my prenatal (generic Target brand), my doc prescribed me vitamin D, but that’s it.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not quite pre-TTC yet, but I have heard you should watch your green tea intake, since it can deplete folic acid. So, once I get there I’ll probably avoid or limit that.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m only taking the target brand that my doctor suggested…. didn’t know I should be taking anything else… haha. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you guys notice that when you dont take your prenatals your teeth hurt!! I waited to take it at like 6 pm one night and my teeth felt like they were going to fall out. My mom told me to also take calcium bc that little baby is sucking up every nutrient we have.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I take the One-a-day prenatals, Vitamin D (told by doc that “American women don’t get enough vitamin D”), and I pop TUMS like its my job (but that’s for the heartburn!) so I guess thats extra calcium?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just my multivitamins that have the recommended 400 mcg of folic acid.

Have you talked to your OB/GYN about all the supplements you are taking in addition to the prenatal? You can take too much which is not a good thing either.

I would be careful about taking 1,000mcg of folic acid because that is the max you should be ingesting. Not to mention you likely get some from other food you eat assuming you have a healthy daily diet.

These all give you folic acid and I know for me in a typical day I eat 2 of these items min.

  • Leafy green vegetables, such as a large spinach salad
  • Citrus fruits, such as orange juice
  • Beans
  • Breads
  • Cereals
  • Rice
  • Pastas

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/nutrientguidelines.htm

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/PEPreconception.html

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I take the prenatal, Vitamin D & Folic Acid

Actually additional folic acid will NOT hurt you…I am taking 4mg of it a day due to my daughter having anecephaly. That is a big difference from the 800 micrograms that is usually in prenatals. My doctor ensured me that there really isn’t side effects to “too much” folic acid for most people. I had to get a prescription for the Folic Acid & it comes in 1mg pills so I have to take 4 of them. I swear I take 8 pills total in a day.

AM: 1 Vit. D, 2 Folic, 1 Zoloft   PM: 1 Vit. D, 2 Folic & 1 Prenatal

I feel like an 80 yr old that needs one of those pill boxes! haha!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am taking a prenatal, calcium supplements and DHA. I’m guessing I get plenty of Vitamin D through my prental + the fact I live in Florida. 

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i take a prenatal vitamin (target brand) and DHA supplement (also target brand). at my 16 week appt, they did bloodwork and discovered that I was slightly vitamin D deficient, so I took 4000 IU of vitamin D until it leveled out around 28 weeks and I decreased to 1000 daily.

I also started taking probiotics a few weeks ago. My aunt is an herbalist and she really encourages them to regulate your and baby’s digestive system. she says it can really help baby in the first few weeks of life if you’re taking them, and can even help to prevent cholic. My doctor okay’d them.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

ps. this may be Too Much Information, and this isn’t really a supplement, but I drink a glass of prune juice every day (not as nasty as I thought it would be!) and eat metamucil crackers every few days to get extra fiber. I have had horrible bouts of constipation so that helps prevent that. i was taking an additional calcium supplement for a few weeks because I heard all the horror stories about dental issues during pregnancy. I stopped because they made the constipation way worse. Apparently they can have a binding effect. So be sure to drink LOTS of water and eat lots of fiber if you decide to take them and are already prone to constipation.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I took my prescription prenatals with DHA supplement.  My OB also asked me to take Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Calcium.  For awhile there I was also taking Vitamin B6 but that was for morning sickness.

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