Post # 1
Rookie question here :-).
I had my first ever appointment with an OB-GYN today (side note: my GP has been able to do my yearly exams, so there was never a major need for me to go to one until we were thinking about TTC). She was really helpful and amazing! My appointment started off with sitting in her office, just us, and her going through everything and giving me a chance to ask questions.
She did give me a prescription for prenatal vitamins. I am going to start taking them today, along with my BC (we’ll be stopping BC in March). She did give me the okay for that. My question is…should I take the prenatals at the same time, or will one interfere with the other?
Thanks in advance for all input!
Post # 3
Prenatal vitamins are just a multivitamin with the amounts of certain nutrients tweaked. There are no hormones in prenatal vitamins. So yes, you can take prenatal vitamins while you are on BCP.
Post # 4
Prenatals are just a multivitamin with a little extra folic acid and sometimes iron depending on the type. I’ve actually never heard of them being by prescription?? I took prenatals for years on birth control, since a little extra of the stuff that’s in there doesn’t hurt anything and had no issues.
Post # 5
There’s no risk for interaction between a prenatal vitamin and the BCP. But I’m not sure it’s particularly beneficial to start taking it now, given that a prescription prenatal is very likely more expensive than your typical multivitamin, which is how you’d be using it from now til March. You could just start taking folic acid now, and start the prenatal once you stop the BCP in March.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I think I need to clarify my first question. It’s in the timing of taking the BCP and the prenatal vitamins. If I take my BCP at 8pm, can I take the prenatal vitamin at the same time, or will it interfere with the BCP? It feels like a silly question to ask, but I’m just trying to make sure I’m doing everything right :-).
My OB-GYN recommended this particular type of vitamin. Best thing about it…the prenatals are free at my pharmacy :-). So that does help, in terms of cost!
Thanks for all of your help! 🙂
Post # 7
@keepsmiling19 – There will be zero interaction/interference between the two.