(Closed) Prenatal vitamins–help!

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@keepsmiling19 – There will be zero interaction/interference between the two.

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