(Closed) Prenatal Vitamins

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yep. My hair and nails have grown like crazy. Just don’t get the ones that have more than 15% recommended dose of calcium.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They’re supposed to be REALLY good for your hair and nails! I know alot of people who take them just for that reason alone! That being said, I don’t take any vitamins at all cause I’m laaaaaaazy!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My Dr. TRIED to prescribe me prenatal vitamins (I am prepping the body for conception) but I asked her for an alternative b/c I have always had a hard time swallowing pills. She told me that I can take two Flintstone chewables instead of pre-natal vitamins b/c it contains the same stuff. At 34 I am STILL a Flintstone kid…LOL

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I started taking prenatals about 3 months before the wedding, but like Jamaica, I recently switched to Flinstones because the pre-natals make me kind of sick!

10 million strong, and growing! (Flinstones jingle)

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Haha, I used to pick the orange ones out and throw them away. It drove my mom crazy. 

I’d never heard of the PNV for non-expecting women thing until FBIL’s mother mentioned it. She’s a nurse and swears it works wonders on hair and nails. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I take them! They really are not much different from a normal vitamin. They just have higher levels of certain like follic acid and lower levels of vitamin A.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Great thread.  I’ve been looking for first hand experiences about prenatal vitamins and whether it helps hair growth.  I have such fine, weak hair so I’ll definitely get on the prenatal vitamin bandwagon.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I take them too, been on them for a year, and we’re not planning on kids for 2-3 years.  Not sure how many people this will help, but they are free at Meijer (a store in the Midwest) with a doctor’s prescription.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I was on prenatal vitamins but they made my skin break out horribly – so glad to know about Flintstones!  (I love those and haven’t had problems with them!)

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Lily- I hate the orange ones too!  They taste like straight iron to me!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m clueless…

what makes something a prenatal vitamin? Like what vitamin is in it (A, B, E)???

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

They usually have higher concentrations of folic acid and DHA and Omega 3 fatty acid… Good for baby brain and spinal cord… but also things that can make you nauseous!

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