(Closed) Prenatal Vitmain

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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savealife:  I took a prenatal (at my doctor’s recommendation) for years before I was pregnant.  I didn’t have any side effects.  Well, until I actually was pregnant.  Then I vomited them up for weeks.  (I had to swap to a folic acid tablet and children’s gummy vitamins.)  

Post # 3
7425 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would take a gummy prenatal vitamin. They don’t have iron, so they won’t hurt your stomach. I think prenatals are hard to take when you’re pregnant, not really before you get pregnant.

Post # 5
4673 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I took the prenatal gummies for about two years before I was TTC.  I eventually switched to the Rainbow Light One vitamin while TTC.  As far as I know, the extra vitamins just come out in your urine.  

Post # 6
1417 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

It’s good to get the folic acid built up in your system, so starting once you find out you’re pregnant isn’t going to be as helpful.

I have no side effects from the prenatals I take.  I would talk to my OBGYN about prenatals, not my PCP.

Post # 8
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Loft in the city

I have taken prenatal vitamans for quite some time. My hair was falling out and my pharmacist friend suggested I take them to help. The minute i started using them I noticed the difference. It helped with not only my hair falling out but my skin has never looked better. Obviously I was lacking something. 

By The Way… I have no plans on pregnancy 😉 lol

Post # 9
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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savealife:  I’ve been taking a whole food prenatal For about a year before I got pregnant. I had no issues with it after I got pregnant.

Post # 10
9894 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d suggest the gummies as well. No iron so they shouldn’t upset your stomach.

Post # 11
241 posts
Helper bee

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savealife:  I started taking one after going off bc, just in case.  I have a general multi vitamin, with prenatal extras, like folic acid.  It’s a gummy kind- normal vitamins make me hurt.  Still ttc, but so far nothing negative has come of it.  If anything, my hair is growing faster and my nails look fantastic!

Post # 12
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I didn’t switch to a prenatal until I got pregnant but I was on a few different vitamins while TTC that almost equaled what is in my prenatal (I think it was low on vitamin A and that was the only difference). If you don’t want to take a prenatal, Id at least take a multi vitamin, as well as a B complex. That should cover you for the most part since the B’s usually have folic acid in them.

Post # 13
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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savealife:  I would take a prental while TTC. It will increase your current nutrient stores which could help improve your chances of conception. Honestly, taking it now while TTC could be a great time to figure out what you tolerate (although with Morning Sickness, you never know what you’ll be able to keep down). But if say, the iron is causing you constipation, you have time to switch to something else now as opposed to trying to do it when you’re pregnant.

Saying that, I take the Rainbow Light One while we’re TTC but I think once I am pregnant I will switch to something else that requires 2-3 tabs a day instead, for better nutrient absorption. I also plan to take an Omega-3 supp.

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