(Closed) Safe fish oils/Omega 3 brands while pregnant?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

What about ones that are krill oil like Mega-Red?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Many prenatals come with DHA, too. I use One A Day prenatals. It comes with the multivitamin, as well as the DHA pill as well!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Jenn23: I could not take the One a Day prenatal because I burped up fish all day long.  Also, the actual prenatal pill has Red Dye #40 which can be bad (and in my opinion not necessary, I am an adult and do not care that my pill is pink). 

For now, I am leaving out the DHA so that I don’t get sick.  Once I feel I can stomach it, I will go get some. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not pregnant yet, but I’ve started taking Krill oil.

It’s got all the good stuff of fish-oil, but krill are at the bottom of the food chain and have short life-spans, they have the lowest levels of toxins.

 

 

The other one I was looking at before I bought the krill oil was “Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA”, but I didn’t do a lot of research into it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My prescription prenatal (Duet DHA Balanced) has a separate pill for omega-3s. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I think it’s mainly mercury (but maybe some other impurities as well) in fish pills that cause some doctors to warn against taking them during pregnancy.  I was a bit scared off because when I mentioned to my OB I was taking them she gave a very strong opinion of ‘don’t do that’.  But slowly I’ve started taking them again.  I won a buttload of Nordic Natural fishpills like 6 months ago and they’re ‘pharmaceutical grade’.  However there is no pharmaceutical grade standard in the US so you have to be a bit careful when companies make that claim, but the one I’m taking follows European standards and I’m confidant enough that they don’t contain mercury after a bunch of research (however, not so confidant in the puirty that I take them every single day).

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My doc told me to start taking Expecta Lipil.  I found it at Wal-greens and Target ($13.99 and $11.99, respectively at my local stores.).  I have been taking it for two weeks now and, I must say, it is so much better than any other Omega-3 I have taken before. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I take Fisol for fish oil. It’s mercury-free with no PCBs. Perosnally, I love them.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

@SecretName: Oh, that stinks. I haven’t had any problems with the DHA pill. No fishy burps or anything. Interesting about the food dye, though. Didn’t know that! So many people recommended this one to me, so that is why I tried it. Which one are you using now, then?

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

“I was a bit scared off because when I mentioned to my OB I was taking them she gave a very strong opinion of ‘don’t do that’.”

My OB/GYN is the exact opposite, she told me to take fish oil.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@SecretName: FWIW the Fisol I take has a coating so that it is ingested in the intestines. No fish smell. No fish burps.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

I took Expecta DHA as well.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I take the GNC brand of Fish Oil, as well as their Vitamin C. I love GNC products.

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