Post # 1
I would be the world’s worst detective. I’ve just noticed that the gummi vitamins that I’ve been happily taking for the past month are actually prenatal vitamins (whoops). This would totally explain the odd looks the Darling Husband has been giving me lately.
Am I going to die? Or can I keep eating them? They are really yummy and I wouldn’t want to throw them away – can I just cut down instead?
Post # 4
My ob-gyn thinks prenatal vitamins are good even if you aren’t trying to conceive
Post # 5
lol…they won’t hurt you. Actually, many doctors recommend all women of child bearing age take prenatals because we COULD become pregnant at any time. At the very least, it’s recommended you start taking them a few months before you start TTC. So you’ll be fine!
Post # 6
You’ll be fine. It is a lesson though to read labels. I work at a nursing call center and we get lots of calls from people who take the wrong meds. Some of these errors do have consequences.
Post # 7
@julies1949: Yeah, I defintely should have noticed the huge PRENATAL VITAMINS lettering on the label. The husband is convinced that my subconcious mind developed baby fever and conveniently blocked them from my line of sight. Thank you, you’re right I should read things more carefully.
@Miss Apricot: Oh good! That makes me feel much better. We aren’t remotely close to TTC yet, but that might change in the next year or so. I’m glad I’m finally going to be prepared in advanced for something in my life.
Post # 8
Like a pp noted my doctor is of the opinion that all sexually active women should take prenatal vitamins just in case. Myunderstanding is the main difference is additional folic acid and sometimes iron (not the gummies) which are not harmful at all. Definitely pay closer from here on out though and consider it a lesson not learned the hard way.
Post # 9
I was actually told to take them over the non-preggo kind! I’m anemic and the prenatal vitamins with extra iron are easier on my stomach. And I’m definitely not having a baby 🙂
Post # 10
They actually recommend it — they say you should have the extra follic acid in your system for years before you want to conceive to help brain development. You’re fine 🙂
Post # 11
Enjoy your gummies! They’re absolutely fine and it’s recommended that women take pre-natals even before trying to conceive.
But the other way around might be a little more risky. Pregnant women aren’t supposed to take high doses of Vitamin A, which a lot of normal (non-prenatal) vitamins have a lot of.
Post # 13
@google: Wow, I didn’t know that. Defintely good to know. So I guess the yummy prenatals will be staying. Thanks!
Post # 14
I’ve actually been taking prenatal gummies for a while – I was having some issues with hair/nails/etc, and even though I’m not really sure the science is “real” behind the benefits, I decided to give it a try. I had to put them in a different bottle, though. We’re not close to TTC yet, and he was worried that his mom might see them when she was over at our house and get excited. :
I think they’re fine as long as you’re not taking too much iron – that was the one caution my doctor had.
Post # 16
You’re fine- if anything it will help your nails & hair =)