(Closed) Shouldhave read the label or Are prenatal vitamins bad for non preggo gals?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

They are fine!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

My ob-gyn thinks prenatal vitamins are good even if you aren’t trying to conceive

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

just wanted to say, lol

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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 # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

You’re fine.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You’re fine- if anything it will help your nails & hair =)

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