(Closed) TTC Ladies~ Which supplements are you taking?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would be interested in answers too.

I’m taking prenatals, Vit D and Vit B complex 🙂

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I take a prenatal vitamin, a caclium/vitD combo pill, and an additional folic acid pill.  I have heard that women TTC or pregnant should also take a DHEA supplement, but I haven’t gotten to that yet.  I’m also not actively TTC for another couple of months, but I wanted to make sure I get into the routine of remembering my vitamins!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

When we were TTC, it was a prenatal and calcium for me! That was it!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m taking:

New Chapter Organics perfect Prenatal.  I liked this one because it splits it up into 3 pills which ensures better absorption of the nutrients, it’s all natural, and my biggest reason for liking it is because 100% of the vit. A is as beta-carotene.  The only negative is that the folate is only at 600mg…some prenatals are upwards of 1000.  But I eat A LOT of dark leafy greens so I get substantial folic acid from my diet anyway.

Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA.  I added this because I hate hate hate fish so wasn’t getting any substantial amounts through diet.

and

Vitafusion Calcium Gummies with Vit. D … yum!

 

Oh and this isn’t a supplement, but I also switched to drinking 1 glass of full fat milk per day (instead of my usual skim).

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been taking VitaFusion PreNatal  with DHA & Folic Acid gummies (yes, I can’t swallow the enormous vitamins lol).  They also have fish oil in them…so they taste um, interesting…ok, no, they’re horrible.  But that’s what you get I guess when you can’t swallow pills.  Smile

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

does the prenatals not have enough calcium on its owm?  my doc did not mention calcium supplements too, but seems like a lot of you guys are taking it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I took Royal Jelly till O and then sort of took it every so often…..  I was going to ask the same question!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

– VitaFusion PreNatal gummy with dha and folic acid

-B Complex

– Royal Jelly

I do have Calcium, but don’t take it. I guess I should?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I’ll play! My list is long. Disclaimer:  don’t take everything on my list without talking to a doctor and doing research!

-Nature Made Prenatal from Costco. Has DHA and EPA.

-B complex.

-Royal jelly (pill form).

-Maca root.

-Magnesium/Calcium/Zinc combination pill.

-Baby aspirin.

-Chromium.

 

I got all these based on the fertility quiz on this site:  http://thezollcenter.com/

 

I will be adding Vitex and switching to jelly form of RJ if no baby in a few cycles. I will be adding Vitamin D as soon as I go to the store next, based on Abbyful’s recommendation. =)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Not currently TTC but when I was TTC and then pregnant I took:

Prenatal

Vitamin D

DHA/EPA

 

I highly advise against taking Baby Asprin (or any asprin) unless prescribed by a doctor. Recent studies show that it increases the risk for miscarriage.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@luli29:  OMG do the gummies kind of make you want to throw up?  I think that they’re awful tasting but I have a whole jar so I feel obligated to take them so I don’t waste them lol

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@urchin:  I totally agree with the baby aspirin thing, but I haven’t seen any studies about that particuar finding. Would you mind sharing? It hasn’t been prescribed to me, but it has been okay’ed by a doctor I work with and may stop it depending on those studies.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My list includes and have been okd by my RE:

  • New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal
  • Barleans Fish Oil
  • Melatonin
  • Cleansing Herbs for Liver and Kidney
  • Vit C
  • Vit D/Cal/Mag
  • COQ10- Ubiqunol
  • Chinese Herbs(prescribed)

I’ve tried Maca Root, Raspberry Leaf, Vitex and some other fertility herbs and they did not work for me.  I had horrible cycles and discovered some of the herbs actually increased my estrogren levels, which was the opposite of what I needed. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Vitamin D (drops)

Vitamin C

B6 (100 mg)

Prenatal – I only have 3 or 4 left and am thinking of switching back to just a regular multivitamin and a separate folate (NOT folic acid) supplement, based on some recent reading I’ve done.

Fish oil (when I remember!)

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