Post # 1
Of course I have discussed with my Dr as well, but just wondering what supplements everyone is taking? We are TTC either this cycle or next, and here’s my list:
-Rainbow light prenatal
-Royal Jelly (just added to the list)
-ETA: also Vitamin D
If anyone else is taking royal jelly, do you take it throughout your cycle, or just CD1-O? Thanks!
Post # 3
I would be interested in answers too.
I’m taking prenatals, Vit D and Vit B complex 🙂
Post # 4
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
When we were TTC, it was a prenatal and calcium for me! That was it!
Post # 6
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.
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
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.
Post # 8
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
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
– VitaFusion PreNatal gummy with dha and folic acid
– Royal Jelly
I do have Calcium, but don’t take it. I guess I should?
Post # 11
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.
-Royal jelly (pill form).
-Magnesium/Calcium/Zinc combination pill.
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
Not currently TTC but when I was TTC and then pregnant I took:
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
@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
@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
My list includes and have been okd by my RE:
- New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal
- Barleans Fish Oil
- 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
Vitamin D (drops)
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!)