Post # 17
My doctor said I didn’t need a prenatal until I was pregnant and that a regular woman’s one a day type vitamin was enough (as long as it has a minimum of 400 mcg folic acid). Since the prenatals seem to be so much more expensive I probably won’t start them until I’m pregnant or we get really serious about TTC.
I’m pre-TTC right now and just take:
Women’s One a Day
Calcium and Vitamin gummie (lactose intolerant so need the calcium anyway, unrelated to TTC)
DHA/Omega 3 gummie
Could someone explain the benefits of a B Complex, on top of a multi vitamin? I feel like I should take one, even though I don’t know why!
Post # 18
I am not ttc now, but when I was I took Fertilaid as well as prenatals. Both times I got pregnant pretty much right away.
Post # 19
Naturemade multi prenatal (I was looking for a soy-free vitamin, or at least one with less soy, and have always found naturemade to be easier on my stomach… I had my doctor check these out and she said they were great.),
an extra 1000 iu of vitamin D,
and an extra 4 mg of folic acid (prescribed because I’m diabetic).
Post # 20
– Prenatal Vitaman
– Nordic Naturals Omega 3’s
– I also took a B Complex for the first time yesterday and it turned my urine NEON yellow. Is this “normal”?
Post # 21
Totally normal!! Lol. Mine turns orangey-yellow with those also.
say it can regulate ovulation and lengthen a short LP. Have you taken the quiz on the Zoll center? It suggests based on your specific charting situations what supplements you may benefit from.
Post # 22
Yeah, the issue for me isn’t whether or not to take a prenatal, it’s that I don’t want to take folic acid (synthetic) anymore and would prefer to take folate (naturally occurring), which can be hard to find and pricey.
Post # 23
Haha, yes it’s normal. I was definitely surprised when I was taking B complex and saw it, but it just means you’re peeing out what you don’t need.
Post # 24
Chinese Herbs (prescribed)
Post # 25
where did you get chinese herbs prescribed? china town?
Post # 26
I guess you could find a clinic there 😉 but seriously I am going to acupuncture and my practitioner prescribed herbs and I get it from online pharmacy (the AP works with the pharmacy). You might want to check TCM/acupuncture clinics in your area and go from there.
ps: I used to live in Seattle and loved chinatown area for great deals!
Post # 27
@MCC919: I didn’t take anything specific to TTC because we were not trying and not preventing. However, I took B complex 50 because I am a vegetarian and heard it’s a good supplement, and got pregnant the same month I started 🙂 I can’t tell if it’s related though…
Post # 28
Mine are mostly due to my deficiencies and less related to increasing fertility since we haven’t started TTC just yet, and we will cross that bridge later if they are needed but I take:
– PregVit Folic 5 prenatals with more folic acid then normal ones
– Iron supplements
– B12 supplements, I was on shots but stopped recently and I’m taking oral supplements now
– Vitamin D