Vitamins for Preganancy & TTC

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Find a prenatal with DHA.

Not a must… but a very strong recommendation. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I’m taking a general pregnancy multivitamin with folic acid, fish oil with DHA and coQ10. I started taking them at the beginning of July and we will start TTC at the beginning of September.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

It’s not an absolute must, lots of women get pregnant when they aren’t taking a prenatal. But if you are planning to TTC in the next few months then you really should get on one.

We are planning on TTC next year but since there’s always a chance of a whoops happening I take a prenatal vitamins now. I use Nature Made Prental + DHA. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

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honeybee26 :  I went the natural way, drinking my greens.  Some people don’t process folic acid correctly, which maybe possibly can lead to problems that are still being studied for causation vs correlation (Autism being one).  My gyno at the time said that as long as I was eating a healthy diet, the prenatals aren’t all that necessary, so boosting what I already ate with the smoothies was a good way to go – and bonus, no sick stomach from suddenly taking vitamins.  My understanding is that though it’s recommended for every woman just in case, they are truly vital for people who eat a very bad diet rather than the rest of us.  For #2 here, I didn’t do as well – kept going off of the healthy food from sheer boredom or from being ill.  Still everything measured perfectly at the 20 wk ultrasound.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m pregnant with a surprise honeymoon baby, so I wasn’t as prepared as I should have been! However everything is smooth sailing so far as I creep up on 7 weeks. I started popping that Nature Made Prenatal + DHA pill every day three weeks before the honeymoon (because I knew I would ovulate during the honeymoon and I figured that anything could probably happen). 

Prenatals are really important. Not just because of folic acid, but because of a lot of other vital things that pregnant women just do NOT get enough of, like calcium and iron. I also recommend finding a pill with DHA, as DHA has been shown to strengthen eyes and ears of unborn babies. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I was taking Centrum Prenatal +DHA

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

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honeybee26 :  a smoothie with healthy fruits and veggies is plenty of vitamins. The problem with prenatal, or vitamins in general is that no one needs the quantity they are given. You’ve already got supplements in bread products, especially cereals. You’ve already got ‘natural’ vitamins in your food.  Then you take 100% or more DV in a pill. You are either going to piss it out or it’s going to cause problems in your system. Plus eating ‘fake’ vitamins can reduce your body’s ability to absorb the ones you get from regular eating.

Obviously don’t listen to me entirely, I’m no Dr, but I’m firmly in the camp that they’re mostly a racket unless your diet is horrendous. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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honeybee26 :  I’m taking garden of life my organics prenatal because it’s completely derived from food (unlike most other vitamins that are derived from chemicals) along with nature made DHA (mercury free). 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I have had three kids and with all three didn’t start taking them until I found out I was pregnant. All of my kiddos are fine- so, I don’t think it hurts to start prior to conceiving but it’s likely also not the end of the world if you wait. Good luck! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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honeybee26 :  My gyno told me that a good percentage of women who took prenatals at least a month before conceiving did not have morning sickness which was true for my sister. No kids for me yet. 

Also my sis took vitamin C throughout her pregnancy and she believes it prevented stretch marks. 

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