(Closed) Vitamins / supplements during pregnancy

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My mother in law told me not to take any vitamins. She said she didn’t have to and that its bad for the baby. Do you think there is any truth to that?

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@adw2c: I would talk to your doctor about it. Most recommend the vitamins. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@adw2c: I highly doubt there is any truth to that..if as many people take prenatals as they do while pregnant and they were bad for the baby, we’d be hearing about a lot more issues.   Also, she probably hasnt had a child in what, like 30 years or so?  Things change medically in that time (and drastically), Id definitely talk to your doctor.  Maybe hers told her not to at the time (my mom had to take them though) but yours is different.  Mine stressed how vital it was to take them daily, particularly during the first 12 weeks while the neural tubes were being developed

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My doctor asked about my prenatals (target otc) and asked if they were making me nauseous.  Of course they were because at this point everything makes me nauseous!  She told me to stop taking them and just take a flinstones kids chewable vitamin everyday and take a tums as they have added calcium!  Works for me!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I took a RX perscribed by my doctor for a prenatal (and am still taking it while breast feeding) as well as “expecta” which is avaliable for at drugstores for about $10 by the fish oils and it is the same thing without the “fish” part and is made for pregnant or nursing moms.

Also, vitamin D levels arn’t high in prenatals and if you breastfeed(and maybe even if you don’t since it is in formula but not in high amounts)you may want to take 2000 of vitamin D/day if you live where there isn’t a lot of sunshine all year (Florida=you’re probably just fine, Michigan? not so much) but ask your OBGYN first of course.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My husband and I are probably going to start trying in July or so, and I am currently taking the One A Day brand prenatal + the DHA pill. They come together as a set. I am also taking a calcium supplement. 

I go to my OBGYN for my annual next week, and will ask him if he has any recommendations, or if what I am on is fine. 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

I take a RX called Vitacal I think. It has DHA also.

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@pinky44: I took this while my husband and I were trying before my Dr. gave me an RX at my 10 week appointment and my Dr. said it was a good thing to be doing (and a great way to make your body ready for baby!) while we tried

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sulli301: Good to know. I’ve been taking it for about 2 months now, so I should hopefully be all loaded up with folic acid by the time we start trying. 🙂

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