Post # 1
Hi bees! My husband and I will be starting TTC/NTNP in April. I’m currently taking a women’s multi vitamin from trader joes. I figured I would take the rest of these and then switch to an actual prenatal. But I’m not sure what the difference is between the two? Can anyone shed some light on this? I know folic acid is super important and checked to make sure its in my multi and it is 🙂 TIA!
Post # 3
@laaiinn: Its just more of everything, and also usually includes some omega 3’s, specifically DHA (good for brain development). Yay for TTC soon! =)
Post # 4
It really is just a smidge more of everything you need, Prenatals are more geared towards the vitamins and minerals a woman’s body needs while a baby is growing in the womb so it’s typically more recommended more then a multi vitamin which is not specific. Keep in mind prenatals will make some people sick, it didn’t to me but I know several friends of mine that couldn’t take it without having something in their stomach foodwise. I would start taking half a prenatal to make sure you can handle it.
Post # 5
thank you! And yeah, yay for TTC soon! I’ve been stalking around on here not having much to contribute but I’m looming forward to when I can. Hope you get your BFP soon 🙂
thanks, I’ll definitely keep that in mind! I already try to take my multi with food but maybe taking a half when I start prenatals will be the way to Start out!
Post # 6
My dr told me to take a women’s vitamin until the time I was ready to start trying. My multi vitamin had 400mg of folic acid and she said that was perfect. I switched to a prenatal two months before ttc. The prenatal has 800mg. I take the Target Brand and I’ve had no issues.