Post # 17
@dodgercpkl: Seconded. I was very particular about finding a prenatal that contained folate (i.e. 5-MTHF) instead of syntheic folic acid. Not sure if it’s a coincidence or not, but the prenatals that I’m not on (with 5-MTHF) don’t cause me stomach upset like the ones with folic acid did).
Post # 18
I am currently taking these, I take it WITH food and so far no nausea, Ive been taking them for about 8 months and no problems at all…
Post # 19
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
@MyFavouriteChords: I brought them in and he said they were fine. Vitamin A is pretty easy to get in food and I have a really good diet, so mostly, he just wants me getting the folic acid and DHA. If you don’t have a good diet, maybe the Vitamin A thing could be a concern.
Post # 20
@hergreenapples: Yay! I’m glad I’m not the only one! What prenatal did you go with? I was able to find Emerald Laboratories Prenatal in a local health food store and all the vitamins in it are active. It was TOUGH to find anything with the L-MTHF as opposed to folic acid, but I’m so glad I did.
Post # 21
@dodgercpkl – I know your question wasn’t directed at me, but New Chapter Perfect Prenatal has folate instead of folic acid.
Post # 22
@abbyful: It might be fine, but with all the lies in advertising (did you know that they can call something natural if it has at least 10% from a natural source?!), I don’t feel comfortable unless the label actually says one of the specific active forms of folate like for instance L-Methyltetrahydrofolate or something like that. I’ve just read now in too many places that they can call it folate and still put folic acid because the government has declared them the same thing despite the fact that they aren’t. Thanks for the thought tho! 🙂
Post # 23
@ilovestripes: I take a lot, but my acupuncturist knows about it and has approved it. Even though I take a lot, I think a multivitamin and a prenatal it too much. I take excess of certain things but I never go above the “tolerable upper level.” Everything has a tolerable upper level that you should not exceed due to risks for toxicity. I take a prenatal, royal jelly (before ovulation only), maca root (before O and only occasionally), B-complex (occasionally), calcium/magnesium/zinc (daily, keeps me pooping haha, will be switching to just magnesium and zinc because I think I’m getting too much calcium), fish oil (will be switching to krill oil when I run out of fish oil), chromium (for my high blood sugar, 2-3 times per week), vitex, vitamin D, coenzyme Q10 (supposedly improves egg quality), bromelain (supposed to help implantation, I only take it five days per cycle immediately after O) and chinese herbs (prescribed to me). I know, it’s way overboard. But I’m gonna stop taking stuff as it runs out. Ideally, I just wanna take the herbs, magnesium, krill oil, vitamin D and my prenatal. But now that I’ve spent the money on it, I’m just going to take stuff until I run out. Haha. I will stop everything when I do get pregnant except for the prenatal until I figure out what other stuff I wanna take.
Post # 24
I take Rainbow Light Once a Day prenatals and Trader Joe’s fish oil pills. I switched to Rainbow Light because the gummy ones I was taking didn’t have iron in them and low amounts of DHA.
Post # 25
@dodgercpkl: Mine are made by Pure Encapsulations.
Post # 26
@hergreenapples: I haven’t heard of that one. I’ll have to look it up! What got you to look up the differences?
Post # 27
I’m taking a ton of supplements but I’m gearing up for our first IVF and I’m 42:
- New Chapter Prenatals- I love their Women’s vitamin and its food based
- COQ10- Egg Development
- Cal/Mag/Vit D- Suggested by RE
- Vit C- Suggested by RE
- Anti-oxidants: Grape Seed Extract and Pycnognel
- Barlean’s Liquid Fish Oil
- Liver and Kidney Cleansing Herbs
I also suggest you start DH on a multivitamin program because men need Zinc and Vit D for sperm production.
Post # 28
I’m only taking prescription prenatals. My doctor said they were basically the same as a multivitamin except theres 800 mg of folic acid, instead of 400 that a regular multivitamin has. She said either was fine, but wrote me the prescription cause they were cheaper than the shelf multivitamins.
Post # 29
I take a Melaleuca prenatal twice a day with orange juice to help absorb the iron and that’s it!
Post # 30
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I’m on an Elevit pregnancy/pre-conception multivitamin. I’m also taking Metformin (will be on that for a long while) & I’ve just started taking CoQ10.
Post # 31
@ChuckNorrisFTW: I checked the amounts of each vitamin that was in both my prenatal and the ladies multi vit and i dont think I went over the “tolerable upper level” on any of them if Dr Google gave me the correct overdose amounts and symptoms. Yes, i googled the amounts and symptoms after all of your responses because I started freaking out. It was only 13 days of taking them both at the same time (I counted how many i’d taken in the one pack) because im rather bad at taking my vitamins every day. I tried to split them up so I’d have one with breakfast and one with dinner so sometimes i’d only do one or the other. As you know, i am knew to this so please can you explain why you only take certain things before you ovulate? I ovulated super late in my last cycle and would like to figure out how on earth to get it to happen a bit earlier.
@squeak35: My hubbie is much much much better at taking his vitamins (lol, i almost wrote prenatals) then I am.
THANK YOU everyone else for your responses. I think im going to google some of the things you take so I can see what they all do.