Post # 1
Ive read a lot on here that some people take B6? What are your reviews on them? what type of vitamins should I be taking? I’m planning to go and purchase some. 🙂 lmk what type of brand is good and how many mg should I get.
Thank you in advanced! 🙂
Post # 2
evening primrose and vitex or chasteberry
Post # 3
Any prenatal vitamin should work.
Post # 4
You should take at least 400 micrograms of folic acid a day, as it helps to prevent birth defects. Almost all prenatal vitamins will include this.
Personally I think you’re better off taking a generic prenatal which will have a balance of all the essential vitamins. Then if you want to top it up with other vitamins as well, you can.
Vitamin B6 is generally used if you have a short luteal phase – is this a problem you have? Vitex/chasteberry is often used for the same thing. I think evening primrose oil is used to try and improve CM.
Post # 5
penny29: I’m not really sure if I do have a short luteal phase? I just started temping again.. Is it okay still do use or maybe I’m just better off with prenatals.
Post # 6
Daisylovex3: I’d be a bit wary of advising you either way. I’m not sure whether it might have any adverse effects if you take it when you don’t really need it.
If you aren’t yet taking generic prenatals, I’d definitely start with those to begin with!
Post # 7
Daisylovex3: Oh, and I think fewer than 10 days is considered a “short” luteal phase. Hopefully temping will help you work out if yours is shorter than normal!
Post # 8
I take a brand name prenatal vitamin, and also Omega-3 Fish Oil.
Post # 9
Folic acid is really the important part.
Post # 10
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I take the Rainbow Light Complete prenatal, fish oil, and CoQ10 (because I’m getting to the AMA point and worry a bit about my egg quality). I like the Rainbow Light Complete because it’s whoile food derived. But it’s a lot of pills to take (2 pills 3 times a day), so you have to be okay with taking more frequently. My old multivitamin was a twice a day regimen, so it wasn’t too much of an adjustment for me when I made the switch to taking prenatals.
Post # 11
Daisylovex3: Folic acid is most important. My OB wants me to take 800 mcg/day. He said he didn’t care if it was prescription or OTC as long as I got 800 so I take gummy prenatals (2/day).
I take B6 because my luteal phase was short. Mine was lasting anywhere from 7-10 days.
Post # 12
Daisylovex3: Buy some good prenatal vitamins. I recommend Rainbow Light- they are a wonderful whole good vitamin- and have a digestive blend- which helps to combat consipation what you might encounter while pregnant. They’ve really helped!