(Closed) What vitamins are you taking?

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m only taking Materna. You’re making me feel bad… lol

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

smilestorm:  Lol!

Materna is just a prenatal vitamin. I realized by googling it just now that it’s a Canadian brand name.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Just my prenatal — OB Complete (prescription).

I know I need to drink more water – but I’m really bad at it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Just folic acid. I had blood tests of all kinds and I seem to be great, so my doctor said that since I eat very healthy (many veggies, fish, seafood, fruit and I’m lactose and wheat/corn/soy intolerant) I didn’t need more at the moment. I suppose once I get pregnant she will recommend me prenatals as well. I also have an app on my phone called Hydro which reminds me to drink water every hour and it helped me to drink more. But reading your answers makes me wonder if I should take prenatals as well or do what my doctor said…

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Is there a reason you are taking so much extra folate, b, and c? I mean folate is a B, plus a B complex, plus B 12. That’s a lot. Do you have the MTHFR mutation that prevents you from absorbing/converting properly? Otherwise, you are spending a lot of money on extra vitamins that you are probably just peeing right back out of your system (sorry to be gross).

On another note, you may want to add in a good, whole-food sourced fish oil with DHEA.

As to your actual question, I take the following:

Rainbow Light Complete Prenatal

Magnesium (to support digestion)

Zinc (trying to heal my old acne scars)

Fish oil

Vitamin D (my levels were a bit low)

I stopped taking melatonin and CoQ10. The melatonin was messing with my dreams and the CoQ10 was making me spot through my entire LP. My Re said both were completely optional, so I decided to ditch them.

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just take a prenatal.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Not tcc yet (off the pill may 1st!) but I started taking a frolic acid this fall to get it in my system. And I’ve stopped anything with soy. What else is good for pre-tcc??

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Another thing to consider for anyone that drinks green tea -my doctor told me that it can interfere with the absorption of folic acid and increase the risk for neural tube defects. I’ve since stopped drinking it. I sure miss it though!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I take a Prenatal, Fish Oil and Vitamin D. Been doing alot of TTC reading lately and may be adding more. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m taking 

Nature Made prenatals with DHA

calcium, magnesium, zinc

omega 3-6-9 (fish, flax, borage)

b complex

b6

vitex

vitamin c

primrose oil

and now that I am in my TWW I am using progesterone cream since 1dpo to hopefully lengthen my luteal phase (mine is 8 days) I am on 5 dpo so in a few days I should see if it worked!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

smilestorm:  I think B6 (not folate), taken as part of a B-complex, usually is recommended for a short LP.  You’re tripling up on folate since it’s also in prenatals and B-complex vitamins!  I would stick with the B-complex and ditch the separate folate and B12.

As for your question, I’m currently taking:

  • Rainbow Light Prenatal One
  • Ovega-3 (500mg of vegan DHA + EPA)

I’ve taken others in the past (Vitex, RRL, B-100 complex, Pregnitude), but have since quit.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

smilestorm:  I haven’t started anything specific for TTC.  I haven’t cut down on caffeine yet (though I should).  I’ve always drank tons and tons of water, so that’s normal. 

I take: 

– prenatal (I’ve actually taken one for more than a decade.  My doctor recommends all women of a child bearing age to take one, if there’s an unplanned pregnancy, you’ve got the folic acid required.  I had asked him about a multi vitamin way back and he suggested the prenatal.  So I’ve taken it ever since.)  

– omegas 

– b12 

– D3 

– liquid iron (when required, which is most of the time.) 

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