(Closed) When did you start taking prenatal vitamins?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would start taking them at any time. I even knew some girls who took them in high school for their hair and skin. I personally started taking them a year before I got pregnant. My doctor advised that having them in your system at least a year before can be of a great benefit.

Post # 4
45 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’d start taking them now – you’ll get into the habit, and they certainly won’t do you any harm!

Post # 5
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I strted taking them 2 years before I got married & pregnant. even though we were not TTC & the pregnancy not really planned, I took them just in case.

I think any woman of child bearing age would benefit b/c you just never know…

And like PP said, it’s good to have them in your system in advance of TTC becasue of the folic acid .

Post # 7
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A woman’s multi vitamin also has the folic acid you need, so you could also just take one of those until you get closer to TTC. All women of child bearing age should take at least that. Since the prenatals are so much more expensive, that’s what I’ve been doing. Plus, a regular multi vitamin sometimes has more calcium, which I don’t eat enough of, but you would have to check on the specific brands.

Post # 8
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My husband and I decided on TTC starting in June.

But I started taking Prenatal Vitamins and Folic acide back in December.

Basically as soon as we had the talk to have a baby, I started taking my vitamins.

I think its never too early to start to be honest, at least start taking the folic acid, as a woman in her reproductuive years, I think its vital we do so.


Good luck!

Post # 9
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My doctor said at least 3 months before TTC, but to start at any time prior. I took prenatals for about a year before we started TTC.

Post # 10
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hmmm I hadn’t really thought of this.  Are all prenatals basically the same or is there something I should be looking for specific when choosing one?

Post # 12
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are not married yet either and are waiting, but will be ttc asap lol. I started them the beginning of last June.

Post # 13
5109 posts
Bee Keeper

I have taken them for years. I use the Costco Nature Made prenatals, no stomach issues! =)

Post # 14
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i started taking prenatals about 3-4 months before TTC when i went to my doctor and she recommended it. it’s nice to get in the habit and i wasn’t taking a vitamin anyway, so i started taking that.

Post # 15
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I began 3 months before we were married since we were planning to TTC immediately.

Post # 16
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I just found out I’m pregnant and I started taking them back in February.

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