(Closed) When did you start taking prenatal vitamins?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: When did you start taking prenatal vitamins?
    When I found out I was pregnant. : (9 votes)
    24 %
    Less than 3 months before TTC. : (6 votes)
    16 %
    More than 3 months before TTC. : (21 votes)
    55 %
    Other. : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2161 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ll be TTC in July.  I talked to my Gyn (OB for when I had my son) and he told me to stick to a women’s vitamin with extra folic acid.  The materity vitamins have a lot of iron in them and you don’t need that until you become pregnant (unless you’re anemic.)   I take a multivitamin and 4mg of folic acid.  I’m on a big dose of folic acid because my sister was born with a cleft lip.

    Post # 4
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    My doc told me to start them 2 months prior to TTC. Since I had no idea when we’d start TTC, I started as soon as she told me that; it’s been about 5 months now, and just got off the pill.

    I take Materna; which is basically a multivitamin with folic acid and another thing..

    Post # 5
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We’re not trying to conceive at all – I just take them because my OBGYN told me they were the best vitamin a woman could take.  

    It won’t harm you to take them now.  They’re good for you anyways 🙂 

    Post # 6
    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Hi Bees!

    My hubby and I were married in June (yay!) and just moved into our first home (more yay!) LOL. We are hoping to enjoy being newlyweds for a wee while before TTC. We have discussed little ones and the goal is to ‘pull the goalie’ next summer sometime (Aug/Sept 2012).

     Is it too early to go on prenatal vitamins? My iron is naturally low but otherwise healthy. Given that it is just shy of a year later, is it too early? I have purchased an over the counter pre-natal vitamin but don’t want to start taking them if it’s too soon or could cause any issues.

    Any advice from fellow bees?

    Post # 7
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I only started taking them at 6 months pregnant. I’ll start as soon as I find out I’m pregnant if I have another baby. =)

    Post # 8
    825 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I started prescripton prenatals 6 months prior to ttc. I think I did store brand two months before that.

    Post # 9
    227 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My doctor had told me to start November for TTC at the end of January.  I’m thinking I’ll start soon based on the PPs!  why not right?

    Post # 10
    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We started TTC at the beginning of this year, but we were NTNT last year and I’ve been taking something with folic acid (either a regular multivitamin or just folic acid) since November last year. I just started prenatals this month and only because I found some on sale for the same price as the regular women’s multivitamins.

    Post # 11
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I started at 6 weeks pregnant. because thats when I had my first OB appointment and they presribed some for me.  Personall because of all the Iron I would only take them when I know I am actually pregnant and not before.

    Post # 12
    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I started over the counter prenatals 1 year before TTC. I like the benefits it had on my hair and nails!

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