Post # 1
I have read that you should start taking prenatal vitamins anywhere from 1-6 months before TTC. I’ve also heard that they’re good for your hair, skin and nails although others say this is a myth. I’m just wondering when people actually started taking them?
We’re going to start TTC in about 4 months, and I got some at Wegman’s just to try. I’m going to talk to my doctor about them at my appointment next week. So far, I feel great but I’m not sure whether it’s the vitamins or not. I feel like I have more energy and I’m in a better mood, but this could be because the sun has finally come out for the first time in months!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
I started prescripton prenatals 6 months prior to ttc. I think I did store brand two months before that.
Post # 9
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
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
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
I started over the counter prenatals 1 year before TTC. I like the benefits it had on my hair and nails!