Post # 1
My husband and I have decided that we are ready to TTC! I do have a quick question. Normally I take a women’s multi-vitamin everyday and it includes folic acid. Is this good or should I switch to a pre-natal? If I switch to a pre-natal, do you have any recommendations? Right now I take the Whole Foods Women’s Multi..
Thanks so much for any input!!
Post # 3
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As long as you are getting the folic acid, it really doesn’t matter. Once you are pregnant, you may want DHA also.
I took VitaFusion gummies and at the end only a separate iron pill when blood work showed I needed more iron. Before that, I took the One-a-Day prenatals, but they were expensive and were making my morning sickness worse.
Post # 4
@MrsF13: I recommend New Chapter Prenatals and Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA
Post # 5
I take Nature Made’s prenatal vitamins (http://www.naturemade.com/products/multivitamins/prenatal-dha-liquid-softgel). My Fiance and I won’t be TTC for a few years, but I figure I need to take a multivitamin anyway, so why not take a prenatal!
Post # 6
Most multi-vitamins only have half the folic acid they recommend. You should be getting 800 mcg, most multi’s only have 400 mcg. I take rainbow light prenatal vitamins as well as rainbow light DHA. You can get them at Whole Foods, I get them at Target though. It’s $20 for 30 of each. I am very sensitive to vitamins and usually can’t even take a regular multi but these have worked well for me. Now that I’m experiencing “morning” sickness I take them at night so it doesn’t affect my morning sickness.
I started taking the gummy prenatal vitamins but they don’t have iron so I didn’t feel as good as I do when I take a regular multi so I switched based on recommendations from the bee.
Post # 7
@mrsSonthebeach: I take the VitaFusion gummies too! 🙂
Post # 8
@sit1010: This is what I was worried about, my multi only has 400 mcg.
Thank you all for your input and recommendations!!
Post # 9
Yeah that was the one thing my doctors insisted on, 800 of folic acid. They said anything over teh cuonter marketed as a prenatal should have that and they basically told me that was all I needed to take into consideration. After I got pregnant they suggested the DHA (which I was already taking thanks to the bee) and now they recommend 1,000 mg of vitamin d3.
Post # 10
@mrsSonthebeach: me too!
PI take the VitaFusion gummies too. Love them 🙂
Post # 11
I take New Chapter Prenatals, and they are great except no omega. You will want a prenatal with omega or you will need to take that separately.