Are You Taking Prenatals While TTC?

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Are You Taking Prenatals While TTC?
Tue, 08-09-2011 - 8:15am

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 7:24am
Dh and I have decided to go for #3!!
we started to try this past month, but I have just started AF now :-/
For the past month I have been taking 2 flintstone vitamins a day. One in the morning and one at night.
Hopefully we will have better luck this month and I'll be here to stay =P
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Registered: 11-16-2007
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 3:02pm
I started prenatals about 3 weeks ago. I just got my period, but i'm now off the BC pill, and we're hopeful

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 10:52pm

I started the prenatals about 4 months before ttc...I figured an extra amount of the vitamins can't hurt!

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Registered: 04-01-2008
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 8:25am
I can't stress how beneficial it is to take your prenatal vitamins while TTC, during a Pregnancy, while Breastfeeding, and even during the months when you are NEITHER TTC nor Breastfeeding. Prenatal Vitamins help replenish the Vitamins and nutrients passed onto your baby. Those of us interested in having more children after this baby, would wisely consider the continual taking of this invaluable supplement... :)
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Registered: 07-07-2008
Sat, 08-27-2011 - 3:38pm
Very well said, mamaemmot! I'm not ttc right now since we just had a baby in May, but we are planning to start trying again in 2012 and I've been trying to remember to take mine every day. It's a lot harder now since we aren't really trying yet. I did so much better before when we were trying and then when I was pregnant.

My OBGYN said it's best for a woman to continue taking her prenatal between pregnancies as well because pregnancy drains us of so many of our nutrients. She said continuing the prenatals helps us rebuild our stores so that we are ready for the next pregnancy if it comes or so that we just get back to a healthy state after having our babies.
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Registered: 05-18-2009
Sat, 08-27-2011 - 4:38pm

I always take prenatals because I love what they do for my hair and nails. That is really interesting about the autism correlation though.

by Ruby
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Registered: 10-29-2007
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 7:47pm

Does anyone have any suggestions for chewable pre-natal vitamins?

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Registered: 07-09-2008
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 11:05am

I slacked off on taking mine a few months after stopping BFing DS in spring of 2010 and started taking them regularly again in January, knowing that we'd plan for a baby this year. This month I added a DHA supplement as well.


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Registered: 07-07-2008
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 12:46pm
Jackie, you can talk to your doctor about it. I know several women that took chewable Flintstone's vitamins and then some additional folic acid because they couldn't stand the regular pre-natal vitamins. I think I remember hearing about a chewable or gummy pre-natal vitamin (possibly at Target), but I'm not 100% sure.
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Registered: 08-30-2011
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 10:48pm
I was taking them before we got pregnant but not regularly. Now that I got my BFP I've been really good about taking them every day. It's amazing the things I can remember to do now that I have a little one growing inside me!