Prenatal.... prescription or over the counter?

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Registered: 03-05-2012
Prenatal.... prescription or over the counter?
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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 10:47am

Will you use a prescription prenatal vitamin, or one of the over the counter kind?

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Registered: 02-24-2012
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 11:03am
You should double check that number - its likely mcg because 800mg.s is ALOT! My doc has me take 2mgs of folic acid (or 2000 mcg) so you may want to pick up 1mg tablets of folic.acid to supplement whats in your prenatal. I have only ever used over the counter prenatals.
Proud Mom to Annika (4), Jamie (3), and 4 angels. Anxiously awaiting Baby #3!
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Registered: 03-05-2012
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 11:21am
Ack! You're right! "mcg"!! I'm already taking the fiber supplement, so if the prescription prenatal has more of the folic acid, I might just get that. I hate taking pills, so if I could as few as possible that would be best!
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Registered: 04-01-2007
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 3:38pm

I have only used over-the-counter prenatals too, which is what I'm taking now. Mine also has 800mcg of folic acid

--Heather-- proud mommy to five amazing kids and one more on the way!!

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Registered: 12-18-2007
Sat, 03-10-2012 - 7:03pm

I've tried a couple of perscriptions and a couple of over the counter.

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Registered: 03-06-2012
Sun, 03-11-2012 - 5:10pm
We are using OTC from Whole Foods and a separate DHA supplement.
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Registered: 03-13-2012
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 10:54am
I take Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal. It has lots of extra stuff in it, all organic and raw - no fillers or additives - has probiotics as well ginger and ginseng to prevent nausea. I highly rec it.
Jennifer Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Registered: 03-06-2012
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 11:19am
I read online and In a few books that ginseng was dangerous to pregnant women?
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Tue, 03-13-2012 - 11:21am
http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20030924/early-pregnancy-risk-with-ginseng

there are several other places that say to avoid it as well.
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