Prenatal vitamins?

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Prenatal vitamins?
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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 3:29pm
Is any of you taking them or thinking of taking them? Will/do you get them OTC or by prescription?

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Wed, 09-07-2011 - 3:56pm
I didnt do an official prenatal (OTC or Rx) because they made me feel funky. So I just took a regular womens multivitamin and extra folic acid and then an iron tablet every other day...I was terrible at remembering though but the next go around, I'm definitely going to make a better effort.

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Wed, 09-07-2011 - 6:06pm
I am thinking of doing just that myself and continue with my multi with extra folic acid!

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Registered: 09-22-2001
Thu, 09-08-2011 - 11:22am

I take an OTC prenatal now.

Jules - Happily married and Momma to DS, DD and expecting our Caboose Baby 11/24/2012


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Registered: 04-17-2009
Thu, 09-08-2011 - 2:31pm
That's good, Jules! I haven't talked about this with my doctor...Right now, I take a multi, vitamins C, D, E and B complex, plus I eat lots of fruits and veggies. I believe my folic acid dose is 400 mcg in my multi.

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Registered: 04-29-2006
Thu, 09-08-2011 - 7:22pm
I expect to just get them OTC. I am currently taking a regular multivitamin called VitaFusion MultiVites, which are like chewy gummy bears! They are delicious. I noticed at the store that they had a prenatal too, so I will probably switch to those when we start TTC.
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Registered: 04-17-2009
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 12:58pm
These are the gummies I take as well, they're good! I haven't noticed their prenatals here though...

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Registered: 08-07-2011
Fri, 09-16-2011 - 9:00pm

I just switched from a regular multi vitamin to prenatal vits...I needed more iron which they had more of and it doesn't hurt to take them when you're of 'child bearing age." Right now I am just taking Target brand (Up&Up)...they're super cheap! I might switch to a more expensive one when we start TTC..but for now we're on a budget :)

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Mon, 09-19-2011 - 11:47am
Cool! Targets are about to come in my area!

I take a liquid iron supplement when I have my periods, so I will probably take it during PG too.

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