Prenatal Vitamins

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Registered: 07-15-2003
Prenatal Vitamins
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 11:58am

Are you taking prenatals now, planning to take them in the near future, or have taken them in the past? Share your experiences!

What brand(s) do you/have you/will you use? Why?

How much do your prenatals typically cost and where do you buy them?

Any side affects, good or bad?

Are you taking prenatals pre-TTC, during TTC, or only during pregnancy?


 


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Registered: 07-15-2003
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 3:48pm

Thanks for sharing what you guys use. When I went to CVS to buy them I was a little overwhelmed by the choices, and the prices! I choose Women's One a Day because that is the brand I have used for years for multivitamin. Also it has DHA (in a separate pill) which my doctor told me specifically to get. They didn't upset my tummy anymore than my usual multi does (I take them with/after breakfast and usually feel a little nausea about a half hour later which passes quickly). However, the DHA tablet did have a taste to it that came back up several times during the day - yuck!

And I'm a vegetarian, yet I never considered my vitamins being vegetarian. Now I'm creeped out :)

I'll take what I have for now, but might switch it up when my current supply runs out.


 


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Registered: 09-22-2001
Sun, 11-06-2011 - 7:48pm

I started taking prenatals last month since we are starting TTC soon.

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


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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sun, 11-06-2011 - 2:52pm

I have been taking prenatals since a few months before I got PG with Selin so for over two years now. I am still BFing so my MW recommended I keep taking them and we'll hopefully be TTC #2 within the next 6 months.

I take Thorne's pre-natal. It is all natural, vegetarian,

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Registered: 04-17-2009
Fri, 11-04-2011 - 2:15pm
I am not taking them now: just vitamins including folic acid. To be honest, I am not sure if I will take them once PG as I eat lots of fruits and veggies!

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