When I was TTC, I took prenatals and some other natural supplements to aid in reproduction. During pregnancy I took the same, though I slowed down with the other supplements because I was having more difficulty taking pills. Since I am nursing, I have never stopped taking prenatal vitamins. I have doubled my dosage because I found that it gives me more fuel. I am not really a pill-taker. I believe in getting what I need from my diet but understand that we need a bit extra when these little suckers are draining us right where it counts. I am so very thankful for the healthy diet that I grew up with and have been able to maintain.