Prenatal Vitamins and Supplements

Updated on June 05, 2012
K.L. asks from Fort Stewart, GA
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Did you only take the traditional prenatal multi-vitamin, or did you also take other vitamins/supplements? If you did take extra, what did you take and why?

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answers from Houston on

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.

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answers from Seattle on

Prenatals gave me headaches, nausea, cramps, and insomnia. So I chewed flintstones a couple times a day!

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answers from Portland on

I used children's chewables because it was all I could tolerate. I was sick the whole 9 months...I needed B vitamins for muscle cramps so I got Rainbow light ones because they are food based and the synthetic ones are bad for me. These worked well! Try to go natural and start easy. Good luck!

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answers from Austin on

This is what I use to take and I loved it b/c all the other ones out there makes you take it a few times a day.
1. Super Nutrition "Simply One" Prenatal.
It has the same amount of Folic Acid as a prescription prenatal and only had to take once a day. I took it right before bed and never missed a dose! Once a day was very important to me.
2. Ovega-3 "Omega-3s with DHA+EPA".
Both are all veggie based. No artificial dyes or anything and both once a day. I just got them from Amazon. It seemed cheaper than prescription and all natural!

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answers from New York on

ive been taking the one-a-day prenatals.. they come in a 2 pack one is the vitamin the other is the dha epa omega3.. theyve never given me a problem as long as u take em with a little bit of food, otherwise i get heartburn i just take them with breakfast..the only issue i have with them is theyre so damn big!!

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