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Old May 9th, 2012, 13:21 PM   1
blh724
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Going off prenatals... Did your dr/midwife suggest this?


I finally talked to my midwife on Monday about my morning sickness (all day) and asked her if my prenatal could be making it worse. She said yes, absolutely, and recommended I try going off my prenatal and taking a B Complex instead... At first I thought it was nuts, but I am feeling so much better after only two days!

My midwife said baby is currently being sustained by what my body already has stored and that the prenatal is better before you get pregnant and not necessary during the first trimester. Did your doctor or midwife suggest this same regimen? Did your morning sickness improve?

As for me, I don't constantly feel on the verge of heaving. While I still have some mild nausea, it doesn't even compare to what I was experiencing before.



 
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Old May 9th, 2012, 13:58 PM   2
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Well... I'm not a doctor but I think the stuff in prenatals is more for what YOU are diminished on since growing a baby can take a lot of your resources.

You absolutely should be taking folic acid during the first trimester though, which is a common ingredient in prenatal vitamins.

http://www.webmd.com/baby/folic-acid-and-pregnancy

BUT, Folic Acid is a B vitamin, so if your midwife is telling you to switch to a B vitamin complex, that probably encompasses folic acid, thus reducing your need to take an actual prenatal vitamin.

I'm pretty sure my prenatals make me feel a little ill because of all the iron in them. I switched brands and it's better but I still have to take them RIGHT before I go to bed.



 
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Old May 9th, 2012, 14:04 PM   3
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Well... I'm not a doctor but I think the stuff in prenatals is more for what YOU are diminished on since growing a baby can take a lot of your resources.

You absolutely should be taking folic acid during the first trimester though, which is a common ingredient in prenatal vitamins.

http://www.webmd.com/baby/folic-acid-and-pregnancy

BUT, Folic Acid is a B vitamin, so if your midwife is telling you to switch to a B vitamin complex, that probably encompasses folic acid, thus reducing your need to take an actual prenatal vitamin.

I'm pretty sure my prenatals make me feel a little ill because of all the iron in them. I switched brands and it's better but I still have to take them RIGHT before I go to bed.
Yes, my B Complex has a full daily dose of Folic Acid, which she said I still needed to be taking. Still not a very tasty vitamin but it is a lot easier to get and keep down.



 
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Old May 9th, 2012, 14:19 PM   4
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Before I got pregnant, I asked the pharmacist what multi-vitamin to take... and she told me she doesn't recommend them (as long as you eat healthy). But she did advise me to take a full dose of folic acid.



 
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Old May 9th, 2012, 20:14 PM   5
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My B vitamin has a warning that it may cause stomach upset, so that may not help too much. My prenatal hasn't caused a problem for me.



 
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Old May 9th, 2012, 20:21 PM   6
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I would never recommend that to a patient as a first effort. You could switch prenatal brands and take them with your evening meal or right before bed and see if that helped. If nothing was helping, then maybe I'd consider telling a patient to stop taking them, but they really are important in the first trimester. The folate is most important before you know you're pregnant, but there are lots of other things in prenatals that helps your body and baby right now.

Everything makes me nauseated and I've good luck with these: http://www.amazon.com/Spring-Valley-...6609251&sr=8-8

I don't know where you live though, if you're not in the states that won't help you.



 
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