Pre-natal vitamins?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by Shansam, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Shansam

    Shansam Mother of 1

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    Hey. I just wanted to ask a question about pre-natal vitamins.
    Ive been taking folic acid only.
    Am im meant to be taking more than that? or is folic acid enough :shrug:

    Thanks :flow:
     
  2. Lara310809

    Lara310809 Mum of 3 girls

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    They say you only need to take folic acid, but many people (myself included) choose to take a multivitamin, that ensures you're getting everything you need in case you have lots of MS etc. It's not compulsory, but I suppose it gives you that extra peace of mind.

    In my first pregnancy I took Sanatogen's Mother to Be. This time I'm taking Pregnacare. It's up to you which you choose, as long as it has folic acid in it.
     
  3. robinator

    robinator Guest

    Unless you know you are getting all (or more) of your daily requirements of vitamins through your diet, it may be a good idea to take a prenatal. It also helps keep you healthy :)
     
  4. Shansam

    Shansam Mother of 1

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    Thankyou girls :D
     
  5. dreamer1978

    dreamer1978 Guest

    Just wanted to add...my doctor really wants me to take the prenatal (prescription) that he gave me. I had trouble tolerating it, and the nurse told me that I can take my folic acid prescription and Flintstones...but honestly, I'm pretty positive that my doctor really wants me to take the prenatals, so I'm doing my best with that. I think it's because I don't have a balanced diet at ALL! But, even if I did, the baby takes a lot from you, so it is important to take the prenatals. Folic acid is the most important, I believe.
     
  6. swanxxsong

    swanxxsong pregnant w my rainbow!

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    I was told by my OBG to make sure I'm getting my full vitamins that I need - esp folic acid - plus DHA. there was no DHA in my prenatal, so I take the separate supplement for it. but the folic and DHA are, from my understanding, the most important supplements, so long as you're getting good vitamin levels from food for everything else. :)
     
  7. Sini

    Sini Well-Known Member

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    I was only on folic acid. Doc said im healthy enough and pre natals arent studied enough :)
     

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