Pregnacare - cause of sickness and constipation???

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  1. SamiraNChris

    SamiraNChris Hayden & expecting #2 :D

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    Im not sure if it is but.....the other day i ran out of my pregnacare and i have been taking it religiously everynight since i found out at 4 weeks! wellll....the next morning of not taking my pregnacare i wasnt sick and didnt feel sick!!!

    I have also read elsewhere that they cause constipation and wind? has anyone else experienced this?! i really dont want to stop taking the pills as im not eating as well as i should and want to make sure my ickle baba gets all the nutrients it needs!

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  2. melissasbump

    melissasbump Well-Known Member

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    I stopped taking my pregnecare about 4 weeks ago as it was making my ms a lot worse. Ive read and heard that pregnecare is quite common for this. xx
     
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    melissasbump Well-Known Member

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    Im gonna try a different brand have heard good things about boots own and sanatogen xx
     
  4. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    Sounds like its down to the iron in them hun
     
  5. tina3747

    tina3747 Mummy of 2 gorgeous boys!

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    The vitamins definatly cause constipation, when I've not been to the loo fir a few days I feel sicky as well so maybe they go hand in hand. I'm not taking the vitamins, there's no need to as long as your having a healthy diet. Everythings in fruit, veg dairy and meat!!
     
  6. aileymouse

    aileymouse Mummy to Amber & Georgia

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    They made me feel bad too so I just took folic acid on its on. I don't take anything now though.
     
  7. SamiraNChris

    SamiraNChris Hayden & expecting #2 :D

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    ahh ok im glad its not just me!! i really want to keep taking them and i keep hoping that the sickness will go but i really do think it is now just down to the tablets! ive got 3 packets left too grr!

    what il do is try being off them for a few days and see how i feel!!! xx
     
  8. yasmin13

    yasmin13 Well-Known Member

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    Try Sanatogen Mother To Be Plus Omega 60S. I dont have any problems with them.

    And if you live near a Tesco they have them for on offer till tomorrow... 3 for 2.
     
  9. Shell999

    Shell999 Mummy to two under two!

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    HI, I take them every few days... had taken them every day since beginning but then had wondered if they were making me feel sicky too.... actually, I dont think it was them! Make sure you take them with your evening meal and you should be okay xx
     
  10. Mrmojo1971

    Mrmojo1971 Mummy of 2

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    I have only been sick once during this pregnancy and that was within an hour of taking Pregnacare on an empty stomach - I usually take it straight after my main evening meal (as recommended) and it doesn't cause me any problems then, but I have heard quite a few people saying it makes then sick.
     
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    I do take them for a few weeks, I don't have any side effects at all
     
  12. SamiraNChris

    SamiraNChris Hayden & expecting #2 :D

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    OK il try that as I had been taking them before bed before! il try taking them when i eat! xx
     
  13. yasmin13

    yasmin13 Well-Known Member

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    Yep it does say it should be taken on a full stomach... I think taking them on an empty one makes you feel sick.

    Mine make me feel sick because of the size of them! Eurgh! Are you taking Omega 3 too?
     
  14. WhiteDove

    WhiteDove Well-Known Member

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    the vitamins are not advised to be taken in the evening coz they give energy
    it's best to be taken after lunch
     
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    SamiraNChris Hayden & expecting #2 :D

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    No im not! i bought some omega 3 tablets from sainsburys tghe other day but i was going to wait and ask midwife if they are ok as im not sure? they are the 1000mg ones? do you think they will be ok? i think il start another post and ask what others are taking! i cant afford the pregnacare and omega 3 ones!! x
     
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    Jess812 Jacob & Connor <3

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    For me everynight i around tea time or afterwards 7pm or so id feel soooo crap, get real bad headache an sickness. Well i though id stop taking my pregnacare for a couple of days 'just to see' an after day #2 of not having these i didnt feel like utter crap on the nights!! Ive started taking them again now and im still feeling okay after a week on them again, maybe have a rest an then try them again as this time im fine with them xxx
     
  17. yasmin13

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    I take the Omega 3 that I get in my Sanatogen pack. I went to boots to buy some Omega 3 on its own, I told them I was pregnant and it was for my baby. They gave me the Boots branded 1050mg ones. Anyways I didn&#8217;t feel comfortable so I went to another Boots and the pharmacist and dispenser confirmed that the dosage was too high and I shouldn&#8217;t have been given it. They advised me to take the ones that are specifically for pregnant women. I think the Pregnacare and the Sanatogen ones have roughly 300mg??
     
  18. SamiraNChris

    SamiraNChris Hayden & expecting #2 :D

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    ahhh ok! thanks for that! i wont take them then hehe! il feed them to my OH LOL x
     
  19. yasmin13

    yasmin13 Well-Known Member

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    Pregnacare is a bit pricey... heres some good deals for sanatogen vitamins and omega 3 pack... at 3 for 2 you'll probably spend £5-£6 per month.
     

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    I always find I feel pretty ill whenever I start taking vitimins but it eases off in a few days. Iron tablets make me constipated too and Pregnacare has iron in it. I do need to take it though unfortunately.
     

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