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Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by Claireyh, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Claireyh

    Claireyh Mummy to Oscar & #2 bump!

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    Hello girls!

    This is my first post after introducing myself, so I hope I've put it in the right place :dohh:

    Me and hubby are kind of between NTNP and TTC, we would be over the moon if I got pregnant, but also we don't want to start charting etc for a little while yet. We will if we go a couple of months with no BFP though.

    I am just aware that it might be a good idea for me to taking folic acid in case we have a miracle and I do get preggers!? Is it worth buying an all round mum-to-be vitamin supplement, or is just the folic acid sufficient?

    Thanks in advance

    xxx
     
  2. Elphaba

    Elphaba Well-Known Member

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    I'd say that the folic acid is probably sufficient if you have a good diet. Saying that, I'm taking Pregnacare which is a multi-vitamin. My diet is not the best at the moment, so I figured it would help me get some extra nutrients whilst I'm working on getting more healthy!
     
  3. Claireyh

    Claireyh Mummy to Oscar & #2 bump!

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    Thanks for that :flower:

    My diet is not the best at the moment either, just to close to Chrimbo heehee! I am taking multivitamins anyways, so I might just carry on with those and then get folic acid as extra?

    xxx
     
  4. xcited4mybump

    xcited4mybump mum of 2 boys & 2 girls

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    hi claire i'm new to ttc too!
    a few months ago i started taking folic acid then october switched over to sanotogen mother to be,it's an all rounder:winkwink:there about £5 for 30 days supply:flower:good luck with getting your:bfp: very soon:kiss:
     
  5. kitjos

    kitjos Guest

    Just a quick reply, but i would check your standard mulit-vitamins because when i checked mine it said not suitable for TTC or pregnancy due to vitamin A... Now i take Savers own pregnancy multi-vitamins which contains folic acid and numerous other supliments (VIT D,E,C,B1,B2,B6,B12,K,IRON,ZINC,IODINE,BETA CAROTENE,COPPER,SELENIUM - BUT NO VIT A)

    Hope this helps! :thumbup:
     
  6. MrsCrabsticke

    MrsCrabsticke We are giving up.

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    i take elevite not sure if you guys get over in the uk, but they contain all the vitamins that are recommended

    deffidently worth doing.
     
  7. a_c

    a_c mummy to one

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    hello - sounds like you are in a similar situation to us, NTNP for a couple of months then will get serious with charting if nothing happens by about March. Exciting times! I started taking Mother to be last week but it's pretty expensive and I think just folic acid is fine! Good luck, look forward to sharing the journey with you.
     
  8. Tulip

    Tulip Ruby <i>, Dils, Rowan

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    Hi hun, multivits are not recommended for TTC due to the vitamin A content. I recommend FA or a mummy-to-be multivit - or both!!
     
  9. Claireyh

    Claireyh Mummy to Oscar & #2 bump!

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    Thank you so much for that!! I had no idea at all that multi vits with vit A could be a problem!! ANy ideas why the vit A is not good? Just interested really!

    THanks for the replies girls :)

    xxx
     
  10. Claireyh

    Claireyh Mummy to Oscar & #2 bump!

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    SHould deffers keep each other updated on our progress, it so is exciting times!! xxx
     
  11. WannaB

    WannaB Busy Finding Nirvana!

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    Too much Vitamin A can lead to birth defects, thats why its in lower doses or non-exsistant in the pre-conception ones. I like the idea of them because they are already nice and balanced and everything is in there that you need, including iodine which is vital for a healthy brain. If you dont want to get one of those then a good folic acid with iodine in it will be enough. They normally call them I-folics and will really cut down the chances of anything nasty. The rest of the vitamins in pre-conception tablets are mainly focused on the mum, to give her healthy sexual and reproductive function.
     

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