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Prenatal Vitamins
Nagazim posted:
Anyone else taking them? Or have you taken them with a previous pregnancy? I began yesterday... Just curious if they really help people with conception or not
AllieB08 responded:
I'm taking them. My doctor recommended that I start taking the day I stopped taking the pill. I'm not sure if they actually help with conception, I think they are supposed to give you all the nutrients/vitamins that you need when you get pregnant.

I could be wrong. If I am, then that stinks, because I've been on them for 3 months and still not KU!


IFeedTheAnimals responded:
Hey, I'm on them too, I've been on them since Oct. when we 1st started ttc-I read a really good book that said to start them once you first start trying. Like pp Im really not sure if they aid in conception, but I know they supply much needed vit's, minerals and nutrients to the pg once you are k/u. Especially the follic acid if I remember correctly it helps prevent neural tube prob's w/the lo. So even if they arent getting you k/u faster keep taking them so in the event you do get k/u you're prepaired!!
Ame122 responded:
Lurking from 2nd tri..

I started taking Nature Made prenatals about a month after I quit BCP (2nd cycle TTC). Didn't get knock up so came 4th cycle, I switched to PrimaCare One prenatal by Rx only. Surprisingly, I conceived in that cycle. I've been taking it ever since but the pharmacy has been having problem getting it from the manufacturer so my OB switches me to Prenate DHA. Haven't started taking it yet and I'm scared it'll give me constipation problem. With PrimaCare One, I never have any problem 'going' because it has a stool softener as progestrone slows down the digestion of foods for allowing baby to absorb nutrients from your diet.

But you can't totally rely on prenatal to get knocked up. HTH.
AllieB08 responded:
And oh yes, Prenate DHA = constipation problems for me! Just
k8lynn0428 responded:
Prenatals don't help you to get pg. They tell you to take them when ttc because taking folic acid up to 3 months before pregnancy lowers the chances of certain birth defects. They don't actually do anything to help you conceive.
DiamondFlame responded:
I'm taking them because I read somewhere that if you take them before you get pregnant, it helps reduce morning sickness.
simplypaula responded:
I started taking them last month. They don't help with conception. Its good to start taking them before you conceive so that all those vitamins are already in your system to help the baby out.
RoyalPatrik responded:
Some of the most generally attainable resources for vitamin D is certainly the sun. The moment sun rays reach the skin, manufacturing of vitamin D will start inside of the body system. On top of exposure to the sun, alternative ways to get vitamin D is certainly crystal clear - food. Many people believe that ingesting food sources of vitamin D is not required due to the fact natural light is well attainable and merely up to 20 minutes of exposure to the sun is enough stay away from vitamin D deficit. Nonetheless, the modern frantic life-style which require irregular employment timings provide us very little time for sun rays direct exposure. It's no surprise that, vitamin D insufficiency is normal in the town society. Limited vitamin D quantities may make the bone tissues weak and even improve the probability of brittle bones. All of these health conditions may be stopped by simply adding food resources of vitamin D inside the diet plan.

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JennaDanely replied to RoyalPatrik's response:
A consistent ingestion of kiwi fruit is usually recommended; it is because kiwi is recognized to assist in the avoidance of most cancers progress. Nevertheless, you will not simply get Vitamin C through citruses as well as sweet-sour fruit. Another critical supplier of the particular vitamin is certainly organic green as well as leafy fresh vegetables, including kale. The fact is, green spinach is proven to be undoubtedly among the most critical suppliers of vitamin C.
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