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prayforamiracle posted:
I'm just curious to what you all take in regards to ttc. Right now I take Metformin(Boo), Prenatal and Folic Acid. I'm wondering if there is anything else I need to be taking.
Prayforamiracle-Me(37)Dh(44)TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in miscarriage in 7/07. Dealing with MFI. Anovulatory and irregular cycles due to PCOS. 1st IUI 1/12=BFN, 2nd IUI 2/12=BFN
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britt200408 responded:
Pray, it sounds like you have everything covered just with the prenatal (should have at least 400 micrograms folic acid, mine has 800) and meltformin (I'm assuming that's for PCOS?). Unless you have a significant deficiency of a certain vitamin or mineral, I wouldn't advise taking anything else. Supplements can be kind of tricky to find the right balance, especially when you're dealing with certain minerals and fat-soluble vitamins that can become toxic and actually harm a pregnancy if too much is consumed (vit A, for example). I definitely wouldn't take anything else without at least consulting with your doctor. Eat right and take your daily prenatal and you're covered!

I am a few months away from a Bachelor's in nutrition, so I know this stuff pretty well. Any other questions, feel free to ask.

Remember -- too much of a good thing (vitamins in this case) can be a bad thing!
Brittanie(24), DH Josh(25), DS Jacob(3). BFP 10-01-11, m/c 11-11-11
 
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perry147 responded:
I'm taking a prenatal vit, and percription strength folic acid 4000mcg (for the MTHFR) a day but my RE said to make sure the prenatal vit has at least 150 mcg of iodine but 220 mcg is even better. The iodine in the vitamin should be not be derived from kelp, as the levels of iodine in kelp vary dramatically. Prescription prenatal are no better than over the counter. He said more than a third of women have low iodine levels, which can cause miscarriages. I personally use Centrum Specialist Prenatal that I buy at CVS. Hope this helps.
Me 43 DH 41 DS 9/10/10 2m/c @ 8wks 4/09 and 11 wks d/c 9/09 diagnosed w/ 2 mutations of MTHFR. TTC 2 m/c3 9/11. Moved up to clomid 100 m/c4 2/2012. Moved on to injections.
 
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perry147 responded:
I forgot to add that I also take CoQ10. I read about it on the web sight thebump.com under the subject of getting ready TTC.
Me 43 DH 41 DS 9/10/10 2m/c @ 8wks 4/09 and 11 wks d/c 9/09 diagnosed w/ 2 mutations of MTHFR. TTC 2 m/c3 9/11. Moved up to clomid 100 m/c4 2/2012. Moved on to injections.
 
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prayforamiracle replied to perry147's response:
Thanks ladies. I also have a question about your prenatal vitamins. The prenatal vitamin that I have taken my whole ttc time is no longer manufactured. The RE called in something else and it is a prenatal with extra added iron. The pill is even discolored. I called them back and asked for something else. They told me all the prenatal vitamins they prescribed had the extra added iron.(I was prescribed my old prenatal years ago by my gyno) I have a hard time believing it. What is the name of your prenatals and do they have the extra added iron? Thanks a bunch!
Prayforamiracle-Me(37)Dh(44)TTC since 11/06. Only pregnancy ended in miscarriage in 7/07. Dealing with MFI. Anovulatory and irregular cycles due to PCOS. 1st IUI 1/12=BFN, 2nd IUI 2/12=BFN
 
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MelBrody replied to prayforamiracle's response:
I am taking an over the counter pre natal but when I went to the doctor they gave me some with extra iron. They also had stool soften in it because I guess it's harder to go number 2 with the extra iron lol.
Me(28) Hubby(27) M/C due to Blighted ovum October 11.
BFP! April 2012!


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