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  1. #1
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    Prenatal vitamins

    Hi, ladies! I recently read that you can start taking prenatal vitamins about 3 months before you start TTC, as that's how long it takes for an egg to mature, so I was wondering if some of you would be willing to share:

    1. What brand/kind of prenatal vitamins are you taking? Are they pill form, chewable, liquid?
    2. Do they make you feel nauseous (or experience any other negative side effects)?
    3. Are you taking any other supplements in addition, like calcium, omega-3s, etc.?

    Thanks!

  2. #3
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    I take Vitafusion gummy prenatals and a slow release iron supplement (target store brand).

    I didn't have any side effects...started them last summer before TTC and still taking the prenatal now.

  3. #5
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    I also take the vitafusion gummi prenatal vitamins and vitafusion gummi calcium along with prescription iron supplement. I recently moved but I was living in the north usa and took vitamin d. Now its very sunny where I live and I don't take the vitamin d. I don't have any side effects but if you take iron it can back you up so drink lots of water to stay regular. Vitamins can make you queasy so you can try splitting them and taking half a dose in the morning and half at night or taking them with a small meal. I don't think you should take iron if you aren't anemic so I would ask your dr first.

  4. #7
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    I took the generic Target pre-natal for well over a year before we conceived this time around. They make your hair and nails fantastic! Always take with a meal and I've had zero side effects or issues from them.

    Once i got my positive pregnancy test, I switched to one with DHA so now I take the NatureMade (also available at Target and WalMart) w/DHA. It's pretty large and I think it gave me a little tummy upset when I first switched to it but no problems now. Just always, always take them with as much food as you can.

    Oh, just saw your question about other supplements. I also take a B12, a D3, and a separate folic acid (as instructed by my perinatal specialist). Always worth asking your OB for his/her thoughts on what you should take!
    Christine

    Pregnancy #1: lost to mc, 10/11

    Amelia Joelle arrived on 11/28/13 at 7 pounds, 4 ounces of pure beauty. Couldn't be happier to finally be mommy!

  5. #9
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    Thanks everyone! I have a hard time taking pills that are too big, so I was considering trying a liquid prenatal (most gummies have more sugar than I'd like). Has anyone heard about any good liquid ones? The one I found that I liked the sounds of the most is called Liquid Health Liquid Prenatal Multi.

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