So the amount of vitamins I've been taking is about to go up. Right now I'm taking iron, vitamin B, prenatal at breakfast and 2 calcium at lunch. So glad I have the once-a-day prenatal because I really couldn't take one more often.
Then I'm about to start taking Red Raspberry, Evening Primrose, and this stuff called 5-W that's supposed to help prep for labor as well.
And I am having major issues with my iron making me constipated and have, ya know, hemorrhoids. The only other time I've had them is after I had Noel. I've never been anemic during pregnancy and I was on iron after DS but I also took a stool softener. So I'm really not sure if I should do anything about it right now or just wait until after delivery and I'm off iron.
Elizabeth, I know you're taking iron and are having problems as well. Anything you do to help?
What supplements are all of you guys taking?
I'm still doing the iron. I've done a couple different ones (Floradix and Slow Fe). Floradix is super expensive. It's like maple syrup expensive. Haha. My midwives are bewildered that I haven't been constipated at all this pregnancy. It's freaking amazing. Before becoming pregnant, I had a lot of IBS issues of being constipated for up to 14 days sometimes. But now, its like clockwork. However, I say that and I still have hemorrhoids. I hate them.
Besides the iron, right now I'm taking the Rainbow once a day prenatal, echinacea, and sometimes garlic. I've started drinking the Red Raspberry Leaf tea because my midwife and doula said I could. I'm only drinking it once a day. I will drink more soon. I might take evening primrose too. My doula seemed to think that one wasn't necessary.
I am currently taking my prenatal pill and an iron pill supplement. I don't think it seems to be bothering me though.
I'm just taking my prenatal, but I'm remembering now what a bleeder I am and I lost so much blood with DS, I wonder if it would help me to take some iron ahead of time to build me up. Guess that's a question for my midwife.
Elizabeth, that's crazy about your IBS and stuff! Interesting that it's actually better while you're pregnant.
I used Tuck's pads for my hemorrhoids after Noel. It did work but again, I don't see much point in treating it until I'm off the iron.