What's your morning (or nightly) vitamin regimen? I *was* taking a multi vit with a folic acid and my RJ, then sometimes a cranberry supplement. Now I've started the prenatals. Should I stop my extra folic acid? How much is *too* much? And start a vit D. I always need extra vit D while preggo.
Drake (9 )
Folic acid is a water soluble B vitamin, so the excess is washed out of your body.
You can take a lot more than the 800 micrograms found in prenatals. Because I have history of a birth defect that could be neural tube related, I am taking 5 milligrams. (actually 4.8 because I could only find 400 mcg tablets. I take 10 tablets plus my prenatal)
I can't swallow pills larger then bcps and tylenol to save my life. I did okay in the first few weeks of DD's pregnancy with regular prenatals, but then when the ms hit hard and I threw up from trying to take one, I can't do it. I tried cutting them in half this time around and it isn't working so I'm taking two flinstones (I hate them but it's the only thing I can find with iron) which gives me all I need but enough folic acid, so I'm taking one gummy prenatal (that doesn't have iron) to make up the extra 400 mg or so in folic acid.
When we get pregnant I'm going to ask my MW for a chewable prenatal. I took the flinstones when I was pregnant with DD and she said that was fine just to take two and if I needed to they could give me an Rx for chewables.
B6 for the morning sickness ...last week was bad. Was happy the b6 gave me some relief after I tried a couple other things. Otherwise standard pre-natal. And whatever I can to get my sluggish system moving, sorry TMI. Thyroid appointment today and that could be contributing to that problem along with the pregnancy.
I can only seem to stomach DS's Flintstone vitatmins for now... Hopefully, when I go to the OB she can write me an Rx for something a little more M/S friendly as opposed to the over the counter prenatals.
http://www.amazon.com/Vitafusion-Pre...4763540&sr=8-1 They taste good. I take additional 800mcg of folic acid too.
Me 30 & DH 38 - Married 02/21/2003
TTC #1 since March 2008
1st IVF - February/March 2012-Cancelled due to low response
2nd IVF - March/April-BFN
Maybe another cycle?