Taking vitamins before conception reduces M/S?

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lemonlemon's picture
Joined: 12/30/07
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Taking vitamins before conception reduces M/S?

Has anyone heard that taking prenatals or a b6 vitamin before you conceive helps reduce the chances of M/S???

I thought it was pretty interesting- because RIGHT after I found out I was pregnant with DS I had really bad M/S and it continued til at least the 2nd trimester...

So far, I havent really had any nausea at all, so sometimes that worries me.

However, I read that if you take vitamins or b6 before you conceive that it greatly reduces your chances of getting M/S...and thats interesting because I've been taking vitamins for the last year or so while TTC..

Anyone noticed a difference?? If you took vitamins, do you have bad M/S? If you didn't- do you??

I started to think about my friends- and my friend who didnt even take prenatels until 6 weeks pregnant had the worst M/S of us all...and how my friend whose always just taken prenatels never gets any m/s...

Kind of interesting!!!

ambie719's picture
Joined: 10/03/07
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I had been taking mine on and off for a few months before getting pg, and was taking them rather regularly in the month or two right before getting my bfp, and this is the sickest I've been.

nwmommy's picture
Joined: 01/06/10
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I didn't take vitamins with my DD and didn't start taking my prenatal until like 5 weeks but I didn't have much m/s and I didn't have much nausea when i did have it it wasn't horrible. This time I try to remember to take my prenatal but i've missed a few days (oops) and I had nausea all day long for 3-4 days, this week though it seems to have gone away. Oh and no vitamins this time either. Compared to other people talking about m/s and nausea mine is very minimal. I haven't has m/s like throwing up at all this time.

annierose's picture
Joined: 03/27/06
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I didn't have m/s with my first pregnancy and had been taking prenatals for years.
I had terrible m/s with my second and had still been taking prenatals, but not as religiously.
So far I don't have m/s with this pregnancy (though it could still be too early) and I didn't start taking vitamins until after my BFP.

regdahl's picture
Joined: 05/05/07
Posts: 777

Hmmm...that's very interesting. I've never heard that before but I was taking prenatals before I got pg both times and didn't have ms with DS and haven't had it this time either.

lemonlemon's picture
Joined: 12/30/07
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Well hm... so far there goes that theory!!!
Amber- Im thinking you just have it bcuz its a girl Smile

**Tiffany**'s picture
Joined: 11/21/03
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Ive been on prenatals since before I got pg with my 10 month old and I am pretty darn nauseous.