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    Default Is/has anyone else gone without taking supplements and instead gone with a good diet?

    DH and I are currently TTC. I am opting to go without supplements and instead have a super good diet for a number of reasons including manufacturing processing of supplements and the fact that having a good diet means less weight gain in the long run (hopefully haha).

    So has anyone else done this? Or is anyone considering? I have known a few people to do it..


    Currently my diet is:

    Breakfast:
    Cereal (25% folate enriched) with some barley max and fruit

    OR

    Scrambled eggs with some peas, corn, etc and 2-3 slices of toast.

    Snack:
    Fruit and/or yoghurt

    Lunch:
    Salad containing rocket, spinach, tomato, cucumber, capsicum, whatever veges are in the fridge (sometimes raw broccoli etc) and cottage cheese, hard boiled egg, hard cheese or tuna. A little salad dressing when I feel like it and occasionally some crackers or 1-2 slices of bread.

    Snack:
    Usually fruit

    Dinner:
    Lean meat with veges (spinach, peas, corn, carrots, broccoli, whatever is in the fridge/freezer) and mashed potato (sometimes with garlic), lentils or pasta. OR
    Salad with some lean meat.

    Dessert:

    Fruit (usually while DH eats a packet of timtams or similar he has such a good metabolism!!)

    Any feedback?

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    I didn't take supplements. My babies are healthy and happy :-) I gained 8 kgs with first pregnancy and 12kgs with 2nd and dropped all the excess weight within two months of bubs birth :-)

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    I think if you have a decent diet and dont eat crap all day long then really you dont need to be taking supplements but it's an interesting topic

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    I take the supplements because I worry my body doesn't get all it's nutrients and vitamins because I have ibs.

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    I didn't take supplements for anything. Not even folic acid. I know that my levels were good cause my second twin started developing a neural tube, and according to research he wasn't supposed to due to the condition. Had to have some pretty darn good levels for him to grow anyway!

    I think you might be best to talk to your GP and just get checked on what your levels if your concerned or might end up stressing yourself. Sometimes our bodies just decide they don't want to absorb different things.

    In saying that, I really am NOT a fan of all the vitamin pills and concoctions out there. Especially the fact that they're over the counter and not monitored.

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    I'm only TTC but have had bloods done and taking vitamin D supplements.
    I don't think you can get this from
    food intake (not much anyway) and def not enough sun in Melb at the moment!

    I love the non-supps approach :-)
    Not convinced small pills can help more than a balanced diet

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    I took iron tablets but that's it. Our bodies can suck at iron absorption so even if you eat enough, it doesn't always absorb properly.

    I'd eat a good diet, then get your bloods checked to see if anything is lacking.

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    Sometimes just eating a good diet isn't enough. I have a really strict, healthy diet yet I still have low iron and b12 levels, and it's because my body just doesn't absorb them the way it should, so I have to take suplements to help.

    If you get your bloods done they can check your levels and advise if you should or don't need to take supplements

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    I would get a blood test done and check al your levels before making any decisions, Vitamin D is something you can't get a lot of from food as well as Omega 3 is very important for growing babies, as pp said the baby will suck all the good stuff out of you so you may need a supplement to keep your levels up ( 3rd trimester they also need a lot of iron)

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    I took prob 6 elevits when I was pregnant with dd1 and about 10-15 with dd2.

    I have a well balance diet and don't think I need them if my diet is healthy.

    With dd2 My OB put me on iron tablets around 32 weeks since I was low on iron than vitamin k for 10 days before having dd because I have a blood condition and needed to take it to increase blood clotting


 

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