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    Default Vitamins before ttc

    Hi everyone

    Just curious what prenatal vitamins everyone is taking. I have heard mixed reviews on everything! I have also read that you are not meant to take a multi vitamin containing iron as it can stop the absorption of other vitamins and minerals. And if you need to take an iron supplement to take it at a different time of the day to your other vitamins. I think i am swaying towards blackmores I-folic..... Off to the naturopath in a few weeks so it will be interesting to see what she recommends.

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    They usually just recommend folate and iodine. Iron in small amounts should be fine but no need to have large amounts until you know your low. Zinc, folate, vitamin c and vitamin e for men too. It takes 3 months to improve sperm

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    Thanks Kazza! Sometimes there are too many choices!

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    If anyone on here has used Blackmores I-folic, is this only to be used while ttc and then do you need to change vitamins?

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    I have also read good things about Bioceuticals innatal without iron.

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    I used I-folate throughout preg as it was the only one I could manage with HG.

    I take iron now in the third trimester, but only because HG and food aversions have left me clinically anaemic. I take the ferro-f-tab brand as it seems kindest on my stomach. I try and take vit C to help iron absorption but it makes me sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littleladybug View Post
    I have also read good things about Bioceuticals innatal without iron.
    I had this - get your blood tests done before you see your naturopath ( she probably has already asked you too) as these will show her what you need to be on - make sure you ask for full blood work, all vitamin/minerals levels esp vitamin D which is the most common deficiency and very important in conceiving/pregnancy

    I would not buy anything until you see her - I only use practitioner only supplements for our family on our naturopaths advice - when pregnant I was on the multi. ( no iron) and vitamin D and in 3rd trimester I had probiotics. ( to help with c section healing) and liquid iron to make sure my levels stayed high

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    Thank you, that is the best advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I had this - get your blood tests done before you see your naturopath ( she probably has already asked you too) as these will show her what you need to be on - make sure you ask for full blood work, all vitamin/minerals levels esp vitamin D which is the most common deficiency and very important in conceiving/pregnancy

    I would not buy anything until you see her - I only use practitioner only supplements for our family on our naturopaths advice - when pregnant I was on the multi. ( no iron) and vitamin D and in 3rd trimester I had probiotics. ( to help with c section healing) and liquid iron to make sure my levels stayed high


    How did you find the Bioceuticals innatal made you feel?

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    I had blood tests a few months before ttc to see what my levels were like and what I needed to supplement.


 

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