Prenatal Vitamins: the Lowdown

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    apdy

    When you are talking about prenatal vitamins (Prenatal vitamins, on the other hand...), you say "a woman should start taking prenatal vitamins as soon as she decides she wants to become pregnant..." Do you mean once she has confirmed that she is pregnant not when she wants to decide to become pregnant?

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    Courtney

    Hey apdy, doctors recommend that women start taking a prenatal vitamin as soon as they DECIDE they want to become pregnant. This will help to prepare her body for a healthy pregnancy :)

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    cplummer22

    Is it ok to take prenatal vitamins and fertility pills at the same time in hopes to concieve?

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    Courtney

    Hi cplummer22, It depends on the fertility supplements you're taking. Many fertility supplements, including  Fertility Blend supplements, can be taken in conjunction with prenatal vitamins. However, check with the brand first to make sure it's okay. 

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    heather.lawson60

    I've read in several different places (books and websites) that pregnant women and those trying to conceive should not take cod liver oil as it can cause harm.

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    Courtney

    Hi Heather, 

    Thanks for your comment. Many fertility specialists recommend cod liver oil for pregnant women as a beneficial source of omega-3's and vitamin D, which is helpful for fetal development. But, there is some concern that cod liver oil contains too much vitamin A, which in dosages that exceed the recommended amount, can cause harm to a developing fetus. However, if cod liver oil is taken at the proper dosage, the benefits are believed to outweigh the potential risks. So if you want to take cod liver oil, make sure to do so after consulting your doctor, and in the correct dosage.

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    galfridaye

    Is there any information about whether it's better to take them at night or in the morning?

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    Courtney

    Hey there! It usually depends on the brand you're taking - you might find this information on the label, but if not, you could contact the producer to check. 

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    heavensangel519

    I'm trying to get pregnant and I've tried a few different brands of prenatal vitamins and they ALL make me break out with the cystic acne bumps!! (The large very hurtful ones) I've never had much of an acne problem, even in my teens (I am almost 30 now) It's to the point where I refuse to take the vitamins because I know it's what is causing them. I only get them when I start taking the vitamins, stop and they are gone. Start and they are back again. Any suggestions? Do you know what in the vitmains could be causing this?? I currently take One a Day VitaCraves women's Multivitamins gunmies, so it's better than nothing at all.

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    Courtney

    Hi there! Hm, unfortunately it's not possible for me to say what in the vitamins would be causing the breakouts. Sorry to hear about that, though - that doesn't sound fun :/ You may want to check with a doctor or naturopath to figure out what's going on. 

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    erinmcnerny

    Can anyone recommend a supplement for omega 3s that is not fish derived? I am allergic to all seafood.

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    erinmcnerny

    To clarify, I am allergic to both saltwater and fresh water fish, all shellfish, mollusks, etc, and I have found that kelp makes me horribly nauseous as well. So, I am leery of trying the algae derived supplements. Right now I try to sneak chia and flax seed into my diet in smoothies, grains, etc, but I am never sure if it is enough.

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    Courtney

    Hey Erin, Hm, unfortunately it's out of my scope to recommend supplements (the above products were recommended by our fertility experts) - but ultimately it's best to consult with a doctor to find out what brand is best for you, anyway :) 

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    wandaskeete2570

    My doctor said it wasn't good to take fertility blend. What do you think?

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    mindy03060

    Are you supposed to take fertility blend and rainbow light together?

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    Lauren

    Hi Wanda and Mindy, thanks for contacting us!  Unfortunately it's out of our scope to recommend particular supplement brands.  It's best to follow the advice of your doctor, but if you disagree with her/his assessment then we recommend getting a second opinion.  Let me know if there's anything else we can do for you!

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    tagwundasmith

    I am taking a prenatal vitamin, folic acid, vitamin D & a probiotics pill every day... Am I taking too many vitamins?

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