As I stated in another post I have had BAD morning sickness, now I didnít have it until I started taking my pre-natal vitamins .. so in my own self-deduction I thought maybe the vitamins are exacerbating the sickness, well .. I tried to take them at night, I tried to take them with a small piece of bread, I tried cutting them in half and taking them at different times .. and NOTHING helped, Its SOO gross but like the smell of my own breath would make me puke, I could only hold down broth I told my doctor and she said that I should relax and I was fine because I wasn't dehydrated (I can keep down most water) and I wasnít' dropping weight.
Anyway long story longer, I have stopped taking them .. I tried to contact my doctor to talk to her about it but she .. well .. Isnít easy to get on the phone and everyone at the doctor's office thinks Iím a dork ... SOOO
My question is, how bad is it if I don't take the vitamins? Can I take anything else that is a bit easier on the tummy?
Suggestions, comments .. anything would help, I feel guilty for not taking them, I know they are good for the baby but .. they make me SOOOO sick and I finally feel almost normal ..
I know many woman who's doc's have said that it is alright to stop them to help the sickness subside. Some woman can't take them the rest of the time. Some are told to hold off 4 weeks and then try again. Okay I know this is terrible, but I will confess I did not take many last time, not much of the first time and not at all this time. I try to compensate by eating better and boosting my body and baby's with raw veggies and fresh fruits. I also have been broke and so finally might be abl actually afford them. I did take a b-complex the first 2 months and just statred a chewable C vite. YUM those ones are so good especially since I like sour stuff right now. Oranges, pickles and I really want sour patch kids, but haven't bought them.
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I heard other ladies before who took the Flinstones vitamin because they couldn't handle the prenatals. So maybe you could just do that at least until the m/s subsides.
It's not much fun is it? I have been suffering with a dang cold off and on for who knows how long and can't wait for it too leave. Also I am kinda wondering if I am getting m/s now because all of a sudden I feel so sick and don't want to eat anything. Who knows. Anyway I pray you feel better soon!! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">
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Milkinkisses..I never took prenatel vitamins with either kids.I tried for 2 days with son and I would puke,so I never took them.Plus they were expensive.It was cheaper for me to buy the food with the vitamins in them,then it was to buy prenatel.It's not going to stunt babies growth.All you need to do is eat the foods that have all the vitamins.Like bananas,fish,veggies,fruit,aspargus,yogh urt,cottage cheese,eggs etc.I think prenatel vitamins are a money grabber myself and would rather spend it on food for me and baby.
You really should take vitamins. my doc told me that without all the folic acid in them can cause deformities in unborn baby. I had the same problem as well. I got new pills they are new and purple they come in packets instead of pill bottles ask your doc. about them
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I've heard more then once that the baby gets the nutrition it needs from the monther FIRST and that the vitamins are more for mom then for baby since baby is taking so much from the mother. Is this bad information? And maybe an over-the-counter one might be easier for you to tolerate?
I have also heard that the baby takes what it needs, and if anyone is lacking nutrition it's the mother. The calcium in very important, because the baby will take it from your teeth and bones and put you at risk for osteoporosis later in life. The iron too, because it can make a mother anemic. However, I have had a problem with my prenatal vitamins too, because they constipate me really bad. (Sorry if that's TMI.) So I have cut back to every other day and tried to eat healthy foods with lots of vitamins instead. The doctor said that was okay as long as I wasn't getting anemic or anything. I think you should be okay, but you really should try to take folic acid, esp. if you are in early pregnancy because it prevents so many birth defects. Dark greens and OJ have alot of folic acid, and you can get breads and pastas that are enriched with it.
Ask your ob to put you on a different prenatal vitamin. With my first two, I had no sickness and my ob gave me a different vitamin this time and every time I took it, I was way nauseous. I switched back to the vitamins I originally took and it helped me so much. I use the Stuartnatal Plus 3 vitamins and I also have to take them with food or otherwise I get nauseous with them too. I take them with breakfast. Best of luck.
The folic acid is really important, so you could just buy folic acid pills to take. The vitamin B is what makes you nauseous. I always get sick with multi-vitamins unless I take them with a lot of food. Give that a try. And eat a bit, then take the vitamin immediately then immediately eat more. For example: eat half a sandwich, take vitamin then eat the 2nd half right away. You will probably find this helps A LOT. If not, buy the folic acid on it's own. I guarantee they will not make you sick. Then the Flinstone Vitamins would make up for a lot of the rest.
Awhh that you all for caring so much! I did get to talk to my doctor and she said that I had taken them for the most importiant part and that I should get an over the counter folic acid vitamin (1 mg) and take any multi I wanted but go light on the iron as my iron looked good and it makes it hard to go poop!
So, I'll go to the store after work and get some Flinstones!!! they sound yummy!
I don't recall anyone asking if you were taking a Generic prenatal or not. If you are, switch to a name brand - it worked for me!! <p>[This message has been edited by concerned momtobe (edited 02-15-2003).]