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Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 9:31pm

folic acid & pregnacare questions

Can someone let me know if I should stop takinng my folic acid tablet now that I am passed 12 weeks, I havent taken it for 2 days now but thought I should just check with you all.

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Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 10:15pm

Keep on taking it all the way through til birth :)
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Thursday, September 20th 2007, 7:50am

I am taking Pregnacare vitamin tablets which contain Folic Acid and it says on there that Folic Acid is good for the production of blood formation later in pregnancy. My midwife said its ok to take throughout.

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Thursday, September 20th 2007, 9:51am

I'm still taking it. Thought why not as it's all good.
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Thursday, September 20th 2007, 10:16am

I have just been told my doctor to come off Sanatogen and been given something stronger by the doc its called pregaday and it has more iron in it and also Folic Acid, but can only be taken after 13weeks.
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Thursday, September 20th 2007, 10:21am

I am still taking it. You and baby still need it - just for different reasons.
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 4:00pm

pregnacare?

Hi,

I am 15 weeks pregnant tomorrow with twins and was wondering if it is ok to start taking Pregnacare supplements at this stage? My midwife got me to stop taking folic acid at 12 weeks and I havent taken anything since except trying to eat healthily. Do you think it will do any harm starting it now?

thanks Becky xx
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 4:05pm

Hi, my cons told me that I would be needing more iron and folic acid, and told me to get some from my doctor, he has given me some vitamins called pregaday and these can only be taken after 13weeks you take them twice a day, plus they are free on prescription. Hope that helps
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 4:08pm

Were you taking a supplement before them other than folic acid?
have they made a difference at all to how you feel?
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 4:32pm

I was on Sanatogen, but they said they were not strong enough, I have been on them for nearly a week now. Dont feel much difference but I am really big now I look like someong full term with a singleton, so not expecting to feel a big surge of energy thou!
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 4:42pm

not that im pregnant with twins but should i still be taking something??

i took sanatogen pronatal tabs since i got BFP to 12 weeks and not took anything since and i dont seem to be showing all that much

should i restart them or get something else from dr?

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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 5:16pm

I've been taking sanatogen since before trying and still taking it now cos it says you can take it throughout pregnancy as well

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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 5:22pm

hmmm if your taking them still then maybe i should continue them still too -no harm in them

are out of date though since last month (sept) would that matter?











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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 6:20pm

I am taking santatogen and will continue to. Shaz I wouldn't take the out of date ones, talk to your MW but I would try santatogen you can take them all through and after having your baby.

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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 6:33pm

will throw out my old sanatogens then and get some new ones











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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 7:15pm

I have been taking pregavit since day 1. Also a nutritional supplement and fatty acids with omega3 fish oils. I have RLS and take extra amounts of Iron through veg leaves etc... Dr has said this is fine, midwife the same so even before 13 weeks, it ought to be ok, but still worth to double check with Dr.

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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 7:19pm

God guys i hav'nt been taking anything, except iron tablets which i was given for anemia. I was taking folic acid before tx and until about 2 months pregnant...As i was so sick for the first 4 months i couldnt keep the pregnacare down anyway, nor food. Thankfully my babies seem to be strong and healthy

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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 7:37pm

I have been taking Pregnacare plus all the way through. My doc also prescribed me with extra iron and I am just finishing off the extra folic acid I have left (I have been told I can stop taking it if I want though).
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Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 8:34pm

I've been taking pregnacare from day one. My Gp said that it was fine to continue right through and that's what it says on the box as well. He also said it's not necessary. I stopped the seperate folic acid tabs which I was taking before starting pregnacare. Didn't want to overdo the folic acid.

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Wednesday, October 3rd 2007, 6:21pm

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will throw out my old sanatogens then and get some new ones


Does the Sanotogen contain Iron? In which case, take them as far apart from your thyroxine tablets as possible. I take my Pregnacare vits at 7pm every evening. My Thyroid Consultant told me that the iron can suppress the thyroxine - obviously both is important so if you take it far apart like say 12hrs later then the thyroxine is absorbed into your blood!

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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 1:18pm

Pregnacare

I'm really worried I've taken 2 pregnacare today. I am sure I haven't cause Im really conscious about things like that but it does say not to exceed the stated dose. I phoned up NHS Direct just in case and they said it won't do any harm.

Does anybody take pregnacare every day? I started when going through my treatment and just haven't stopped.

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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 2:20pm

As NHS Direct have said, one tablet is not going to make any difference.

What you put into your body now is essential for your babies growth and development, so it's imperative that you are feeding your babies, not just yourself, with all of the things that *they* need.

So, your babies need their vitamins and nutrients (which aren't hidden in pasties and hobnobs you know!! :snigger: ) One pregnacare tablet isn't going to harm them, but they *do* need their goodness

The UK Department of Health Estimated Average Requirements are a daily calorie intake of 1900-2000 calories per day for women and the The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend an extra 300 calories per day per baby, making 600 calories per day extra in total if you are expecting twins.

Feeling full isn't down to the calories, it's down to what you are eating, so don't be fooled into thinking you've eaten enough calories/enough of the right food for you and babies just because you are full

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice…regnantdiet.htm

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Does a pregnant woman need to eat twice as much?

It has often been said that a pregnant woman should eat for two people, but this is not true.

What is true is that during pregnancy a woman has to provide good nutrition for two individuals. The growing baby gets all its nourishment from its mother through the umbilical cord, so diet is very important. If the mother is lacking in any vitamins and nutrients her baby might lack them too.

If a woman has had trouble keeping her weight up or down before the pregnancy, she should make a nutritional plan with the help of her doctor or midwife.

How much energy does a woman need during pregnancy?

• A woman who is not pregnant needs approximately 2100 calories per day.

• A pregnant woman needs approximately 2500 calories per day.


What sort of food should pregnant women eat?

A well-balanced diet should contain something from all the food groups: dairy products, fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, eggs, fat and carbohydrates. A pregnant woman needs to eat something from all these food groups every day in order to get the proper amounts of energy.

• Approximately 10 per cent of calories should come from protein. Protein is mainly found in meat, fish, eggs, dairy products and beans.

• Approximately 35 per cent of calories should come from fat, which is mainly found in butter, oils, margarine, dairy products and nuts.

• Approximately 55 per cent of calories should come from carbohydrates, which are found in bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, corn and other grain products.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthy_livi…regnancy1.shtml

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Top tips for a healthy diet


• Choose a variety of foods from each of the different food groups to make sure you’re getting a good balance
• Have 3 regular meals and 2 to 3 light snacks a day
• Include generous helpings of fruits and vegetables, wholegrain cereals and beans to increase your fibre intake
• Drink water regularly – at least 8 glasses a day
• Include other drinks in your diet such as low-fat milk, fresh fruit juices and soup
• Eat one portion of oily fish and one portion of white fish each week (but avoid shark, swordfish and marlin)
• Use vegetable oils such as corn, olive and sunflower oil in your cooking, but use them sparingly
• Limit your intake of processed and preserved foods as they usually contain high levels of salt
• Reduce your caffeine intake to no more than 3 mugs of coffee or 6 cups of tea a day
• Limit your intake of sweets, crisps, cakes, biscuits, fats, oils, and sugar. These all provide extra calories but not much of the nutritional value that you and your baby need. Over-indulging now means it will be harder to regain your pre-pregnancy figure afterwards, so try to resist dipping into the biscuit tin too often
• Ask your midwife or doctor about extra supplements if you’re worried you’re not eating from a particular food group

Key nutrients during pregnancy

Certain nutrients play particularly important roles in your baby’s development during pregnancy. To find out more about each one, simply click on the nutrients you are interested in:

Vitamins and nutrients you need during pregnancy:

Folic acid
Iron and Vitamin C
Omega fats
Prenatal vitamin supplement

Vitamins to avoid during pregnancy:

Vitamin A

Folic acid
Folic acid helps reduce the risk of birth defects such as spina bifida. The most important time to take it is from a few months before you conceive until the end of your first trimester (12 weeks). During this period, it’s important that you are eating a healthy balanced diet as well as taking a folic acid supplement. You can also include folate-rich foods in your diet such as green vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, beans, and peas; and fruits such as oranges.

Iron and Vitamin C
Iron is one of the key nutrients you need throughout pregnancy – it’s important for carrying extra oxygen around in your red blood cells and your baby needs it for their developing brain.

If you don’t have enough iron, you’ll run the risk of becoming anaemic, which will leave you feeling tired, washed-out and generally unwell. So make sure you have plenty of iron-rich foods in your diet such as red meat, fish, eggs, dried fruit, wholegrain breakfast cereals and breads, and green leafy vegetables. Your midwife may also recommend an iron supplement.

Iron is best absorbed by your body if you also eat some fruit or vegetables rich in Vitamin C at the same time, so have a glass of fruit juice with your cereal or have some fresh fruit as a starter to your main course.

Floradix liquid iron formula

http://www.healthcheckpharmacy.com/shop/…p?productid=604

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Provides Nutritional Iron, A Mineral Required For Maintaining Fitness And Health. Floradix is a nutritious Food Supplement which provides organic iron, extracts of carefully selected herbs, delicious fruits, vitamins, specially cultured yeast and ocean kelp. In addition, it contains extracts of wheat germ and rosehips. Iron is an essential dietary fact. Floradix has absorbable iron in the form of a yeast extract food supplement. In addition, it contains B vitamins including thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine and vitamin B12 in a readily available and absorbable form, Floradix offers nutrients required for growth and maintaining fitness and health. Floradix is especially suitable for women (including expectant and nursing mothers), men, growing children and persons whose diet is lacking in natural iron and vitamins. Nutrition information: Typically per 100 ml per 10 ml: Energy 419.5 kj (101.2 kcal) 41.95 kj (10.12 kcal). Protein 0.20 g 0.02 g, Carbohydrate 24.5 g 2.45 g. Fat <1 g <0.1 g. Per 100 ml %RDA * per 100 ml per 10 ml %RDA* per 10 ml: Vitamin C 100 mg 167 10.0 mg 17.Thiamin 8 mg 571 0.8 mg 57.


Omega fats
Getting enough omega 3 fatty acids during pregnancy is important, as they will help your baby’s nervous system to develop healthily, as well as help prevent you from getting heart disease. Some omega fats are important for the development of your baby’s brain and nervous system.

Oily fish like sardines, mackerel and salmon are all rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids but you shouldn’t have more than two portions a week, as the fish can also contain mercury, high levels of which can be harmful for your baby. Alternative sources of omega 3 are seeds such as pumpkin and flax – you’ll need about two tablespoons a day – or you can always have a pregnancy-friendly supplement instead

Prenatal vitamin supplement
You could opt for just one multivitamin supplement specially made for women trying to conceive or who are pregnant. It’ll help you get the right balance of nutrients recommended for a healthy pregnancy, including folic acid and iron.

But make sure you choose a supplement made for use during conception and pregnancy and not a regular multivitamin, as these can contain potentially high levels of the vitamins you should be avoiding.

Vitamin A
Foods such as pâté and liver sausage, are good sources of iron but they can also contain very high concentrations of Vitamin A which can harm your baby if consumed in high amounts.

The Department of Health recommends that pregnant women should avoid liver and liver products.You should also be aware that some vitamin supplements are high in this vitamin, so always choose a safe pregnancy supplement. Your midwife will be able to help you with this.

However, there is a form of Vitamin A, known as beta-carotene, which is fine for pregnant women to have. Beta-carotene can be found in red, yellow and orange peppers, mangoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, tomatoes and watercress.







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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 2:27pm

I believe I used Pregnacare with my eldest and took it from the minute I knew I was preg and continued until 3 months after his birth. Did the same with 2nd except used Sanatogen Pronatal. This time I had been taking Sanatogen every day for about a year before I got pregnant as we had been trying to conceive all that time (3 early losses) and I have continued to take them and will do so until about 3 months after born again.
I am surprised your midwife got you to stop taking your vits...did she give any reason? My GP said it is recommended to take folic acid/preg vits for the first tri at least, but that you may continue to take them throughout.
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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 2:43pm

Hey hun, midwife didn't tell me to stop taking them (did I say that - must be pregnancy hormones!!!), I just wondered who else does and I thought I may have taken 2 today by mistake but I am 99% sure I have only taken my usual one.

Thanks for that Eeyore but I do have a range of different foods, what I said before is just an example of what I would eat and what I eat is very healthy most of the time, but of course I have some "naughty" food too :snigger: I just can't get enough of my hob nobs but I promise I do limit myself lol.

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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 4:01pm

Sorry Jane...didn't mean to make you doubt your sanity there love ......was thinking of Beckyboo who'd said midwife got her to stop at 12 weeks.... I should have done that quote text thingy to save confusion :smile: but haven't done it before as I am technologically challenged...here goes...

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I am 15 weeks pregnant tomorrow with twins and was wondering if it is ok to start taking Pregnacare supplements at this stage? My midwife got me to stop taking folic acid at 12 weeks and I havent taken anything since except trying to eat healthily. Do you think it will do any harm starting it now?

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ok...that didn't do what I thought it would have...will have to work it out for next time :snigger:
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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 4:35pm

at the end of the block of text you want to quote, Mayo, you need a forward slash, e.g. [/quote]


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Thursday, July 31st 2008, 7:28pm

I took Pregnacare in pregnancy as a boost to my everyday diet until I finished breastfeeding. I told the midwife and she welcomed it - she said she wished more of her "ladies" did that. But it is still better to eat a healthy varied diet nonetheless - it is a supplement rather than instead of.

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Ahhhh...thank you Jensqui!
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Pregaday Iron Tablets

Hi all,

Just wondered if anyone who's taking these has carried on with their normal pregnancy vitamin seeings as these also have folic acid in them?

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Friday, February 13th 2009, 4:29pm

Women who eat a full balanced diet should not really need any supplements, saying that any of the pregnancy ones such as pregnacare or sanatogen will not harm you and will be beneficial if you are lacking anything from your diet, as has been mentioned before folic acid is recommended in the first 12 weeks, this is because low levels of folic acid have been associated with Spina Bifida, as the spinal colum is fully developed by 12 weeks no further supplements are needed. I take pregnacare most days mainly because i have a bad diet (dont eat much meat and no fish) Essentail fatty acids found in fish are needed for babys brain development and the pregnacare plus contains these fatty acids in the form of omega 3. Just make sure any multi vits are for pregnancy as gebral ones usually contain Vit A which should not be taken in pregancny (that ia why you are told to avoid Liver - it is high in Vit A)

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Query about folic acid

I've been taking 400 micrograms of folic acid whist trying to conceive but I've read in a few places that it should be 800 micrograms - help! Does anyone know which is right?







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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 6:10pm

Hi Roxy

I just took one folic acid tablet a day, no idea what MG it was. And then later on I took a pregnacare a day which has folic acid in it.

Maybe phone your clinic?

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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 7:19pm

Its 400 i think its bad for u if u take too much! i cant remmeber where i read it but i did read somewhere that it can cause some problem if u take too much! just the one tablet a day is enough! x
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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 7:34pm

I've been taking Pregnacare from before starting ICSI and i'm sure its 400 - I think Steffs right, taking too much is bad for you.
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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 8:05pm

Its definitely 400mcg.

Here's a handy summary
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/preconception/ref/folicacid/ (link not endorsed by FZ)





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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 9:10pm

So glad i read this... I'm also on 800mcg and thought the more, the better. It impressed my FS :P. Anyway, just quickly did some research and found a few websites that suggest that anything less than 1,000 is safe, but 400 is fine as you also get some folic acid from greens.

So ... I'll switch to my pregnancy vitamin now which only has 400.

Thanks for asking the Q, Roxy!

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Saturday, September 5th 2009, 9:15pm

Just found more interesting stuff on http://www.pregnancy-calendars.net/folicacid.aspx ...

How much folic acid do I need?

Once you're pregnant ensure that you are getting at least 600mcg daily – although the recommendation from most healthcare providers may be 800mcg and some prenatal vitamins contain 1000mcg. Folic acid itself is a water soluble vitamin, so any additional folic acid that you may have taken in that your body does not need will be flushed out of your system and will not harm you or your baby.

There is, as always, a “but” – taking too much folic acid may hide a possible B12 deficiency, although it is uncommon to be low in B12 if you're a healthy young woman with a varied diet, but it can be a problem if you are a vegetarian or if your intake of dairy products is low.




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Sunday, September 6th 2009, 8:33am

Hi Girls

I uesd to take 400mcg , but at my 12 week obsteatritian appointment she asked me to take 500mcg every day as we are expecting twins + iron tablets(my levels were fine but again just because it is twins).
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Sunday, September 6th 2009, 10:01am

In Germany they suggest 800mcg up to 12 weeks, the dropping to 400mcg for the rest of the pregnancy. :smile:
like Angew said, it's water soluble so any extra will just get flushed out. I wouldn't panic too much about it.

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Sunday, September 6th 2009, 10:40am

do remember that you get folic acid from your diet as well as from your supplement! So, chances are that you have always been getting more than the 400mcg from your tablets. Please don't worry about it xxx


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Monday, September 7th 2009, 8:28am

Thanks for all the replies ladies. I even had a nightmare about it!!!! But, clearly, my anxiety is misplaced (which happens often!)

It seems to be the american websites that recommend 800 micrograms.

I've also been taking 2 sachets of Spatone iron supplements. I take one a day normally as I have a blood disorder that can make me iron deficient, but have added another whilst pregnant. It's miles better than iron tablets - no constipation!

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Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 2:07pm

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Can anyone confirm that its ok to take folic acid alongside medication. Am still on progynova and cyclogest and also taking a steroid daily. Just wanted to check!!
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Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 3:31pm

I don't think there is a problem. Wel I haven't been warned anyways ?( :smile:
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Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 4:45pm

Hi loulou,

I would not think its a problem either as its just a supplement like a vitamin, but to be sure I would talk to my doctors.

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Monday, November 23rd 2009, 3:43pm

Hi! I don't think there's a problem. My clinic recommended I took folic acid before, during and after my cycle. However, if you have any queries, its always best to run it past your doctor!

Congrats on your BFP!

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Monday, November 23rd 2009, 4:54pm

As they are thinking of adding it to bread to make sure everyone gets it I can't imagine that it is known to react with anything. However it's usually best to run everything past you Dr.


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Thursday, March 10th 2011, 5:31pm

Pregnacare

Hi,



We had our 13 week scan on Wednesday and after worrying for weeks leading up to it, everything is perfect.



My wife asked the doctor about taking Pregnacare and whether she would continue taking them and after a bit of "errrm" and uncertainty he said no.



He said its only really the iron that she would be benefitting from now and that may not be necessary.



We're not particularly convinced by how he answered, can anybody help on this?



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Thursday, March 10th 2011, 5:41pm

I would say that unless there is a medical reason not to take them (which I don't think there is.......they have special ones for pregnant ladies!), I would keep taking them. If nothing else it is a good support if you don't get the requisit vitimins etc you need each day (we're not all perfect!).

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Thursday, March 10th 2011, 6:00pm

Although I'm still in my 1st tri, I had spoken to my consultant and mw about this and they both said there was no reason to keep taking them...or to stop taking them. they said no harm would be done and the extra vitamins would be of benefit. I bought mine on 3 for 2 so have enough to see me through to the third tri.....not going to waste them!!





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