Concern about Pregnacare?? Sorry tmi!!

Discussion in 'First Trimester' started by vixxie77, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. vixxie77

    vixxie77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've had diarrhea for nearly two weeks now, did a sample and all came back clear, fortunately. GP said when I spoke to him on the phone a couple of days ago, that it could be Pregnacare causing it! I took it last time when I was pregnant, probably for about 2 years in all and had no problems?? Anyone else suffering like this?? Got doc appointment on tues, but need answers?? :( I did stop taking it for a few days, but then got bfp, so started to take it again. I was on another medication, so stopped that too x x
     
    #1 vixxie77, Dec 30, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  2. Kayelle

    Kayelle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Congrats on bfp! :)

    I've been taking pregnacare everyday since like 8 weeks and not had any problems, I have constipation sometimes and diahorreah (Christ on a bike what a stupid word to spell!!!) Sometimes but put it down to normal pregnancy stuff lol
     
  3. vixxie77

    vixxie77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks hun :) will see what doc says on tues. Also worried that because I have diarrhea that my body isn't absorbing all the nutrients etc that it needs for my growing peanut :eh: x x
     
  4. reillybaby1987

    reillybaby1987 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm thinking of taking this as well as I don't think i'm getting enough vitamins for both me and baby, can anyone suggest where I could get it? thanks :) xx
     
  5. vixxie77

    vixxie77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Many places have it on offer 3 for 2 at the moment, best to shop around if possible. I found tesco cheapest x x
     
    #5 vixxie77, Dec 30, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  6. vixxie77

    vixxie77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ocado are doing 3 for 2 and they're only £9.99! :) x x
     
  7. reillybaby1987

    reillybaby1987 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    oooh thanks going to look now hehe :D xx
     
  8. reillybaby1987

    reillybaby1987 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    bought some on ebay, 30 tablets for £3.95 plus postage :D xx
     
  9. frankie247

    frankie247 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Messages:
    3,270
    Likes Received:
    0
    congrats on BFP and welcome to tri 1. I dont like pregnacare at all - during my first pregnancy i took it, but im sure it was making me feel ill. This time ive used sanatogen Mum to be and i think its great.
     
  10. TeeUK

    TeeUK Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    0
    When I took mine it had fish oil in it and it made me very loose...however I was glad as I suffered terrible constipation before that. I asked midwife and she said it was normal for fish oil to make you loose and not to worry about...however if yours doesn't have fish oil then am not sure why it would cause that x
     
  11. Sleepy sue

    Sleepy sue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could you try the folic acid tablets that you have three times a day but in smaller doses. I took sanatogen and they made me sick :( x
     
  12. Emily0505

    Emily0505 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,361
    Likes Received:
    1
    I had diarrhoea for the first couple of weeks after I found out I was pg- I did start a thread on here about it too. Its much better now but I am still taking Pregnacare so I don't think that was it for me. A lot of ladies replied to my thread saying they were experiencing the same, so I think for me it could well be one of the many joys of pregnancy!

    I am sure bubba is fine, at this stage a baby's nutritional requirement must be tiny- how much food can a poppy seed (or blueberry in my case) eat? :) Even so, sensible to get checked by the doc if you are worried and fx all is Ok for you.

    XX
     
  13. vixxie77

    vixxie77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,145
    Likes Received:
    0

    Thanks hun :) just had a look at your thread, does seem quite common, but mine started just before ov and lh surge, so not sure that its related to being pregnant?? x x
     
  14. Kayelle

    Kayelle Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Your little berry will need more than you think probably why we feel so rubbish!
     
  15. hellywelly

    hellywelly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,978
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've been taking Sanatogen and had no problems. x
     
  16. Emily0505

    Emily0505 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,361
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks hun :) just had a look at your thread, does seem quite common, but mine started just before ov and lh surge, so not sure that its related to being pregnant?? x x[/QUOTE]


    Probably not then! :) There was another thread I saw saying that people's morning sickness improved when they changed their tabs too, so might be worth discussing with the doc about changing to something else?

    Hope it gets better soon though

    XX
     
  17. Emily0505

    Emily0505 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,361
    Likes Received:
    1
    Oooops, quoting issues!! :)
     
  18. Emily0505

    Emily0505 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,361
    Likes Received:
    1
    Oh ofcourse, I didn't mean that you don't need to be sensible with eating and especially if you have a tummy upset or morning sickness. I read in a pg book in the section about morning sickness that in early pregnancy the embryo has a small nutritional requirement so if you are experiencing sickness it is better to eat whatever you can keep down and make sure you stay hydrated, rather then worrying about what you are eating. I suppose the same would be true for diarrhoea? Eat what you can that won't make your tummy worse and drink plenty.

    I was just trying to offer some reassurance, but none the less, I am not a dcotor or expert on pregnancy (having only been pg for 7 weeks!) so if in doubt make a trip to the docs to make sure all is well :)

    XX
     
  19. babyem

    babyem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    9,974
    Likes Received:
    0
    You could ask your GP if it's ok for you to drink supplement drinks like complan which you can get from chemist or asda etc. as it provides extra vitamins etc when you can handle a normal intake of food.
     
  20. Jayjay027

    Jayjay027 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Messages:
    6,688
    Likes Received:
    0
    Omg I replied to this earlier and my reply has disappeared *huff*

    Anyway, I have stopped taking pregnacare now and I'm only taking folic acid as of yesterday.
    I haven't thrown up today, just dry heaved a lot. So hopefully I'm on the right track. X

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice