Pregnancy Supplement minus Folic and Vitamin D???

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  1. DanniiM85

    DanniiM85 Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    I am 12wks 1 day pregnant and I have been prescribed Folic acid 5mg and Vitamin D (Adcal) tablets by my midwife.

    I asked the chemist if it is still ok to take my PregnaCare supplements, she said no.

    Can anyone recommend a supplement which is minus the Folic acid and Vitamin D?

    Thanks
     
  2. MariaIsabella

    MariaIsabella Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dannii,

    I met midwife when almost 13 weeks and she said I could stop folic acid and all other vitamins and only take vitamin D.. You get all the vitamins from food ( so no need to multivitamins ) and no need to take folic acid after 12 weeks but vitamin D is important to continue with she said.. I am still taking the last tablets of Folic acid+vitamin D.

    Sorry if confusing.
     
  3. Phoenix85

    Phoenix85 Well-Known Member

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    It's really better to try to get all you need from a varied diet rather than multi vitamins. The vitamins are not particularly well absorbed, so most is passed in your wee anyway rather than benefiting you.

    Folic acid is a bit iffy too. Folate which is found naturally in veg, especially leafy greens & cauliflower etc, and in lentils, is necessary, but folic acid is the synthetic version and most people lack the ability to convert it into a usable compound, instead it can build up in your bloodstream. It's really best to look for a supplement of Folate if you are going to supplement at all.
    http://wellnessmama.com/12543/folic-acid-vs-folate/
     
  4. Tonks82

    Tonks82 Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree with this, that is why I use viridian health supplements :)

    If you do want some other supplements have a look at what the pregnancy vitamins have in them and then find the supplements on their own. But as Pheonix said there really is nothing better than getting it from a healthy diet :dance:

    xx
     
  5. flexilexi394

    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    Dannii I also have been prescribed higher dose of folic acid - my midwife told me yesterday that I have to take folic acid and vitamin d throughout my pregnancy and vitamin d afterwards for breast feeding. I don't think you need anything else supplements wise. I got prescribed the higher dose due to higher bmi and apparently if you have a higher bmi you should take both supplements throughout pregnancy. Xx
     
  6. Lou1103

    Lou1103 Well-Known Member

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    Weird, i was told to stop taking folic acid at my last app (12 weeks) xxx
     

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