Are you taking any prenatal vitamins? do you wait for the dr. to perscribe or do you get a natural over the counter version? just curious.
Hey! I was just watching a really interesting discussion about prenatals and Folate VS. Folic Acid. It turns out that Folic Acid is a man made version of Folate and only around 50% of people can utilitize it in that form. I just bought a bottle of Rainbow Light (it was EXPENSIVE!) and during that conversation I learned that RL is inferior to New Chapter's prenatals. Apparently NC has Folate, NOT folic acid and has higher quality sources of vitamins. Here's a link to the blog post that began the discussion: http://guggiedaly.blogspot.com/2010/06/is-folic-acid-only-and-best-choice.html.
Good luck! I have sooo much to learn about this stuff! I was mainly just a bystander, watching the discussion but when I asked where I can learn more information about these people knew (the different vitamins and how our body uses them), no one had answers for me! Maybe someone on here will have more info.
I'm taking Rainbow Light One Day, but I'm taking it every other day. I talked to the herbalist at the co-op today and she said that was fine considering all the leafy greens I eat. I had to stop eating carrots because my palms and the bottoms of my feet were orange. She said that I'm just more sensitive than others and that one every other day would probably be fine. I was only eating one maybe two carrots a day, not juicing or anything. I would take the New Chapter Prenatal's, but they have corn or soy, can't remember and I can't eat either of those. I'm diabetic and just eat protein, fat and veggies. I might need to add some beans and find other whole carbs to add to meals so that I don't get really hungry and then not gain weight like last time, though I'm taking insulin this time so I should be fine on the gaining weight part.
Since it is best to start prenatals before getting pregnant, I have been taking mine for around one year or so. I wanted to find one that I tolerated well before having to deal with an icky sick tummy-- so I use Rainbow Light Just Once Vitamin-- I hate having to take multiple ones like some require.
I found mine at a local natural store, but I noticed our big chain store had them in the natural aisle too.
Just had an appt with my ND and she switched me back to the Thorne Lab prenatals, plus Cal Apatite calcium supplements. Her reasons are that capsules are easier for your body to break down than tablets, the vitamin B levels are higher in the Thorne Labs one, and this particular formulation of calcium (MCHC) is the most easily absorbed. So there you have it. It comes out to the same number of pills as I was taking with the Rainbow Light anyway.