Your mommy senses are tingling for a reason:) You are obviously smart to be cautious of these meds, and personally I would only take whole foods based prenatals(they have the B-vitamins) such as Garden of Life http://www.vitacost.com/Garden-of-Life-Vitamin-Code-RAW-Prenatal (Amazon has this for slightly cheaper) or MegaFood brand vitamins. I do agree with taking DHA, that is certainly a good thing, I would go with Carlson Labs brand http://www.vitacost.com/Carlson-Elite-Omega-3-Gems-Fish-Oil-BOGO
It also comes in liquid form, and I think the calamari DHA supps have even a higher amount of DHA.
I totally agree with doing everything all natural. Have you looked at your life and tried to eliminate every source of synthetic hormones that could be coming into your body? Such as not eating foods from cans as they contain BPA
BPA is a synthetic estrogen and cancer causing agent and has been linked to many other health problems including miscarriage, birth defects, heart disease, ETC. It is also the coating on smooth thermal paper reciepts http://www.ewg.org/bpa-in-store-receipts/release (unless the reciept has little red fibers on the back, that company does not use BPA). Another source is dental sealants (and dental Fillings have mercury, another cause for concern!).
Phthalates is another chemical similar to BPA. It is found in plastic shower curtains, any #3 plastic, PVC including the pipe, and it is found in #1 plastic although it is thought to be less problematic in this type of plastic. Never heat food in plastic BTW!
Anyway, that is a total crash course, there are so many other things that are so harmful and can cause miscarriage (including genetically modififed foods). I apologize if you already know all these things!! Not trying to tell you what to do, but many people I know have benefitted from eliminating these and many other harmful things from their lives, Congrats on your pregnancy! And please dont let Drs intimidate you or try to pressure you into doing something that you dont think is good for you or your baby. You would be surprised at what your body is capable of. And it looks like you are past when you normally miscarry... so that is certainly a good sign. Along with what I mentioned above I believe that a good diet is crucial including fresh organic fruits and veggies, and lots of protein from organic foods. I recommend to everyone I know to drink raw goats milk:)
Another thing that I learned in being a nursing student is that doctors will prescribe meds just to keep themselves from being blamed if something goes wrong, and to keep the patient happy and thinking that the doctor is doing something to help them. The doctor also often recieves incentives for putting patients on meds so they are very likely to recommend them even if you really dont need them. The whole medical system is so messed up and I am glad I have chosen not to work in it!
Edited by 1love4ever - 8/11/11 at 11:19pm