I was drinking 1 cup of a RRL/nettle infusion daily from TTC to about week 4 of this pg. But I was having increasingly loose stools, pretty much to the point of diarrhea when I stopped. There's a lot of magnesium and other vitamins in there so who knows what I was sensitive to. My acupuncturist said that there is an idea in Chinese Medicine to avoid herbs while pregnant if at all possible and also that the baby could 'go' with the 'flow' of diarrhea, etc. Since then, I've read a recommendation to start drinking the 'pregnancy tea' around week ?16 or so through the remainder of the pg, so that's what I plan to do. I was a little wigged out by the loose stools, which is not at all normal for me.
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Is anyone else supplementing with B6 for sickness? I don't remember feeling icky at all last time, but I took the B6 religiously anyway. I have just been feeling AWFUL this time around, so I started back on the B6 today. If you are taking it, what's the dosage? (I hope it works, I can't keep the pregnancy a secret if I stagger around looking seasick all the time!)
I am! I'm taking 100 mg of B6 first thing in the morning, with a bite of food, before I even get out of bed. It helped SO much once the nausea started (about 2.5 weeks ago) but the nausea is getting slightly worse anyway. Still, I've only puked once and compared to last pg without B6, no question I feel like it's helping. My midwife also said she would recommend B6 injections (intramuscular) if things got really bad and I don't know the dose on those but I have a feeling it's WAY higher than 100 mg at a time.
I tried splitting the 100 mg pill in half and taking 50 mg in morning and 50 mg in afternoon but it didn't seem to work as well. I think taking the edge off the morning stuff so I can get some food in is the best thing for me.
I don't know about fish oils being rancid, but I always find there's a fishy aftertaste a couple of hours later. My solution has been to take the pills at night, right before bed, and then I don't notice them at all. We usually only take cod liver oil over the winter, and I was told to switch to fish oil vs liver oil for the pregnancy, but I haven't really started with any of it - we'll see.
Thorne Prenatal are soy free (and everything else too it seems). You can read the list of items it's free of on their product info's warning page. Don't know how it compares, price-wise with the one you mentioned but i've found the Thorne products i've used to be excellent.
Not all vitamins are necissarily free on the soy bit. Or were you referring to the Thorne products in general? Unless they say specifically they are soy free, the vitamin E is often derived from soy, it is often labeled as Tocopheral. I'm really allergic to soy and learned this the hard way. This is especially true with cereal, I had to give up my favorite breakfast cereal because of this.