Originally Posted by BaileyB
Did the Rainbow Lights make anybody else's pee neon yellow? Mine looks like I peed out liquid highlighter.
I think it's the B vitamins that make your pee turn neon yellow. Definitely startling if you're not expecting it, but it's normal! I remember discovering that a couple years back when I was experimenting with taking a vitamin B complex to lengthen my luteal phase. Liquid highlighter is an apt description!
I'm also taking the Rainbow Lite prenatal, plus some Fish Oil with DHA and a Vitamin D supplement. I'll stick with that until I hear otherwise from a midwife or doctor once I'm out of the fertility clinic.
Has anyone else been advised by their doctor or midwife NOT to take a prenatal vitamin? I have a good friend who is a few weeks further along than I am, and her doctor is recommending that she avoid the prenatal under the premise that they contain way too much of what you don't need, and not enough of what you do. She was advised to take 1 mg of folic acid (1000 mcg -- I think Rainbow Lite has 800 mcg), as well as a DHA/fish oil and vitamin D (which is why I added the vitamin D to my own routine) -- since those three supplements are what most pregnant women need the most of, and all the rest can usually be obtained from a healthy diet. Not sure how I feel about not taking a prenatal, although the idea behind it makes sense. Even my own doctor (fertility specialist) told me to take a prenatal if I wanted to, and he emphasized "wanted" in such a way as to make me feel that maybe it really isn't as necessary as I'd previously thought? Obviously, I'm still taking it, but it was interesting. I'm debating whether or not to switch my prenatal out for just a folic acid supplement after the bottle runs out, but I'm going to run it by the midwife we plan to see first.