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Supplements aside from prenatals?

post #1 of 26
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I'm just wondering what everyone else is taking, if anything...

I'm taking the Rainbow Light 6/day prenatals and also some fish oil capsules. And my rrl/pregnancy tea. Is there anything else that would be good to take? My diet is great some days and...not so great others...

post #2 of 26
High vitamin cod liver oil is pretty important to me. I take Blue Ice brand because it has natural vitamins A & D, not synthetic ones. Plus it has the Omega 3's I need too. I ordered Dr. Ron's multi vitamin to take instead of a prenatal which supposedly has all of the easily absorbed forms of vitamins our bodies need. When I emailed him to ask which products he recommended, he suggested CLO of course, his multi, organic organ delight and additional calcium and magnesium. I'm also doing the RRL tea as well. Right now thanks to m/s, I'm not able to swallow anything in pill form. Hopefully it will pass in a few weeks though so all of these supplements don't go to waste. Oh and my midwife wants me to take alfalfa as well for folic acid, protein and minerals.
post #3 of 26
Carlson's cod liver oil
Floradix Cal/Mag
Emergen-C
Vitamineral Green

Then because of my past progesterone issues until 12-13 weeks:
Vitex
ProgonB (progesterone)
post #4 of 26
I should be taking the fish oil, but I can't get past it right now. Maybe in a few weeks it will be doable. I am taking nettle leaf, marshmallow root and blessed thistle to help with milk production. I also take calcium and Emergen-C and homoepathics as needed.
post #5 of 26
I'm taking a prenatal, plus extra B6 for nausea, RRL tea when ever I get the urge for a hot beverage.. I need to start taking chlorophyll, any suggestion as to what brand?
post #6 of 26
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post #7 of 26
I recently switched from the RL 6 a day to the 1 a day until I get through the m/s. As far as supplements:

Cod Liver Oil - Nordic Naturals (I spoke with them and they told me their Vits are natural, not synthetic. They are just not High vitamin, like Blue Ice, etc.)

About 4 grams of sodium ascorbate, more when I am sick.

I've started eating wheat germ in my yogurt, along with the muesli, to get a little more folate.

Later on I'll start taking alfalfa. I understand it helps to keep the bag of waters strong. I didn't have ROM until the end of pushing with DS. I don't know if it had to do with the alfalfa, but I'll be taking it again.

With DS, I did RRL near the end. Not sure if it helped and I probably won't do it again. I may change my mind.

I keep reading about chlorophyll, so I may do some research on that soon.

For now, that's all.
post #8 of 26
Im taking Prometerium (progesterone) I have PCOS and risk of low progesterone. I havent started anything else yet, but am open to suggestions. What is the fish oil for. I have a bottle of it here, but dont know what the benifits for pregnancy are???
post #9 of 26
I am taking Rainbow Light 1-a-day plus CLO and an Omega 3 supplement.
post #10 of 26
Once I'm actually able to take pills again I'll do my normal supplements (I've been doing for a few years now at least on days that I remember to take them!) of a prenatal, Omega-3, and probiotics.

Later I'll add in RRL in some form or another and Primrose oil.

I think supplements are dandy but I also don't think that they are completely necessary given a good diet.

Right now I'm only taking my kids gummy vitamins and some anti nausea mix.
post #11 of 26
My midwife encourages an alfalfa supplement (make sure you go organic)... it has tons of calcium, chlorophyll, carotene, and vitamin K. Good stuff.
post #12 of 26
I can never swallow prenatals and am not a pill person in general, unless I have to be, but I've been taking Emergen-C multivitamin for a few weeks now. It's really helped with my morning sickness and my energy level. I know it only has half (or less) of the daily recommendation on a lot of the vitamins, but it doesn't make me puke ! and I love not puking!
post #13 of 26
I'm taking the usual vit c, multi, cal/mgs plus I just bought a ton of herbs to make a tea of RRL, alfalfa, nettles, chamomile and spearmint. Having my first cup now!
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sweetney View Post
My midwife encourages an alfalfa supplement (make sure you go organic)... it has tons of calcium, chlorophyll, carotene, and vitamin K. Good stuff.
Would drinking it in tea form cover you, do you think? It's in my rrl blend...
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tellera View Post
I recently switched from the RL 6 a day to the 1 a day until I get through the m/s. As far as supplements:

Cod Liver Oil - Nordic Naturals (I spoke with them and they told me their Vits are natural, not synthetic. They are just not High vitamin, like Blue Ice, etc.)

About 4 grams of sodium ascorbate, more when I am sick.

I've started eating wheat germ in my yogurt, along with the muesli, to get a little more folate.

Later on I'll start taking alfalfa. I understand it helps to keep the bag of waters strong. I didn't have ROM until the end of pushing with DS. I don't know if it had to do with the alfalfa, but I'll be taking it again.

With DS, I did RRL near the end. Not sure if it helped and I probably won't do it again. I may change my mind.

I keep reading about chlorophyll, so I may do some research on that soon.

For now, that's all.
What is ROM?
and what does chlorophyll have to do with pg?

I have been taking a 1 a day prenatal, I am also on Diclectin for m/s, I chew a papaya enzyme after meals and am trying some flax oil in stuff but can't find something to put it in where I won't taste it.
Anyone else have recommendations for constipation? I eat TONS of high fibre foods - any normal person would be in the bathroom all day, but I have IBS so being pg makes the constipation worse. Will the flax oil help? I don't want to resort to stool softners.
post #16 of 26
ROM - rupture of membranes
post #17 of 26
prenatals
b complex
calcium
flax
co-q 10
iron
glucosamine and chondrotin
vit c
I think that is it.
post #18 of 26
for those of you taking the emergen-C, is it easily taken (in liquid form, correct?) I'm having a hard time keep things down due to the nausea so I'm not taking anything right now. Last pregnancy I took my prenatal plus COL supplement.
post #19 of 26
Yes, emergen-c is easy on my stomach. I actually look forwards to my glass of it in the morning instead of dreading it when I was taking prenatal vitamin pills. I'm taking the emergen-c multivitamin, it comes in a little packet filled with powder and you add it to a glass of water, it gets a little fizzy and you drink it. Also, like I said above, I think it's helping me not have morning sickness. and that I love! Good luck, I found mine at the local grocery, but I think it's cheaper in the online stores.
post #20 of 26
No prenatals, but:

-superfood
-juicing fruit and veggies
-flax oil
-probiotics
-dandelion/yellowdock tincture for iron but I might get lazy and buy some Floradix
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