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I was just trying to remember what I should be taking. I know I need to pull out all my old books. But I was also curious what herbs/supplements/etc. everyone is taking.
I've been taking folic acid, mineral supplements, omega 3-6-9, and probioitcs. have to get out my herbs and start with red ras. leaf, nettle leaf, and oatstraw.
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I'm just taking my prenatal (Centrum Materna). I'm thinking about adding some B6 because I'm a hormonal wreck and am getting some morning sickness.

What are leaf, nettle leaf, and oatstraw for?

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I'm taking a regular multi-vitamin plus an extra dose of folic acid. The pre-natal vitamins made me terribly sick and constipated last pregnancy.

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I'm taking a different prenatal this time with DHA. It doesn't make me throw up like last time.

I need to start doing omega 3 supplements but I haven't yet. And I've downloaded the blue ribbon baby diet and need to get on the ball with that.

I have some red raspberry leaf tea that I'm drinking, what are the other herbs for?
Thanks!
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I have been taking a prenatal, extra b vitamins (I have depression issues, and some sources suggest this can help), folic acid, and then some vitamin E and zinc. I also take high-vitamin cod liver oil and probiotics, but that's unrelated to being pg.

I started my alfalfa tablets and nettle tea... with both of my others I waited until 10 or 12 weeks for rrl, so I will do the same this time.

Nettle is just a great overall tonic herb. It's rich in iron, folic acid, and vitamin K all. Oatstraw, the only thing I can think of is it helps smooth out mood swings. And alfalfa is a powerhouse. I can't find my list of stuff it does atm but I will try to post it later tonight if no one beats me to it!

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I'm taking red raspberry leaf, nettle, oatstraw, rosehips, and alfalfa for tea. Was thinking of adding in some red clover too, but have to find out if it is *really* ok during pregnancy. I am going without prenatal vitamins (so unnatural to me..) and am just making sure I get my vitamins through food sources. So I drink 2 spirulina smoothies a day, and am taking microhydrin and "IQ", which is just an Omega supplement not derived from fish. I have depression issues as well, suffered through it badly during my first pregnancy, so I am eager to hear of others success with treating it naturally!
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I take Organic Naturals Prenatal and probiotics when I remember. I like to keep it simple, and get most of my nutrition from my diet.

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What is oatstraw?
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I'm taking Rainbow Light once a day prenatals

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I'm taking Whole Foods prenatals and am just now starting with red raspberry leaf & ginger teas, plus ginger crystals and wild yam capsules.

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I'm taking a B complex+folic acid. I know I need to step it up now and add some more stuff, especially since I'm allergic to dairy. But all of a sudden I feel like I know absolutely nothing! I've done so much reading about pg and labor and now that I'm pg I'm overwhelmed with this immediacy that seems so crippling! Anyone else have that?
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I'm taking a B complex+folic acid. I know I need to step it up now and add some more stuff, especially since I'm allergic to dairy. But all of a sudden I feel like I know absolutely nothing! I've done so much reading about pg and labor and now that I'm pg I'm overwhelmed with this immediacy that seems so crippling! Anyone else have that?
I have that exactly. It's making me wonder what happened to the knowledge I thought I had stored up from all of the months and months of reading that I've done.

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Well, at least I'm not alone! I'm about to place a bulk food order for the community and I want to put on some vitamins for myself bc it's super cheap from the wholesaler, and we only order every 2 weeks. But I'm so confused! I wish my fairy godmother would come and tell me what to do.
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I'm taking Whole Foods prenatals
Me too. That's the only one I could take last time without getting even sicker than I already was.
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