Does anyone know if it's safe to take the EmergenC (Vitamin C) supplement during early pregnancy? I'm kind of doubting it, so I'm not using it, but when I do it gives me the energy I need to get through the day!
I'm not preggers yet (that I know of), but we're trying!
Thanks for any info!
After all that consumption, I had a healthy 9lb 2oz baby at home, 16 days after his due date. From what I've read, vitamin C strengthens the amniotic sac, so I wonder if that might be why he came so late. My water didn't break until right before he was born.
Excess vitamin C is excreted in your urine, so it does not build up in your body - it's a water-soluble vitamin. I personally wouldn't be concerned about it and if there's another pregnancy in my future, I will probably drink Emergen-C through that pregnancy, too.
there is another emergen-c version that contains some vitamin a, d, e or k -- can't remember which -- and i'd limit taking that one to just one or possibly two times a day since vitamins a, d, e or k are all fat soluble and have maximum dosage limits because you could technically take too much. you'd have to check the label for amounts to know specifically how much was okay to take.
for what it's worth, i sometimes took 2-3 emergen-c packets per day towards the end of my pregnancy. and during the first trimester, i was downing lemonade and vitamin c-rich foods and beverages because that was what appealed to my jumbly stomach.
hope this helps...
Originally Posted by CrazyRED
Susan Weed in her "Herbal for the Childbearing Year" lists high doses of Vitamin C as an abortificant in early pregnancy.
~paraphrased from "Forrest Gump"~
When I had my miscarriage the midwife recommended taking high-doses of vitamin-c to help sped things along and I didn't have any bleeding or anything until after I had taken a few doses of emergen-c.
I take high doses (much much higher than an emergen-c packet which wouldn't even make it off the tip of my tongue as I have a very high need for C) during all my pregnancies and have only seen benefits.
vitamincfoundation.org has a lot of good information on the topic. Unfortunately, the site has been down for a few days due to a server move.
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