I drink a couple packets of emergen-c per day and then my daily vitamin has some vit. C in it. I miscarried a couple of months ago. I'd never done the emergen-c like that in past pregnancies. I googled but got conflicting answers. Does anyone know? TIA.
First of all, I am so sorry to hear about your twins. What a terrible loss.
There seems to be some anecdotal evidence that really high doses (like 6 to 10 grams) of vitamin c can cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy, but if you were pregnant long enough to know that you had twins, it would be past that point. I don't think that it would have caused it, but also if you would like to get pregnant again, I would back off to just one emergen-c or fewer. I hope that someone else has more reassuring evidence to offer, too.
I am pregnant again (due LATE december). I'm a paranoid wreck. The miscarriage was absolutely devestating and the thought that anything that I did caused it (or will cause another) is just too much for me.
Thanks for the information!
I was studying to become a ND (natural doctor), I"l finish eventually! There was mention in there that a preg woman shouldn't take more then 15g a day .... That is an insain amount of C to be taking anyway, seriously it is used in those numbers for serious viruses(being studied for HIV) and cancer.
generally speaking 3-5g(3000-5000 mg) can be taken during pregnancy if needed, like cold/flu season, when sick etc Check with Dr to be sure but yeah.... HIGHLY unlikley yor C consumption did anything at all except knocked out a few germs coming your way while you were mourning.
>hugs< sorry for your loss and wishing you the best in the future!