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I noticed a lot of people mentioning taking B vitamins. Is this in addition to the prenatals? When I looked at my prenatal percents and compared them to what I looked up online as a maximum (I don't think it was the RDA, it was the max recommendation) it seemed if I took an additional B vitamin supplement it would be too much...<br><br>
Also wondering about vitamin C. Pre-pregnancy I would take 1,000 - 3,000 mg daily. Can I still take an extra 1,000mg over what's in my prenatal? Of course I'll ask my midwife these things too, but that's not for another week yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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how far along are you? There is no exact answer... you'll probably get a lot of variation on what to take for b's and c. One good thing is that they are all water soluble...the idea being your body will eliminate what you don't need. I avoided more than 2000mg of c a day (and divided that dose to 500 mg at once) in the first four months as some women take high doses to try to abort. That said, a lot of it has to do with what quantities your baby is used to and YOUR body is used to. IF you cut it out or cut way back, wean back gradually. They say moms who take larger amounts through pregnancy can actually have babies that develop scruvy (vit c deficiency) symptoms after birth when their body goes through withdrawal from the larger quantities that it is used to so keep it up and gradually lessen during breastfeeding postpartum. I try to get as much as I can from foods and herbal infusions like nettle, oatstraw and red raspberry and just supplement a bit. IT's very inidivdual.
 

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Oh that's interesting! Maybe I will just go back to just 1 extra vit c @ 500 or 2 @ 250 a day. I usually take extra in the winter because I'm very likely to get everyone's upper respiratory infections. I'm 7 weeks tomorrow. Thanks for the info!
 
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