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Hi,<br><br>
This pregnancy around, I've been taking a vit. B supplement in addition to the prenatal vitamins, and it seems to have helped both with the nausea and giving me more energy. Since I haven't been eating fish or meat (it just grosses me out right now, otherwise I'd have it maybe 2-3 times a month), I've recently added fishoil.<br>
One midwife mentioned briefly that acidophilus might make sense for me (last pregnancy, I had a positive Group B Strep culture and antibiotics during the whole 2 day labor). This time around, I plan to not even test for GBS. Unless there are any risk factors (like fever, premature labor etc).<br><br>
Part of me is reluctant to add too many supplements, but I feel good about acidophilus (also haven't been able to eat any yogurt at all although I know how good it would be for me and baby).<br><br>
Any thoughts?<br><br>
What do you all think about some prenatals being supposedly better than others (more bioavailable, but also a ton more expensive).
 

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They have milk with acidophilus in it also if you can't eat yogurt. That is what i drink. Doesn't cost anymore than regular milk. I haven't been taking any sort of supplement other than occasionally when i rememeber it i will take a flintstone vitamin.
 

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I am taking prenatals, e-mer-gen-c, cranberry concentrate, metamucil.<br>
Raspberry leaf tea to drink.
 

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Just prenates here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Did the same with my girls and they're perfect, so I figure I'm covered :LOL
 

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I take SHaklee Vita Lea Multi vitamins. IN the beginning, I also added an extra b-complex vitamin. If I don't eat eggs, flax or fish in a day I will also take a fish oil supplement.<br><br>
For GBS prevention, you may also want to look into drinking kefir... from what I understand, the kefir has more and different probiotics than just the acidolopis in yogurt.
 

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I take prenatal vitamins and Vit C for an added immunity support. It is the sick season, so I just want to make sure. My prenatals (Rainbow Lights) only have 225mg of Vit C in a daily dose and that doesn't seem like enough to me.<br>
I am also considering adding fish oil/cod liver oil and red raspberry leaf tea. But that is it - i don't want to go too crazy with the supplement stuff.
 

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Prenatals (usually), fish oil, and occasionally some calcium citrate if I don't think I've gotten enough calcium in my diet that day. I was also taking a little extra vit. c (half to a whole kids chewable) when I was having trouble eating enough vit. c foods.<br><br>
No probiotics, but I'm considering taking some the last 4-6 weeks of pregnancy, as I also was GBS positive. I am going to do some more research first, though, to see if there is actually any data on that. I generally have a cup of yogurt or kefir every day, though.
 

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My doc told me something interesting about Vit. C. I have been taking EmergenC and she said that is fine for now, but I will want to taper off in my last month. It seems that baby can get rebound scurvy after birth. Their body starts producing something that breaks down all that Vit. C and then after they are born, they aren't getting as high of an amount and their body is still used to breaking down lots of vit. c. So it breaks down the amount that they are getting and they end up deficient. I have heard that can happen in adults but this was the first I had heard in newborns.
 

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Hey all,<br><br>
Just a quick note on the Vit. C thing. Since it is a water soluable vit your body only retains what it uses the rest is passed in your urine. Same for your baby both invet. and when nursing. The only caveat I have heard from more than one source was that more than 3000mg while nursing can possibly affect your child's ability to absorb it in the future from regular foods.<br><br>
I take Nutralite Double X multi's which are better than most prenates out there, all organic 99% plant based vits. I also take extra C, Calcium, Folic acid, Omega 3's (plant and fish based), E, and a probiotic. I also am drinking Yogi Tea's Mom to be tea which has RRL and some other yummy things in it.<br><br>
That is when I am not sick and can get them in my system.
 

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I'm taking the Standard Process line of supplements. Its not a prenatal per se, but more of a formula of their other supplements. Standard Process are good because they are organic whole food supplements. That means you have to take a lot of them, and they are a little pricey, but they rule! I'm also taking a little fish oil and Pregnancy Tea. I also do those EmergenCs when I run out of oranges and grapefruit!<br>
Oh, and I've just recently gotten readdicted to Luna Bars, which I know I shouldn't do too much of - but they're so good!
 
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