Jump to content

pregnancy vitamins


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Mrs--S

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

Hi ladies,

I just found out I am pregnant after 8 months ttc. I was taking Elevit with Iodine, zinc and wild krill oil while TTC. Now I have switched to Blackmores pregnancy and breastfeeding and swisse wild fish oil because it's mercury tested. Would it be better to take the wild salmon oil? I'm worried now the wild fish oil might be made from the livers of fish even though I can't find anything on it.



Thanks

#2 pinkelephant

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

I take Elevit.  I don't think you need to take any additional fish oil etc. Blackmores should be enough

#3 Girlo

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

All you need is folatic acid and a balance diet....

#4 FeralFP

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:37 PM

QUOTE (Girlo @ 01/01/2013, 05:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All you need is folatic acid and a balance diet....

+1

I found the pregnancy multivitamins made me throw up because of the iron but when I asked my GP about it, he said multivitamins aren't necessary anyway and to not worry about trying out other brands. Unless you have a really terrible diet or a known deficiency, just a daily ifolate tablet is perfectly fine.

Edited by JBaby, 01 January 2013 - 06:38 PM.


#5 Koobie83

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

My Swisse Pregnancy + Ultivite formula includes folic, iodine and a recommended dose of Omega 3 (wild salmon oil). It is mercury tested too. (Oh and all your vitamins and antioxodants).

Edited by Koobie83, 01 January 2013 - 06:43 PM.


#6 sarahec

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

I took Blackmores and extra fish oil supp but I can't remember which one! I guess go with whatever you feel comfortable with (if uncertain about mercury testing).

#7 Jo-Anna

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

I take a fish oil that's triple filtered (?) from the naturopath to remove as much of the heavy metals and also what seems like a super potent pregnancy multi (mainly because of twins). I am sure a very balanced diet and folic acid you be fine but I like to err on the side of caution and do what is advised by the naturopath and doctor.
I thought (from my first pregnancy) that the dr said taking extra fish oil in the first trimester is great for the brain development, but I could be wrong.

#8 Choufleur

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

I only ever took Blackmores. I'm sure I asked my OB about taking fish oil etc and she didn't seem fussed either way about it.

#9 Mrs--S

Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Thanks for the replies original.gif my Dr. Did say fish oil is good to take in pregnancy. I might stick to the blackmores pregnancy one and ask him about the fish oil again when I go back.

#10 eM_Mille

Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Congratulations! I take Blackmores and have since a few months before my first baby was born. I also take iron supplements because I'm low. My OB said multivitamins will never hurt, they're great if you're lacking something (we can't always be perfect with our diet) and anything extra will just be excreted by the body.

What are the benefits of fish oil? I have arthritis in my hip from an old running injury and previous surgery, I should probably take some!!

#11 Natttmumm

Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

I just took elevit. And by about 20 weeks doc said really I didn't need it and just take some iron and vitamin c.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.