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Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:49 AM
Hi Just me, Stevie, Again.
Are you taking any multivitamins? At the moment, im addicted to potato , sweet potato and pumkin, which isnt the healthiest but it seems to be all that doesnt "come back up!" so im still taking my mulitvitamins. I am on elevit. Have been for almost 6 months now.
Are you taking anything? I know very shortly ill have to go onto my iron tablets, because i get aneamic in my pregnancys... And after my heamorage last time i know how important it is ot have good iron stores
4ish weeks lol - due between the 1st and the 9th. This was the one cycle i "gave up" on and didnt use OPKs lol.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:58 AM
Sweet potato is full of vitamin c and beta carotenes! It is good for you and the baby.
I think most women crave white carbs in pregnancy and if it's all you can eat then it's fine lol.
I'm not in this group but I took Blackmores Pregnancy and breastfeeding tablets the entire time I was pregnant.
Certainly can't hurt to stay on them a while longer till you get back to a more varied diet.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:16 AM
I have had a real craving for jacket potatoes this week, and hadn't really linked it to pregnancy - doh! Might have one for lunch actually.
I am taking Swisse Pregnancy + Ultivite and Cenovis Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Formula, and have been for about 4 months now. I take both, as I wanted to up my intake of folate, iron and zinc but not as much as in Elevit.
Stevie, I am surprised you need more iron if taking Elevit as it has a large dose in it. Saying that, I am not convinced it all gets absorbed as other vits in there can have an effect on that.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:34 AM
I personally dont see any need to take multivitamins unless your blood results show defficiencies. I took folic acid in the early stages, and now am on iron tabs because im a bit low, but have not taken any pregnancy multivitamins as such. The companies that make these expensive concoctions would like to make you believe that you need them....
Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:07 PM
I am taking Elevit and have been for the last 3 months. I will continue to take it throughout the pregnancy and until I finish breastfeeding.
With my first pregnancy I just took folate for the first 3 months, and did the same with my second pregnancy but then I got sick and just couldn't seem to shake it. I was sick for weeks at around 3 months pregnant. My sister suggested Elevit and I started on it and felt better within a few days. I felt fantastic for the rest of the pregnancy so I have done the same thing for all subsequent pregnancies, and I never seem to get overly sick. (touchwood...)
Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:13 AM
I was taking a pregnancy multi, then magnesium, DHA and zinc to prepare for pregnancy on advice of a naturopath. I also take Caltrate (Vit D & Calcium) plus iron for my own medical history. When I saw my GP yesterday she said to stay on everything I was taking as it was good for throughout the pregnancy also.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:05 PM
I take blackmore multi every morning. Along with high dose folate (SIL has spina bifida) and some iron tonic mixture because i'm anaemic.
At night I take calcium/magnesium because I think my teeth suffer badly during pregnancy so this time I"m going to take calcium to see if that helps.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:22 PM
when i found out i was pregnant, i started taking elevit... only coz my iron levels are so low in general , its probably why i feel so washout these days
Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:19 PM
I have blackmores but I have been feeling nauscious all day so havent really felt like taking them. Guess I probably should just take them.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:40 PM
I am just taking folate ATM, and will start iron in the 2nd trimester. My iron levls were fine, and last time I took elevit it made me constipated, oh the joys!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:59 PM
I've been taking Elevit since I found out I was pregnant. I completely get your sweet potato and potato cravings, having the same...although I prefer my potato in the form of hashbrowns with tomato sauce
Posted 11 April 2012 - 08:36 AM
I'm taking Blackmores Gold pregnancy and breastfeeding, and apart from the difficulty in swallowing the enormous things, I'm not really having any problems with them. I found out very late (9 weeks) that I was expecting, so I'm concerned that I wasn't taking folate before/after conceiving, but too late to stress about it now.
I'm not really craving anything at the moment - although anything that's made for me is much more appetising than something that I have to make for myself.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:31 PM
I can't take any supplement containing iron due to me being a carrier for haemochromatosis (iron overload), so I'm just taking folic acid and iodine. I should take Vitamin D as well but the weather, until today, has been glorious so thought it better to try and get it naturally!
Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:02 AM
I'm on the elevit and will stay on it till I finish breastfeeding. I am the same in that I have also been craving potatoes, rice, pasta....!
I wouldn't take anything extra cause of the elevit but obviously whatever the Dr says!
Stevie I have read a few times that vitamin c helps absorb iron. You probably can't stomach it but I've also been craving orange juice, so that might help you with the iron absorption.
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