should I be taking anything else besides follic acid?

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Long Legs Lizzy Posts: 233
Hi girls, Just wondering if anyone recommends taking anything else besides follic acid?my doc didn't say and i'm almost 3 months pregnant so just wondering should I take anything else. I was thinking of vitamin B for tiredness especially but is it necessary or dangerous?? (not sure) Thanks Lizzy
mrssunflower Posts: 3651
Hi Lizzy I've not been taking anything else either, doc said I didn't need anything. But mother and mil are doing my head in about iron so much that I've told them that I'm taking it now :o0
angel14 Posts: 24
Hi there long legs lizzy I am just going into Week 6 of my pregnancy. My local GP and nurse recommended that Folic Acid and also Pregnacare tablets which are both available in your local chemist. I am getting my bloods done next week so my GP said not to take any iron supplements until he sees the results as I'm vegetarian and can be a bit low in iron from time to time but I did read somewhere that pregnant women should consult their GP first before taking iron supplements. I hope this helps.
Maxi-Babe Posts: 327
My doc recommended MumOmega - I took folic acid for the first few months and then I changed to MumOmega for the remainder of my pregnancy and would really recommend them. They provide essential fatty acids for both baby and you. I felt great when I took them. They are prticularly good if you plan to breastfeed. I had planned to do this, but it didn't work out for various reasons, so I stopped taking them. If I had continued breastfeeding I would have continued taking them. HTH
alton Posts: 3077
My GP was adament that I shouldn't take anything except folic acid for the first 14 weeks and then iron after that. She said that the "run-down" feelings are just part and parcel of pregnancy and multi-vitamins won't cure that. Her rationale is that anything that hasn't actually been proven safe for pregnant women is best avoided. A bit extreme.