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Pregnancy vitamins WITHOUT iron?

(7 Posts)
mybelovedmonster Fri 12-Apr-13 18:47:39

Are they available? I have no appetite at all and finding it hard to eat a decent diet at the moment (8w pg) so want to take a multivit, but the iron is playing havoc with my insides.

Any recomendations?

MrsHoarder Fri 12-Apr-13 18:50:33

The standard healthy start ones your gp can give you? Or just folic acid on its own is in most chemists.

mybelovedmonster Fri 12-Apr-13 18:52:17

I've got the folic acid, so that's covered. Its more the rest of them - b vits, vit d etc.

Didn't know the GP could prescribe them so that's helpful thankyou.

CallTheDoula Fri 12-Apr-13 19:01:21

Hello, Floradix is good (liquid vitamin formular) & often works well for women who cannot tolerate iron in other preparations, it contains iron gluconate which is easier on the stomach and hopefully will be non-constipating. It contains less iron than other suplements but is better absorbed. Also, I believe they do a version without iron in at all. Available from Holland & Barrett & other health-food shops. Hope that helps.

mybelovedmonster Fri 12-Apr-13 23:07:59

Thanks, yes. I've been trying to remember the name of that. Does that have other vitamins as well then? I'll look it up.

Ooh I've just remembered we have a good health food store in town that have been good with this sort of thing in the past - I'll give them a try too.

CallTheDoula Fri 12-Apr-13 23:40:21

I think it has vits b,c,d but yes, look it up and you should be able to see quite easily

mybelovedmonster Sat 13-Apr-13 09:52:46

Thank you.

I wish sanatogen still did the iron free option - its so bloody annoying.

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