I'm 12 weeks tomorrow and i've been taking folic acid only. My GP recommends I take pregnacare for the rest of my pregnancy and I know there's a few types. Don't know which is the best. Any suggestions?
I'm taking pregnacare folic acid plus vit D and the omega 3 capsules. I've got boxes & boxes of the stuff after a 3 for 2 offer though.
Midwife gave me a supply of folic acid and vit D at my booking appointment & said I'd get more at 13 week scan - I'm in Scotland though. I don't know if it's a new thing or not? Will prob switch to that once the pregnacare runs out.
I started on pregnacare then moved onto pregnacare max - they are expensive but they are 3 for 2 at boots at the moment. No problems with them and iron levels etc have all been great but my god the omega 3 ones make me retch when I swallow them!
I took Zita West first trimester supplement plus Omgea 3 for the first trimester.
From second trimester have moved to Pregnacare Max which includes omega 3 and calcium. I also have an additional higher dose vitamin D as I am brown skinned and born and bred in the tropics, and have absolutely no capacity to absorb vitamin D from sunlight in the UK and this part of the world.
Overall, trying to eat 4 portions of calcium rich foods a day, plus the Vit d and calcium from supplements as those two are absolutely key second and third trimesters.
i get pregnancy vits from the midwife. at my booking in apt she gave me a healthy start voucher. handed it in to my local pharmacy and pick them up every month. dont know if its just my region that does them but worth asking midwife.