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user1469466510 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:01:50


I was wondering if anyone had any tips on which supplements to take? There's so many out there and no idea which ones to choose… Also, why did you choose them? Or have you had any bad experiences with any that I should stay away from? I've heard that some can make morning sickness worse - does anyone know which ones these are and why this happens?


summerskittles91 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:34:58


I'm taking the Sanatogen Mum to be ones,

I did start taking pregnacare conception (a while back when TTC) but found they were making me sick. I took a break for a while and when doing my research I came across these. They were fine whilst TTC and now 5 weeks and still going well.

BluePitchFork Mon 01-Aug-16 15:36:03

folic acid
vit d3

possibly iron

anything else is not usually necessary.

CatsAndCocktails Mon 01-Aug-16 15:39:06

Iron can often make you feel nauseous.

All you need is folic acid for the first 12 weeks and vitamin d throughout unless told otherwise by your midwife/GP (your blood tests might show you are anaemic or something).

SpecialStains Mon 01-Aug-16 15:40:31

Any pregnancy multi vitamin should be fine. Start off with the own brand versions as they'll be cheaper for the same thing, and then change if necessary.

As I had really bad sickness throughout pregnancy , I struggled to swallow the bigger tablets and the only little ones I eventually found were the seven seas ones. Before I found those I was just taking individual folic acid until 14weeks and then just vitamin D.

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

user1469466510 Mon 01-Aug-16 16:03:55

Thank you for all of your advice!

GVW12 Mon 01-Aug-16 18:07:18

I am 8 weeks and taking folic acid + vit d, Boots own.
I read recently somewhere that they had done a study recently that showed supplements make no difference. However I would rather take one tablet a day just in case it does help.

I think the best vitamins/minerals you can get into your body are probably ones you have via your diet!

Barefootcontessa84 Mon 01-Aug-16 20:04:15

GVW12 I saw that article too - I think what it said was that supplements are pointless except folic acid and vit D which are both essential. (That said I'm taking pregnacare to make sure I'm covered!)

Laura05 Mon 01-Aug-16 21:36:39

I'm taking healthy start vitamins which are free from all heath centres (Scotland so not sure if it's the same for you?) I've had no side effects or anything from taking them. You also get healthy start vitamin drops for baby when they're here which again are free

user1469466510 Tue 02-Aug-16 14:07:11

Oh thats so interesting that Scotland offer free ones - does anyone know if England offer this?

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