I am so confused with supplements. I feel so guilty as I cannot stomach fish and my midwife tells me it's a must to eat 3 portions a weeks I have tried and I just can't I hate it. So I thought get a supplement I got the above-omega 3 fish oil but then looking at the internet they say ones safe one isn't some day it's ok some not so I waited till last week to ask my midwife in person I showed her the bootleg and she said yes that's fine but didn't even look at the bottle or question anything, it was the end of the appointment and she was done basically, so I'm still non the wiser can someone please help me out here, I hate knowing I'm depriving my baby of these vital things but I'm trying to substitute without damaging the baby. Thank you in advance 😘
I've been told fish oils are absolutely fine (in fact encouraged) as they are just the oil of fish. I take the high strength boots own which I find a good price and absolutely no smell or taste. I made the mistake of getting krill oil once - stay away! Opened the box and strong smell of rancid fish!
Hahah thanks for that 👍🏻 That's good to know. I brought some omega 3 fish oil from lidl and it's a big yellow capsule, I thought it'd be fine as it's something that's needed but there's always so many contradictions with supplements and pregnancy 🙈 Who encouraged you to take them was it a midwife or gp?
Thank you everyone! Well I went into boots on weekend and spoke to the pharmacist. They didn't question it too much and just said yeah it's fine but when asking a ex nurse she said because this one has primrose oil init she wasn't sure wether that would cause a risk by possibly making the cerbix soft? So now I'm back to dipping square one! I wish I'd just brough the pregnicare ones in the first place, only thing is ive already brought loads of folic acid and zinc and didn't want to waste them (and money) looks like I may just have to though. Such a mindfield 🙈