Im 15 weeks and stoped taking folic acid tablets at 12 only to then be told by the hospital midwife that I should continue them throughout the pregnancy. Also was directed to a community pharmacy for "healthy start vitamins for pregnant women" which infact has now closed so I don't know where to source these? Any thoughts or comments what I should be taking if anything?
My midwives and the health professionals at the hospital all said to keep taking folic acid and vit D throughout. I buy mine for £1 each in the supermarket, no need for the really expensive pregnancy vitamins!
I stopped taking folic acid at 12 weeks and haven't taken any vitamin D at all and I'm 16 weeks. Should I still be taking folic acid and vitamin D?? I just assumed they would tell you whether you need vitamin D from blood results?
Never! I'll stop taking my folic acid then after I've googled this, but my midwife and sonographer both said to keep taking it?! Odd. (I'm not low or deficient in folic acid so no medical need to continue).
I'm 32 weeks, stopped taking pregnacare back in December at 12 weeks as they were making me sick. I was told off at my midwife app this week as my iron is low, she was not amused when I said I hadn't taken them for 20 weeks
I was taking Pregnacare before my pregnancy (I think it helped me to conceive) & my doctor said to continue on with it throughout. Luckily I've not been sick (also think Pregnacare is helping!) so I'm eating really well. I'd say there's no harm continuing whatever vits you're taking if they are pregnancy-friendly.