Hi Emom i am not taking mult vitamin and calcium, the only vitamins i am taking are fish oil, probiotic, iron tablets and folic acid ( that i forgot to meantion in my post). My general practice told me that i do not need prenatal vitamin, that is fine what i am taking , but i am not sure if she is right. I am feeling confused because i do not know what to take .....
Did you ask WHY your GP doesn't think you need a prenatal vitamin? I think it's true that prenatal vitamins upset many women's stomachs, so maybe that's why they're hesitant to prescribe it. I would definitely check into calcium, though. Google the words "pregnancy and calcium". There's lots of good information on how much you should be getting. Maybe you are getting enough through diet, but many--if not most--women don't. Also, you should continue taking it through breast-feeding. Now, calcium CAN be binding/constipating for SOME people, so if this is something you deal with, consider taking it with magnesium which has the counter effect.
How much folic acid are you taking? The recommended daily amount for a pregnant woman, according to the site below, is 800 to 1,000 mcg (1 mg). Folic acid would be included in a good multi vitamin (it's in the B complex family), though the level might not be that high.
If you want a prenatal vitamin, if it gives you piece of mind, then ask for it and give it a try! (or go to your local health food store and buy a high-quality one!) It would probably mean you would stop your individual folic acid and iron because those would be included in the prenatal (and if you've found an iron you tolerate well, again that might be why your GP doesn't want to mess with a change). On the other hand, if your diet is really good (lots of leafy greens, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, good sources of protein) then maybe you really don't need it!
Here, this seems like a pretty good article. Check out the part under "Are all prenatal vitamins the same?" http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/prenatal-vitamins
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Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
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