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Prenatal pill panic

Postby l412angel » Fri Oct 01, 2010 00:22 am

Ok soooo my new rx prenatal that I filled a month ago came with two bottles I thought sweet a 2 month supply! WRONG! OMG one was DHA and one was prenatal!!!!! SO FOR A WHOLE MONTH I HAVE BEEN ONLY TAKING MY DHA AND NO PRENATAL!!!

Should I freak out? I am soo nervous because I know 1mg of folic acid is good and I have not been on it since week ten then!! Im really freaking out!! :(
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Re : Prenatal pill panic

Postby m » Fri Oct 01, 2010 00:49 am

I wouldn't freak out - it's most important to take it in the earliest stages of pregnancy. Here's what I found at WebMD:

When Should I Start Taking Folic Acid?
Because many pregnancies aren't planned, it's important for every woman of childbearing age to take folic acid, even if they aren't trying to conceive. Birth defects occur within the first three to four weeks of pregnancy, so it's important to have folic acid in your system during those early stages when your baby's brain and spinal cord are developing.


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Re : Prenatal pill panic

Postby l412angel » Fri Oct 01, 2010 00:52 am

PHEW! I guess I stopped the prenatal around ten weeks. Makes me soo mad! I wish the Pharmacist would have told me its two separate pills!!!
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Re : Prenatal pill panic

Postby m » Fri Oct 01, 2010 00:55 am

Also, many foods like cereals have folic acid added and lots of other foods have it naturally, so you're probably getting at least some in your diet - check your labels and see.
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Re : Prenatal pill panic

Postby missgamecock » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:40 pm

I am sure its fine. I couldn't even keep anything down with Sara the whole pregnancy. Which meant prenatals didn't stay down either!
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Re: Prenatal pill panic

Postby ajpratt » Mon Nov 15, 2010 08:49 pm

OMG This happened to me. Would you believe that my pharmacy didn't correctly fill the RX and for 80% of my pregnancy, I didn't take the DHA pills.

I was in a panic, but my OB felt that it was ultimately OK. And, everything was. {Hugs to you}
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