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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby taras mom » Sat Nov 15, 2003 00:18 am

by taras mom (841 Posts), Sat Nov 15, 2003 00:18 am

Let's start a still-not-pregnant club.[:(]

Did it say how much folic acid they were talking about? Or how much it increased your risk? I haven't heard anything about this.

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby julie f » Sat Nov 15, 2003 00:57 am

by julie f (7993 Posts), Sat Nov 15, 2003 00:57 am

Suzanna,

I think I'm ALWAYS neurotic about pregnancy these days, even though we can't start "trying" until January! I've even told my OB that as I take my pill each day, I pray that it fails... Certified nut here[:o)]

But anyway, getting back to the topic...[:)] My docs have differing opinions... After consulting with my regular OB, the peri that delivered my son and, a peri consult at a teaching hospital - this is what we've come up with. I'm still taking prenatals and once we start trying, I'll add the extra calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and a baby aspirin. My doctor also stated that the baby aspirin should be taken at night, something about the blood thickening while you sleep I think. Interesting to note that the 2 peris disagreed on when to start with the aspirin - one said immediately, the other said once the heartbeat was established. We've decided to go with first option although, I think I'm going to "Ask the Experts" as well. Also, neither peri said anything about the Vitamin C & E but, since we have read quite a bit about possible advantages and, my OB agreed it could not hurt, we figure why not?

I haven't heard anything about the extra folic acid causing mutliples. Not that I wouldn't love two little babies at once but, I would be even that more nervous.

I'm share your fear about future pregnancies. I am overjoyed at the thought of being pregnant and having a little one but, am terrified about what I know can happen. I haven't had any dreams about it but, I have done things like take out a life insurance policy.

Anyway, sorry about my long-winded answer! I'd be really curious to know when everyone is/has starting their therapies as well.

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby sweetiesuzy » Sat Nov 15, 2003 09:43 am

by sweetiesuzy (2404 Posts), Sat Nov 15, 2003 09:43 am

This is the link I read about the folic acid. It was interesting to me - but as you can see, still a theory.

http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/midwife/qas/0,,166253_100692,00.html
Thanks to all of you for your input about vits and more.

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby catherine » Sun Nov 16, 2003 08:50 pm

by catherine (2832 Posts), Sun Nov 16, 2003 08:50 pm

Suzanna, I'm with Marcy on the excercise. I was taking dance class twice a week and swimming regularly, running up and down stairs at the parking lot at work throughout my pregnancy. I felt in pretty good shape right up until about a week or so before I got sick, even then I think it was shape and time of year, not forbodings of preeclampsia. I'm completely convinced that being in good physical health, while it may not prevent the disease (I'm a fan of the "placenta/maternal dysfunction" hypotheses), helps you recover from it and possible minimizes the negative effects on your health.

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby taras mom » Sun Nov 16, 2003 10:16 pm

by taras mom (841 Posts), Sun Nov 16, 2003 10:16 pm

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This is the link I read about the folic acid. It was interesting to me - but as you can see, still a theory.


Barely a hypothesis, actually. They don't give much information about how they derived these figures or what factors they controlled (if any), but it's disturbing that they suggest women over 35 should wait even longer to TTC. I also worry that women who DON'T want twins might read this and decide to skimp on folate.

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby laura » Sun Nov 16, 2003 10:37 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Sun Nov 16, 2003 10:37 pm

That thought had occurred to me too- twins or no, everybody needs their folate.

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby sweetiesuzy » Mon Nov 17, 2003 05:49 am

by sweetiesuzy (2404 Posts), Mon Nov 17, 2003 05:49 am

I totally aggree with you both about the folic acid. I didn't post about it to deter anyone from taking this VERY IMPORTANT supplement before and during pregnancy. I had just seen it and thought it was interesting - and shared. Please never take anything like this to heart. Always follow your providers advice and use common sense!

Thanks for the advise about excercise. Unfortunatly for me - i was swimming multiple times per week and I still got hbp pretty early - at 7 months. I suffer from chronic hypertension so I believe that was the culprit. I will however do moderate exercise should I become pregnant again... as long as it is OK with my OB.

Again- sorry if I offended anyone with the folic acid bit I found. [:I]

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby mada » Mon Nov 17, 2003 07:15 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Mon Nov 17, 2003 07:15 am

Suz,
What an awful dream!!! You poor thing. A great source of excesize for stress is yoga....And once you get prego(keeping fingers crossed for you[:D]) there are some great prenatal yoga classes!!!

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby laura » Mon Nov 17, 2003 08:23 am

by laura (5139 Posts), Mon Nov 17, 2003 08:23 am

Offended? What the heck are you talking about? Not by our Suz!!! I'm not entirely sure I'm on board with the medical representative that mentioned the study, but YOU- you're SUZY!

Nevermind worrying about that- we should and are for the most part able to listen to all that's out there. We may not care for the source, but that has nothing to do with the messenger!

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Re : Vitamins and more during pregnancy

Postby sweetiesuzy » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:32 am

by sweetiesuzy (2404 Posts), Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:32 am

Ok I was worried for a momento! Yoga sounds groovy. My midwife had suggested it last time 'round, but somehow I never did it.

I went to the healthfood store today and bought omega 3 supplements. I am hoping they may make a difference in my bp - I'll let you all know how it goes.

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