Omega 3- 6 -9 are important for healthy fetal brain development. Make sure the supplement is Mercury Free. You can find that out by calling a product specialist from the manufacturing company (phone number is usually on the bottle) and they can read the scientific product details to you to ensure that it does not.
I did that today with my Vitamin Shoppe brand Omega 3-6-9 and she read the scientific details to me, insuring no mercury is present in my supplement.
Which is great! So do your homework first! Its a good source of Omega 3s but... the most important Omega 3 is DHA.. so a dha supplement would probably be best.
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1/15/12 9:13 P
If the doctor gave you a prescription for a prenatal vitamin, I would take just that. If the doctor just said take one, and it is up to you which one, I would look for one that had folic acid as well as omega 3, 6, and 9. The biggest deal is really the folic acid. I would _not_ take a prescription prenatal vitamin _and_ any other vitamins without checking it with a doctor. You don't want to overdose yourself with anything. A lot of the omega 3,6,9 vitamins come from fish oil which can mean that in addition to the good stuff you are also taking mercury. Mercury is a poison. In really low doses it's okay, but pregnancy is not really a good time to mess with that. If you eat stuff that has omega 3, 6, and 9 like flax seed and fish, it is a lot harder to accidentally give yourself mercury poisoning.
I think it is a great idea to start taking your prenatal right away before you get pregnant. The iron took about a month for my body to get used to, and by body I mean my gastrointestinal track. Hopefully, I don't have to be more graphic than that. Prune juice was my friend, but then everything went back to normal consistency while continuing to take the prenatals. I think it was a lot better to do that while I wasn't also adjusting to pregnancy hormones. Of course, a developing baby in the two weeks before a pregnancy test can read + needs the folic acid to avoid neural tube defects, but do you really want to only take the vitamins two weeks out of the month and constantly be in intestinal distress?
1/14/12 7:58 P
Hi I was told by my doctor to start taking prenatal vitamins now before conception. A friend of mine told me to take omega 3 6 and 9 vitamin which contains flax seed and other web sites say to not take flax and others say it is safe. I am so confused!!!!!! any suggestions....I am not pregnant yet and I know it will take a while since I stopped my BC pill a month ago...I am trying to prepare my body ahead of time any advice???
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