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    Hi all,
    I am new and would like to ask about pre-conception multi-vitamins intake. I have bought a pack of (Vitabiotics)Pregnacare Multi-vitamins from Watsons. I am planning to have baby and would like to take folic acid and multi-vitamins. There is enough folic acid but there is a formula of Betcarotene (vit. A 2,333 IU) 4.2 mg. I heard that pregnant woman and planned to preganant woman should be take Vit A supplements. Does that mean it is wholly Betcarotene or part of it is Vit A? And from the web of Vitabiotics, the formula shown is different from the pack I bought. I just want to ask whether anyone has experience of taking multi-vitamins for pre-conception and is it safe to take this brand?
    Many thanks!
    Christine

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    Hiya,

    I think it is best to ask your doctor to prescribe a pre-natal vitamin product that is suitable for you. My doctor prescribed me Materna.
    This link may be of interest to you:- http://health.yahoo.com/drug/d03148a1
    :cheerlead

    Hunhun
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    I took Materna as well.

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    Thanks and I will ask my doctor for my next visit.

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    It is a different type of vitamin A that is dangerous, called retinol from memory. Beta carotine is a vegetable form of Vit A (carrots!) and is fine.

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    Hi Christine-
    Actually during pregnancy you should not be taking high dose of Vitamin A supplement as there is a theoretic risk of malformations-that is why some systemic and topical Acne medications that are based on Vitamin A acid(like Roaccutane and Retin A) are an absolute no-no during and before pregancy.
    A pregnancy supplement should contain no more than 4000 units of Vitamin A, so this one seems fine.I took Materna and was very happy with it.
    Hope this helps.
    Good Luck.sandra

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    Pregnacare has an advantage over Materna in that it is coated, so easier to swallow if you're feeling queazy.

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    Thanks for all your reply. So, I think Pregnacare should be fine with Beta Carotene.

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