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    Prenatal vitamins

    When do most people start their prenatal vitamins? I was taking them before I became pregnant, but my doctor actually asked me to stop taking them, and just to take folic acid for the first three months. Is this normal??

    thanks.

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    i started taking them after 3 months too. Was on folic acid for the first 3 months.
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    Hi,

    I started taking Materna for a few months before I became pregnant as well as Folic acid and several of my pregnant friends are taking both too. My doctor has told me to keep taking Materna even after the pregnancy while I am breastfeeding. In addition I am taking Calcium with Magnesium to help the Calcium be absorbed.

    I think it is better if you are eating healthily and of course taking the folic acid for the first few months. I like to be sure so takign Materna along with trying to be healthy.

    Not sure what everyone else has been told.

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    Doctors in the US had us on prenatals from the first minute and through breastfeeding.

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