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    1sttime2011 is offline Registered User
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    Safe supplements

    Does anyone know of any brands of fish oil and calcium supplements that have been approved for pregnant people? Thanks
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    Hmmm....I don't know about the "approved for pregnant people" part but I will tell you what I used with my pregnancies and during breastfeeding:

    Supplements: USANA Essentials

    I was taking Materna until I was about 4 months pregnant with my first child and then I just started feeling weak and like the vitamins were just not supporting me nutritionally. So, I asked for some advice and came upon USANA. I had been taking USANA in secondary school but hadn't for years. The Essentials were fantastic during both of my pregnancies and now that I'm breastfeeding. I got my energy back and felt great.

    Fish Oil: USANA BioOmega Oils
    I just started taking these when I was breastfeeding and I like them.
    “Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
    spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
    To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
    She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”

    ~ Grantly Dick-Read (Childbirth Without Fear)

    Mother of Two
    JMW, boy, born November 29, 2007, 9:43 pm, USA
    MJW, girl, born March 17, 2011, 4:14 pm, HK

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    Where do you buy your Usana supplements?

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    I'm taking Elevit as a supplement but I take Usana Calcium. Their offices are in the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay.

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    Supplements such as Calcium and Fish oil from highly reputable suppliers can be purchased readily and very cheaply from any drugstore.

    Usana is an MLM company (similar to Amway) with questionable practices and high prices. If someone recommends the product to you, question their motives as usually there is a profit motive behind it.

    I would urge anyone thinking of doing business with them to do some google searches and then decide for themselves. Search for:
    1) "usana scam"
    2) "usana high cost"
    3) "usana product problem"

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    I'm taking materna as well. I asked my OB if it was necessary to take calcium supplement. He said materna is sufficient... Is it safe to buy over the counter supplement while pregnant ? Maybe it's better to ask doctor before starting anything

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    No motive whatsoever in recommending Usana calcium, it's simply what I take. HC is right, I think Usana is one of those companies where ppl buy and the more they sell to others the better deal they get or something like that. We solely buy for ourselves as they are good quality. Don't actually know if you can just go there and buy them without having an account. I didn't like their fish oil as I could taste fish all day long. Taking Blackmores that I brought from Australia- not sure if you can buy it here. It is "odourless", meaning it has no (well, less) fishy aftertaste.

    http://www.blackmores.com.au/products/omega-daily

    I would be careful about which oil you take as the not so good ones may have mercury.

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    Blackmores are very widely available (Watsons, Mannings, SaSa, CrCare and many more) and they also do Calcium supplements.

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