Posted by: mum2b | 2004/01/14

Vitamins during pregnancy


I am almost 17 weeks. I would like to start taking Pregnavit M - I did not take them during the first trimester as my gynae mentioned that sometimes these vitamins can have an adverse impact on the developing feotus. I am currently taking Eltroxin for an underactive thyroid and I have also been taking folic acid for the last four months.

My first question, Is it safe to take Pregnavit as well as Eltroxin.

Do I still need to take folic acid or is there sufficient amount in Pregnavit. I am also a complete vegetarian for the last 11 years.

Many Thanks

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It is safe to use Pregnavit and Eltoxin. There is enough folate in Pregnavit M. You do not need to take any extra.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2015/07/31

Hi I'm 4 weeks pregnant iv stated taking pregnavit m but I had a miscarriage lkast year decemberis pregnavit m safe?

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Posted by: www | 2004/01/14

I started taking Pregnavit M (after discussing with my gynae) at 8 weeks and kept taking them until I stopped breastfeeding. When taking pragnavit you don't need additional folate, because it contains enough, like Kippie also mentioned.
I have no idea what Eltroxin is, but discuss any concerns about medication/vitamins with your doctor as well.

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Posted by: Kippie | 2004/01/14

Hi Mum2b
Looks like we are in the same boat concerning the thyroid problems.
I have taken folic acid alone 4 months prior to my pregnancy and up to 11 weeks. Thereafter doc prescribed Pregnavit M and told me not to take the folic acid as the Pregnavit has folic acid in it.
I am cronically using diotroxin and was advised to use this right through my pregnancy at the dosage established before pregnancy, as I had a miscarriage in 2000 which doc suspects was caused by my thyroid and not taking my diotroxin.
So keep on taking them, but discuss it with your doc.

I am now 19 weeks preggies!!

Good luck

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