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July 10th, 2012, 04:53 AM
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Do any of you lovely ladies know how much DHA we're supposed to be taking in daily? Everything I've found just says that we need it. Hopefully someone knows!
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July 10th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Great question...I don't actually know. I just know I take my prenatals (Rainbow Light Prenatal One), and my doc says they are perfect for whatever I need!
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July 10th, 2012, 02:26 PM
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From what I ave read, they say 200 mg per day, but watch the source by which you are gettingt from!
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July 10th, 2012, 02:37 PM
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I just take the freebie prenatals from Meijer. My OB told me I could just but OTC DHA in the vitamin section at 1 gram a day... but it's actually less money for me to buy a whole new set of vitamins.

I know they say we "need" it, but I could hardly take vitamins at all with my DD and she's smart as a whip... so I'm not too overly worried about it. (That may be bad of me, but this DHA stuff is so new and women have been having babies for centuries without it.)
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July 11th, 2012, 06:16 AM
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I don't how much we are "supposed" to get. My prenatal (CitraNatal Assure) has 300 mg of DHA, and sometime the milk I buy has DHA in it (but not much).
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July 11th, 2012, 07:24 AM
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I'm only taking folic acid after trying 3 different prenatals that all caused me to break out in a rash on my scalp, face and neck. I still don't understand exactly why but all I know is the rash started with the vitamins and stopped when I quit. First I thought it was a dye then I thought maybe a fish allergy. The only fish i know im allergic to is mackerel but I didn't see it on the ing list.
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