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February 14th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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I was wondering if any of you are taking any DHA supplements and if so, what?

My doctor has me taking Omega 3 fish oil pills so I can get in my DHA but I really hate taking it. When I burp it tastes (and probably smells) fishy. It's quite disgusting so I want to switch to something more tolerable. I saw that Enfamil has something out
DHA Supplement for Moms - Enfamil

Should I see about switching it up or does taking the fish oil have other benefits to make it worth continuing with it?
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February 14th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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I take the CVS prental vitamin. It is 2 vitamins. 1 is the regular prenatal and the 2nd is the DHA pill. I haven't had ANY problems with it at all.
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February 14th, 2010, 12:30 PM
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I take the CVS prental vitamin. It is 2 vitamins. 1 is the regular prenatal and the 2nd is the DHA pill. I haven't had ANY problems with it at all.
When i went to get a new bottle of prenatals I saw one that had the 2 pills. I wanted to get it but I still had a decent amount of my fish oil left. I'm almost out of fish oil and doing just fine w/my prenatals so I would have to get DHA separately.

I should've just stuck with the prenatals I was first taking. They were great. Had DHA in them. I didn't realize how important the DHA was when I switched off of them
Amazon.com: Nature Made Prenatal Multi Plus 200 mg DHA - 90 Liquid Softgels: Health & Personal Care
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February 14th, 2010, 12:49 PM
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I take the NatureMade with DHA. There are pills with DHA/fish oil that are vegetarian (so not really fish oil). Those would help with the fishy taste you are experiencing.
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February 14th, 2010, 01:36 PM
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I am taking Prenate (I think thats what it is) It is a prenatal/fish oil combo. I had to start taking mine at night or else they made me soooo sick and the fish burps made it 10x worse. Try taking them right before you go to bed.
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February 14th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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I also take the NatureMade prenatal vitamins with the DHA in them. I used to take fish oil and I never had that problem with the fishy taste but I know a lot of people who did.

You can take flax seed oil which should give you the same benefits as the DHA but without the fishy taste. You can take flax seed oil in pills, an oil, or grains. It is SUPER healthy and great whether you are pregnant or not.
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February 14th, 2010, 02:08 PM
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I've been taking Expecta. Its a gel capsule that is a DHA supplement that doesn't have any fish it in. It's made from plants and I have no aftertaste what so ever. I buy it at target since my dr. Wanted me to start taking it since my very first appointment.
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February 14th, 2010, 03:41 PM
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I have been taking the NatureMade pills as well. I have never had a problem with them, def. recommend them!
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February 14th, 2010, 04:10 PM
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If you keep your fish oil pills in the freezer, it will prevent the taste/burping and such and will not hurt it in any way. Great tip from my OB and pharmacist.
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February 14th, 2010, 04:50 PM
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Funny that you wrote this!!! I take pruet dha its 2 pills and it repeats on me so bad.. I can agree with the burping its nasty!!!
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February 14th, 2010, 07:25 PM
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I take Citranatal that has a DHA pill and regular pill in it.

I took Omega 3 for a short period b/c BF read the bottle and it said that pregnant women should not take it. I asked my doc office and the nurse on call said not to take those. in order to get DHA take the ones that come with the DHA pill b/c those are safer.
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February 14th, 2010, 07:37 PM
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I've taken Fish Oil pills for a long time now and never had any issues. They have some that our specially coated to make the flavor and taste go away.
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February 15th, 2010, 12:54 PM
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I take the One a Day prenatals. They have two pills, one of them being DHA. I'm actually considering switching to NatureMade with DHA though because they're less expensive.
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