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October 7th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I was just wondering if anyone waits until they see the doctor to get a prescription for vitamins. Last time, my doc said it OTC ones were fine. So I've always taken Kroger brand ones that come in a combo pack with the DHA supplement.
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October 7th, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Yes, I take the Walmart brand, that has the prenatals and DHA boxed together, but in 2 different bottles. I haven't had a problem with them yet. My doc said any OTC prenatal is fine.
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October 7th, 2012, 10:27 AM
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I asked my doctor and she wrote me a prescription, but she said the OTC ones were the same thing. When I went to pick them up, I was going to have to pay $60 for the prescription ones after my insurance! I decided just to go wit the OTC which as less than $20.
I am taking the Similac with DHA ones that come in two separate bottles. The only thing my doctor said was to make sure it has the DHA.
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October 7th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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My doc said OTC are the same. I will most likely just stick with them. Prescriptions are expensive even if you have insurance.
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October 7th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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I got prescription ones, because I have a good health plan and they're actually cheaper that way for me.
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October 7th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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I take the OTC Similac brand, which like the Target and Walmart brands, are a duo. It's neat. I learned early on last pregnancy that every single prenatal vitamin out there makes me sick except the gummies (which are stupid expensive, and actually don't even have the same content as most "normal" prenatal vitamins), so I'll just weather through it. Splitting it in half helps. Though that's kind of off topic, ha.
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October 7th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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I take a generic OTC ones and then a Fish Oil-Borage Oil-Flaxseed Oil combo capsule.
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October 7th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Taking OTC as well... one a day with seperate DHA supplement.
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October 7th, 2012, 01:11 PM
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I was still taking walmart brand prenatals because I was nursing, so I'm just sticking with them. It comes out cheaper than prescription ones for me.
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October 7th, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Yeah I use nature made prenatals and my doctor prescribed me 1mg of folic acid as well. He is really big on taking 2000+ mcg of folic acid a day until the first trimester is over at least. He had me on folic acid as soon as we started seeing him to get pregnant.


After typing this post I checked my prenatals and they do not have DHA! I am completely blanking on the ones I took with DS - but I know they had DHA and now I'm going to run out tomorrow and switch it up. Boo that complete multivitamin my butt!
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October 7th, 2012, 08:30 PM
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I ordered chewable prenatals online after a recommendation from my doctor. They were really inexpensive and taste good. I have a REALLY hard time taking prenatals so he recommended this brand to me so its an OTC one.
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I take an OTC prenatal vitamin called Premama Prenatal Drink Mix. I highly recommend it, especially if you're in the morning sickness months. I was so sick with my first 3 pregnancies and I couldn't keep any prenatals down. I'm pregnant with my 4th and I just discovered this brand. It's a flavorless powder that you can mix with any drink. I mix it with gatorade and you can't even taste it It's a lot more affordable than prescriptions too.
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October 16th, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Right now Im taking Target brand but Im not sure what I will get when these run out.
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I need to get some. I have postnatals for nursing moms right now. They usually make me really sick so I am bad at taking them.
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October 16th, 2012, 10:59 AM
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I am taking the nature made prenatals with DHA. My dr said they were fine plus the prescription ones are so expensive.
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October 16th, 2012, 11:05 AM
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The day after I got my BFP's on home pregnancy tests, I went to the doctor's office (they take walk-ins for urine preg. tests) and when it came back positive, the doctor counselled me for a few minutes and wrote me an Rx for the vitamins. I don't have insurance currently, but Giant Eagle (A super market chain here, in case they're not nationwide) has a program where a 90 day supply of prenatal vitamins are free, so I did that.
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October 16th, 2012, 11:13 AM
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I take a stop & shop brand called care one...they are equivalent to stewart prenatal vitamins..my doc gave me alot of otc ones to try but i like the one im taking so he said i could continue taking them
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I ordered chewable prenatals online after a recommendation from my doctor. They were really inexpensive and taste good. I have a REALLY hard time taking prenatals so he recommended this brand to me so its an OTC one.
What brand is it? I've been looking for something I don't have to swallow, I hate big pills!
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October 16th, 2012, 06:46 PM
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I take the chewable prenatals made by VitaFusion. They don't upset my tummy at all. But beforewarned, because they taste really good they don't put iron in them because they appeal to children, so if you have problems with anemia you may want to find a different brand. Doc says as soon as my tummy is feeling better I will just add an iron supplement..

But they have DHA, the same vitamin levels as my horse pill kind, and 800mg of folic acid. They have worked well for me
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Have to look around for them!
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