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So, my gyn has me on a prescription prenatal called prenate DHA. He thinks it's ultra-mega-awesome because it has DHA in it, which is good for babies' brain development. It also has Colace (a stool softener in it). But despite the Colace, it makes me SOOOO constipated. Now that's not the issue - the issue is that when I'm this constipated, I get really nauseous. And I get headaches. And I eventually have panic attacks.
My old prenatal didn't make me this sick. It also costs $40 less. But it doesn't have DHA in it. I really want to switch back, because I really don't need this much nausea right now, let alone when I'm pregnant and morning sick. But I also want to do what's best for my baby.
I would ask my OB, but I don't see her for another 2 weeks, and I cannot wait that long.
I'm going to say if you're personally having problems with it I would ask to be switched back. If it helps you feel less sick then you should be able to take in more food which can help of course.
Plus remember....for thousands and thousands of years women have had successful pregnancies without having DHA prenaatal vitamins lol. I always have to remind myself of stuff like that. But I'm the same way; I'm paranoid if I even miss my vitamin for one day.
I actually take Prenate DHA and think it's great. But for me I was 25 weeks when I had Roald and until then I had no constipation or hemorrhoids. After having him I developed hemorrhoids somehow. I'm back on them and am very regular, defnitely not constipated. But everyone's different.
I would probably switch back. Gosh, my new ob/gyn asked me what prenatal I was taking and when I said Walmart brand, he told me it's one of the best around. Now granted, it doesn't have the DHA stuff in it, but I didn't take that stuff with my DS#1 and he's a pretty sharp cookie if I do say so myself!
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Oh honey, don't forget that you can get DHA by itself! The enfamil lipil is a DHA/ARA supplement. If it's the DHA that he's going for, take it separately! I have the hardest time with prenatals when I'm pregnant. They make me SO sick. I'm lucky if I feel well enough to take one once a week.
So, yeah, switch back and look for a separate dha supplement.
Count me in as someone who wouldn't take vitamins that make her sick; I'd switch back! Typical prenatals make me sick too, but the prenatal vitamins that I'm taking now are AWESOME (and I have yet to be sick like with any other prenatals)! Alas, there is no DHA in it, but it's got everything else I need.
Switch back. There's no need to make yourself sick
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