I had the "trying-to-conceive mind" way long before my husband agreed and told me he's ready. So when I had my pap smear test last May, I have asked my doc if she can recommend me a prenatal, (just in case my husband and I decided we're ready the next day or week or month, I have it handy..lol) so she prescribed me Prenexa. What makes it different from others is that it has plant-based DHA, that's responsible for softening your stool-she said. I like it, but not the price. I have to pay an extra $35 on top my insurance coverage. Pricey for a 30 piece softgel capsules! Despite the price, I took it for four months, until I switched to Geritol Complete + folic acid this cycle. I have read various testimonies about this multivitamin supplement, that it aided some women with fertility issues and that it helped them to get pregnant. If a lot of women have used this and it got them a BFP, then it won't hurt to try right? This miracle multivitamins doesn't have enough Folic Acid though, so ladies suggested you need to buy a 400mg one (and so I did).
I know I shouldn't switch to anything until I see my OB, but after a pregnancy fluke last month, I'm up for anything right now. I will see her this January 4th for a check-up. Until then, maybe I can get this one slide. I'll be O-ing around the end of the month, it would have been nice if I could see her before that, but January 4th is the soonest available she have on her schedule,, so oh well..
Noting from my favorite pregnancy book:
You should not take a prenatal vitamin or any other supplement without talking with your doctor....Take prenatal vitamins only as directed. Large doses of anything--even a good thing--can be harmful. Don't take more than the RDA for any vitamin or mineral--most of all vitamins A and D--without getting your doctor's OK..
My only concern with Geritol is that it has 120% of vitamin A (6,100 I.U.), when my book says my prenatal multivitamin should contain no more than 5,000 IUs of it. hmm, what do you think?