When is the best time to start taking pregnancy vitamins?

We are getting married this August and we want to get cracking ASAP after the big day, to start our family. So when did you start taking pregnancy vitamins? And what did you take?

No name brand asked on 10 May '11 at 01:22

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Mama23girls answer on 10 May '11 at 01:22

When we started TTC I started on prenatals, but after a miscarriage I stopped taking them. They say that it's wise to start taking them two cycles in advance to start prepping your body. However, if you don't start taking them before you get pregnant, then take them as soon as you find out. Good luck and congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

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Starsfan14 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:01

I have been on Lovenox with both of my pregnancies. The first time I started at 27 weeks after a DVT was found in my left thigh. And the entire time with my second child. I started them in my first pregnancy in my stomach and love handles. However, I was having a lot of pain with them there. And the bruises were horrible. I have always been rather thin and I had no fat on my stomach and very little in the love handle area. So my doctor allowed me have mine put in my rear (my husband did them) and that worked out for me. Although I have heard of many people taking them the entire pregnancy in their stomach. It is perfectly safe to put them there. I don't think you can hit the baby with that short of a needle (although I know it doesn't feel short in your stomach) Although you can always ask your doctor. He/she might allow you to change the place like mine did. Take care, I know those shots aren't fun.

Rhianna does medicine year 1 answer on 09 May '11 at 17:44

Yes and no. The hormones that are increased in pregnancy and contained in the contraceptive Pill aren't the only risk factors for blot clots forming during pregnancy. What the Pill and pregnancy both have in common is that they both produce hormones that increase the bloods clotting ability. Oestrogen increases the risk of DVTs by increasing the production of certain chemicals necessary for the blood to clot. It also increases platelet numbers + stickiness of platelets, which increases clot formation (to prepare for blood loss during child birth). Progestogen in the Pill causes the blood vessels to relax and widen, allowing the blood to pool in the veins, increasing risk of clot formation. Blood clots in pregnancy are generally the result of increased venous stasis- blood pooling in the lower deep veins. As I said above, balance of proteins of the coagulation + fibrinolytic systems also play a part. DVT can of course lead to a pulmonary embolism. Clots in pregnancy and from the Pill are generally always the results of clots that have formed in the deep veins of the legs, broken away and then embolised in the lungs. Women who do have clots in pregnancy and whilst taking the contraceptive Pill, generally also have certain other risk factors such as protein C and S deficiency and most commonly Factor V Leiden mutation. Over all health of the woman also plays a part- obesity, poor diet/unhealthy lifestyle and a smoking history also increases the risk as does age. During pregnancy the uterus also expands, putting pressure on the lower blood vessels which can restrict blood flow from the legs and pelvis back to the heart. Physiological structural changes during pregnancy are risk factors alone.

?autumn? answer on 09 May '11 at 18:13

I also just had a miscarriage so I feel your pain. I am so sorry for your loss. I was 8 weeks. I have a 4 year old little girl:) Well I would say you have a great chance of having a great pregnancy after a misscarriage. My Dr. told me that 6 out of 10 pregnancies end in a misscarriage so you are so not alone. What I think is just keep taking your prenatal vitamins and eating right. Before you TTC again though you might want to try to lose some weight since you said you was obese. Just to make sure you are healthy yourself when you get pregnant .

Blackbooty answer on 09 May '11 at 19:25

hi,usually what happens is that when a woman wants to get pregnant,she really gets her mind and soul into it.her emotions are fillled with longing so deep she forgets to relax and live everyday normally, usually this anxiety can lead to 1. getting no periods 2. over eating= weight gain 3. stress(you try to find comfort in wanting to love something/one) 4. you are experiencing your emotional waves and feel secure taking it out on your man with the pretense your pregnant and having mood swings, that way your less guilty of what you say. 5. we need to be loved and understood. try to forget about how bad you want it and you will get that baby. good luck.

Amy g answer on 09 May '11 at 20:08

I just gave birth to my second child almost 3 months ago. My first child will be 4 in December. It is not as bad as you would think having 2 kids. My daughter is very helpful and she loves her little brother to peices!!! The second pregnancy went by very slow and was not much different than my first except that this one was a scheduled c-section and my first was an emergency. YOu can get overwhelmed with taking both children out sometimes, and night feedings are never great, neither is lack of sleep. But you already know that from the first pregnancy. You cant really prepare, just accept mentally that there will be 2 little ones instead of one. Good luck and enjoy your pregnancy!!