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Are there any moms who took vitamins other than prenatals and had a healthy baby?

Prenatal Vitamins have me completely sick all day, so my doctor said i can take flintstones vitamins as long as it has iron....here and there someones in my ear about not taking prenatals so i was curious if there was anyone else out there who has or is in a similar situation.

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NyasMommy1

Asked by NyasMommy1 at 8:47 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • I couldnt take prenatal vitamins at all because of health issues and both my daughters are healthy
    mandy628

    Answer by mandy628 at 8:49 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Most prenatal vitamins just have a standard amount of everything in them. I compared them to my regular multivitamin and little to no difference. I took extra vitamin d since I am indoors a lot and planned on breastfeeding other than that you should be fine with any multivitamin with Iron and a healthy diet.
    Crystal8327

    Answer by Crystal8327 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I never took any prenatals or any other substitute for that matter and have had three healthy little ones.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 8:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I took flintstones with my son and he was completely and 100% by the book normal. He arrived on his due date, scored a 9 on his apgar, rolled over, crawled, walked and talked all according to the "norms" books give. He's now almost 5, cognitively above his peers, and very happy and healthy. We have allergy problems that can't be traced to any family history, but developmentally he's beyond good.
    ba13ygrl1987

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I took Flintstones with all three of my children. They are fine.

    My 1st was born 35 weeks, due to non related things, weighed 5 lbs. 4 oz.
    My 2nd was born 4 days late -- weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz.
    My 3rd was born at 38 weeks -- weighed 7 lbs. 12. oz

    All are healthy & growing like weeds.
    xxlilmomma09

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 8:50 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • 2 Flinstones a day here, three wonderful babies!
    amybaby_19

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 8:53 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • OMG! thnx you guys i was beginning to worry something would be wrong because of me not taking prenatals....very helpful answers!! Thnx again! :)
    NyasMommy1

    Comment by NyasMommy1 (original poster) at 8:54 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I added Omega Vitamins
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 8:56 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I took Shakelee vitamins and had very healthy babies

    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 8:59 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • I took Flintstones with my first and didn't really take anything with my other 4 and they were all born perfectly healthy.
    The vitamins are for mom, not the baby. The baby will get what it needs but it takes it from mom.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 9:02 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

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