I am in the last couple of weeks of my pregnancy, and one of my friends got very upset when she found out that I stopped taking my prenatal vitamins. I really thought that they were for the first two trimesters of pregnancy, and, after that, they were optional. Since my pregnancy has been so healthy, I stopped taking them in my 7th month.
Am I alone in quitting the vitamins? I never took vitamins before my pregnancy and don't feel a personal need to supplement my diet since I eat a variety of foods and make sure to eat in a healthy manner.
Should I give in to my friend's concerns or continue the way I was? I haven't brought this up to my doctor and don't have another appointment until next Friday.
Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:22 AM on Feb. 12, 2011
During pregnancy the baby uses alot of your own nutrients and the prenatal vitamins replenish them to keep you and baby healthy. Obviously is a choice to not take them but it's discouraged.
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