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Flintstones as substitute to prenatal vitamins

"Hi I am now 6 weeks pregnant and havent had any check up yet can I also take flintstones as prenatal vitamins as I have not taken any? Your response would be highly appreciated. Thank you. and other than flintstones do i have to take other dose of meds?"
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Flintstones what? They have to say prenatal on them.
4236200 tn?1352611176
When I asked the midwife at my clinic about gummy prenatals she thought I was asking about flings tones and she said you could take those.
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flintstones complete the one that is for children
4236200 tn?1352611176
*flinstones
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even at the start of your pregnancy?
4236200 tn?1352611176
She said they're great for women who can't hold down prenatals. At the start of this pregnancy, I had to switch over to tummies right away because I threw up my regular prenatals every night.
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No you should take prenatals.
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thank you very much..did you take other supplements additional to flintstones on your first trimester? does it have any effect on the baby?
4236200 tn?1352611176
Actually several doctors and nurses suggest children's vitamins for women who can't handle prenatals.  I've been tools numerous times by medical professionals.
4236200 tn?1352611176
I took iron and dha since children's vitamins tend to lack iron and that's essential.
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did you take iron and dha on your first trim?
5831791 tn?1385364564
Try gummy prenatals for now if u cant hold down the others main thing at this part of ur pregnancy is getting he folic acid which those flinestone vits may not contain or contain enough of but fyi they do not contain iron. Ur doctor will most likely advise u to switch later to a different prenatal in ur 2nd trimester once the morning sickness isnt as rough.
5831791 tn?1385364564
Try gummy prenatals for now if u cant hold down the others main thing at this part of ur pregnancy is getting he folic acid which those flinestone vits may not contain or contain enough of but fyi they do not contain iron. Ur doctor will most likely advise u to switch later to a different prenatal in ur 2nd trimester once the morning sickness isnt as rough.
5831791 tn?1385364564
Coming from a nurse. Iron is essential if u have iorn deficiency anemia during ur first tri and if ur not sure if u have that ur doc will do a chem 14 and they will be able to tell u . We r more worried abut iron levels during ur 2nd tri due to the baby more rapidly growing and bones beginning to fuse etc.  
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I took the gummy prenatal in my first trimester and switched to the Flintstones complete multi vitamin (the one that says complete DOES have iron) and has everything a prenatal vitamin has.. I compared them side by side. You just have to take 1.5 or 2 instead of 1. I don't know if it will be harsh on you're stomach BC I took the gummy prenatal without iron in my first trimester And when I switched I was already 22 weeks
5864964 tn?1378854185
Flinstones are fine, my ob told me to take them instead of prenatals. They dont make me sick
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