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    multivitamins while pregnant

    My other half is pregnant (yes it is mine) but see has a bad diet and does not eat enouth veg so the doctor told her she needs to eat better and also take some vitamin tablets to help as see gets dizzy faint spells. She has been taking folic acid as the tablets are very small but can not usally take tablets and the pregnancy multivitamins are very big she is looking for a powder or chewable type does anybody know were we could get some as boots could not help and asda said use bassetts Daily Energiser with B vitamins and CoQ10 for now but keep looking for one designed for pregnant women.

    Please serious help only
    thanks to all that can help

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    Do you have a local Holland & Barrett - if so get in there and they will help. My sis a branch manager and they get brilliant training. Other than that best not to ask on here - perhaps even go visit the pregnancy thread (best thread on here)

    will get you the link

    Pregnancy thread here

    Edited by: "bossyboots" 1st Sep 2010

    All I know if that Folic acid is absolutely vital when planning a pregnancy and during pregnancy, it is such a simple way of cutting the risk of some very serious complications so make sure she keeps on with them.
    I would recommend going to Holland and Barratt or a local health food shop, but if she is low in iron then you can buy a liquid called spatone you add to orange juice which is easy enough to drink.

    i think folic acid and pregnacare vitamins cover everything (pregnacre are a bit pricey but its only for 9 months and its your wife and childs health so worth it

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    tdogg

    i think folic acid and pregnacare vitamins cover everything (pregnacre … i think folic acid and pregnacare vitamins cover everything (pregnacre are a bit pricey but its only for 9 months and its your wife and childs health so worth it



    do they do chewable ones

    Spatone rocks, I had this for years when carrying all mine, certainly a good deal better than the alternative iron tablets, that really mess around with your system. Spatone is expensive, but invaluable. Deffo try H&B, but if still no joy try crushing up the tablets... mix with a tiny bit of juice and drink it quick, or if they are capsules - even better, my gran used to sprinkle it on her porridge! (Not pregnacare though, I hope!!!!) Congrats, and best of luck.

    The pregaday vitamins and iron that they should prescribe are probably the safest to take, tell her to make an appointment with her community midwife and she should be able to guide her better, Dizzy spells should be mentioned as well as she may need to have bloods done to check her Iron levels...
    [I am a midwife so hope this helps] x

    Has she tried swallowing tablets with milk as they seem to go down easier or braking them in half

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    bossyboots

    Do you have a local Holland & Barrett - if so get in there and they will … Do you have a local Holland & Barrett - if so get in there and they will help. My sis a branch manager and they get brilliant training. Other than that best not to ask on here - perhaps even go visit the pregnancy thread (best thread on here) will get you the linkPregnancy thread here



    We do have one in town but due to work will not be able to get there till sunday but i have e-mailed them so will see what they say thanks

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    Penny Saver

    Spatone rocks, I had this for years when carrying all mine, certainly a … Spatone rocks, I had this for years when carrying all mine, certainly a good deal better than the alternative iron tablets, that really mess around with your system. Spatone is expensive, but invaluable. Deffo try H&B, but if still no joy try crushing up the tablets... mix with a tiny bit of juice and drink it quick, or if they are capsules - even better, my gran used to sprinkle it on her porridge! (Not pregnacare though, I hope!!!!) Congrats, and best of luck.



    I will ask her but she is a wimp with crushing them etc i did try but will ask her about these ideas

    Penny Saver

    Spatone rocks, I had this for years when carrying all mine, certainly a … Spatone rocks, I had this for years when carrying all mine, certainly a good deal better than the alternative iron tablets, that really mess around with your system. Spatone is expensive, but invaluable. Deffo try H&B, but if still no joy try crushing up the tablets... mix with a tiny bit of juice and drink it quick, or if they are capsules - even better, my gran used to sprinkle it on her porridge! (Not pregnacare though, I hope!!!!) Congrats, and best of luck.



    I am not pregnant but often find after regular blood tests that I'm anaemic and the tablets just stopped me pooping and made me feel nauseous but the spatone is just brilliant when mixed with orange juice and makes a real difference after few weeks of remembering to take it. You can't get it on prescription, but check out Boots and Tesco pharmacy for 3 for 2 offers.

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    Shoegirl75

    The pregaday vitamins and iron that they should prescribe are probably … The pregaday vitamins and iron that they should prescribe are probably the safest to take, tell her to make an appointment with her community midwife and she should be able to guide her better, Dizzy spells should be mentioned as well as she may need to have bloods done to check her Iron levels... [I am a midwife so hope this helps] x



    we will ask have an apointment next tuesday

    My wife has had 4 kids (2twins)...A women body know what its needs, it she doesnt like taking the vitamins..then she doesnt. Simply make meals , that contain iron, like beef, etc, Create a paste or make a noodle dish put in the vegatables......Think like a man for a moment, trick her into eating right type of food. Does she like Beer, give her guinesss, tons iron, and so on...forget the wives tells...think logically...find out some background did any of family members have this problem, and what helped...

    Like me have a smoothie every day - I liquidise together strawberries/banana/grapes/kiwi/orange. Add some fruit juice so it's not too thick. Delicious. I get frozen strawberries from Farm foods - only £1 per pack. Also have an apple a day
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