Prenatal Vitamin No Iron

Prenatal Vitamin No Iron

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  • Anyone know of a prenatal vitamin that has no more than 14mg of Iron or a formula that reduces constipation?
    I’m currently using “Prenatal Complete” by a company called Finest that I picked up at Walgreens. They are terrible!!! I only visit the restroom for an extended amount of time once a week when I take these things. Does anyone know of a vitamin that has a low amount of iron or a formula that has been known to reduce the chances of constipation? I can’t take this anymore!!!

  • is it ok to take red raspberry tablets when you are taking iron pills and prenatal vitamins?
    i am taking 1 tablet of ferralet 90 a day
    to give you a better idea:

    Each green film-coated tablet for oral administration contains:
    Iron (Carbonyl iron) 90 mg
    Folic Acid 1 mg
    Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 12 mcg
    Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 120 mg
    Docusate sodium 50 mg

    Inactive Ingredients: Povidone, croscarmellose sodium, acrylic resin, color added, FD&C Yellow No. 5, magnesium stearate, magnesium silicate, FD&C Blue No. 1, polyethylene glycol, vitamin A palmitate, ethyl vanillin.
    My prenatals and iron pills were prescribed to me.

    • You should avoid anything with red raspberry (as a supplement/tea…candies, slushies, etc are fine, lol) until you’re close to term, because as the previous answerer mentioned, it can cause your cervix to begin the process of thinning, which can lead to premature rupture of your membranes or preterm labor. Which you obviously want to avoid!

      The iron and the prenatals don’t really have anything to do with the red raspberry supplements being safe or not, so I’d stop taking them until you have a chance to bring them to your doctor/Ob and ask. If the levels are low enough, they may okay them, but for now, I’d be on the safe side and skip them altogether.