Prenatal vitamins or just healthy diet?

April 5, 2008 Katja Presnal

Prenatal vitamins or just healthy diet?

So, I was prescribed prenatal vitamins, and I am hestitant to start eating them. I haven’t been anemic during any of my pregnancies, and I have made sure I get all the nutrients needed in my daily diet.

I will try to find more information about this during the next couple of weeks, but I would appreciate if you have great resources to share and know more about why not to take the prenatal vitamins.

I studied the Bradley Method 7 years ago, and I if I remember correctly, using prenatal vitamins was not recommended, but a balanced diet. I don’t remember taking vitamins in my last pregnancy either, but I might have, I know they were prescribed for me.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (2)

  1. s a n s k u :)

    No MINA olen ainakin excited tasta asiasta. :-D On varmaan outoa tottua ajatukseen uudesta vauvasta kun ette olleet suunnitelleet sita. Mutta uskon etta kunhan alkushokki taantuu niin innostus raskaudesta tulee olemaan mieltsi. En osaa neuvoa vitamiini jutusta kun kerran itse en ole koskaan ollut raskaana ja en ole asiasta ottanut selvaa. Tiedan etta joku niista B vitamiineista on varsinkin hurjan tarkeaa mutta jos olet varmistanut etta sun vitamiinit tulee ruuasta (verikoe voi viela auttaa tuon suhteen) niin ei varmaan tarvi ottaa pillerin muodossa. Pitaa tietty muistaa etta jotkut jutut elamassa vaikuttaa vitamiinien imeytymiseen joten kai se verikoe olisi hyva ainakin ottaa.

    Jannaa aikaa teidan elamassa. Iso muutos tulee olemaan tietty taas mutta varmaan oikein ihana sellainen.

    Tunnut olevan niin energinen ja pirtsakka ihminen (miinus jokaisen meista huonot paivat) joten kylla varmaan jaksat sitten ihan hyvin neljan lapsen kanssa. Varmaan tulee olemaan paljon apua toisilta lapsiltasi (hyvaa kokemusta heillekin) myos joten kylla se siita.

    Onnittelut!! Lapset ovat elaman aarteita!

  2. Christine

    I expressed my excitement for you on twitter, but I have to say congratulations here, as well… What a fun adventure!

    I don’t have any great resources for you, but I will say that my gut has always said to stick to a healthy diet. With only one of my five pregnancies did I take prenatals, and in hind-sight that was the one during which I felt the worst!

    I’m curious to hear what you find out.

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