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Ok, I'm at a loss what to do. I've been vegetarian for so many years and I am seriously considering taking a prenatal with gelatin, which I don't want to do. Here is the situation.<br><br><br><br>
I posted a while back about prenatals, people recommended Rainbow Light but I don't like them because their prenatal contains Vitamin A Palmitate, and I don't want to get too much of that during pregnancy due to risk of defects. No good prenatal should have vitamin A in that form, it should be in Beta Carotene.<br><br><br><br>
So I went with SOLGAR vitamins, which are 4 a day, but thats fine - except I eat a very healthy diet and get a lot of dietary calcium, and the prenatal also contains a TON of calcium, and I was afraid from the beginning of developing kidney stones ( I know two women who got them during PG) and sure enough, I just got rid of some and it was NOT a fun experience.<br><br><br><br>
So I'm at a LOSS!!! Right now I'm just taking folic acid and Vegan DHA supplements.... nothing else! I think an iron supplement is in order, but I'd really just rather take something that says "prenatal" on the label, does that sound insane??? Someone help me, I have been to so many vitamin stores and health food stores and can't find anything that doesn't have a ton of calcium AND no gelatin AND no vitamin A palmitate!!! Thanks!!!
 

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seriously, it's ok to not take prenatal vitamins.<br><br><br><br>
go and get an iron skillet, and that should give you enough of iron support for your needs (and then some).
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>zoebird</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
seriously, it's ok to not take prenatal vitamins.<br><br><br></div>
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agreed. and, in fact, multi vitamins are not necessarily that great anyway (just due to lack of absorption). it is better, i think, to individually take what you think you need (like the folate and omega 3s).
 

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I did a google search and came up with this one:<br><br><a href="http://www.bayho.com/p/892061.html" target="_blank">http://www.bayho.com/p/892061.html</a><br><br>
it is not vegan, but it is vegetarian, and the vitamin A comes from beta-carotene.<br><br><br><br>
And this one:<br><br><a href="http://www.devanutrition.com/vegan_prenatal_multivitamin.html" target="_blank">http://www.devanutrition.com/vegan_p...tivitamin.html</a><br><br>
Also beta-carotene, and seemingly vegan.<br><br><br><br>
This was just a quick search cause I'm at work, but they are out there! Don't despair!
 

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I think that I agree with Zoebird and catswym...<br><br><br><br>
I believe that a prenatal vitamin is a good way to make sure all of your bases are covered. But if you are sure of what you are getting enough of and what you aren't, diet-wise, then you can take individually what you need.
 
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