Taking Vitamins

Hi, just wondered if anyone know if its safe to carry on taking vitamins while try to, and then hopefully getting pregnant. I have been taking a multi-vit with cod liver oil and evening primrose oil for years.

Hope someone can help I had a quick look on line but couldn't find a straight answer. Thanks

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  • PeasnCarrotsPeasnCarrots Posts: 1,831
    You need to take folic acid and avoid any vitamins that include vit A. I took pregnacare whilst trying and also throughout the whole of my pregnancy (You can stop after 3 months but my midwife said it wont harm baby if I took them throughout so I thought that the extra vits would help me through my working day and be a bonus for the baby!!)



    Not sure about cod liver oil or evening primrose though. Try your local Holland and Barret



    Good luck with getting pregnant



  • PeasnCarrotsPeasnCarrots Posts: 1,831
    You need to take folic acid and avoid any vitamins that include vit A. I took pregnacare whilst trying and also throughout the whole of my pregnancy (You can stop after 3 months but my midwife said it wont harm baby if I took them throughout so I thought that the extra vits would help me through my working day and be a bonus for the baby!!)



    Not sure about cod liver oil or evening primrose though. Try your local Holland and Barret



    Good luck with getting pregnant



  • CBAUMECBAUME Posts: 68
    ok will have a look for that one, started taking Folic acid when I came off the pill. Thank you for the advise xx
  • PeasnCarrotsPeasnCarrots Posts: 1,831
    Your welcome, good luck x
  • AmberLseAmberLse Posts: 96
    I think Cod Liver Oil is a no-no once you are pregnant, as you shouldn't consume anything that is Liver-related, as it contains high levels of Vitamin A.



    No idea on Evening Primrose...



    I'm taking the Boots "Mum-to-be" version of Vitamins, as at least I know they shouldn't contain anything that will be harmful when we get pregnant...



    As MrsMc says, ask in H&B, just to check!



    Good luck!
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