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I am about 5 months pregnant with my first child and since about month 4 my pre-na vitamins have made me sick to my stomach(i take them at night) and i cant hardly get to sleep, so i stopped taking them and asked my nurse if there was something else i could take and she said "Flinstone vitamins". I bought some flinstone vitamins and compared them to my pre-na vitamins and they have all the same vitamins and stuff, but lower doses of it, so should it be ok to take this daily instead of my pre-na vitamins?


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If this is the advise the nurse gave you, then yes, take the Flinestone vitamins. If you're concerned or need a second opinion, you need to call your doctors office and ask your doctor/nurse.
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You're old enough to take adult doses of vitamins. Children and adults have different nutritional needs. Pregnant women need more because they are supplying themselves AND their babies. I don't think children's vitamins are really enough. If the prenatal vitamins are making you queasy, then switch to something like Centrum, or a similar one-a-day multivitamin (IMHO, everyone oughtta take multivitamins!). Then supplement with folate/folic acid and calcium. You definitely need calcium.

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