We are thrilled to be expecting our 4th child! Of course I have my worries and I am doing everything possible to make this the most healthy pregnancy I can. Currently I participate in CrossFit at PR Fitness (http://www.prfitness.net/) two days a week, yoga one day a week, and I try to swim once a week. I feel like we eat really healthy around here but I'm trying to stay away from sugar which is really hard for me. Sugar is my drug. :)
All expectant moms know that it is important to take our prenatal vitamins. So as soon as I found out we were pregnant I called my doctor to call in my prenatal vitamins. Now that I've become an obsessive label reader the first thing I did when I picked up my vitamins was read the labels. I was disgusted!!!
What better way to help a developing baby grow than load it up on preservatives, fillers, binders, and food dye! I don't allow this stuff in the food we eat so I wouldn't dare put it into my body through a "vitamin". The softgel DHA vitamin only says at least 275 mg of DHA and EPA and other omega 3-fatty acids, gelatin, glycerin. For one, I have no idea where these omegas came from and two, I have no idea the potency.
When I called my OB's office to ask for vitamins without all this junk, they had no idea!
So I called up our dietitian, Staci Small, from The Wellness Philosophy for some advice. (http://www.thewellnessphilosophy.com/) Lucky for me she is pregnant as well and was able to give me some great prenatal vitamins that are vegetable based.
It feels so much better knowing my baby is getting the best!
So pregnant mommies, what is in your prenatal vitamins?