Food supplements to take during pregnancy
MJ Hampstead – are you able to help me out? (This will be lengthy). I’m trying to find whole food supplements to take during pregnancy #2. I’ve been taking these following supplements after I had anxiety/depression/trauma-related ptsd postpartum – after researching what I might be depleted in, I’ve been taking these for two years and they’ve helped in the long-run:
– Fish Oil 1200 mg
– Calcium 1200 mg plus D3 1000IU
– Vit C 1000mg
– Super B-Complex (which has 400mcg folic acid)
– Prenatal Vits
– Magnesium 500mg
– Levothyroxine 75mcg (I had a thryoid crisis postpartum & went from hypo to hyper to severely hypo)
I also drink vegan chocolate shakeology smoothie a few times a week – I heard this has folate in it.
My first baby had a sacral dimple – so that makes me feel that I wasn’t getting enough folic acid/folate the last time! This scares me!
Last time postpartum, I took Mag-Cal to help me sleep due to high anxiety. I also used Bach’s flower essences, and have a few essential oils also.
I’m interested in soaking in Magnesium salt baths with Lavender essential oil for headaches or just to relax this time around. What one is best?
I believe I had terrible adrenal fatigue, though no one cared to officially diagnose me, so I’m looking for some support there as well. The only thing I found out was that I was D insufficient. My last D (about 4 months ago) was 26.
I’m planning to eat kimchi as a probiotic and also drink kefir as a probiotic (which I didn’t do last time).
Ideally I would see a functional medicine Dr. but I don’t think I have anyone around here, that I know of! Trying to figure out whole food supplements. I know they are pricey so if I can (consolidate) get one or two bottles, that includes most, if not all, of the supplements listed above, then I’d be willing to look into it! Here is a link of a prenatal vitamin that looked interesting: http://www.naturalfertilityshop.com/Baby-and-Me-Multivitamin-p/101216.htm?utm_source=Friday%20Newsletter%209-11-15
Any help is appreciated! Thank you!