Hi skyla, I've been reading some other threads this evening where you were advising on vitamins and supplements to take... I know this is probably not the right thread to be asking you on, but thought this way you would read my post :-) sooooooo, if you don't mind, can I pick your brain on that as well please?? I generally have a very healthy diet, I eat lots of fruit and veg and wholewheat options on everything etc, but I never take any vitamins or supplements (apart from folic acid since a month ago). I have just started to have a milled organic seed mix in one of my meals everyday, but other than that I am a bit lost on what I should be taking. I have been reading a Patrick holford (don't know if you have heard of him in oz) optimum nutrition before during and after pregnancy book, but I still don't quite know whether I should be just taking a very good multi vitamin or lots of separate ones... I am aware of the fact I am meant to be avoiding calcium and magnesium on the boy diet, but I would prefer to be super healthy than be too strict on that front. I did find a good multi vitamin but it came with a warning regarding the vitamin A and pregnancy, so it put me off it! I did look at the tresos-b you recommended to someone else, but you can't get that particular brand in the UK. Any advice would be gratefully received. I'm sorry if I seem to be all question question question and often can't repay the favour with offering anyone else advice, my areas of expertise are a million miles away from gender swaying, but I love to learn :-) xxx
Of course I don't mind, it would be my pleasure. I've gotta say that from being on this site, it seems that the healthier you are, the more boys you have! So you're on the right track there. The girl diet etc is seriously so unhealthy and disgusting, it's no wonder I have all boys. I agree with you 100% that it's incredibly important to be super healthy when beginning a pregnancy... I mean, the girl diet encourages aspartame, which is the nastiest chemical ever, and if women are dosing up on that then ttc, well, the toxicity of it is affecting their eggs, the foetus, all their organs, etc...
With both my pregnancies I took a good multi vitamin, as well as individual supplements. Vitamin A is fine as long as you don't take massive doses of it (you can take up to 10,000IU a day of it), so if it is included in a multi vit then it would be fine. Just check the amounts of each vitamin in your multi, as they often contain enough of each supplement and you won't need to double up and take heaps of individuals too.
I have never taken an individual folic acid, as I take the Tresos B, which has folic in it. If you read all my posts on the' ttc a girl this summer' thread, you will see I said all the B vitamins are synergistic and so you can't just take on in isolation. Read the side of your folic acid bottle and make sure all the other B vitamins are in there too.
If I was you I would definately start taking an individual zinc supplement, as this is as important ad folic acid in pregnancy and pre-conception. You want to take 20-60mg (it's best to buy a zinc taste test from the chemist or health food store which will tell you how deficient you are and then you will know what dose to take). I would also recommend taking Vitamin C separately too, 1-2g a day, and yes, Calcium and Magnesium are really important, you should take around 800mg of calcium and 400mg of mag a day. I know Calcium and Mag are girl supplements, so it's your call if you take them now, or start taking them once you're Pg. Acidophilus is also really important, but I know it can lower your Ph so once again is girly.
Hope that helps Mallety. Please let me know if you have anymore questions. This site isn't about tit for tat, it's about helping eah other where we can! xx