Saturday, February 6, 2010


After "how far along are you," the second most frequently asked question I receive is, "what supplements are you taking now that you're pregnant?"

I take:

  • 10,000 IU Vitamin D every day
  • Pre-natal vitamin (with iodine) every day
  • DHA (a second pill that comes with the pre-natal vitamin) every day
  • 500 mg Dimagnesium malate every day
  • 12.5 mg Iodoral (Iodine) once/week

The magnesium is for muscle health (no pre-term labor for me!) which includes heart health (my first two visits with the OB are the ONLY two visits I've had with a medical doctor in which my blood pressure wasn't elevated). In fact, my blood pressure at my last OB visit was perfect at 120/80. Magnesium also helps prevent constipation (which I have yet to experience and hope I never do).

The Vitamin D is for...well, everything.

The Iodine is for my thyroid health and it is especially crucial for the baby's brain and neurological development. After several months on Iodine treatment (pre-pregnancy), my TSH went from 2.98 to 1.1 (1.1 is PERFECT, just ask Dr. Davis). I'm convinced that improving my thyroid health assisted in conception.

That's it. Nothing too spectacular, but each is very important. I keep the vitamins on my nightstand along with a bottle of Gatorade so I can take them first thing in the morning.

Oh, and my next post will be about my health goals during pregnancy (including yoga, my walking regimen, and eating habits).

Until then.....XOXO


  1. I didn't take all of that stuff....I wonder if Erick would be smarter if I had.

  2. Gatorade in the morning on an empty stomach...sounds yucky :)