Prenatal vitamins are something most women take without a thought. It’s just what you do if you’re thinking about or trying to concieve. However, there may be health consequences from taking them, especially if you aren’t informed about the ingredients, vitamins and minerals on the label. Consider this post from Cara of Health, Home and Happiness fair warning on why you might not want to take MOST prenatal vitamins on the market:
“The day after my little guy was born, I was sitting on the couch trying to improve his latch and in my oxytocin-induced la la land thought, ‘hmm I ate well with him, took a food-derived prenatal, and had good nutrition prior to conception. Why does he seem to have a slight tongue tie (midline defect)?’
Yes, these are the places my sleep-deprived mind wanders to. Us GAPS moms have nutrition on the brain under most circumstances.
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I kept the tongue tie and midline defect in the back of my brain to look into later, but I wasn’t overly concerned because this baby is developing completely on track, has a great immune system, and is growing as expected. The tongue tie has prevented him from ever having a *great* latch, but we figured out nursing positions that help, and he’s been able to get plenty and I don’t have pain.” Keep reading…
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