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Why are supplements prescribed during pregnancy ? Many mom's have this query because they feel they are eating a balanced diet and yet have to take so many pills. In the three months prior to conception and the first trimester you should take a folic acid supplement. This helps to prevent neural tube defects. In the first trimester you may also be given a multi vitamin. Once you enter the second trimester the doctor will prescribe iron and calcium. These two minerals are essential to over all growth and development of the fetus. They are needed in large quantities and our normal diet may not be able to cover the same. In the third trimester we would recommend a supplement of omega 3 as this nutrient is beneficial to brain growth.
We have a short time to form the perfect baby and many times our diets may not be completely balanced each and every day. If any of the supplements do not suit you please make sure you mention the same to the doctor and get a substitute. Don't just stop taking it.
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Hi Sonali Shivlani
My doc hasn't preecribed me omega 3. What to do?
At present i am taking fol123, softeron z, calcimax500 and propl powder. Are these sufficient? Or omega3 tablets are still needed separately.

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Even for me omega 3 supplement is not prescribed.. Only iron, calcium and folic acid tablets

Very much helpful!!
Thanks Nilofer shaikh for the tag.
My 3rd trimester is yet to start,so let's see the omega 3 supplement my doctor suggests or not.
Nilofer have u met with ur Dr. In 3rd trimester?
Sonali Shivlani please suggest the name of the tablet which contains omega 3 , I think it should be taken!

Parul Johari . No dear. I have my appointment on 13th.
We r not in our 3rd trimester yet kya????
At what week we will enter 3rd trimester???
My lmp is 30 august.

Mine too did not. Nilo we eat lot of fish and other seafoods so we are pumped up with omega 3.. So relax. 😋

From 28th week 3rd trimester strart

Nilofer shaikh baby u have just completed ur 1week of 3rd trimester.
I'm in the last week of 2nd trimester ,, let's see what our doctor say mine appointment is on 15.

Neeta Shetty dear tell the name of ur omega 3 tablet

Can i have more detail about vitamin D ..

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