Frances - posted on 03/30/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
Did any of you make your own prenatal formula? At the beginning of my pregnancy the iron in prenatals was too strong for me. I also was not satisfied with the amount of calcium, zinc, magnesium, and folic acid. I took 2 mg of folic acid daily and 1000 mg of magnesium and 2000 mg of calcium daily. My doctor recommend those amounts of calcium and magnesium. I was able to adjust the amount of iron, depending as to how far along my pregnancy was. In the first trimester I took 30 mg of iron, during the second trimester I took 60 mg, and in the third trimester I took nearly 90 mg of iron.