What Supplements Do You Take When You are Pregnant?

When you are pregnant or planning on having a baby one of the first things the doctor will tell you is to start taking Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid (to prevent birth defects). Yes, while you are pregnant you need to increase your nutrients to nourish you and the baby, along with eating a clean diet of plenty of fruit, vegetables, protein and healthy (good) fats.

Is It Really Necessary to Take Prenatal Vitamins?

You may be thinking you will just take your regular multi-vitamin instead of taking Prenatal Vitamins.

The biggest concern doctors have in taking a regular multi- vitamin is that the Vitamin A dosage may be too high and can damage your unborn baby. Check with your doctor what dose of Vitamin A you need.

Folic Acid is taken to prevent neural tube defects or abnormalities such as spina bifida and may prevent heart defects. Sometimes Folic Acid can cause side effects in pregnant women, such as stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea, skin reactions, irritability or seizures. According to the CDC, women need 400 mcg of Folic acid each day which is taken for the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. Another form of Folic Acid is L-5-methytetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF) and is also safe up to 400 mcg taken daily.

Foods that contain folic acid:

  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Fortified Cereals
  • Green leafy vegetables (i.e., Arugula, Bok choy, Kale, Mustard greens, Swiss chard)
  • Nuts
  • Oranges
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries


I have found Prenatal Vitamins are more apt to cause constipation, headaches, morning sickness and colicky babies, usually from the iron in the prenatal vitamins.

Now, I am not saying not to take Prenatal Vitamins or Folic Acid. The reason I am pointing out these possible side effects these 2 supplements can cause is because if you are experiencing constipation, headaches, or morning sickness and can’t figure out where they are coming from, take a look at what supplements you are taking.

Taking Hyland’s Bioplasma Cell Salt During Pregnancy

Whether you take Prenatal Vitamins or not I found Hyland’s Bioplasma cell salts (also called tissue salts) to be very beneficial for the pregnant mom and baby. The Bioplasma has 12 essential minerals that are found in a cremated human body’s ashes. They are an inorganic form of tissue containing calcium, magnesium, potassium iron and silica – cell salts. These essential 12 salts are important and essential in helping with the growth and development of every cell and tissue in the body.

The 12 cell salts work differently than vitamins in the body. Dr Schussler (who discovered the cell salts), developed the cell salts in such way that it keeps molecules spinning in suspension, so cell salt goes directly into the tissues. I like to say, “taking a cell salt is similar to taking supplements” by addressing the body on a nutritional level and feeding the body what it needs or is missing, but work directly with the tissue and cells in the body.

Taking Bioplasma During Your Pregnancy

I had my daughter, my daughter-in-law and my pregnant clients take the Bioplasma and Folic Acid and they have had very healthy pregnancies and babies.

  • Administering Hyland’s Bioplasma – take 4 tablets 3 times a day

Whether you are planning on having a baby or are pregnant and taking Prenatal Vitamins, Folic Acid and or Bioplasma, eating a well-balanced diet is vital to the health of you and your baby.


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About the Author: Virangini Cindy

Virangini Cindy Rounsaville, C. Hom., is a homeopathic health consultant and educator who has been involved with homeopathy since the early 1980's. She has studied the field extensively with internationally known homeopath and author Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D., among others. She began teaching and consulting in 1983 and, along with her late father Louis Dion, C. Hom. began a homeopathic study group in Hunterdon County, NJ to help people learn and use homeopathy in their daily lives. Virangini Cindy works closely with medical doctors, chiropractors, and other homeopathic and holistic practitioners. She has incorporated Rasavidya Medical Astrology (different than regular astrology) into her practice as well. Having practiced QiGong since the 1980's, she uses medical QiGong poses alongside the medical astrology to help individuals with life issues and chakra balancing.