I just ... began my search for the healthier prenatalchoice. I've read up a lot on the perfect prenatal by new chapter organics. Do you have any opinions on this? I noticed it contains lavender, which I'veread can cause some female hormones to appear in male babies? Any other opinionson products for me?
A perfect prenatal is a tall order! Overall -- organicor not -- you want to make sure you're getting the maximum daily recommendeddose of folic acid (important for helping prevent neural tube defects and spinabifida). Some natural (that's in quotes because the claim natural isunregulated) brands also contain additional herbs and nutrients consideredbeneficial for pregnancy. These claims aren't exactly regulated either, so it'sa good idea to go over the ingredient list of any vitamin you're taking withyour OB/GYN or midwife.
Here's a list from The Complete OrganicPregnancy of the vitamins and minerals your pre-natal should contain and theappropriate levelsRead More »from Organic Mom: Organic Prenatal Nutrition, With or Without Supplements