Pregnancy Week by Week

Get a window on what’s happening in your pregnancy, week by week. From week four to week 42, your baby is experiencing a miraculous transformation from a clump of cells to a fully formed (and totally cute) newborn. Just imagine, as early as five weeks, your baby is already starting to form major organs (heart, stomach, liver, and kidneys) and systems (digestive, circulatory, nervous). By eight weeks, your raspberry-sized womb-mate is moving her arms and legs. At the beginning of your second trimester (week 14), your wee one is sucking his thumb. By week 28, the first week of the third trimester, baby (now as big as an eggplant) is prepping for breathing, developing his eyesight and packing on pounds in anticipation of life outside the womb. Each week is a new miracle. Less miraculous is how a mom-to-be may feel. Pregnancy Week-by-Week charts your baby’s development but also lets mom know what she might be feeling during each week of her pregnancy. Pregnancy week by Week includes everything mom needs to know to feel a sense of control over her pregnancy. Each week offers a complete guide to what you might feel, your must-do’s, your nice-to do’s, and answers and advice on everything pregnancy-related. Plus each week’s guide offers tips on maintaining a healthy and comfortable pregnancy from strategies on coping with pregnancy symptoms (morning sickness anyone?) to ideas for healthy eating, and pointers on talking to your OB. Let us guide you along your pregnancy, week by week.

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What time of day to take a prenatal vitamin?

When is the best time to take my prenatal vitamin?

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When is the best time to take my prenatal vitamin?

The Bump Expert

The best time to take your prenatal vitamin is when you’ll remember to take it, says Sharon T. Phelan, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center -- School of Medicine. For some women, that might be in the morning, with breakfast. For others, it might be at bedtime, right after brushing your teeth. Don’t worry about one time of day being better for absorption or anything like that.

If your prenatal vitamin makes you feel nauseous, try taking it with food. If that doesn’t help, talk to your healthcare provider about other options. You might be able to substitute two over-the-counter chewable children’s vitamins for your big prenatal pill (just check with the doc first).

Plus, more from The Bump:

How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

Prenatal Vitamin Basics

Your Guide to Prenatal Tests and Checkups

Sharon Phelan, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico - Albuquerque

What time of day to take a prenatal vitamin?

I have to take mine at lunch time! I take Synthroid and you are supposed to wait at least 4 hours from taking it until you take a vitamin or supplement! So make sure if you do take any other medications your prenatal won't interfer with them!

dustycee79 |

What time of day to take a prenatal vitamin?

I take mine right before bed each night. Works fine for me.

MrsWill07 |

What time of day to take a prenatal vitamin?

With dinner! Biggest meal of the day, so no chance of feeling queasy.

DCKate |

What time of day to take a prenatal vitamin?

At breakfast. It reminds me that I have to eat since I usually skip breakfast and the pills also gives me energy through out the day.

cmvii77 |

What time of day to take a prenatal vitamin?

I always take mine with supper, and I never feel nauseous.

Amylew5507 |

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