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Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Why do I need prenatal vitamins, and how do I pick the best kind?

Re: Why do I need prenatal vitamins, and how do I pick the best kind?

The Bump Expert

Your body simply has some extra needs when you’re pregnant, and vitamin supplements are the the best way to get in these essentials. Your own eating habits and physical condition play a big role in determining what supplements are right for you, but there are a few basics.

Folic acid is one of the biggies. This vitamin so drastically reduces the risk of neural tube defects like spina bifida that many doctors recommend every woman of childbearing age get at least 400 mcg each day. To keep up with your increased blood volume, you’ll also need more iron (at least 27 mg each day) during pregnancy. Extra calcium will help keep your own bones strong while your body is in the process of creating new ones for baby. Many women now also take an omega-3 fatty acid supplement like DHA, which helps baby's brain, nerve and eye tissue development. On the flip side, watch your intake of vitamins A,D,E and K -- these can be toxic in large amounts. The best way to find the right supplement for you? Take a good, honest look at your diet and talk with your doctor.

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Paula Kashtan

re: Q: Prenatal Vitamins?

My OB says it's important for prenatal vitamins to have DHA's. Could someone explain this to me a bit better?

Shan_te_xas |

Q: Prenatal vitamins?

Another mother told me I could take Flinstones' vits. instead of the horse pills, anyone heard of this or other subs?

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Yes, you can take flinstones if you cannot stand the horse pills. I am a nurse and even my OB \instructor when I was in school did it

ciiru |

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My ob instructor took them is what I meant to say

ciiru |

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My prenatals make me sick any suggestions?

hillausky |

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I'm currently taking Flinstone's vitamins. My OB said as long as they have 400 folic acid they'd work great.

silky_maid |

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My prenatals were making me really sick to, so I bought some that my midwife recommended from the health food store called New Chapter Organics - Perfect Prenatal, they are kinda pricey but I love them, they don't make you burp and you can take them on an empty stomach!

eastman520 |

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I'm taking Stuart Prenatal vitamins. They are a little big, but don't make me sick at all. Maybe try taking the vitamins with a meal; that's what mine say to do.

4thofJulyWedding |

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I like the pre-nate. They are big, but long instead of wide so they go down easy. plus they have a gel-like coating that makes them go down smooth without gagging. I also have to take extra iron (which I hate) and it repeats on me. Because of this I started taking my vitamin and iron at night and I have not had any problems.

advazy |

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Life Fitness has a two-step prenatal vitamin that is available in a buy one-get one free sale at CVS right now. I stocked up on 4 months worth, and will probably go back for more. They're not too bad to swallow, either, and my doctor Dad said they have everything you need. :-)

Bonzai! |

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I take the children's vitamins, because other vitamins make me sick. So long as you're getting at least 400 mg of folic acid, it's all good. My OB told me to take 2 of the children's vitamins. So, that's what I do. I also take extra iron, because I am borderline anemic and it helps with the fatigue. I like the iron with vitamin C. It helps the most. But the only place I can find those vitamins are at CVS.

sdckentucky |

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Are plain old Centrum multivitamins okay?

Lilyrose98 |

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No Lilyrose98! You are going to need a vitamin that has a higher dose of folic acid and iron that would be found in regular multivitamins. During Pregnancy you need at least 800 - 1000 mcg of folic acid per day. Folic acid in necessary to prevent Neural tube defects. There are many Pre-natal vitamins available OTC, any of them would be better than taking just regular multivitamins.

D3N123 |

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I take OTC Women's One-A-Day Prenatal Vitamins. There are 2 vitamins I take a day. One has all the folic acid and supplements, and the other is a fish oil pill that has DHA in it. My OB/Gyn was thrilled that these OTC vitamins are so good! I also take an extra folic acid pill every other day.

rachie1019 |

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Can I take regular folic acid or one a day's multi-vitamin?

Mskharis |

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Can I temporarily take a Centrum vitamin and an additional folic acid while I'm waiting for my mail order prenatal vitamins to arrive through my mail order script service? I would be taking the Centrum for a day or two.

Jenga773 |

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so will my doctor recommend a good prenatal or should I just go buy one on my own? My doctor appointment isn't until April 6.

rcollier_17 |

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I take 2 Flintstone Complete chewable vitamins because I am a pill taking wuss. :) Seems to work for me and baby :D

emeraudecephiro |

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I am liking Trader Joe's Trader Darwin's prenatal one-a-day vitamins. They don't upset my stomach at all. They have the right amounts of everything, except the source for iodine is kelp which I read can be unreliable and degrade easily. Regular vitamins may have too much vitamin A for pregnant women.

nadiarl |

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I just found out last night that I am pregnant...my doc appointment isn't until 5/12...I have been taking a regular women's multi vitamin. Is this OK to keep taking until my appointment? Should I take something else.

Wedding on the Beach 2008 |

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I just found out that I am pregnant about 2 weeks ago. I'm now 7 weeks pregnant. I haven't scheduled my doctor's appointment yet: I'm gonna call and make one tomorrow. I'm a serious wuss when it comes to swallowing pills (tried a hundred times...but they just won't go). Should I go ahead and start taking 2 Flintstone's Complete a day?

preppypinkgirl2191 |

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Goin to start TTC....everyone has such great info on vitamins...I have no idea what to take..my friend at work says to start taking folic acid 400mcg a day-As far as a multivitamin, I really don't know...any suggestions for one? I keep on seeing the Flinstones multivitamin...should I start taking that now as I'm TTC?

lilpebbles |

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if you aren't good at swallowing pills, there is a chewable prenatal vitamin callled Edge OB or Select OB (one is the generic version) I am horrible at swallowing pills and was very relieved to find these!

lissa5119 |

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Taking pre-natal vitamins is something that really should be discussed between you and your doctor. That being said, through both my pregnancies my doctors have told me that pre-natal vitamins are just that...PRE-natal. They do the most good 4 weeks BEFORE conception and during the first 6 weeks. Mostly it is the Folic Acid that is a big issue. Lacking Folic Acid is linked to Spinabifida (sp?), a birth defect that most believe can be almost completely prevented...with sufficient early Folic Acid intake. Now, the thought of taking a horse pill or even smelling vitamins was not an option for me during both pregnancies. It does more harm than good when you think of something and you gag reflex kicks in! So thinking i was doing my child harm i cried to my doctor. We went over my diet. Fortunately i am a big orange juice fan, along with loving green veggies...to my surprise this is where the Folic Acid comes from! So to supplement, just for my own energy levels...i take 4 of my son's Gummie Vites a day. After the first trimester, the vitamins are just for you...your baby will take everything it needs from your body...and she will take a lot. So take what ever vitamins you can, as long as they are approved by your doctor, to keep your energy levels up.

shimmerairbrush |

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When I went in for my pre-prenatal pap checkup, I asked my doctor about vitamins. She told me my regular ol' centrum is totally fine. I was surprised, because I have a form of spina bifida, so I assumed I'd have to be swimming in bathtubs full of folic acid, heh. According to the article (which is the same info as March of Dimes), it's recommended that you get 400mcg of folic acid to prevent spina bidifa, and centrum has 500mcg, so that's pretty well covered. So, when in doubt, read labels and ask your doctor.

broccolitree |

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As a Doula and Ob nurse it is very important to take your prenatal vitamins daily DHA is essensial to stimlate brain growth. The is now a prenatal supplement that women can take in a powder form that you add to water and drink. (This is not intended to replace you prenatal vitamins) You add it to your water and go about your business. You can drink this and it has your vitamins, folic acid and DHA. You can read about this in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine ans soon to be in The Bump. Its called Be Nice. Look it up at wwww.beniceinc.com

jeanettedoula |

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There are so many kinds though! I am overwhelmed. I picked on that has 800 mg of Folic Acid but no DHA. Fish oil pills are ok for a DHA supplement? I am so overwhelmed and irritated I missed that the ones I bought don't contain DHA. Also, I thought you were supposed to take them during the entire pregnancy and breast feeding, but someone said they are not affective except for the first 4 weeks before and 6 after conception. Who is right. Am I being tricked into buying too many due to marketing?

kbgregoire |

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I was originally prescribed prenatal z. That was a nice brand in my opinion because they were not too big and they did not have that after taste. When i ran out and called in a refill the pharmacy used a generic brand. I could smell it when I opened the bottle that they were not the same. I called and the pharmacist said they were not in stock and I would have to get another script from my doctor for something different. When I went to see my doctor she said I could take flintstone vitamins, so I have been taking them simce.

KissnCuzin |

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My OB said to the generic-store brand was perfect. He indicated that Folic Acid was the key ingredient and too look for something with 500 to 800 mg of Folic Acid. I choose Walrgreens brand. I also take a DHA suppliment.

WebbHB |

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to make sure you and baby are getting all your needed vitamins. talk to your ob to get the best one. most will prescribe one.

mommieto3girls |

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I take a chewable prenatal vitamin. I was having trouble with the big horse pills so my dr prescribed me a chewable. it taste awful, but it beats trying to swallow those horse pills.

Krystal672 |

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I take a whole food supplement. It's the best and 'natural' way to get your needed vitamins. I love it b/c I'm getting vitamins from the actual food, not an isolated vitamin! I do add an Omega-3/DHA supplement, and make sure I get plenty of sunshine for Vit D since those are not plant based.

ERCM |

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Hi Moms-to-Be! Just wanted to let you in on the Pre-natal vitamins I am taking. They are called Just 1/ Prenatal One 100 % Natural and OTC at CVS. Been taking them since TTC 5 months ago and love them. large but easy to swallow, no smell and no sickness after wards! Good luck!

MSJENIFER |

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I have been advised to take Wheat Germ Oil Fortified (it supposedly increases one's fertility) and to up my daily dosage of Folic Acid. There are other prenatal vitamins I've been advised to start taking but I can't recall the names at this very moment; I'll post them once I have them in front of me :)

Petrina21 |

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I think a lot of the other ladies are on the right track... I'm vegetarian so its been interesting trying to find a vegetarian supplement with plant based DHA... There are also some great ones out there with stool softenres in them for ladies who get backed up :$

PrettyStixx |

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I couldn't take ANY of the vitamins that my doc gave me....they all made me really sick to the point that i would dread taking them and throw up BEFORE and AFTER taking them...it was awful. He suggested taking 2 Flintstones Chewables a day....I have been doing that since around week 14 or before....and I am due in about 5 weeks!!! Everything is going just fine!

paigefrancis |

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I totally took the little kid vitamins too. They were way easier to swallow. My doctor gave me the official okay on that! He said they would be just as good.

adelvise |

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I am taking some generic prenatal vitamins. The ones my OB recommended were too expensive. do they have the same effect???

argentinita |

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I chose One A Day prenatal Vitamins. And and they have the 400 mg of Folic acid that i need pluss vitamin B12 which helps give u energy .I feel fatigue a lot and that helps out a lot :-)

Dora1313 |

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I chose One A Day prenatal Vitamins. And and they have the 400 mg of Folic acid that i need pluss vitamin B12 which helps give u energy .I feel fatigue a lot and that helps out a lot :-)

Dora1313 |

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Interesting to see that so many women are taking OTC. My doc gave me Citranase which is to pills but so far so good.

ramie |

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My OB also said to take Prenatals with DHA. THe ones prescribed were making me pretty sick, GNC has a whole prenatal kit with Prenatals that have DHA, Calcium and Folic acid. (They also sell Belly bars, which don't taste too bad and help with the nausea!)

JASwan425 |

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I take PreNexa prenatal vit. I have a sensitive tummy and I have had no issues

HeatherPB1020 |

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With my first pregnancy, I could not take typical pnv's so I ended up trying the gummy children's vitamins and DD was born just fine healthy as a baby ox!

Mrsk1020 |

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I had been taking the Flintstone chewables, but realized they were the cause of my almost constant diarrhea after suffering for 6 wks. I jthought it was just the pregnancy, but discovered it was the vitamins after not taking them for 2-3 days and then finally having a solid BM (how glorious!). I switched to Nature Made pre-natals and haven't had any problems since. To those that stronger digestive systems than mine, I salute you :)

DueinFeb10 |

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The best advice I ever got was to take them before bed, you'll be less likely to get nauseous, also there are some prenatal vitamins that help with nauseous. I take a prenatal vitamin and an omega 3 with D.H.A. supplement. Just make sure you take at least a prenatal vitamin with 600mg Folic Acid. Flintstones are for kids! they aren't enough, if you can handle a prenatal vitamin take it! It's for your baby's health and development, what's more important than that? Mine are at Wal-mart for 14.00 for a 30 day supply they were approved by my doctor.

Alecia85 |

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I found that taking my prenatal at night really helps. Discuss with your OB what they recommend. There are many out there that can help with various symptoms such as constipation. When in a pinch, such as when nausea and vomitting are unbearable, take whatever you can stomach- something is better than nothing.

A_Mommy_Again_2010 |

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I've been taking Target brand prenatals. The only thing they don't have is the DHA which I will later get to take with them. They were really inexpensive, only $4. Im only 4 weeks right now and I know when I do schedule my appointment I won't have an appointment until Im 8 weeks but the Target vitamins have everything in them but the DHA so Im good.

got3boysneedagirl |

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I do not take the prenatals that are given to you at the OB/GYN office. I take Nature's Sunshine prenatals, they have all the things you need in them for a healthy little one.

adamandgretchen01 |

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is it ok to take herbal multivaitamins with folic acid?

shereign_dc |

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They say that prenatals are the best but if you are taking some other form make sure you also take DHA... it helps with brain and eye health. I take Gesticare w/ DHA. I found out that taking them at night keeps me from getting sick and also i take them with milk. In the mornings I eat a couple crackers before getting out of bed and that stops the morning sickness. My doctor gave me samples of a few different brands of prenatals to try so that i could pick the best one.. some made me sick and others not so much. Best advise... take them before bed!

brunay84 |

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I also suggest the NEW CHAPTER brand PERFECT PRENATAL. They are completely organic and so worth it!

saraha23 |

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I am taking Stuart's prenatal vitamins. Many of the other brands and generic vitamins compared themselves to Stuart's so that is the one I am going with. I took my fist pill today and am 4 weeks and 4 days so we will see how it goes. I just hope they don't make me sick :)

Peewee's Pregnant |

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Prenatal vitamins made me sick, so I took 2 Flintstones vitamins daily. My son was a very healthy 10 lbs, and he has never had any health problems.

dana&sean |

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Citral Natal Assure is great. They haven't upset my stomach at all. Plus they have a stool softener in them so that has helped with other issues....

jendonnelly10670 |

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I was going to take the One a day prenatal but I am not a good pill taker and they have to be small for me not to gag. I took some OTC but the doc has me taking a 2 part prescription brand that I get free samples for. She just told me to ask and they will supply them. There free so why not! It's called Prefera DHA. Always ask yourdocs for free samples whenever possible.

mrsgarza06 |

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Be careful not to take vitamins that contain vitamin A from retinol sources. Choose ones that are from beta-carotene sources. I believe that most prenatal vitamins respect this. I was taking a women's multi-vit that would of almost sufficed, but then noticed the vit A source and lack of some others.....

Lancic |

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DHA is docosahexaenoic acid, one of the omega 3's. Omegas are essential in the development of the CNS i.e. neural tissues, and eye development. There are also some claims that it can help reduce post partum depression in women......

Lancic |

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So, 400 mcg of folic acid a day.... How about the other essentials? How much calcium, omega 3, and the other vitamins are recommended?

akb1313 |

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My doctor told me to start taking pre-natals before TTC. I take the Walgreens' Finest Pre-natal and a separate DHA supplement. I take them at night, before I go to bed and haven't had any problems. They do not smell bad and are easy to swallow.

STL34 |

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I take one that my midwife gave me and EXPECTA from lipil it has dha and vitamins. They are easy to swallow For me thy are the best ones.

vicky-pol |

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Reading all these posts is really overwhelming--- we are talking about getting pregnant-- I've been taking the pre-nat vitamins for a few months, but have been inconsistent the past 4 weeks. THOUGHTS?!?!?! I'm so scared!

rca.va79 |

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Most vitamins have 400mcg of folic acid, but when you are TTC or are pregnant, you should double this. Most prenatal vitamins offer 800mcg of folic acid. My OB actually said to be taking 1000mcg is ideal and gave me some samples to see how my stomach handled them. I would talk to your OB if you are concerned, but you really need at least 800 mcg of folic acid/day!

anne&matt |

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My dr gave me a RX for prenatal vitamins.

angelkate98 |

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i take CVS brand prenatals at night after dinner and i feel great!

marcy32 |

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Is there a certain time of day that is best to take your prenatal vitamin? I bought a pack that comes with the multivitamin and a gel capsule that has DHA in it. Can I take them together, with or without food, etc?

jen_jupiter |

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I have tried a few prenatal vitamins, the only one that has not made me sick was the Prenate DHA. It is great beacuause it has the additional DHA, which promotes brain development. My DR. also said that the Flintstone vitamins are fine but to take two pills instead of the one pill, which is the recommended does for children. The only problem with the Prenate DHA is, it is a little pricey, I pay about $60.00 a month.

alexiskiriluk |

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Materna gave me constipation. I switched to a prenatal vitamin that is only available by prescription. Preg Vit folic 5. It contains 5mg of folic acid and one pill is taken in the morning and one at night. It is much gentler on my body and my insurance covers almost all of it. I am in Canada so I don't know if this is available in the US as this is a Canadian company.

fero121 |

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By taking prenatal vitamins you and the baby get the basic nutrition that it needs to grow but you should also eat healthy with plenty of calcium and iron. It is entirely up to you for which is best for you i recommend Stuart Prenatal Vitamins.

lillian.seda |

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There is also a soft chew prenatal - it is mainly omegas (EPA/DHA) and Folic Acid but it's gentle on the tummy and like a vitamin starburst. http://bloomennutrition.com

Bloomen |

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Is anyone taking childrens gummy bear vitamins? My doctor recommended then since all the others make me sick.

eveep |

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I take the children's gummy vitamins, with an extra folic acid & calcium. I like them better than the Flinstones, because they don't have artificial color or flavor. :)

lindseycartes |

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If your prenatal is making you sick try taking it at night - then maybe you can just sleep through it.

Lovejbird |

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I am currently taking Women's One a Day. They aren't too big and they have an extra DHA pill. I usually take my DHA pill in the morning which does give me a bit of energy and the actual vitamin with my dinner. I only get nauseated when I don't take it with food!

stormibays |

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I just began my 2nd trimester and my OBs haven't yet ordered a prenatal vitamin for me. Apparently, they're okay with me taking a women's multivitamin everyday, as they indicated that the only thing a prenatal vitamin will give me is extra iron. Should I just go buy some and grant their approval or should I wait until I'm further along and ask again at an upcoming appt?

royo |

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My OB prescribed generic prenatals- I went to Meijer and they are FREE!!! With all of the others costs in life- it is nice to get something for nothing. They do not make me sick but not have DHA. She also prescribed 1mg of Folic Acid. Mine are called Prenatal Plus. They are not small but I don't have a problem taking them. Also, if you get them at meijer they don't cost you anything if they don't work for you!

nurseJK |

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I take them at night right before bed. I usually try to drink a full glass of water with them. Then, I don't get sick.

Bellina1383 |

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When we were TTC, my Dr. told me to take the generic brand from Target. You get like 60-90 pills for about $4... They're long and pink, and not hard to swallow at all.

Daisy Sustaita |

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I also now take the Target (Stuart Natural like) brand. I love them. No fishy after taste like the Duet DHA. Also, the were costing me $15 a month for 30 pills.

lp1867 |

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i take citra assure prenatal with dha..prescribed by my doctor..you can ask your doc for a perscription that way you will be getting the one that they recommend...i was origionally taking rainbow which after some constipation i became frequent..this new one however i'm finding very hard to digest even with added firber :-( but i see the importance in a dha supplement so i continue

den246 |

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my prenatal vitamin is gesticare, and it cost me $50 w/ insurance, why is that?

leah moulton |

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I have been taking prenatals for 4 months while trying to conceive. I am now 6 weeks along. I have been taking the Target brand (like Stuart Natural) and they are great! I take one before bed and haven't had any problems at all! Not too bad on the budget either! :)

jennyjen17 |

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Has anyone seen the health report that came out about Folic Acid causing cancer??? I saw it on CNN last week????

cocochanel03@hotmail.com |

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Prenatal vitamins are the minimum intake your body needs to support your pregnancy. I suggest the more natural & organic ones you can find at Wegmans or Whole Foods. I also added probiotics, alfalfa, fish oil, and vitamin C to my daily intake along with my prenatal vitamins. It started from the suggestion of my midwife, but I'm really glad that I am doing more to help my baby grow healthy. You should definitely do the research. That is how I decided to add all of these to my daily diet.

mjbrady |

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There are a variety of prenatals you can take, whether prescription or not, PLEASE make sure you are getting at leat 800 mcg (micrograms) of folic acid per day when pregnant!!!!! Folic acid reduces chances of neural tube defects like spinal bifida! Vitamin C will prevent illness and other vitamins your body can obtain naturally, but you still need a supplement of because your body is using them so much on the new little one. DO IT!

laugust |

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I do not reccomend taking the prenatal vitamins that the ob prescribes, my mother had a dr tell her they have alot of unnecessary additives and that is what makes you sick, they apparently will not poisen children with those in the Flintstones. lol. I am pregnant with #3 and have never had a problem with my health store vitamins. Sol-A-Ray are the easiest to find, yet as long as you take a cal/mag suppliment my favorite ones are Nature's Sunshine, although they are harder to find.

mr2snafu |

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I love New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Organic vitamins. I've always felt like barfing after taking vitamins & these are the only vitamins in my entire life that I've been able to take without feeling icky or burping them up later. I can take them on an empty or a full stomach, it doesn't really matter! I first heard of them randomly in some magazine, maybe Vogue, and Gwenyth Paltrow was talking about how strong her nails were after taking them...

emgeebee |

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I take Rainbow Light Prenatal One. They are 100% Vegan and easy to digest. I'm not vegan but I have a sensitive stomach and they are the only prenatal supplement that I could buy over the counter that didn't give me stomach aches.

jjbakerlc07 |

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I took the horse pills when I was pregnant buut now I can't take them because they make me feel sick (but I still want extra vitamins). I posted on the truuconfessions site about how I just take my kids vitamins and I got a lot of "me too's", so I think a lot of people do that. Although it is nice to hear from a nurse that it works well.

RedGal73 |

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I took women's one a day prenatal vitamins with a DHA supplement and they made me terribly sick for a week. My doctor said that DHA comes from two sources: plants and fish oils. It's the fish oils that usually make you sick, so if you are going to take DHA, try to get the one that is from plants. I am now taking Spring Valley prenatals from Walmart. I have been taking them since April and they have not made me sick.

adelepickle |

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I've been taking Women's One a Day (prenatal that includes a separate DHA capsule). I've been on these since starting TTC last May. I'm now 9 weeks and "morning" sickness is in full swing. My midwife suggested Flinstones Vitamins plus a Folic Acid. She told me it's the iron that is contributing to making me feel sick. I just can't do it. I'm normally a very healthy eater but with the nausea, I just can't force down the veggies. The prenatal is the one good thing I'm doing. I take my prenatals at the end of the day with as much food as I can handle. I'm doing ok and only have a few weeks left of morning sickness (hopefully).

JennCheeze |

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I chose CVS prenatals all I knew that folic acid was a must and the pill shave 800mcg of it

AshLovesD1985 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I've been using Arbonne ( consultant for 5 yrs) hybrid vitamins and Omega 3 Flaxseed fatty acids (vs a fish based pill) They are CERTIFIED VEGAN , no hormones, stimulants, chemicals or additive colors/capsules and sugar. They work great. Because they are meant for regular adults i just supplement with Folic acid and eat foods with FA in them. If anyone needs help I would love to help you find that perfect vitamin I think as a personal trainer and someone whoe always believed in supplementation, getting pregant on our first try was not a fluke.

AJfit |

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I am taking One A Day Women's Prenatal. My Doc told me to just find some over-the-counter that I liked. I haven't had any trouble with this. I had "morning sickness" for only 2 days, and I have felt nauseous since I found out I was pregnant, but not all the time, and hardly bad at all.

kcrouse06 |

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Im 5 months and almost never take my prenatal vitamins cause they make me sick, would it make a difference if i started taking them now? My Baby is also above the normal precent for down syndrome and is breech, could this be from not taking my vitamins?

momo8187 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Prenatal vitamins are very important in child development. There is not really a "best kind". Just look for one with folic acid and one that helps with brain development. The doctor should supply you with some each visit. And you can call them and get more if you need.

sjuthe83 |

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I spent way too much time in the store pondering over what prenatal to take. I am about 4 weeks. I opted to skip the prenatal vit. and just add a folic acid vit. to my diet. I was supplementing with iron, vit. C, Zinc, and hair/skin/nail vitamins before I got pregnant. I will continue this until I see the doctor.

tlcfutureDC |

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I had a script from the Dr. But freaked when I found out that they were going to cost 68 dollars a month and insurance doesn't cover them.... even with a medical condition. Talked to the Pharmacist and she helped me pick out an over the counter brand with equal nutrition, DHA Supplement and stool softener. I ended up getting 6 months worth for less than 20 dollars. I can think of so many ways to spend the 400 dollars I saved!!

thaiboxgirl79 |

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I am 34weeks and I like the One A Day Prenatal and the Expecta Supplement, the Expecta actually has a sweet kind of taste to it and NO fishy after taste - no burping it either.

pinkpixie11303 |

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I also just found out I was pregnant just a cople days ago and started taking one a day prenatal vitamins, two different pills, one with the DHA that's recommended. From the reviews I read and heard from others, I would recommend this brand.

ravenblue83 |

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I like Pre-Nate DHA..They don't give heartburn or burp up the iron!!

carovababy |

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well my baby doc had me on prenatal plus iron and they made me sick now hes got me on flintstones vitamins with iron and they still make me sick so its really between you and the doc because it depends on what nutrition you need in your body im enemic so i neede iron and the oron makes me sick so eaither way you take it the baby doc knows best

homegurl_fo_life_26101 |

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My doctor wrote me a prescription for Select OB with DHA it is a prenatal vitamin that comes with a DHA (fatty acid) geltab. This prenatal has no fish oil in it, and both tablets are flavored the vitamin can be either chewable or swallowed, and it doesn't really affect me negatively (nausea) but I did notice some looser stool (which is a good thing when taking extra iron) Overall I like!

Soon_2B_MrsM |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I know most OBs write prenatal prescriptions, but mine just asked me to bring in an over-the-counter so he could double check it. He said that is wasn't worth the extra cost to use a prescription. I use One-a-Day Women's Prenatal and my OB said they were more than adequate.

alethia037 |

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Best bet is to take an over the counter (or the flinstones everyone is talking about) until you can see your doc - the pharmacist can help you pick one out. I started prenatals at TTC, so was on them 3 months when we found out we were expecting. I'm on Concept DHA and love it - no upset stomach, its one pill, and even I can take it (I'm a major wimp with big pills). When I went in my obgyn gave me samples of 4 different kinds to try out and see which one I tolerated best before writing the prescription. She also let me know which of the for most people preferred (the one I'm on).

lindsayroc |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I have been given a prescription for "Prenate". It has DHA in it as well. The idea of taking fish pills... well that wasn't going to happen. They smell like vanilla cake, they are big but hey are a capsule. I can not take horse pills, but these are no problem. They have a sweet taste. And best of all! I take them at night and they have not made me sick to my stomach. I highly suggest!

shellygore31 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I have found that food based vitamins are easier on your tummy like new chapter organics and simply one and Nordic Naturals carries a prenatal fish oil thats really great and not fishy!!! Ive been able to take them on an empty stomach without any upset :)

roxypara |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I heard many stories that vitamins make baby's teeth black and go bad quickly. I do think that some women need additional vitamins intake, but I also think its important just to eat healthy and do yoga for example. So Im confused whether I should take them or not, I don't want to hurt my baby.

natik86 |

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I did it the old fashioned way and took nothing. I was lucky to be healthy through my pregnancy though so this helped.

zazzywandra |

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I'm taking Centrum Materna vitamins. It's got 1mg (or 1000mcg) of folic acid, plus, all that other good stuff. Although the pill could be considered large by some people, I don't have any troubles with it. If you find that the size of the vitamin is too large for you to swallow, why not cut it in 2 (or 3) and then take it :)

NadiaRoy |

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Rainbow Light - Just Once - Prenatal One Multivitamin. 100% natural. No gelatin. Gentle on the stomach. This is my favorite vitamin thus far! Even before I was pregnant many vitamins would make me sick and on the verge of throwing up. This one hasn't yet. I take this with Expecta DHA.

CP8.9.10 |

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My prenatals were making me sick as well, so i started making it routine to take them every night right before i went to bed, that way i was asleep before they had the chance to make me sick.

mrsCulkin1989 |

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What a confusing issue! I am taking a CVS generic prenatal and also Juice Plus. Any thoughts on the Juice Plus? I'm now concerned I'm getting to much A,E, and K.

daisy19msu |

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I second the Rainbow Light recommendation. All the nutrients are food based, so they're in forms that are easily absorbed (iron too, which in prescription and OTC can be very hard to absorbe and constipating!). They also have ginger juice (to help w/nausea) and probiotics (to help maintain healthy BMs). I take the mini-tabs, cause I can't swallow large pills. I've also had it recommended by a midwife friend/clinical herbalist to take a complete omega supplement, not just DHA. She recommends Nordic Naturals!

skearhart4 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

i think it's the B-vitamins that make people feel sick. Eat a cracker or piece of toast and drink a full glass of water when you take it!

akakentucky@gmail.com |

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I just started taking the NatureMade brand prenatals; I don't feel much more sick than I have been since the morning sickness kicked in. As for the DHA, I've been taking fish oil at the insistence of my health conscious husband for years. We've always bought the Eggland's Best eggs that have the Omega-3's as well.

belle726 |

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The wife's mother is an OB/GYN from Venezuela and she recommended that my wife take a multi-vitamin + DHC, she picked up the Walgreen's Prenatal + DHC, her OB/GYN here also said that was a good one, to take that with a folic acid supplement and that would be all she needed. The best way to know for sure is to go see a Doc and let them take the blood and urine samples and when it comes back it will let them know 100% for sure what to tell you to take, this way you'll know what your deficiencies are and what you really need to take, most will only need the ones that are listed in the article, others will also need other supplements such as potassium. The only way to know for sure is talk it over with a real doctor first.

Angelica_N_Ray |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

This is my first pregnancy, so I want to make sure I'm doing everything right! I asked my doctor which prenatal is the best to take, and she said you really can't go wrong. However, I've opted to go for a prescription prenatal with DHA. I'm really happy with it!

lauren_mpenny |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

A lot of time, ginger in any orm can help with that sickness. Flinstones vits are ok, but the vitamins in them are synthetic, and sometimes dont apsorb 100%. you always want to go with a whole food vitamin (go to your local health food store). i saw someone mention New Chapter vitamins.. those are really good and all natural... im taking vitamins from Rainbow Light and they dont make me sick!! its awesome. just make you're getting plenty of folic acid, y'all!

evajean85 |

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I have been taking Materna for nearly two months. At first all I was taking was Folic Acid. Due to low iron and I believe anemia I had to get more supplements. I have been feeling much better ever since, even got some color back! Materna rocks!

Carolyn1978 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My primary care told me that the DHA portion was most likely causing my nausea. He said that I did not need them until the 3rd trimester and that there was no evidence based benefit in its use throughout and prior to pregnancy. Is this true? Has anyone else heard this?

johnsdm2 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I started taking a prenatal OTC vitamin back in Dec, knowing that we would be TTC starting in Feb. The pill I take is a hard pill plus "oil capsule." I have heard stories of vitamins not digesting in women's stomachs, and the vitamin just sitting there, not really doing any good. Has anyone else heard of this? What, besides Flintstones, could you take in its place?

vbharrington |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I have been using the OTC prenatal One A Day Women's Prenatal with DHA. It's easy to take and it helps support not only you but also the development of your baby (that's the DHA/EPA liquid gel cap). I am not a good pill taker so finding the One A Day Women's Prenatal was great for me. Plus, it desolves in my system like vitamins are supposted too. You can always tell if a vitamin is disolving like it should if your pee turns bright yellow after you take them. Until I got pregnant the pills didn't upset my stomach if I took them with food but now that I am pregnant I have a little bit of heartburn after I take them. I especially love how it supports both mother and baby in two easy pills. My OB was fine with me taking them instead of her horse pill script especially since it has the DHA/EPA which is very important for the baby.

Uniquebloom |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

During both pregnancies I have taken Rainbow Light One a Day..it's food based and has things in it to help with nausea (ie. ginger, peppermint. I also take an Omega called Country Life Omega, also helps with nausea.

mpynkm |

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IM TAKING WOMENS ONE A DAY VITAMANS.. AM I GOOD JUST TAKING THOSE?? I HAVNT HAD A CHECKUP AT ALL YET. IS THAT BAD? WAITNING FOR INSURANCE WHAT DO I DO??

brandy0921 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

with my first I found this great pre-natal online promiseprenatal.com they have a different vitamin for each stage of pregnancy, the pills are small and I never got sick with them. I have started them again for my second pregnancy!

CaliesMom |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Flintstones work great for us. Had a lot of stomach trouble with the pre-natals and compared the stats on both and two flintstones are equal or more in basically everything. I think everyone's system is different so just find something that keeps you from being sick and obviously listen to your dr.

NTSKT |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Any recommendations for getting extra calcium besides TUMS? I'm in Spain and don't have any of the familiar American Brands. I can only drink so much milk and eat so much yogurt and cheese a day!

jtrumbo |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My OB gave me samples of this kind called Prenexa. They are big gel tabs. But they have all of the essentials that are needed in a great PNV without the nasty taste when you burp. I usually take my PNV at night so I took a Prenexa during the day and had none of those side effects that I had with my Docosavit (which my burps tasted like fish oil if I forgot to take it before bed). SO as a RN I would not advise my patients to take Flinstone vitamins because they are made for children not for pregnant women. You can ask you OB for chewable PNV if you gag from swallowing the large tablets.

LaraL07 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My OB at first, gave me samples. I love the Concept DHA. It's not a huge pill and it's got all the essentials, plus DHA, a plant based omega-3. Prenatals used to make me sick, but this one is very mild. Plus, I take it before bed.

klopezgreene@yahoo.com |

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I read that the Flintstone vitamins have artifical sweetener in some of them. I thought that while you're pregnant (really you shouldn't have it at all) that you should avoid it? Are they safe?

april_showers413 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

After trying a few samples, Prenexa is what I chose. They kinda smell and taste like chocolate to me. Like the previous post about Prenexa, they are BIG gel tabs, but go down smooth with no nasty tastes or side effects. And the plant based DHA is in that one gel tab rather than taking an extra pill. It has an added stool softner as well. I absolutely love these although they are pricey. I paid $57 for one month, but they do have a coupon for $10 off each month on their website.

ariana1313 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

The Flinstone vitamins don't have enough artificial sweetner to harm you at all. And if the regular OTC vitamins are making you ill, as mine did, take the flinstones until your morning sickness goes away. Once I was over the first trimester throwing up every day, I was able to keep the regular prenatals down with no problem. And it's cheaper than renewing a prescription every month!

j_forget |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

With my 7 month old and during tis pregnancy i've been sing Neevo and it's great. As a vegetarian I think it helps really well

ALIKYAT |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take 2 Flintstones chewables..They are so much easier to take than those balloon size prenatals,,even my doctor thought it was a great idea..

JstMeg86 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My Doctor said to look for vitamins that have at least 400 mcg folic acid. I have been taking Nature Made Multi Prenatal it has 800 mcg of folic acid. I am also taking a DHA suppliment- it supports fetal brain and eye development.

gammaiota1009 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I have hereditary kidney stones and actually had an attack while taking prenatal when trying to get pregnant. Any extra calcium I take in causes stones to form. Are there any prenatal that do not include extra calcium?

Jodie86 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

is it okay i prefer my OTC vitamins(prenatal) to the samples my doc gave me those are horse sized pills my others arent.

brittjackson91 |

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why do some of the vitamins have a stool softener? A few of the posters say that thier preferred brand has one. I would think that it would not be good for your digestive system to take a stool softener daily and for a long period of time. Is their a particular reason why you would want one?

raratb |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

They put a stool softener in because the iron in the vitamins can make you constipated, and being pregnant can make you constipated also.

pirategirlpink |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My doc prescribed Vitafol-OB for me. Before that I was taking Spring Valley Prenatals that I bought OTC and used while we were TTC. I'm reading that a lot of ladies were getting sick when taking their prenatal....try taking it with a large glass of milk. This worked perfect for me.

eh8 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Im taking womens one a day prenatal vitamins with the extra gel cap of DHA....is this a good brand to be taking?

AllyKat0911 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Before learning I was pregnant I was taking 2 One A Day adult multivitamins, they are sour gummys and have been the only vitamins I can take without gagging or getting sick. Until I see my OB are these ok or should I look for something until I see her?

ChatterboxBride09 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

i would recommend precue 10 these are prescription prenatal vitamins, they are a bit expensive [$70 per mo] but i know for a fact that this pills wont make you sick =D

jackierosales87 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I tried the Women's One a Day prenatal vitamins and got sick. So then I tried just an off brand prenatal and it didn't make me sick but I noticed that I had a weird taste in my mouth that made me want to hurl but I couldn't. So now I'm taking two Flinstones vitamins a day and they seem to be working really well...no weird taste no feeling sick!

Sarah_Bee |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I had awful nausea at first when I was taking store brand prenatal vitamins. I switched to Rainbow Light Complete Prenatal System and I feel *so* much better! They're kind of a pain, because you have to take 6 a day, and they taste truly horrific. (They also turn your pee bright yellow and your poop green). I like them because they are a "food based" vitamin, which means that your body can more easily absorb all of the nutrients, whereas with most vitamins you end up peeing out the good stuff. And, like I said, it's great not to feel sick all the time. I take 2 vitamins, 3 times a day with some juice to mask the nasty vitamin flavor. I really highly recommend them if you're having trouble with all-day nausea like I had.

Maeviss |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I love, love, love Promise Stages and Promise DHA. I didn't find them with my twin pregnancy but used them for my last 2. They stood out from all of the other samples I received from my OB. Super small pill and most importantly- I didn't feel sick (I took with a meal and felt fine). Just google Promise Stages Prenatal- you should be able to find website. Good luck!!! :)

elidan |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

it i vitla that you take vitamins during prenancy! I take a prenatal vitamin, a calcium supplement for bone strength, flic acid for protection against disorders suh as spinabifida, ad an omega 3 fish oil, plus an extrairon pll for anemia. Your baby lives off you, and needs the nutrients that you maynot have enough of on your own!

joleewaddle |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

(Yay! First answer on TheBump!) My doctor prescribed some pre-natal vitamins, but prior to that I picked up some GUMMY ones at Target. I prefer the gummies much more since they don't make me gag and are all natural (colors from carrot and beet juices). Check them out if you can't handle the horse pills.

Jenacide |

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soooooo happy i came upon this im gonna go pick some up, i gag everytime im trying to swallow the reg prenatal vitamins

fernruse |

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I take the flinstones vitamins as well. I can't remember the name of them, but there are also these vanilla coated vitamins that come with a DHA supplement that wasn't to hard to stomach. Expecta by Enfamil, maybe?

hislilmeg |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

with the flinstones vitamins, will it do the same to my hair and nails as the real prenatal vitamins? like make my hair shiny and nails grow?

his_angel99 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I was prescribed "Folcal DHA Capsules". They are a large softgel so taking them isnt too bad.

charliesgirl5 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

i like the over the counter chewable gummy vitamins that target carries.. i don't remember the brand off hand but they are easy to swallow because they are chewable and they are also recomended by one of the pregnancy magazines that is how i found them.

nikkig1010 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I just bought the CVS brand prenatals because i was away and forgot to bring the script samples ive been taken. They were buy one get one for 1 cent, so i got to boxes for $17. Each box comes with two bottles, one with 30 vitamin tabs and one with the DHA gelcaps. I compared them to the 'cript samples and the differeneces are negligible. At $8.50 a 30 day suppy its the best deal around.

nabaron1 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I am taking PRENEXA prenatal vitamins. Its one pill that includes all the necessary folic acid and DHA....AND have a stool softner in it! Constipation was a big issue for me early on, so this extra ingredient in the one pill format is a welcome addition to my morning routine.

mziegenhein |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

You have to be careful with the vitamins. Making sure it simply has enough Folic Acid is actually NOT enough. My Dr has warned me to make sure that it doesn't have TOO MUCH of other supplements. Too much of certain things, like A I believe, can actually cause birth defects. THAT is why you should seek out a proper prental that has the right combo of ALL the ingredients, not just extra folic acid. You should also not take other extra supplments or vitamins without running them by your Dr. If you bring what you want to take into your DR and they say its ok, then great. But be aware that you can in fact take TOO MUCH of certain things that can hurt your baby. This pregnancy, my fourth, I am taking Women's ONe A Day Prental. It has 2 bottles, one is the prenatal and the other is the DHA. My Dr highly recommended taking the DHA. The last pregnancy I took a prenatal plus the expecta lipil. But what I'm taking now compares just fine with that, and its cheaper to buy it as a combo so I do. The only place I find it though in our town is KMart. Good luck! Have healthy babies :)

SPlatns |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My doctor told me that as long as I maintain a healthy diet, I can simply take folic acid and calcium. I am very happy with this alternative as neither of these supplements make me nauseous or constipated. Iron seems to be the main culprit with constipation and unless you are a vegetarian or have some other aversion to meat, you likely get plenty of iron from your food. The same goes with a lot of these vitamins. I do still take the regular prenatal vitamins on occasion, especially if I am feeling like I might get sick, just to reinforce my immune system. As I understand, in Brittan it is not common practice to have pregnant women take prenatal vitamins, most women just take a folic acid supplement. I think the main thing is DON'T FREAK OUT! Though vitamins are important, the human race made it quite far without any vitamins whatsoever. So I wouldn't beat yourself up if you have had trouble with your vitamin intake and certainly don't let any busy bodies bully you into feeling like an inadequate mother simply because your vitamin intake does not reach their (often overblown or simply made up) standards!!! Possibly the worst part about pregnancy is that everyone else wants to tell you how to be pregnant or at least how they could do it better :)

kanicson |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My physician advised me "The best prenatal vitamins you can take are the kind that go in your mouth.." and that I don't need to go crazy on picking up a prescription for them. 400 mcg Folic acid is important, as is DHA, and calcium, as baby will be sucking the calcium he or she needs out of you! I used to take Prenate DHA, until I realized that most of my m/s was triggered by some strange reaction I was getting to the thick coating. Probably just my taste, I seemed to prefer the vitamins that came in two packs, as opposed to single-dosage vitamins. Everyone's different and I'm sure if you take Prenate DHA, it's great, but I've now switched to CitraNatal 90 DHA and love it! One cap and one tab, has 1mg of Folic acid (400mcg = .4mg; 1mg = more than twice 400mcg), DHA derived from microalgae, an extra 90 mg of iron, as I'm anemic, and docusate sodium as a stool softener. Do not feel obligated to spend tons! You will be fine taking otc vitamins! A lot of my choice to go for a brand vitamin is psychological.. anal, neurotic mommy-to-be stuff, lol. You just need to know what's essential in a prenatal vitamin and match it with your level of comfort, what you like, and of course, what your body can tolerate, lol. Good luck!

LaDeaCaelestis |

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I am taking OTC Women's One A Day Prenatal Vitamins also. They work for me. Interesting about the Flinstone vitamins.

Trish_Rick |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I just took an OTC prenatal vitamin through my first trimester and a little into my second because it was easier on my stomach. Now that I'm at week 17, the prescription ones don't make me sick anymore.

Addicted2Anime |

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My dr put me on the Target brand mini caps with DHA, he said they have everything in them me and the baby will need and they are small so no dread to take a horse pill everynight

amadison87 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I just starting trying to conceive and for months I have been taking one a day's women vitamins and my ob said that would be fine to take for now until I am actually needed. It has just enough Folic acid and the other vitamins I need.

briantyke_ml |

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I am using Prenate and my doc recommends it.

dnemani |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Target sells a Vitafusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamin that is FANTASTIC!

MrsCCQ |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take Rainbow Light's Prenatal One (available at Target). They are all-natural, food-based prenatals. Since they're food-based, they're easy for our bodies to digest unlike the chemical-based ones. They've NEVER made me nauseous and even have a ginger complex in them to help soothe your tummy. : ) The only complaint I've ever heard is that some people don't like the taste when they hit your tongue, but I never had a problem with that. And they're a good size, but not nearly as big as some of the horse pills out there. I truly love them!!!

MVinny |

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Oh, and the Rainbow Light Prenatal One's are the ONE PER DAY ones, not the SIX per day system.

MVinny |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My OB told me (since I am expecting twins and have a surge of horomones and have been very very sick) that it was ok to take a Flintstones Vitamin with Iron, She said it was the same thing and it would work the same until I could handle something a little stronger. The problem is I am still having trouble taking those so I am in quite a jam.

RachaelPadgett |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

You need to find a prenatal vitamin that is COMPLETE and that is NATURAL. Not all prenatal vitamins were created the same, so since your pregnant be sure to choose a prenatal vitamin that is of high quality since it really does make a difference. I recommend bebe-O Natural Prenatal Vitamins to all pregnant women. It is truly a complete prenatal vitamin, that includes vitamins, minerals antioxidants and digestive enzymes. It provides you wit all the nutrition you need starting from conception to nursing and it even relieves morning sickness. I recommend it to all pregnant women.

VeganKatie |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

New Chapter organics perfect prenatal are great. THey have the saccromyces in them which will save you from constipation during pregnancy. I have been able to take these on an empty stomach and not get sick. I was sick for the first 5 months and luckily kept these down and all other prenatals made me puke. Vitacost has them really cheap. Also if your constipated check out saccromyces . This will help get everything flowing. I tried a cocktail of fiber and other stool softeners my doctor recomended and nothing helped at all except the saccromyces.

sarafina79 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I find the One aDay has a great prenatal vitamin. It has the normal prenatal, with an additional DHA/EPA supplement. Which is great in early pregnancy for brain dev, and late in pregnanacy for breastmilk.

ArmyBratz |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My doctor told me to start taking prenatals when I stopped taking the BC pill. It's important to have them for folic acid and preventing neural tube deformities. They also help your body prepare for becoming pregnant [url=http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=UBB&utm_campaign=tickers][img]http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt80643.aspx[/img][/url]

Krid3 |

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I've also heard about the Flinstones vitamins working just fine. But, my doctor prescribed me Ultranatal (which is on the free program at Meijer)... but, I'm having a terrible acne breakout from it. He started me 6 months before our wedding (as I am 35.. and we plan to try soon) and he wanted me to boost up on everything ahead of time. The problem was... I had a terrible acne breakout... I'm talking painful boils! So, I stopped taking them a month before our wedding and it cleared right up! So, now that we are in wedded-bliss... I started taking them again - same reaction! I stopped... and it cleared right up! It has to be these pills. Has anyone ever heard of that before??? If so, what could be causing that?

Tgossett1 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I was told to take an OTC prenatal until I can get in to the doctor (I'm only at the beginning of week 5) found one at Wal-Mart by Nature Made it's called "Prenatal Multi + DHA" and comes in a long slender liquid softgel, it goes down easy and doesn't smell and taste bad like most vitamins. It has 800mcg Folic Acid and 228mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids (DHA+EPA). My mom is a pediatric RN of over 25 years and said this looked to be a really good OTC until I can get a prescription strength Prenatal.

ginit82 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I am always sensitive to vitamins...I have thrown up in the past before I was pregnant so I was nervous with getting nauseous with a prenatal. I ended up buying the Rainbow Light. I take one pill in the morning with my breakfast and an additional 400 mcg of folic acid. My stomach is not irritated, my nausea is limited to none, and I am not tired, yet...=) It does cause a bit of constipation but my doc told me to take a stool softener if needed. I highly recommend Rainbow Light!

stahlier |

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Anyone out there take bebe-O vitamins? I have been doing lots of research on the best prenatal, and these seem to be a good choice. I really don't want to feel sick from the vitamins or dread taking them, and these are vegan, small in size, seem to have everything you need, and they advertise no sickness. Only con is that they are fairly pricey. I'd just be interested to hear if anyone else is taking them and if so how you like them!

hoextean |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I am already taking Calcium supplements and folic acid. I'll be prescribed some prenatal vitamins in a month. Do I need anything else before then?

Brit242 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take One-a-Day Gummies instead of prenatal horse pills. I also supplement an extra folic acid and Iron. those pills are really tiny and round and easy to swallow. I was worried the Iron woul upset my stomache but it's a slow release formula and I've had no problems. It's called SlowFE. And for extra calcuim I take Viactiv

Kat_nap |

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My doctor gave me tons of samples of Prenate Rx only prenatal vitamin. It is a rather large pill however the coating tastes/smells like vanilla so it's easy to get down. And no nausea! I strongly suggest taking your vitamins with a good bit of food and water, so your water-soluble nutrients AND fat-soluble nutrients are both used efficiently by your body. Before I obtained these samples, I was using the New Chapter Perfect Prenatal. I liked the idea of having an organic supplement, however I did read several credible articles stating that FOLATE (found in organic whole-food supplements) is not as easily & readily used by your body as FOLIC ACID (found in most regular prenatal vitamins). So I highly recommend the Prenate as it does also have your Omega-3's (DHA, EPA, and ALA's) Take care!

marycgro |

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I've been taking folic acid since I missed AF just in case and found out about thirty minutes ago I'm PG! Finally! lol I'm all excited and scared now! I'm not quite sure how to tell DH though.... I think I'll tell my mom first.. XD

earth_child_101 |

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I just use an generic OTC prenatal- checked with dr and it has all the essentials. i was really surprised that it did not make me sick.. but i have taken them with a meal and a glass of milk everytime

veronicamay21 |

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My OBGYN gave me prenatal vitamins that are powdered and can be taken on an empty stomach! They are amazing and no nausea side effects.

Kartersmom7 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take the Prenate with DHA. They have a gel like coating which makes them go down easy...!!! And the Dr. said DHA helps with baby BabyThrough the mother's breast milk, or in the developing fetus, maternal dietary DHA may help provide nutritional support for: •Cognitive development8-10 •Development of visual acuity8,21 •Fetal growth and development13 and for the mother •Replenishes DHA depleted during pregnancy and lactation13 •Provides critical nutrients essential to pregnancy13 •Helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system6,23 •May support maintenance of healthy skin, hair, and nails. Plus my Dr. has my prescrip for 11 more refills. Which I can I can take after the birth of the3 baby.

jennifervelazco |

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My sister takes Flinstones Complete Vitamins as her prenatal vitamins, plus an extra 800 mg of folic acid. I just took a positive test today, and plan on doing the same.

ezer |

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I take metagenics "wellness essentials for pregnancy". It is actually a packet of 8 pills. I take them throughout the day to promote maximum absorbency. There were a few weeks when i couldnt keep down any food...and during those weeks i took the Rainbow Light one a day pills that were mentioned above plus the nordic naturals omega supplement.

jnicolen |

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i would highly recommend one a day prenatal vitamins it comes in a purple box. You take 2 vitamins a day, one gel and one hard vitamin. There expensive though ($17.99)!

Armani618 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I went to my obgyn and had a preconception visit with him first. I highly recommend it so you know when to stop drinking coffee, alcohol, etc. He recommended that I take a prenatal and some supplements. I take the RiteAid prenatal because it was very highly rated and isn't too hard to swallow. I also take a few supplements: folic acid, DHA, Vitamin B, and one other. I can't stress how important it is for you to talk to you doctor about it though - there are some vitamins where taking too many will harm your baby. If you are trying to conceive meet with your doctor and start taking them BEFORE you know you are pregnant because your baby needs those vitamins from day one and he/she will be two weeks old at the earliest when you know! That first trimester is when teh most important growth occurs.

imlost119 |

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I couldn't handle the prenatal vitamin my doctor prescribed me. He told me to take flintstones vitamins. Apparently they work just as good. =)

NCMom2be |

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I'm about 5 weeks (I just found out a few days ago)! My OB/GYN called in "Citranatal 90 DHA" to my pharmacy. So far, I'm feeling pretty good after taking it. The vitamin consists of 2 pretty large pills and have Omega-3 Fatty Acids and minerals. Please note that the vitamins did cost me $25.00 for 2 months and you need a prescription.

Bon1205 |

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Has any one tried the newOne-A-Day prenatal vitamins?

Cbethanis |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

im 3 months pregnant, with my 2nd child, and i find that the spring valley prenantel vitamans work great my 1st child came out healthy as ever but that also goes along with eating well and takeing good care of yourself while being pregnat... spring valley is my recomended prenatal vitamen !

ayasha |

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Since I've been so nauseated I switched from gagging down horse pills to 2 flinstones but noticed they only have 50% of daily needed folic acid. I found vita fusion prenatal gummy vitamins only at Target. They are so yummy!! They also have DHA. Why didn't I know about these before?!?!

trentonslove |

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If possible you should find a pre-natal vitamin that states "gentle on stomach" then you are likely to have less of an issue with nausea. I take a pre-natal which is gentle on the stomach and I don't have any problems. Before I took a pre-natal which didn't claim to be "gentle on stomach" and felt severely nauscious.

jenmillard23 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Just like, trentonslove, my prenatel vitamins made me sick too until I found a gummy vitamin. They taste great. Made by Vitafusion. They have DHA, Folic acid. I found them at Target. Good luck!

Giese78 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Last year when a girl I worked with was pregnant she had a lot of trouble with vitamins making her sick so her Dr suggest taking 2 flinestone vitamins with iron a day.

Kinsora |

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I like the Promise prenatal. They're about the size of a Tylenol capsule They come in stages too so you get extra folic acid in the first trimester. First trimester also has no vitamin A and less iron plus more B6 to help reduce nausea. The DHA supplement is a separate pill.

Kinnerin |

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I am taking New Chapter Perfect Prenatal -- they are organic and plant-based so they are very easy on your stomach. I had tried other brands before and they all made me sick... I am also taking Expecta, recommended by my Ob.

DaniDuran |

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i started with taking the One a Day Women's prenatal, which had two pills, a little pink one and big yellow gel one. they made me a little queezy if i didn't have something good to eat with them though. then i switched to NatureMade Multi Prenatal vitamens..which don't make me queezy and have just about the same amount of everything the One a Day had, plus, they were about 5 bucks cheaper, which is good when you're not made of money :]

oliverjam92 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Is it ok to take your prenatals right before bed? I have been taking them on an empty stomach with just a glass of water or milk. Is taking them with food and/or in the morning better?

katieandjeffie |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I had the same problem with the One a day prenatal. I tried taking them with food, right after food and would still get sick within 5 minutes of taking them. A couple years ago I tried that brand when I was not pregnant and it had the same results. Generic brands have never had me rushing to the bathroom, even if I take them on an empty stomach.

mcnelso2 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I took what was prescribed by my OB. Wal-Mart does a 3 month supply for $10, I wanna say its Prenatal Plus. It has the extra folic acid and DHA in it. When I was going through the morning sickness, I tried Flinstones and believe it or not those made me more sick than the stinky horse pills:)

brworl8337 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

instead of flinestones, your ob can give you chewables. my ob says that flinestones dont cover exactly everything normal prenatal vitamins would.

CourtneyB03 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I have tried 6 different kinds of vitamins. I am amemic and the best vitamin you can take is cocept DHA. They are small capsules that are very easy to swallow and have no smell. When taken twice a day the fatigue you may experience will go away. DHA also promotes exceptional brain and eye development.

dim3420 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

The best kind you can take is the one your doctor prescribes. You should be getting 1000 mcg of Folic Acid in a pill. Unfortunately, a Flintstones vitamin doesn't have the recommended dosage in one pill. The Flintstones complete has 400 mcg so you would have to take at least three of them a day to get your minimum amount. Also, DHA, Docosahexaenoic acid, is an acid that helps with the brain and eye development of your fetus and isn't found in those vitamins either. Trust me I know they taste miserable and probably make you just as sick as it does it me, but the Prenatal Vitamin a doctor prescribes is the best choice! You get everything in just one pill!

megbaby13 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

PreferA has DHA and has been so far so good with me. Your doc should give you a bunch to try before they prescribe you one.

NicoleMilan |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I have a 2 yr old and am 17 weeks pregnant with my second. I took a wonderful liquid vitamin and mineral product with both pregnancies and love it! My 2 yr old takes the companies children's formula now and our pediatrician said he is literally the healthiest kid she's ever seen, in 22+ years of being a pediatrician!

michellebarnes |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I found after a great deal of stress that it is best to ask your doctor about which prenatal vitamins they recommend. The other two big pieces are which vitamins your insurance company covers and which vitamins your pharmacy carries. My doctor actually gave me a month's supply of samples so that I could try them out first. Some prenatals can be harsh on your system. You want to try a small amount first before shelling out a lot money for a whole bottle. I especially like Prenate. Good luck.

jashley527 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I am taking VitaMedMD. They are vegan supplements that provide 20 vitamins and minerals. I love them, but if you don't drink enough water, you'll know because your urine will have an unpleasant odor.

LadieM |

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i take the vitafuse brand from target, they are gummies and dont taste half bad!

cole9507 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

2 Flinstones Complete a day! =)

Hill3202010 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

When I went in for my first prenatal visit, the nurse was surprised that I was taking over-the-counter prenatal vitamins and DHA instead of a prescription vitamin. I didn't even know that one could be prescribed prenatal vitamins! The doctor did end up prescribing me prescription prenatals with DHA, stating that I needed something "a little stronger" than what I was taking. It's not that I am questioning the doctor (he, after all, went to medical school and I did not), but has anyone else been prescribed prenatals vitamins? It just seems strange, that's all.

adamandmal |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

yes I was prescribed OB Natal One as we are trying to conceive but I was told that I can take off the shelves one too. I have not started taking any yet. I am still debating which ones to go with. Has anyone heard of Trimedisyn and Prenatalgyn? These are prenatal vitamins too. Please let me know if any one has tried them. Thanks.

RiznJen |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I've decided to go with Prenatal One- Rainbow Light and Prenatal DHA-Spectrum which also contains Omega-3 found at Whole Foods. I did not go with what my Doctor has given me, which contains lower Folic Acid and B-12. Has anyone have any problems with these supplements?

Vodeska |

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A word about the One A Day Women's Prenatal. The actual prenatal part is pretty good in terms of amounts of nutrients. You need extra Calcium either from diet or supplement to get the at least 1200 mg needed, but that is the case with every vitamin. BUT, you really are being over charged for the extra DHA. It only has 200 mg of DHA. Studies are showing you need at least 600 mg. You can either get this from algae or fish sources of supplements. Any other plant source such as flax does not have DHA, but lesser omega-3's your body cannot convert to the needed DHA. DHA is needed to make-up the myelin sheath that covers most of the neurons in the body, including the brain. Also, side note, recent studies suggest you need more than 400 IU of vit D. Shoot for 1000 at least. The only way you'll get to toxic levels is if you go over 2000 IU daily. Thought everyone might appreciate this info from someone who has a degree in nutrition and is a PA. If you really need good, in-depth advice about nutrition, ask and RD, not a doc or really even a PA. Unfortunately, docs and PAs get very little nutrition training in school. That's why we have RDs. They are the best resource if you want good, accurate info.

MegzT |

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I have stuck with Twin Lab Daily One for YEARS & just switched over to the Prenatals. Excellent brand!

stompykitty |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I had really bad nausea the first trimester and my OB suggested Rainbow Lite prenatals. You can get them at Target. They worked great for me.

lashawna99 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take Jamieson brand prenatal vitamins as they were recomended by the pharmacist. They recently became available OTC instead of by prescription due to the high amount of folic acid; 1gram as oppose to others with >300mg. It upsets my stomach so I take it at night before bed with a glass of milk and I am fine. Also to answer another question DHA is from the algae that fish eat and that is why it is good when not pregnant to take fish oil capsules. To prevent burping up a fishy taste, if you take just DHA (which is in most prenatal vitamins) it helps with brain and nerve development I believe in the fetus. Prior to beoming pregnant I took DHA instead of fish oil because it is the primary ingredient that is beneficial in fish oil. It is quite expensive to buy pure DHA as oppose to fish oil capulses. Anyway I hope helped answer your questions. Happy prgnancies everyone!

momma2blindsay |

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my midwife told me to get "green-based" prenatal vitamins at a health store b/c they dont make you constipated and are easier to digest, giving you the most nutrients per pill. they are a little more expensive but worth the extra money for better nutrients.

dolphant3 |

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whoever said centrum is not okay is actualll erronous in saying so. centrum forte, has exactly the same everything in it. its made by the exact same company as materna. the only difference is the colour of the pills and the 7 dollars you will b saving by not getting roped into the whole, just cause its for pregnancy means its the only answer.

lemr88 |

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they have gummy prenatals at target and they taste great! they do not have any calcium so i got the gummy calcium vitamins also. i had the same problem with the womens one a days made me so sick! but these are great!

foxxytrini1987 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take a really good one by Nature Made they are Liquid Soft Gels and they have DHA, which is good for fetal brian and eye development. They dont make me sick at all and they are very gentle.

hollyjjackson |

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I found a prenatal gummi vitamin made by Vitafusion. They are great tasting, and so easy to take!

PoohGal79 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

i use the womens one a day and there great

puppylove24 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I was prescribed Vitafol-OB by my doctor, never had a problem while I was trying to get pregnant or now while I am, I take them first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and they work great, no nausea.

mstruckman@yahoo.com |

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My OB said Women's One-A-Days were fine... though she said I should add an Omega-2 supplement

LaurenB15 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

You need extra vitamins to supplement what the baby draws from your body. I know I have to take a little extra calcium some days- Pick what feels good when you take them. Not all prenatals are the same and some can even make you feel sick and bloated! I am blessed with a midwife as an aunt and she has WONDERFUL prenatal herbal vitamins and extras and a full baby line she has formulated herself after 30 plus years experience. http:vsnatureworks.com I have had such an easy pregnancy thanks to her vitamins! Hope this helps! 27 weeks along! not long now, little one...........

mendomamma |

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My wife is 22 wks and she is taking these Isotonix prenatal vitamins. It is a cap ful of the powder mixed with 2 oz of water and you take them on an empty stomach. She is not having and issues with nausea or bad taste. I take the normal multi vitamin and its been great. http://www.marketamerica.com/product-10106/isotonix-prenatal-multivitamin.htm

dmtammaro |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take woman's one a day prenatal's it's actually two pills. One is all your daily vitamins and the other is just folic acid and DHA.

Future_Mrs_haynes2010 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I am taking Concept DHA and I love them.

MrsPerrin |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My OB said any over-the-counter prenatals are fine, but to make sure they're with DHA, if not, take DHA separately. And that's what I did, I bought DHA supplement on its own because the vitamins I chose (before I went to he doc) were without it. I'd say as long as the prenatal vitamin has folic acid, and iron, you're golden. Since most prenatals have those plus a lot more, any of them are fine... it's just a matter of how much you want to pay depending on different brands!

paulisiam5 |

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Can you take One A Day for Women?

SharyllynnC |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My doctor says that I don't need to take prenatal vitamins until I'm about 5 months. Has anyone else been told the same thing?

cc115 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Vitamins have always made me sick, and I have a hard time swallowing large pills, especially feeling gaggy anyway, so I had stopped taking the prenatal vitamins I originally started out with. I was looking for an option at Walgreen's, and I got Belly Bar chewable prenatal vitamins there. They taste pretty good and they don't make me sick at all, even if I take them without food. So those have been working out well for me!

knifeslice |

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I'm struggling with this too. The vitamins I choose tend to upset my tummy or seriously have an effect on my appetite. Anyway, for all of those "pill wusses" out there, try taking a pill with a banana. Just chew up the banana, pop the pill in and swallow. It's the only way my mom can take pills.

Verisi |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I have a VERY mild version of what can be a life-threatening condition where I have huge gag reflexes, so my only choice was chewable. The chewables were okay, but the smell was so strong, it made me gag. I have found GUMMY prenatal vitamins, but I have only seen them at Target. But they are amazing. They taste like candy - who's opposed to 2 pieces of candy every day? ;)

IrishThunder |

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I just recently started being able to take regular prenatals. Im 19 weeks and up until a couple weeks ago I had to take little kid gummy vitamins which my OB okay'd as long as i was getting some folic acid in me.

kaylaerne |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Q: Prenatal Vitamins? So far, i tried 2 prenatal vitamins and they are giving me reactions..Can somebody give me some names so i can discuss them with my OB please thanks.

katita171981@yahoo.com |

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I really like the prenatal gummies, I buy them from Target

suzy1985 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take a chewable prenatal vitamin called NataChew. It was prescribed by my OB when I was having trouble swallowing the HUGE prenatal vitamins....especially when I was experiencing afternoon/evening sickness (instead of morning sickness). It is sour, but the taste goes away pretty fast.

drockitter1 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

My favorite is Vitafusion PreNatal Gummy Vitamins. They taste great and are easier to consume than the gigantic horse pills. You can also purchase them online. I get them on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IP8BC8).

maybo975 |

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Theralogix Prenatal vitamins have worked for me. They are evidence based vitamins made in Maryland. You can order them at theralogix.com. Only $55 for 90 day supply if you have a promo code from your OB. Other prenatals I took made me have a sick feeling.

kristihicks |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I take the VitaFusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins and with an exception of Iron, because there isn't any in the vitamin, I believe it contains everything one needs to keep baby healthy && contain amounts within reason so you don't end up taking 3000% of your daily requirement when you throw in 4-6 small meals a day on top of the vitamin.

FinallyFoundForever |

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@maybo975 & finallyfoundforever....I just bought the same ones today I'm glad to read that someone else takes and recommends this brand. I was reading above and saw "watch your intake of vitamins A,D,E and K -- these can be toxic in large amounts." but now that i seen ur recommendation I have a litlle relief...thanks! This is my 1st baby/2nd pregnancy my 1st pregnancy ended in miscarriage, so I'm trying to be extra careful with everything.

Soon2beMrsDeinert |

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Does anyone know anything about the CitraNatal Harmony vitamins? My OB prescribed them and they look good as far as folic acid and iron are concerned, but only 100mg of calcium....

erinspellman |

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I have a horrible time swallowing any pill. My gen. pract. told me it was ok to take Flinstones as long as I'm taking an additional folic acid vitamin. My OB okayed it when I got pregnant, so I've continued. The folic acid pills are small, and they go down easily with oatmeal or yogurt.

mandageerts |

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I had positive pregnancy test three nights ago and i just found out that i am 3 wks pregnant. I havent set up doctor's appointment yet coz of my schedule but right now im taking One A Day prenatal vitamins. I started taking it two months ago actually when we're jz trying to concieve. And now im already pregnant. Is it safe for my baby? Pls reply..

MJcel |

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I take the GMC prenatal and i love it, they don't make me sick at all  BabyFruit Ticker

embentsen |

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Vitafusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins - 90 ct. ARE THE BEST!!!! I had so much trouble with morning sickness I was taking flinstones, ick... then I took a different brand that had iron in them.. & I couldn't even look at meat so I finally found these at target, & they don't have any iron and I am completely morning sickness free!!!

amandaknutson53 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

As long as I eat a meal when I take mine, I feel fine!

kelseybert |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I was prescribed Prenexa. Not that big of a pill, and it is a capsule. Tastes like chocolate too, even though mixing it with juice and all that, it's not that great and can leave you sick feeling if you don't eat on it.

MarlenaDawn |

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I am starting my prenatal vitamins today. I am nervous because I have a weak stomach and vitamins usually make me sick. However, I was told that the gummy vitamins are easier are your tummy. I have the vitafusion prenatal vitamins. Has anyone taken these or any other gummy vitamin?

mrsdemarco |

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Often with prenatals (and all vitamins and supplements) you have to look beyond just the ingredients to the source. Not all forms of a vitamin are bioavailable. My husband is a sports supplement formulator and he recommends Thorne Research vitamins. For those that get upset stomach from vitamins, eat a large meal before taking it. Regarding DHA,you don't need for it to be in your prenatal - you can take a separate DHA/fish oil product.

dvsness |

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I am fortunate enough to live in Upstate NY where we have Wegmans! I bought the Wegmans brand Prenatal vitamins in the Nature's Market section...they've got everything the doc recommended! And only $3.99 for 100, you can't beat it :)

amyegunnip |

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I take One a Day prenatals along with an extra folic acid pill and they seem to work great! I felt sick a couple of times after taking them but now I take them at night before going to bed and I have had no problems!

Fate514 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

my ob rx tandem dha...walgreens said they no longer make this, so they checked wth my ob and are giving me the sub. in a few days!

nmdw |

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Has anyone heard of or tried Prenatalgyn? My husband and I are going to TTC in about 3 months and I am trying to research different prenatal vitiamins. I want to start taking them next month so the folic acid and other important minerals and vitamins are already in my system when we start TTC. I have read online about Prenatalgyn, but I can't find any actual customer reviews that aren't from the company.....

jmccoy18 |

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I take Rainbow light vitamins. They do not make me feel sick and they don't leave a fishy aftertaste. I tried one-a-day prenatals, but I ended up burping up fish all morning...and I hate fish. I have never had a problem swallowing pills, so these don't bother me at all.

mamaZbo |

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My OB perscribed me some that dont make me sick or upset my stomach now! They are much nicer on the stomach than the over the counter ones! Just make sure that you are getting enough clacium!

amber3784@hotmail.com |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

If you're not sure which kind will work best for you (or which you can keep down) ask you Dr's office for some samples. You get to try them out & the price is right. I had a full month's worth of vitamins for free!

aliciablatt |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

From week 3 (when I found out I was pregnant) to week 8 I took Prenatals and a DHA pill but by the end of week 8 it started making me sick and I switched to regular prenatals prescribed by my doctor. They're working just fine.

Kuraks10 |

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DHA is good for the baby's brain development, that's probably why your doctor recommended it for you. I'm a nurse and I used to work for an OB/GYN for a year and a half and our favorite prenatal vitamin to recommend was Prenate DHA (not sure if they make it anymore, but I'm sure they do because I just worked there 2 years ago). Also, some of our pregnant girls got sick when they took prenatal vitamins, so that's why we would recommend them to take Flinstones over the counter vitamins because they wouldn't make them sick.

Iilbrowneyzx |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Something with DHA and Folic Acid

bma3887 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

They now make gummie prenatals that don't taste bad at all! They have DHA in them. I got mine at wal mart,, and have seen them at Target as well.

auntimegan |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

If you can't stand to take horsepills (like me) I managed to find Prenatal Gummies at Walmart and they taste good and they are easy to consume.

jlud7978 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

you need to pick a prenatal vitamin that has both calcium and iron because the baby will take all of yours. your doctor will usually pick and prescribe you the best one for you

ajjr23 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

Ive had a hard time with the prenatals making me sick. My ob said any vitamin is better than nothing. I actually found some gummy prenatals at Target and they are fabulous! Dont realize you are taking vitamins but you get a lot of the important stuff you need!

jmw8182 |

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Better to just eat a variety of fresh food in all sorts of colors

mariamcman |

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I started taking Nature Made Prenatals with DHA. My OB says that I made a great choice.

XvSweetPeavX |

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My doctor has me taking 2 flintstone vitamins and folic acid. She suggested i take them at night while my stomach's settled down

Mickeyrose |

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I found Prenatalgyn. They ar kind of pricy, but they have the best ingredients, aren't horse pills, all natural, help with nausea, indigestion, constipatin, fatigue, and stress! If you're gonna take a pill, take one that helps in more than one way. :) find them at: http://prenatalvitamins.net/ PS: I'm not big on promoting products, buts these are helping so much that I can't help but to suggest them!

tamarras1 |

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For the ones who can't take pills very well they do make gummie PNV they didn't tar that great at first but now they are easy to take and great on the go

davisracing918 |

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Vitafusion PreNatal gummys taste like gummy starburts they are the easiest thing ever to take!

bkennedy526 |

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If you're vitamins are making you sick try taking them at bedtime with a small snack, at least through your first trimester....that's what helps me. Hope that helps

fitmommy0409 |

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I tkae the cheapest brand of prenatal vitamins and flintstone gummies. . . is that okay?

penningtonwife |

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Most women I know that were prescribed prenatal vitamins got sick after taking them. I simply get mine over the counter, Nature Made Prenatal Multivitamins with DHA, from the grocery store. They are a little big, but as long as you take them with a meal you shouldn't feel sick. If taking over-the-counter prenatal vitamins still makes you queasy I would suggest the prenatal gummies (I saw them at Walmart). I haven't tried them so I'm not sure if they have DHA. For the people that are only taking normal vitamins, or even kiddie vitamins: when you are pregnant you need to take prenatal vitamins because you have another lil life to support! Prenatals are packed with more than just your average multivitamin, and definitely more than a children's vitamin. Prenatals have higher content, hence the horse-pill size, but we need all of that to give our growing baby what it needs.

RachyD |

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Prenatals make me sick too so my primary doc told me to take rx PreNate Elite at bedtime. They're easy to swallow and I haven't had any problems with feeling sick. I love them.

liftmeup |

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Not only did the prenatals I tried make me sick, but I hated swallowing those big pills that tasted like rocks and made me gag. I went to swansonsvitamins.com (no i am not a spokesperson for them or anything) and I ordered Nature's Plus Prenatal Liquid Tropical Fruit. It is made of all natural ingredients and you can tell when you pour it because it is completely green (like the spinach and stuff they make it with). Plus it's liquid so it goes down easy and to top it off...IT TASTES AWESOME! I actually like taking my vitamin!!!

kaiello04 |

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I take my prenatal womens one a day...a pink pill with folic acid, cacium and all that good stuff...and the DHA, EPA gel pill afterwards with lunch. Then around dinner time i take my iron supplement. Some people dont know that DHA and EPA drastically increases your baby's brain development and functionality...while also improving vision and heart functionality.

kriselyse |

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i have had the lapband done and now my husband and i are TTC and i was wondering what if any prenatal vitamins are chewable and easy to take?

amandaloujean |

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For any vegetarians out there, New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal works for me (3 per day). Not horse-pill-like at all and I've never experienced any nausea/queasiness from these. I also take an algae-derived DHA (2 per day) from Spectrum Essentials. Kind of pricey, but 100% vegetarian.

ltkendall |

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I am confused. I had been taking One a Day Women's Prenatal and my dr said to stop taking the DHA pill because the unknown source of fish the DHA comes from could have traces of mercury in it. I stopped, but am now looking for one without DHA because of the mercury, or Iron, since I have bad morning sickness. So confused.

meeko1985 |

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I feel your pain, meeko1985. I started taking the same One-a-day and then I read the label well. Mackerel is one of the fish used in the oil in this vitamin. This is one of the fish with the highest content of mercury. Mercury poisoning may not be obvious in adults, but it causes serious deformities and mental retardation in babies if mothers take it - so why risk it? I then looked into Nature's Own + DHA because it has other low-mercury fish. But this vitamin has 3 types of dyes (not necessary!) and one of them has been linked to ADD according to a study by the NIH (Nat'l institute of Health). In fact, the 1st thing doctors will do to a child with ADD is take away all foods with colorants. So again, why risk it? But remember DHA is important for baby's eyes and brain, so I suggest you look into a vegetable-based supplement. Fish partly makes morning sickness a lot worse in some women (this was my case). I ended up taking the Nature's own WITHOUT DHA (contains no dyes or coloring) and supplementing it with a vegetable-based DHA supplement. It works well for me and I have peace of mind. If you do try another fish oil based DHA, try looking here to know what type of fish oils to stay away from: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/fishmercury.htm Personally, if a vitamin does not say what fish they are using, I'd stay away from it. But that's the paranoid preggo chick here. Medical professionals out there: please correct me if I'm wrong here.

preggochick |

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I couldn't stomach any of the prenatel vitamins my doctor prescribed so he had me take 2 flintstone vitamins with iron a day.. works for me..  BabyFruit Ticker

Modubb739 |

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I use citra natal assure. They have two pills. One is a DHA capsule and the other is the vitamin. They also have an added stool softener which has helped me TREMENDOUSLY. The only down side is they are about $75 a month...but to me...totally worth it :)

bigskymommy |

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My mom is a nurse and she has been on me for YEARS to take prenatal vitamins. I know this advice might be too late considering this is a forum for ttc/pregnant women, but she recommends that ALL women who want to have children or more children should be taking prenatal. She loves them so much that she really thinks women should be taking them, period. She's 50 and has had a hysterectomy and still takes them daily.

chelseanorma |

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scorpio123 |

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I jus pikd up som prenatals called BELLY BARS they are awesome :-)

nikkiice21 |

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I am 3 weeks pregnant and my doctor just told me that I need to be getting at least 1,000mcg of folic acid every day. Currently, the prenatals I am taking have 800mcg so I went out and bought an additional folic acid supplement. So now I'm taking a total of 1,200mcg of folic acid per day. Do you think that's too much?

flybird1216 |

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Get organic/ raw vitamins! If theyre raw and organic they have the most nutrients. Non organic are processed and nutrients get thrown out. You, of course, want the most nutrients for your baby!

courtneyjb |

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I am taking seven seas high strength Omega 3 . I have not started the folic acid yet. gonna get them today.

philliejean |

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I am taking the Centrum Chewable and take two a day instead of the regular dose of 1. I have trouble swallowing pills so chewable was a must for me. By taking two I get 800mcg of folic acid and 36mg of iron

daisygurl4 |

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Has anyone used the Rainbow Light prenatals? I got them because I'm vegan and they are designed for vegans. They don't really have an after taste (although they are pretty big pills) Anyway I really like them... they don't make me sick at all.

megz801 |

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macajd |

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The best Prenatal vitamin there is is by Vitafusion and it is a Gummy Vitamin! They taste like berry lemonade and they come in a month and a half supply:)

Sinkitty11 |

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Can I be taking too much DHA? My husband was taking a supplement with 530mg DHA and then some other fish oil. Could this harm the baby?

Molli812 |

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My dr gave me Nexa Select.. and they taste okay, they haven't made me sick and they are easy to swallow!

bsm0911 |

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I take OTC One a day prenatal vitamins, they are great. I do not feel sick with them. however the dha + omega 3 pill creates a fish like smell when I take it. I take that pill every other day. Seems to reduce the smell.

foxpaz2009 |

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TO ANYONE WITH BAD M/S: I feel that a large part of my m/s was caused by the really harsh vitamin I was taking - One-a-Day prenatal. I switched to Vitafusion chewable gummy Prenatal supplements and have been a happy camper ever since! They are superior to switching over to a children's chewable b/c they have DHA. I wish the doctor I saw at my 8 week appointment had told me about them instead of having to wait until I saw my favorite doctor at 16 weeks!

MamaAllison |

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I found the best vitamins for me have been the ones derived from whole foods. My stomach doesn't get upset and I have not had constipation issues like some of my friends. I take Pure Essence Two n' Only.

KateAWare |

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Target has an awesome prenatal vit. They are fruity chews with Folic Acid and DHA. My Dr. recommended them. They don't make me sick at all and they taste like candy :) Much better than the horse pills I took with my first pregnancy.

MRSASNOW |

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Do I need to take a prenatal in my first trimester if I am already taking 1000 mg folic acid and an omega-3 supplement daily? I also eat a couple of eggs a day for breakfast and eggs are high in vitamins. I find all prenatal vitamins make me throw up (I lost 10 lbs. last pregnancy).

havingakitten |

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right now the baby is taking all your nutrients that you would normally get for food. the prenatal vitamins can help by giving you the nutrients you need during pregnancy, and its the only thing you take thats not for the baby. it gets enough as it is :) i usually do the one a day prenatals, just cause they worked in my first one, plus you can continue to safely take them for a month or two after giving birth and breastfeeding.its two pills once a day in separate bottles for around thirty bucks for a one month supply, or 49.99 for the double pack at walgreens right now.

blakcat momma |

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After my question two days ago, I had my doctor's appt. today and my doctor does want me taking prenatals right away, even though I'm getting 1 mg of folic acid. Even though they make my morning sickness worse. Any good recommendations on ones easy on the stomach, but don't break the bank?

havingakitten |

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with my first pregnancy and with this one i took/am taking womens one a day prenate. i liked them because they come with the vitamin and a fish oil for dha! buy them at wal mart its 14$ there where as wal greens is damn near 20

Retro1698 |

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I always got really, really sick from my prenatal vitamins -- severe morning sickness during all three pregnancies. During my 2nd pregnancy I began researching prenatal vitamin reviews, this site helped me a lot http://prenatalvitaminreviewcenter.com. I found two brands from this site that did NOT make me sick thank God - I now take New Chapter prenatal multivitamins and Nordic Naturals for Omegas/DHA. HTH!

3LittleCupcakes |

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Garden of Life RAW Prenatal Vitamin is packed with all the good stuff, whole food and gentle enough to take on an empty stomach. Plus, if you don't like to swallow pills, you can also take them out of the capsule for consumption. Mostly organic ingredients without fillers. Recommended dose is 3 pills which gives you 200% of the folic acid daily intake, so sometimes I just take one a day or even one in the morning and one at night because I try to eat healthy in between. Very happy with the RAW Prenatal and highly recommend it. Just found out we're pregnant and have been taking this vitamin for at least two months to get ready. :)

CatieLou |

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Vitamin Code: Raw Prenatal by Garden of Life. My nausea has gone away because of the ginger and everything is going really smooth. I love this product, it gets absorbed so easily! The size of the veggie capsules is easy to take and can be opened to add to water or other drinks. It can be pricey, but worth every penny. I plan to take this with all my pregnancies!

celestialkhare |

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Hey y'all ladies out there!! My ob prescribed PREQUE 10 And Iove it! Doesn't make me sick at all. I can take it on a empty stomach or with food. Check it out ladies, it a wonderful vitamin for my baby! :)

Amandad79 |

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some vitamins can cause constipation which is never fun! i am taking flinstones vitamins and my dr suggested also taking additional folic acid as well  Pregnancy Ticker

yankeesbaby |

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Im taking GNC Prenatal Formula w/Iron.It has 1000mg of folic acid and was only 10 bucks! no smell and no sickness.

86lady |

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I am also taking the same GNC w/ Iron that includes 1000mg of Folic Acid. I have to take Fish oil additionally for Omega 3. I believe it is 300mg. I had to quit the fish oil because it was giving me #2 problems (if you know what I mean). Is there a way I can get my omega 3 without it being oily or side effects? Maybe an all in one pnv that includes Omega 3?

LaLouCO |

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I like CitraNatal B-Calm prenatal vitamins. It's helped a great deal with the nausea.

marieinmonaco |

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My OB prescribed me natelle-one... she gave me samples which when taking they had no side effects which was great. Only downside is that they are super expensive. Thinking about switching to an OTC vitamin.

JO2289 |

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After reading the labels on prenatal vitamins, I'm nervous about which to choose. I was taking Rainbow Light Prenatal Organic and then realized it had ginseng which I believe is a no-no. Most of the popular health store vitamins, like New Chapter, have other herbs I'm not sure are safe. OTC prenatals seem to have vitamin A as palimate instead of beta-carotene which in too high concentrations can cause birth defects. I'm finding the whole thing a little ridiculous and I can't believe there aren't some standardized vitamins out there...ugh. Any recs?

stimpycat |

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Q: wehn is it better to take the vitamins in the morning or at nite? do they help with the headaches and sickness?

thomasandjennacrozier |

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I ordered the New Chapter Perfect Prenatal, I've been much more sick this time around but they don't make me feel any worse than I already am, I love that it's a whole food supplement

kaloss |

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i take the gummy prenatal vitamins :)

his.mrs |

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I am 5 weeks pregnant and I usually get nauseous when taking vitamins. I found a great prenatal chewable vitamin at Babies R Us ($12). I actually look forward to taking them every morning. They taste delilsh and do not make me sick at all. I am seeing my dr for my first prenatal appt in 2 weeks. I am planning on bringing them with me to see if I can continue taking throughout the pregnancy...hope so!

Cathyr1003 |

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hey...i think its good to have chewable vitamins but as far as essential minerals are concerned you should check whether it has them or not.

soodanubh |

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If you are interested to know about the essential minerals and their uses you can check them at http://www.ebestprenatalvitamins.com.

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soodanubh |

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I'm really happy with Promise Stages Prenatal Vitamins. I have been taking them, even before I got pregnant. I have not had any problems with getting sick from them like other brands. Check out their site. http://www.promiseprenatal.com/

mistylyn28 |

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Im TTC and just started taking Prenatal One from wholefoods..Ive ready 400mg of folic acid is the requirement and mine holds 800mg..not sure if this is too high

katiecakes888 |

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I found that there is an important relation between dha and pregnancy.You can read about it at dha pregnancy

soodanubh |

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soodanubh |

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I have a VERY sensative stomach when it comes to my prenatals, ive tryed EVERYTHING! Finally I started taking Vitafusion prenatal dha&folic acid gummys! Once in the am and one after dinner! Hope that helps anyone else too! Hang in there ladies!!!

LadieJaid5 |

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My prenatals make me sick.i can not keep theam down i throw theam up almost every time.

quashae |

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QUESTION! ive been taking flintstones because i cant swallow pills- ive been taking 2 gummies (200 folic acid) and one complete (400) i forgot to ask my dr. about this but i did talk to the nurse. she said i should be getting 800-1000 folic acid and i wasnt sure if i should take MORE flintstones so they called in a chewable prenatal. howeverrr, my mother in law whos a nurse talked to the pharmasict who said too many vitamins can cause birth defects and now im kind of freaking out...can anyone guide me in the right direction here or ease my mind a little, thank you!

marissa422 |

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My OBGYN recommended taking any prenatal vitamins with folic acid and DHA that I can stomach...I've found some really awesome gummy prenatals in the pharmacy department at Walmart and Target.

diva_kate |

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Question? What if my insurance doesn't cover the prescription that my doctor gave me with the DHA in the vitamins should I call and have something else suggested, continue taking the vitamins that I already have (contain no DHA), or just suck it up and buy the prescription vitamins??

kpropst |

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My sister was pregnant before me and her OBGYN suggested Nature-Made by Costco. They packaging shows that they include Iron, Folic and DHA--all essential for the pregnant gal. So, I'm now pregnant and went straight to Costco for these. :)

haleybug01 |

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I haven't been to a doc yet, but as far as I can tell all the prenatals are _huge_ pills you have to swallow! I have a problem with swallowing pills--anything bigger than my allergy pill makes me choke. Is there a chewable version of prenatal vitamins out there

Wodabe83 |

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I know Im a little too old to be saying this but unfortunately I can't swallow pills. So I decided to purchase some prenatal gummies. Their really tasty and has everything we need for prenatal vitamins: DHA, Folic Acid and vitamins A, C, and D! You can purchase them at walmart

MsMommy2Be |

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So JD and I decided yesterday that we are ready to TTC. I purchased the Vitafusion Prenatal Gummies and so far I really like them. Has anyone spoken to a doctor about them? What kind of feedback have you gotten? Anyone have any personal experience with these? Do you take extra DHA (the gummies only have 50mg) or an iron supplement?

browneyedgirl854 |

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I am newly pregnant and haven't had any morning sickness...yay!! I attribute a big part of that to the fact that I drink my vitamins (powder mixed with water, tastes like fruit juice) - rather than a pill form vitamin. I used to get nauseated from taking a pill form multi-vitamin even before I was pregnant, can't imagine what I'd feel like being pregnant and getting nauseated from the pill. If you want to know which brand I take, email me at nikole@shopnik.net

shopnik |

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I am 7 weeks and have been killing myself looking for vitamins that have everything, worse i cant even find an answer on how much of any one vitamin I need. But they do say dont take too much or it will cause birth defects.

MACINTYRE08 |

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My doctor and pharmacist recommended 1000 mg of folic acid daily. I had hyperemsis gravidarium in the first three months so a large prenatal vitamin was out of the question. I ended up taking a chewable centrum children's vitamin and a small folic acid pill on top (not chewable).

pjschiwy |

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i have heard about flinstone vitamins too!. THey are wayyy better tasting than those horse pills!! good luck! joyce

jtkmom3 |

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Rainbow Light Prenatal One is awesome! It's gentle on the stomach. It has a little more than the recommended dose of everything.

bailamy |

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I love the Vitafusion PreNatal Gummy Vitamin. Prenatal vitamins in the form of pills or gel caps made me a bit sick, but the gummies are easy to stomach :) Hugs to all of you!! [url=http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=UBB&utm_campaign=tickers][img]http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt105516.aspx[/img][/url]

rynrey |

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I have been taking the PreNatal gummy vitamins. I hate to swallow pills, so these were perfect for me.

HerMomHisWife |

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I was taking natures promise prenatals and they made me really sick ! so i switched to the target brand gummy prenatals, MUCH better !

blinkiestar143 |

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I didn't know that I was pregnant until I was almost 8 wks. Then it took my docs almost 3 more wks to get me pre-natals. The scrip that I have makes me ill, so I just went and bought some OTC since the kind I can take is a $210/mo copay and I just can't cover it.

snickers1015 |

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I love the Vitamin Shoppe because I trust the quality of the store brand. By taking the only one each of One Daily With Lutein & Lycopene, 800MCG of Folic Acid, & Omega-3 Fish Oil 300 Epa / 200 Dha, I get more of what I need and everything else for being pregnant. My doctor was impressed by the amounts of nutrients inside these pills and at the cost over the amount of pills.

littleangel_2003@hotmail.com |

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I have actually taken 2 types of prenatal vitamins this pregnancy. I discovered the gummy ones at Target that are much easier to take in that first trimester. From the second trimester on, I took GNC's prenatal package which means taking two normal pills a day, a DHA and an Omega 3 Fish Oil (plus, they already had iron which cuts down on the anemia you might otherwise pick up).

carriedennett |

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I just found out yesterday that I'm pregnant. This will be my first child. They scheduled a nurse's visit with me for 08/22/11. After that I will be scheduled to see an OB/GYN. Should I start an over-the-counter prenatal vitamin or wait for a recommendation?

anesbet1 |

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I recommed rainbow light prenatal one

Flaviaphillips |

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prenatal multivitamin with dha can we take at bed time??

bismi12 |

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I like the Target Brand. I add in a little extra Vit D (because my level is low) and some extra folic acid (although it hs 800mcg) and some DHA. I take a lot of pills every morning, but the Target brand don't smell, they don't make me sick (yet) and they are very inexpensive!

mrose19 |

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OK, I am taking right now from Nature Made Folic acid 400mcg, One A Day womens Multivitamin, and spring Valley Prenatal Multivitamin/Multimimeral once a day is that OK or what should I be doing better My first time I want to do it right I need help thank you to anyone with suggection.

tbenchaib |

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Does anyone know about the Meijer free prenatal vitamins? Those are the ones I take, and I would like to know if those are good to use? They don't make me sick or anything, I just want to know if anyone knows if they have the right amount of nutrients that me and my baby need. Thank you!

xoxosara |

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We just took home pregnancy tests a couple of days ago, but haven't been to the doctor yet.. My mom suggested that I get prenatal vitamins and start taking them immediately. Do I need to wait until I see my doctor, or start taking them now?

rlong2011 |

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Anyone taking Vol-Tab Rx? Its a prescription, but its driving me crazy because the bottle doesn't actually list what is in it! My doctor wrote a generic prescription for prenatal vitamins to the pharmacy and let them choose.

SLaz |

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I refuse to take Prenatal vitamins. With my 1st I was sick 24-7 the entire pregnancy. I then had kidney stones (3 large ones) following. I believe that my nausea contributed greatly to my horrible expereience and had I known how sick prenatals can make me, I would have stopped right away. Instead I forced it until I couldn't in my 2nd trimester. I am just on a women's once a day right now. I going to be 6 weeks soon and I am Really nervous about being sick. Hoping that not taking the prenatal helps. They really need to do some long term research on this!!

babbittk |

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I love my fruit flavored gummy prenatal vitamins (Vitafusion) they are just like candy! Sadly, they don't have any iron but I get enough in my diet for now.

rmiyares |

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So you can give your baby and you att the nutrience you both need. your body is changing in so many different ways and you lsck some things your body needs and the vitamins help with that. ask your ddr what vitamins are best for you or which vitamis you should take. in my case, i have to take flinstone gummies vitamins right now because my prenatals are making me sick :/ i really really wish i could take them though because its making me feel soo guilty that im not taking them because i want my baby to get everything it needs.

camrensgirl94 |

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They make gummy prenatals now! I have them they are great!

fherrn |

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I have always been sensitive to iron. Even when I was a baby, I was unable to tolerate formula with added iron. So choosing a multivitamin, as an adult, took some research. I tried a liquid OTC daily vitamin (Centrum), but found that though I digested it okay, a lot of red spots started appearing on my skin. Sooo, I continued my research and learned about "whole food vitamins" (not the store, but a kind of vitamin.) These vitamins get their nutrients from actual food, rather than strictly laboratory combinations. When it came to choosing a prenatal vitamin, I knew that a whole food vitamin would be best for me and my baby. New Chapter Perfect Prenatal (previously mentioned) is what I use now, but I prefer MegaFood's (prenatal) because that was the brand of my daily vitamin before I got pregnant, and it doesn't have any soy in it.

FargoFan2012 |

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I chose Prenate Plus an Rx my midwife prescribed

QueenieBaltimore |

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I had trouble swallowing pills before I got pregnant, they made nauseous. So I take two gummy vitamens a day, it's the same thing as any prenatal vitamen and they taste good!

HannahLove3 |

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PregVit is a Prescription Vitamin which is great if you have a health plan that covers prescriptions- so free or super cheap. It is 2 pills a day, each one formulated to help you absorb everything better. A pink one on the morning and a blue one at night. They don't make me feel naseaus at all!

koalap |

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I am TTC and just started taking One a Day prenatals. It has given me bad heartburn every day. Has anyone else had this issue?

squidge96 |

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I'm 10 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I've been taking One A Day Prenatal Vitamins for the past year because it took us a year to get pregnant and my Doctor recommended to take them while I was trying to get pregnant as well. It consists of 2 pills, 1 multi-vitamin and 1 DHA/EPA liquid gel vitamin. It has 800 mcg of Folic Acid, which helps with the baby's spinal cord and reduces the risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord birth defect and 200 mg of DHA, which helps with the baby's brain and eye development. The 2 pills are pretty big but I take them every night after dinner and they haven't made me sick at all. I buy them at Wal-Mart and they're $14 and I usually find $1 off coupons online. My Dr. said these were good to take and I definitely recommend them. I hope this helps.

StephanieH85 |

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hello everyone, i just found out the good news and I'm trying to pick a good prenatal vitamin. I am now 5 weeks and i bought some Expecta lipil and it's a dha supplement but i don't know how much folic acid is in it the ingredients on the box doesn't say.

tesa8 |

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Prenatal vitamins are key for your baby's development and they also good for you too.Taking a prenatal with DHA is vital because it helps with your baby's brain and eye development.I currently take are NeevoDHA and they have Life's DHA in them.Word of advice to anyone considering taking NeevoDHA,do NOT take them in the first trimester as they will make you sick.In the second trimester they are fine to take because morning sickness goes away,well at least for me it did.If you are not sure what prenatal is right for you talk to your doctor and you can discuss what's your best option.If you're not currently taking a prenatal vitamin its a good time to start because as I said they are key in your baby's development and we all want what's best for our baby right?

nicolealexandra2385 |

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I take a multi-vitamin called Essentials by Usana Health Sciences. Honestly, these vitamins are rated #1 out of 1500 different supplements rated by a scientist named Lyle MacWilliams. Many of the vitamins sold today do not properly absorb into your body & therefore, you do not get all the vitamins you need. I have a book called the Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements that shows what they all rate. If you want to know what yours rates, let me know & I will look it up for you. I will even scan the page & email it to you if you'd like. I just want people to really know & realize what they are putting in their bodies, especially while pregnant, & the benefits that your body is actually receiving (or NOT receiving).

UsanaMommy |

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Who here has taken One A Day Prenatal Vitamins? Is there a recommended brand? A friend of mine also told me to take the Flintstones vitamins as a substitute. I'm a first time mom so I'm a bit confused.

NiecyD |

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I am 14 weeks and have been taking Rainbow Light Organic Whole-Food supplements. A little pricey, but I like them. My nails and hair are growing like crazy and I have felt good throughout my pregnancy. My friend told me to take liquid Fish Oils for DHA. I was taking Nordic Naturals bit it was disgusting! I finished one bottle and just found Carlson Fish Oil. It reminds me a bit of Lemon Pledge, but there is no fish taste or smell! Everyone says the liquid fish oil makes the DHA much more easily absorbed.

poplife38 |

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I started taking the Nature Made Prenatals with DHA right after I found out I was pregnant. I am also taking an iron supplement for my anemia. Neither pill has made me sick so far. The Nature Made prenatals are sold at Costco and you get a 150 day supply for about $20.

LBCfoodie |

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My PCP prescribed the Prenatal Plus vitamins for me. It has 1 mg of folic acid in it. I read that folic acid could be harmful in large amounts. What would be considered a large amount?

skittlesj526 |

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I could not swallow those ginormous prenatal vitamins (I was taking Rainbow Light). I was reading a magazine and saw these gummy prenatal vitamins and I had to have them. I got them at Target for about $11. I love them. Vitafusion DHA & Folid Acid Gummy Vitamins

Bjenn12 |

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I also take the Rainbow Light prenatals. In my first pregnancy, I took a number of different kinds experimenting with them to see which ones complimented my system the best. It was absolutely Rainbow Light. I have the six a day ones and also the one a day in case I forget the first dose. I also take a prenatal DHA.

RebekO |

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I am taking two types of prenatal vitamins, gummy and pill. Rainbow Light is really expensive but very good ($30/50 pills), its the best so far and its worth the price. On days that I am a bit queasy I opt for the gummy form. I took all the vitamin bottles I had to my OB and she went thru each ingredient and told me which ones shouldn't be taken together and which are ok. My OB had me take 800mcg of folic acid three months before I decided to get pregnant, 400mcg is the minimum amount. I have twin nephews and sadly one has spina bifida due to lack of folic acid, I would say 400 mcg may not be enough if you are unexpectantly having multiples... so don't skip on prenatal vitamins!

billisa |

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New Chapter, Organics, Perfect Prenatal is the best out there! Its all organic and does not upset stomachs! Even my friend who has IBS had no issues at all! Also it comes in a bottle with 270 capsules for a whole trimester! It is a spendy but why get anything but the best for you and your precious angel!? I get mine from Super Supplements who sells it for like 40% off the normal price!

Cabrinamarie |

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New Chapter. perfect prenatal vitamins are wonderful. they dont make you sick at all and you can take them on an empty stomach. kinda pricey but worth it.

mmegyjean |

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I just asked my doc to prescribe some for me. I got ones that have the regular prenatal vitamin but there is also an Omega 3 pill (derived from plants) that I take daily as well. The brand is Citra Natal-it has both pills in one pack. I take mine at night after dinner.This way, even if they make me feel a little sick, I don't have to be up and doing stuff, like working.

psychmarge |

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Try prenatal gummie vitamins! They taste good and they don't make me sick.

Mommymello |

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I have a question. I bought womens one a day, prenatal and it says it only has 800 mcg but this is saying you need 400 mg. How come they wouldnt give the recommended amount because 800 mcg = 0.8 mg

mas2285 |

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Being anemic since my early teens (I've had to take iron pills frequently... lets just say gross). When I was with my Ob/Gyn we had discussed levels etc, she prescribed me Concept DHA pre-natal vitamins. Providing I have a lil cracker while taking them I get no issues. But alas I am 6 weeks along and have checkup this Thursday. If your doc can prescribe, your insurance company might cover like mine then you'll save some $$

BabyIvani |

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I am 7 weeks and I am taking VitaFusion Prenatal gummy vitamins. They contain 800mg of folic acid and also DHA. Plus they taste great (almost like a sour patch kid but not as sour)!

Kelbelle212@YAHOO.COM |

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Purchase vitamins that are USP certified. This ensures that your vitamins contain exactly what the label says they contain, that they are free of contaminants and toxins and that they are packaged appropriately so that your body can absorb them the way they were intended. USP is a private, scientific, nonprofit organization. They certify a lot of different brands, including Nature Made and Kroger.

KatherinePetersen |

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Food-based prenatal vites are great and much less likely to constipate you. Your body is designed to process food so they are easier on the tummy. Read the ingredients and look for things like spinach, beets, spiraluna, etc-real things are recognizable. I use Rainbow Light brand Prenatal One because you only have to take one a day.

MsWise803 |

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I am a Flinestone's Chewables kind of girl as big vitamins with weird smells were never tolerable to me. Now that I'm pregnant, I decided I had to "suck it up" for the benefit of the baby and have taken my prenatal vitamin routine quite seriously. That said, I've done my research and have personal use experience. One-A-Day prenatal vitamins are pretty horrible in regards to cost, nutritional value and toll they take on your stomach. I highly recommend the Walgreen's brand Prenatal + DHA vitamins. The box contains two bottles: one bottle of the vitamin and one of the DHA supplement (take one of each daily, with food). They are 2-month's worth of vitamins for about the same cost as a 1-month supply of One-A-Day vitamins. Additionally, they are MUCH gentler on your stomach, which is a relief to those who can't stand vitamins or are dealing with pregnancy sickness. They're also a LOT smaller than other DHA supplements and DO NOT have an odor, making them much easier to take. Finally, and most importantly, they contain almost 2.5 times the amount of recommended folic acid (975 mcg) and are pharmacist-supported by Walgreen's pharmacists. And, for those concerned about it, the DHA supplements are fish, mercury and PCB free. HIGHLY recommended!

chelseyrmason |

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If you are looking for prenatals the grocery store Meijer, gives free prenatals and regular prescriptions with a prescription from your doctor. My doctor gave me a prescription for a years worth of monthly prenatals with DHA. Its a great deal if you have a Meijer by you!

kikimarie4 |

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When I found out I was pregnant, I started taking Rainbow Light prenatal vitamins, but after just a couple weeks of that, I started having problems with the smell- it made me gag, and then I couldn't swallow it. I recently switched to Vitafusion PreNatal, which has folic acid and DHA in it, along with a few other important nutrients. They're tasty and much easier for me, but they don't contain any iron, so I supplement then with 27 mg of iron a day by Spring Valley, the pills are tiny. So far, it's been working well for us.

publicprivacy |

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I take vita fusion prenatal gummy vitamins. They taste great and I don't have to worry about swallowing a huge horse pill. I can't even take small little benadryl without gagging so the gummies work out perfectly. A midwife recommend them to me. They are slightly pricy but I sure wont complain about paying a little extra for something I can actually get down.

Mommakaymarie |

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Vita fusion, gummy prenatal vitamins are a lifesaver with my morning sickness it's hard to swallow pills. They are high in colic acid and other good stuff too.

JGO4885 |

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i took my prenatal vitamines an got so sick an pregnantthat i didnt need ,i need help also

PRETTYBROWNMOM |

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I have not been to see my Dr. yet because I have to be atleast 8 weeks pregnant to see him. I was however taking a over the counter prenatal but it made me break out very bad to the point were it was embaressing. Help? Anyone have this problem or know of a good one?

pprothro329 |

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I'm TTC and taking Folic Acid, omega 3 and calcium but would like to switch to a whole foods vitamin such as Rainbow Lite or New Chapter. Does anyone's doctor recommend either of these? My doctor just tells me to take something OTC with folic acid and DHA.

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I always tried to take multi vitamins even before pregnancy... but i couldnt!!! they all made me sick! I tried just about every brand. however, the ONLY type that i ended up being able to take are prenatal gummy ones. I still have to take them with food but they stay down!!! :)

ktbug4 |

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My Midwife told me to try Rainbow Light and if that's not working for me to take 2 kid's chewables for the 1st trimester.

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For clarification, if I purchase the Rainbow Light Just Once Prenatal One vitamin, do I also need a DHA vitamin? Additionally do you have recommendations of good vegetarian DHA sources? Thanks!

gurkie |

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I just found out I am pregnant and I am not seeing my doctor until March 7th. This is my first and I have NO IDEA what i need to take... HELP

MATidrick |

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Hi! I'm in the same boat, my first appointment isn't until Mar. 2, I went to Walgreens and spoke with the pharmacist and I'm taking 1 a-day Prenatal until I go in to get my actual prescription for prenatal vitamins.

jeffsteph1207 |

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I am 7 weeks, 6 days and have known for about two weeks. Since I have had 2 already, I went to Walmart the day after I found out and purchased the One-a-day prenatal vitamins. It comes with a DHA/EPA supplement as well. I take mine in the evening because the DHA/EPA pill seems to make me burp and it is not pleasant. I suggest taking your pills after dinner, before you go to bed. They seem to make me more energized in the morning when I do this vesus when I forget and take them in the morning.

stf3814 |

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Prefera ob + dha are the best! Two very small pills and no burp backs! Also a very high quality iron so no constipation

Sarahboutte1 |

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Just a small bit of advice....I thought at first a chewable flavored Prenatal was a great idea, thought it was better than a big huge pill....WRONG! I was so nauseous I couldn't stomach the taste. I found a gummy prenatal vitamin that was very mild in flavor but wasn't awful to swallow.

aussie2138 |

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My doc didn't even mess around with store-bought prenatal vitamins. She prescribed me mine so that she knows exactly what I'm putting in my body and giving to my baby. Makes me feel more comfortable too!

Courtney Champagne |

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My OB said they weren't so important as long as I felt & stayed healthy :)

Miriamcarmona6 |

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Does anyone know if you should continue taking a folic acid supplement with your prenatal vitamins? When I suspected that I was pregnant, I started taking folic acid. At my first OB/GYN appointment, they gave a bag of prenatals and told me to try them all and see which one I liked best. But no one gave any instruction. Do you take a folic acid vitamin an a prenatal or just the prenatal?

achipana |

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My husband and I are going to start TTC this summer. I'm trying to get as much information as possible so I can be in good shape and health when the time comes. Are prenatals something I should start taking now, or should I wait until the time is closer? Thanks for your input!

rbendrick |

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My husband and I are going to start TTC this summer. I'm trying to get as much information as possible so I can be in good shape and health when the time comes. Are prenatals something I should start taking now, or should I wait until the time is closer? Thanks for your input!

rbendrick |

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@ rbendrick, yes you should start taking prenatals now. I was at my yearly and had told my Dr. my husband and I were going to start trying in a few months and she said to go ahead and start taking prenatal vitamins. That way your body will already be ready for that BFP! Good luck!

soon2bwilcox11 |

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My doc suggested the GNC brand, she says those are less likely to make you sick when pregnant and can even be started before you conceive.

JMack827 |

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I just bought one a day women's prenatal vitamins with DHA. It that ok to take?

rae780 |

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I did my research and found a company called Amerisciences through friend. The Prenetal complete includes Omegas as well. This company specializes in nutritional supplements and even has some that they worked onwith scientists from NASA. I am very happy with them and have conceived at 39 yo after 6 tries with IUI. This is the link to where I get them. https://www.amerisciencesrx.com/?PageId=4002&sku=800017&countryid=1

biffster1972 |

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I am taking Brain Strong Prenatal vitamins. There are a little big but they don't make me sick, and I don't have to take it with food. There are two pills you take daily one is the multi vitamin and the other is a DHA supplement. They are great! I got a 30 day supply at target for 19.99

ambroder |

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VitaFusion Prenatal Gummies

vivibella143 |

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Expecta is only DHA, it does not contain any other vitamins/nutrients. It provides a non-fish source of DHA (no fish burp), an important omega-3 fatty acid that may support brain and eye development during pregnancy and breastfeeding. I'm trying to pair it up with a multivitamin and may either go all natural with VitaminCode Raw Prenatal (recommended by my chiropractor) or mainstream 1-a-day Prenatal and dump their fish-based DHA because it only comes in the combo pack. I'm going to consult my doctor.

SandyJ311 |

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I dont have my first appointment until around 8 weeks so until then I have been taking vitafusion PreNatal gummy vitamins. Has anyone heard of these, a friend suggested them. Only thing I am questioning on them is the amount of sugar..it has 3g of sugar???

crosspartyoffour |

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The prenatal vitamins I was prescribed gave me horrible nausea. While on vacation in Florida we went to Walmart and discovered Multivites Gummy Vitamins, Prenatal. They taste super yummy and there are no side effects.

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MekMek29 |

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I just want to thank you ladies for suggesting the VitaFusion Prenatal Gummies- they are AMAZING!!! Not only do they taste delicious, but they do not make me sick, which many other brands did. I no longer have to try and swallow a horse pill. Thanks to your suggestions I ran out to Target and bot a big bottle- annnnnd told all of my other TTC friends. Thanks :)

rbendrick |

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I use the CVS brand can usually get on sale Dr. Says perfectly good

williamsmom1027 |

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It took me a while to find the perfect Prenatal Vitamin for me but the answer to my prayers was Bellybar Chewable prenatal with iron and calcium. I couldn't take the big pills because I can't swallow pills well at all. I tried the gummy prenatal ones but the extra sugar they coat it with did something weird to my mouth. In addition to that they didn't even have iron or calcium! I considered Flinstone children vitamins but they didn't have enough folic acid. Bellybar has 800mcg of folic acid, 27 mg of Iron, and 200 mg of Calcium, the three main things you need during your pregnancy. The best part is if you are taking Flinstone then switching to Bellybar will be easy because they taste the same. I also take their DHA soft chews that have a pleasant taste as well, like eating an orange flavored caramel. I haven't had any side effects from either one. If anything I have more energy and get less headaches and I've only taken them for a week.

Heyneets |

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if you are having a problem swallowing the huge horse pills, there are prenatal gummies...they have everything in them you need except for the iron..which in my case is good...but for 90 of them it was 11 bucks...not a bad price and they taste similar to sour patch kids! yum!

kqs |

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I found a prenatal that was actually not a horse pill. It's the only one I've seen. All of the samples from my OB were HUGE! I read the back of the Flinstones and it just didn't have nearly enough of iron and other stuff. I feel great so far (knock on wood)- it's call Promise Prenatal. You can find in online.

elidan |

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LIZZY912 |

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I am on my forth and the one that has worked for me has been bellybar!!! Flinestones are great as well!!! BellyBar has been the only one that I have been able to keep down!

Catapaisa |

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http://www.bellybarproducts.com/bellybar-solutions/prenatal-vitamins/ I found these thankfully during my 2nd trimester after not being able to keep down my prenatal capsule. These taste like baby asprin so easy on the tummy and haven't had any constipation issues since my first trimester!!

babyjordan3 |

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I hated those giant horse pills! They were so hard to swallow and made me nauseous. I jumped on the gummy vitamin train and haven't had any problems since. I got vitafusion prenatal gummies from walmart, they taste good and have dha and folic acid in them!

autumn62 |

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Gummy vitamins work best for me; they don't upset my stomach. I don't much care for the added coloring and gelatin, but at least this way I'm getting the nutrients the baby and I need.

lilGarz |

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I used the Spring Valley brand that you can buy from Walmart. I started taking them months before I got pregnant while we were TTC. About 2 months into my pregnancy I thought what I had was "morning sickness". My midwife informed me that the vitamins were making me sick and she had me switch to the gummy ones because they didnt have iron. Once I switched, all sickness went away. Make sure to talk to your doctor about this though. I had to go right back on the regular ones after my first trimester.

pullonyourboots |

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I just started taking Nestabs DHA. They're smaller than the others I was given by my doctor to try. It's two smaller pills a day and I have noticed taking it at night before bed rids the sickness.

jhadira |

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I've been taking CitraNatal Assure with DHA for over a week (I am 8 weeks) and I love them. My doctor gave me samples to try and they actually reduced my pregnancy symptoms. I looked them up online and they are formulated to reduce nausea, help with constipation, and reduce gas and bloating. They even gave me some energy back (my iron was low). They're a little big but the separate vitamin and DHA pills are more managable.

oneyedsally |

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DHA and its cousin, EPA, have been shown to be important in brain development. A few studies have showed that moms with a diet rich in omega-3's (EPA/DHA) delivered babies with improved brain development. Unifortunately, DHA by itself in quantities that prenatals contain, show no real benefit. They are just a marketing tool for vitamin companies.

argyll27 |

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I am TTC, but in the meantime, I have started taking gummy prenatals (Kroger brand) to get my body ready. I have taken them at different times of the day, on an empty stomach, and on a full stomach and they do not make me sick at all. In fact, they taste and smell so good that I could eat them like candy!...(but I don't). I love them, but we'll see if that changes if or when I get pregnant.

jcbentley1486 |

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I am probably way overspending, but I'm using the Melaleuca Prenatal Pack. It has calcium, a prenatal multivitamin and a DHA supplement. I also take extra Vitamin D, which the doctor said was ok. (I don't get much real sun!). I am a bit skeptical about One A Day's and Flintstones and how actually effective they are...I try to take food based vitamins if at all possible.

ElizabethWalton |

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fourseason |

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I'm pregnant now, and have just been introduced to a new kind of powdered vitamin--it's called Premama (drinkpremama.com) and it hasn't made me nauseous yet (touch wood...). I just mix it with orange juice in the morning and milk in the evening and it tastes great. It's worth a shot and includes Folic acid, DHA, and of course iron!

ellie1423 |

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Hello Everyone, I have been studying nutrition for years. I get so disgusted when I hear what others are told. It's not your fault and my goal is to educate pregnant women because that is when nutrition is the most important. There is nothing on the market that compares to Isotonix Prenatal vitamin. You can find it here at - http://www.shopswanson.com/Isotonix+reg+Prenatal+Activated+Multivitamin-561800344-p+.xhtml The reason why no other vitamin compares is because this vitamin comes in a powder form. When you mix it with the proper amount of water, it becomes the same pressure as your blood and body fluids. Allowing your body to recongize it and passes it into the small intestine. You absorb 95-98% of the vitamin within 5-20 minutes. What makes me so sad is any vitamin you buy that has a coating takes 2-4 hours to break down and you only absorb 0-30%. It is so sad that this is what doctors recommend. I am 18 weeks today and I have been taking the Isotonix. No horse pills to swallow and I know my baby is getting all the nutrients. Feel free to email me too at rachelkacon@hotmail.com. I can get them for you at a discounted price. I hope this was helpful =)

babyswanson23 |

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Try One-A-Day.. worked for me.. I'm 35 weeks and never had a problem with them.. if anything.. take them before you go to bed..cause I know with most women, they have nausea after taking them..

Sam&Dave28 |

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VitaFusion makes a prenatal gummy vitamin that I have loved...It tastes so good I never forget to take it! Target makes a generic in their brand which is just as good and usually on sale. The only thing is it does not have iron or a lot of calcium, which for me is good because my body has a hard time digesting iron supplements, I just make sure I get it through my food.

gemmaloo633 |

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I was taking Concept DHA prenatal, these pills made me so sick, I thought it was just the nausea, but then I took the pill at a different time same result throwing up my homemade waffles :/ I called my doctors office and they told me to get the Flintstones with iron and to take two until my first trimester is over but I keep thinking I will have the same result, we shall see... I just don't want to be sick on my late honeymoon next weekend in Boston too many great restaurants to go to.  IAmPregnant Ticker

Fluxy3535 |

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I take my prenatal vitamins right before bed. The first five months of my pregnancy were really difficult due to all the morning sickness, that's what led me to take them before bed. i take NeevoDHA, they're pretty good. The bad thing is that my insurance doesn't cover them in full so I have a $30 copay but on the bright side it's well worth it.

HendyRoman |

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I take concept OB, does anyone know if theres anything extra I should take? Or does it have everything I need for baby?

nikitajane25 |

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I take One A Day Prenatal. It's actually two pills... one multi vitamin and an omega 3 fatty acid supplement. They are a little big, but long, and I don't any issues with taking them They don't make me sick either.

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anaroberts89 |

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my horse pill prenatal were also making me sick because of the smell and taste. my ob suggested I try the gummy prenatal vitamins. I bought some yesterday and love them. they taste like candy and have all of the necessary vitamins. I have had no nausea or vomiting due to the gummies. I bought mine at CVS pharmacy otc for around $12

terbear08 |

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I too had to switch to the gummy prenatal. I just couldn't keep down the rx ones I had. I tried a few different kinds and the gummies are amazing. No stomach upset and they taste good. I had been paying $10 or so, but found the Target brand for a few dollars less. Prenatal vs regular, from every thing I have always been told and learned in college is that regular vit don't have all the ingredients you really need. Sure you could get by, but why just get by, don't you want what is best for you and your little one?

minervacullen |

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I'm taking nature made prenatal vitamins that is 1400 mg + 200 mg of dha...is it ok to take that much of prenatals?

lilbusybee30 |

Q&A: Choosing a prenatal vitamin?

I really like Rainbow Light's Prenatal Petite vitamins. I'm terrible at taking pills and these are much easier. You take three little ones instead of one giant one. The ingredients are also all food based, so your system can actually recognize, digest, and make use of the nutrients taken in.

yumcookies |

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I started to take "One A Day" Prenatal pills- I havent seen the doc yet, but my nurse friend said I should start taking them. Im 5 weeks!

Kmora2013 |

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I use Body Rox from Usana. These vitamins have the best record of actually getting into your system most other vitamins do not asborb as well.

bray_michelle |

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my doctors says its cuz it gives me the extra vitiamins my daughter is taking out of me, i also found it easier to use the chewable ones cuz i cant stand the nasty taste of the ones the doctors prescribe

cfabela |

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I'm taking Nature's Bounty "Your Life Multi Prenatal" are very good.

Maespub3 |

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I like the similac brand, two pills. They do not make me feel nauseous after I take them. But it's really important to eat something so there is food in your stomach. Available at local grocery stores.

endicottl |

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the prescribed pills made me very nauteous..so i started taking the gummy ones they sell at shoprite called vitafusion pre natal.

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I am a vegetarian so my lifestyle/eat habits have definitely changed for the baby, so I take an assortment of protien, pretnatal, fiber, and omega pills. All of which make me feel pretty sick, my doctor suggested taking all of my vitamins at night about an hour before bed, with a small snack. Since ive started doing this, my level of nausea has definitely subsided, and i keep crackers on my bedside incase i wake up with a sick-feeling.

amberrae45 |

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I love the gummy prenatal vitamins, the are great and wwouldnt make you sick if you dont eat

mrsmahoney11 |

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Ok ladies here is the real low down on Flintstones gummies. While they are better than taking nothing at all they are not even close to a prenatal vitamin. Doctors tell patients that so they can get them to take something. The best way to get a great prenatal that doesn't make you sick is to get a whole foods vitamin which just means that it is made of things you find in nature and little or no fillers. You can buy any of these at your local health food store. I take these and I don't even have to eat before and I feel great.Hope this helps everyone:)

Zmael23 |

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I was feeling pretty nauseous until a co-worker recommended taking the gummy prenatal and taking them before bed. I got the Target brand ones and they have been working great.

mattrox |

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Are chewable /gummy prenatals ok?

mulandoe |

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I'm taking Centrum Specialist Prenatal. I go into to see my OB in a week but this has all the needed vitamins, folic acid and an extra DHA pill. Has anyone else taken these?

LeannFran |

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Why-because you need extra doses of minerals and vitamins for both you AND baby. Kind-I use Nature Made Prenatal + DHA. Works well, a little bit but even pansy me can swallow them because they are gel coated. No fishy taste or burps. Smell isn't too strong, I put them in a pill container with my other pills so I'm not smelling the bottle too often.

lastlionroaring |

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Get food-based organic vitamins- your body absorbs more of the nutrients and you're not putting anything synthetic in your body. I like Rainbow Light organic prenatal. I take a separate DHA supplement (by Spectrum). I chose a non-fish oil DHA because ocean contaminants end up in the fish oil supplements (I've also heard you can have a fish taste in your mouth, which is gross). I found both of these products at whole foods.

AbiPutnam |

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check your ingredients on the chewable vitamins- they usually have high fructose corn syrup. So unless you really can't stomach regular vitamins, I would avoid them. As I posted earlier, I use the Rainbow Light organics- they're capsules. You take 4/day, but they're not huge and they go down easy

AbiPutnam |

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I just had my first Doctor's visit today and they gave me many different samples of prenatal vitamins, I was just taking the cvs brand but they were making me sick my doctor gave me ones with dha and some are plant based, I am confused to which one to choose...? Is it safe to try different kinds of vitamins and then pick one???

Babyface1991 |

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I take citraNatal 90 dha they are very good,go down smoothly, dont make me nausea and is very goood for the baby's brain.

ZULHAYB |

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@ ZULHAYB I am also taking the CitraNatal 90 and love them. What I love most is the added stool softener! We will definitely need that in the coming months:-)

BossMamma83 |

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I take ObNatalOne. It's a multivitamin with folic acid and DHA.

aibrean |

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I love the Garden of Life's Raw Prenatal, it's not just for me it's for my baby 2! Supports the immune system of your unborn child! Supports the immune system of Mom and her newborn baby! Supports healthy digestion and elimination with Probiotics, Ginger, Vitamin D, and Zinc! Helps ease common digestive discomforts typically associated with pregnancy! Supports heart and blood health with Iron, Vitamins C, E, and B-Complex, plus Folate! Supports healthy neural tube development with 800mcg of Folate! Supports skin health with Vitamins A and C, Copper and Iron!

Psfrizzelle77 |

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Has anyone taken Trimedisyn prenatal vitamins? If you or anyone you know has taken them, please let me know. I'm interested but unsure. Thank you all!

tsiknat |

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You need prenatal vitamins especially for folic acid, calcium and iron for growing baby. I recommend a vitamin that is made of whole foods and is all natural such as New Chapter. Because they are all natural you can take them even when you wake up in the morning. I love them. --Mindy Berla, Nutrition Consultant http://mindyberla.blogspot.com/

mindyhyman |

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Belly Bar chewable prenatals worked well for me. Along with that I took Enfamil DHA. Belly Bar does have a combo chewable pack of prenatal and dha in chocolate flavor but I didn't care for it much. Like most people regular prenatal pills made me nauseated.

pamvang84 |

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My doctor told me that Meijer gives out free prenatal vitamins (because the one she prescribed to me was $70/month) so I am trying the vol-plus tab trig. Does anyone know anything about this? Is this good enough? Should I just take these or call my insurance company to find a better option?

JillSetork |

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I was one of those people who couldn't take my vitamins without getting sick so my doctor reccomended taking the vitamins just before I go to sleep at night and I haven't had any problems!

Kris&Bud |

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I was taking a prenatal "horse pill" even before I got pregnant and it was fine, until recently. For the last week it has been really difficult to swallow because I would keep gagging. So last night I went to Walmart and bought the prenatal chewable gummy vitamins. They have 800mg of folic acid and DHA. The only downside is there is no iron because they look pleasing to kids. I'm not anemic, so that really isn't a huge concern for me. Plus I hope to be able to take the other vitamins after my first trimester is over.

douglasfamily |

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I use Rainbow Light brand Prenatal One. All of it's vitamins and minerals are plant based which is really important for your body to better absorb - plus some synthetically manufactured can cause problems if taken in excess during pregnancy. It also contains no artificial colors, no weird chemicals or preservatives. Watch out for some of those prescription prenatal vitamins: I received some samples that had artificial colors and even talc listed as inactive ingredients. Yikes!

Runaway22 |

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The regular prenatals made me sicker than I had been with MS so I switched to the fruit flavored gummie vitamins and for the 1st time in a week I was able to keep them down! :)

LaurenandMike13 |

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I take VitaFusion PreNatal. They are gummy vitamins. I've been taking them since 3months TTC. They taste great and are easy on the stomach. They bottle says to take 2 gummys at one time but i split them up and take one in the morning and one in the evening. they cost about 10.99 for a bottle of 90. I am only 4 weeks along(just got a BFP on sunday) so i havent seen my OB yet, but i hope they continue to say these vitamins are okay b/c i love them!

kmrainey724 |

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I take Brain Strong,Similac has a good dha one also,it is two vitamins one for you and one for your babies brain and eye sight! :)

jeffandsandyvalles |

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I choose PreNatal by vita fusion...they are gummy and they taste better

Jbrasda1988 |

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be careful! the ones with a lot of iron will constipate you :(

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Prenatals are important because they give you the additional nutrition you and your baby need. I'm not currently pregnant, but trying and prenatals are even importan right now because they help prepare my body. I've tried different prentals and I like the Rainbow Light brand, but I don't like the big pill or the taste so I have a hard time taking them. Sometimes they make me nauseous (and did while I was pregnant with my son.) I recently was able to try Premama prenatal vitamin mix and I honestly have to say it's awesome. I put it in my juice and it dissolves and you can't even taste it! They also added biotin and b12 and ginger root, folic acid, DHA, Q10 and more! You won't find all these in your typical prenatal vitamin and these are not your typical prenatals. Premama hasn't made me nauseous at all (like I said, you can't taste it and you don't need to choke on a big pill) and they give me some added energy. I actually did a review of the on my blog (Dealy Os Product Reviews.) I seriously love them and recommend them. I did get some free to try, but I'm 100% honest that in my personal opinion I really love them.

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mokalyssamd |

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my dr told me i can take ne vitamin as long as its a complete vitamin... so i take a gummy one..

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I use women's one a day prenatals and I love it. They don't smell or leave a taste in your mouth and I haven't noticed them increasing my nausea as some others will.

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I found that because prenatal vitamins (and most other vitamins in general) are synthetic, your body actually does not absorb most of them. I have been conuming Zija smart mix which is Moringa Oleifera based. Moringa Oleifera is the most nutrient rich botanical ever studied. I have now been using it as my prenatal and have my Dr's approval. Moringa Oleifera is the only tree that can sustain life and reverse malnutrition. It has over 90+ nutrients!! It has helped with my energy level, my morning sickness and keeping my blood sugar level. I wish i had known about Zija and Moringa Oleifera with my first pregnancy!! check out www.meek.myzija.com

jacmeek |

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my pills make me feel sick/nauseous so my OB recommended taking them at night. It works since soon after I eat dinner, I take the pills, and a couple hours later, I'm in the bed.

BambiNae425 |

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I have been taking the Prenatal gummy vitamins. Oddly enough they do not make me sick at all. =-)

cbachma |

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Any multivitamin, as long as you are supplementing with Folic Acid, is perfect, & in the long run, WAAAAAY cheaper. Just depends on your personal preference. By law, they all have to have minimums, and comparing them, they vary so little, it really doesn't matter which brand you decide on!

eaglet1979 |

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Usually its the iron in prenatal vitamins that makes you sick. Since most women get more iron than they actually need from their diet anyway, you can skip using vitamins with iron. Of course, you should always take iron if blood tests show that you're iron deficient.

eemini |

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DH is an omega 3 fatty acid. It is a major constituent of the central nervous system and other organs. Mostly we get it from food and supplements, so its important for your prenatal vitamins to contain it. Of course, not only is it good for your developing fetus, its also good for you.

eemini |

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This was one of my questions at my doctors at the beginning. The Prenatal Vitamins contain the folic acid and other vitamins to help our babies grow better. I personally find it hard to take those horse pills so my doctor recommended the gummies. You can find them in Walmart or Safeway (thats where i get them) and they taste like sour gummy worms!! I love them and am happy to have found them because they dont make me sick like the bigger ones did.

ellie&erik |

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I am newly pregnant (9 weeks) & I've been using Prenatals with the DHA extra pill. I have recently been stocking up at CVS for their brand as they are $14 and some change but are currently Buy One Get One Free PLUS there are $3 off coupons if you have an Extra Care card so it'll be $12 for a 2 month supply. Every little helps, right?!:) I also heard Flinstones vitamins work too.

LisaMack120 |

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You want a whole food vitamin...with lot of nutrients! I take Garden of Life RAW Vitamin Code pre-natals. TONS of absorbable nutrients. I also take their Ocean's Mom, which is their omega suppliment, also food sourced, and highly absorbable. I have taken these since I was 4 weeks pregnant. I also take the same brand vit. D and B complex...I have had no morning sickness and I'm 12.5 weeks!

BeccaRose86 |

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You need the prenatal vitamins because when you are pegnant any vitamins you consume through food will be takenn by the baby and the baby will need more than what you are eating can provide. I got the free samples from my doctor but i also went the my local drug store and boughta bottle of store brand prenatals. say look for wha holds the babys best interest and what fits your budget.

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I'm currently taking the Nature Made Prenatal Vitamins with DHA. They are on the larger side but not too bad. Plus they are a gel cap so WAY easier to swallow than a tablet. I've been taking them for 4 months already and I just found out i'm pregnant :)

amork10612 |

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I'm enemic, meaning basically I have extremely low iron, so My doctor told me either I could take a high iron prenatal or I could take the flinstone vitamins and take an iron supplement. Well I took the flinstonewith high iron and skipped the additional supplement becasue the iron made me so sick and ate spinach, kale and kidney beans all the time...It worked for me. There are also Prenatal gummy vitamins...Just saying.

allisonvinson |

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A quality pre-natal vitamin is extremely important for your growing baby's development. Folic acid is one of the key ingredients. Also, something I don't see anyone mentioning is the effectiveness and absorption of the vitamin. Most standard pill forms of any type of multivitamin or mineral are not every completely absorbed into the blood stream because they cannot break down quick enough in the body. Therefore, they sit in the stomach, partially dissolve and are then excreted with waste. So, not only are you missing out on much of their benefits, you're wasting money too. They may be cheaper, but like a lot of things, you get what you pay for. "Isotonic" means same pressure as bodily fluids so an isotonic form of any supplement is absorbed directly into the bloodstream and thus much more effective. Additionally, roughly one-third of the general population may have a genetic variation that impairs their ability to properly utilize folic acid; therefore, they never receive their benefit. Since we do not generally know if we are in that 1/3 or not, it's safer to take an activated form. Here's a short, descriptive video of Isotonix. http://youtu.be/G7WRosoafFg And here's a link to find more info or purchase. http://isotonix.marketamerica.com/veronicajohnson/USA/Search/Product/10106

VeronicaChristine |

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I use the Costco brand gummy prenatal vitamins - only $15 for a 90-day supply and they taste good too.

tarheelpixie |

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my cousin is entering her third trimester while im in the middle of my first. she suggested taking the gummy fruit-flavored ones. they taste good and they don't make you sick.

Austin&Rachel |

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Yea, I take 2 kid's chewable vitamins a day. My midwife prescribed them to me since the prenatal gummies were making me sick. I find them a lot easier to take, because when I was taking the prenatal gummy vitamins, they didn't come with iron & I had to take iron pills as well, but the kid's chewable vitamins with iron have really improved my iron level AND I'm getting the right amount of Folic Acid daily :)

dcberlyn |

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I just found out I was pregnant 2 days ago and my appointment isn't until Aug 30th. I went out and bought the Well at Walgreens Prenatal Multi + DHA softgels. They are large but because they are soft gels there is no taste and the are easier to swallow. I have had no problems thus far, I just make sure to take them with a meal.

irisheyez7 |

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I order from The Honest Company prenatal and DHA together is $39.99 for 1 month supply and it automatically ships to you so you don't run out:)

caitlinischill |

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I used to take generic prenatals, and a friend's midwife suggested that I switch to raw vitamins. I noticed a hike in my energy level, and reduced nausea within days. I use Vitamin Code RAW PRENATAL by Garden of Life. They're pretty expensive at natural food stores ($40/90-count), but I found a jumbo bottle (180-count) online for the same price on vitacost.com. I imagine there not the only site that has discounts. I take them with grapefruit juice cause I have trouble with pills. They are raw, unprocessed, uncooked, and organically sourced. They also have no fillers, artificial colors or preservatives. They have ginger in them to help with nausea. The vitacost website shows the complete label so you can compare them to what you already have before you decide to buy. I still take fish oil capsules in addition to these, but I think it's worth it to choke down a few pills a day and know that my baby is going to be as smart and healthy as my DNA and diet will allow.

jenniferweldy |

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I opt to take a natural form of prenatals called New Chapter - they sell them at the vitamin shoppe but I found them cheaper on Amazon. My OB told me they are fine and I just needed to add a DHA supplement. Best of all they don't make me constipated and are smaller than the regular prenatals.

Yeseniap75 |

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Both walmart and target also sell a gummy prenatal vitamin. My previous pregnancies I could not keep now traditional prenatals, they made me feel sick. I bought the gummies that had all I needed and it was just like eating gummy bears, no problem.

KriscoS2011 |

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Chances are, if you're getting sick from your prenatal vitamins, you need one without iron, or other minerals. Unless you have a deficiency, your body really doesn't need it. I was taking a gummy vitamin for a while (Vitafusion) and they worked well for me, didn't make me sick. They have no iron in them. However, now I take JuiveFestiv vitamins (fruit and veggie capsules), which have a more natural form of the vitamins you need. I got them through Costco, but you might be able to find them online. You have to swallow them, but I haven't had any problems with them making me sick. They aren't specifically prenatal vitamins, but my doc said they have everything I need, plus more.

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Prenatal vitamins just help you get to optimal health and fills in the gaps of the nutrition you are not getting. Your body is changing and it is important to supplement the loss nutrition with vitamin supplements. I would suggest you look for a personalized vitamin that is personalized specifically for you and your lifestyle. ID Life is individually designed supplements for each person based on things like their age, height, weight, climate, sun exposure, health conditions, allergies, eating habits, exercise habits and even prescription medications. You can take the free assessment here: http://goo.gl/ounhGX

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I'm taking Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal. The nutrients are food sourced not manufactured...I didn't have any problems with them making me sick because your body can actually break down the capsules and their contents unlike traditional vitamins.

leslies2006 |

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There are pre-natal gummy vitamins now. Great for anyone who has issues with swallowing the larger ones.

JuliaPirate |

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I am 8 weeks today and I have been taking One A Days Prenatal. My husband's friend who is a dietician said those are great because it has DHA along with everything else a pregnant mom needs. It's also over the counter and affordable. Hopefully I will be able to continue to take these, we go to our first OB Appt Tuesday. I haven't really had any morning sickness while being pregnant. I try my best to eat little meals throughout the day.

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There is gummy prenatal vitamins. I got the horse pills but I got better ones. The other ones tasted like sandpaper or sawdust.

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