Post # 1
I’m sure this question is way over asked but I can’t seem to find the answer I’m needing. I was given samples of Similac prenatals with DHA when I got my BFP in August and I took them religiously. I noted some nausea but atributed it to being preggers. Well, once I miscarried I was still nauseated so I switched to a better prenatal and started taking New Chapter Organic Prenatals. After about a week of taking them, I began feeling nauseous again! So I stopped them and the nausea went away after a few days. The NCOP have less iron than the Similac ones so it isn’t that.
Anybody have a similar problem and find a cure?! I want by body to be prepared but I can’t go on feeling like I want to throw up all the time. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Do you take them with a meal? I must or I get very nauseous and get all flushed. Not good. Try taking them with your heaviest meal. Good luck!
Post # 4
I tried several different Prenatals and they all made me sick. I recently switched to the Target brand and I love them! Definitely take them with a meal
Post # 5
I have that problem with multivitamins…. my fix is taking them right before I go to sleep. Not sure if that’s an option for you, but that may help. I’ve been told taking vitamins on a full stomach also may help, but it doesn’t work for me.
Post # 6
I make sure to take them with a big meal or else I throw up. lol
Post # 7
@ash: Try putting them in the fridge, I’ve heard that works. Also I take mine before I fall asleep at night and that helps a lot or with a meal. They make me nauseated too!
Post # 8
I did take them with a meal… I have to take 3 a day so I was taking them with breakfast, lunch and dinner, naturally. The only thing I haven’t tried is putting them in the fridge. What am I out, huh?! I just hate that the New Chapter ones claim they don’t cause nausea so I spent the extra money thinking they’d work for me. 🙁 If all else fails, onto a new brand! Thanks everyone!!
Post # 9
@oracle: I also take mine right before bed. I’ve never had a issue with either the Target brand or the Trader Joe’s brand this way.
Post # 10
Are you taking them before or after your meals? I find if I take mine before I eat, I almost instantly start feeling sick, but if I take them on a full stomach, I’m fine.
Post # 11
@oracle: My friend said that taking her prenatals before she went to bed fixed her nausea issues too!
Post # 12
Try getting natural vitamins. I’m allergic to many of the dyes they put on vitamins and it gives me headaches, so I always make sure to get the organic, all-natural kind.
ETA – I see you’re already taking “organic” vitamins. Do they have any dyes added? There is no offical qualifications for labelling something “organic”.
Post # 13
I get queasy from a variety of vitamins, not just prenatal ones. With this in mind, I usually take them right before I go to bed. The only problem is if you forget because you are uber-sleepy but I just incorporate it into my night time washing/brushing/etc. routine.
Post # 14
I had a similar problem and I discussed it with my naturopath. She switched me to a prenatal that you take twice a day so it’s easier on your stomach (Pure Encapsulations). She also emphasized how important it is to take it with food – both to minimize nausea, and to aid in the synthesis of vitamins and minerals.
Post # 15
@ash: If your doctor can’t recommend a brand that doesn’t make you sick, could you just make sure your diet contains all the necessary things you need? I know it’s more work than popping a vitamin, but realistically babies turned out fine, and no one took vitamins until fairly recently in the history of humanity.
I know my mom had to supplement with iron when she was pregnant with both me and my sister, but that was diagnosed during the pregnancy… she was fine with everything else. She also is not a big eater so she definitely wasn’t eating for two or anything like that.. she just ate healthy & balanced and we turned out fine.
Post # 16
@DeathByDesign: There is no offical qualifications for labelling something “organic”.
If it has the USDA Organic seal on it, then, yes, there are very rigid qualifications for that. If it’s just called organic (no seal), then they are either following the USDA guidelines and can’t afford to be certified (although there are grants and whatnot for that), or they’re lying.
I have the same problem with regular multivitamins if I take them on an empty stomach. I usually take them immediately before I start eating, or sometime during the meal.