Post # 1
I need some advice from you prenatal taking bees. I’m starting TTC after the wedding in September but I’ve been taking prenatals for 3-4 months now to prepare and I STILL for the life of me can’t get over the barf-tastic feeling they give me.
Why the heck do they make supplements for pregnant women who are most likely already dealing with morning sickness already, so nausea-inducing?
I’m taking PregVit Folic 5, which is a prenatal that is split in to 2 doses (a morning and a night) apparently this is to help with the sick feeling as well as splitting the calcium and iron in to 2 different pills because one blocks the absoprtion of the other, but the morning one kills me! It says to take it on an empty stomach but I find it hard to take even when I’ve eaten. It’s to the point where somedays I skip it depending on what’s going on at work so that I don’t have to deal with it but I know I won’t be able to do this when I’m pregnant.
Any suggestions to make this better?
Post # 3
Ugh, I can’t take vitamins in the morning. I take Costco prenatals and I take them at night between dinner and bed, and I don’t have any problems with it (and in the past, whenever I’ve tried to take morning vitamins, it’s made me throw up).
Post # 4
Is it the iron or the calcium pill that is giving you problems? The ones I take are a gummy so there is no iron in them (gummies appeal to children and iron is a leading cause of child poisoning). They don’t give me any problems. I’ll be either adding an iron supplement or switching to a brand that has iron. You might have an issue with the iron.
Post # 5
I also have to take mine right before bed. I’ve tried a few different kinds and they all made me sick.
Post # 6
I’ve been taking the New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal for about a year now (finally 6 weeks pregnant!) and its the BEST. A little pricey, but so worth it. You can take it on an empty stomach with a swig of coffee and I’ve never felt even the slightest nausea.
Post # 7
I hav been really sensitive to almost every brand of prenatals. While TTC I ended up just taking a children’s vitamn and then a seperate folic acid supplement.
Post # 8
When I took mine they made me sick. My OB told me to take flinstone vitamins! I did and loved them haha
Post # 9
@Sugaree: It could be that. I can’t not take iron though unfortunately, I’m anemic so I was actually taking seperate iron supplements before I started the prenatals. I used to take them at night though and never noticed, I was probably already asleep by the time the nausea hit? Thanks for the suggestion though!
Post # 10
I’m with JenniB. I take New Chapter Perfect Prenatal, they are awesome vitamins! With Amazon “subscribe & save”, it’s about $15 a month.
Post # 11
I am taking BellyBar Chewables.. They don’t taste the best (kinda like tums) but I don’t get any sickness from them.
Post # 12
I love my Shaklee Vitalizer strips, but they are pricey and have made me nauseated…the big trick that helps me is freezing them.
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Take them at night before bed and you’ll sleep through most of the nausea. That’s how I have to take my BCPs.
Post # 14
All great suggestions, thanks ladies. My health insurance covers the cost of my prenatals right now but doesn’t cover many others. i think I might take the morning one at night and the night one in the morning? So that the iron is taken at night and I sleep through the nausea.
Post # 15
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
My OB’s nurse had me switch to a crewable. They don’t have iron and some of the other heavy minerals and vitamins that make so many women hate prenatals and she said if my blood work showed I needed iron, I could jsut take a separate iron pill.
I’m taking VitaFusin PreNatal DHA & Floic Acid gummy vitamins. They taste pretty decent, and I take one with breakfast, one with dinner.
Post # 16
@MrsSawyer: My doctor recommended gummy prenatal vitamins when I said the pill form was upsetting my stomach. The only downside is that they do not include iron, so I ended up slightly anemic and needed to take an additional supplement. I take the iron in the morning and my prenatals at night.