Prenatals while TTC – What brand?

posted 5 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Garden of Life or Thorne. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I use rainbow light mini pills. You take 3 a day but I take them all at the same time (label says it doesn’t matter). I picked it after reading some independent lab studies that showed they’re better than the average prenatal for having their nutrient content actually match the label (I guess most are wildly off). Also, it’s food/plant based. It’s not terribly expensive either. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I use the gummies. The brand doesn’t really matter that much IMO, unless you’re nutrient deficient or something. The main thing you want is the folic acid for TTC.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I take the ones from Trader Joe’s. My OB said they were great, they don’t break the bank, and you only have to take them once a day. I also take 5000 IU of D daily, plus an Rx folate supplement that has DHA and EPA in it. I’m pregnant already but this is the same as I was taking while TTC.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I use Rainbow Light (at least that’s what the bottle looks like) but it must be a different version from the poster above because I take 6 a day (3 morning and 3 at night).  It’s kind of a pain and I’m going through them really fast but I’ve heard they’re really good.  I used Whole Foods brand (365) before then.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

MargaritaVille :  I don’t take anything for DHA, but might start when I get to the third trimester when it becomes more critical. I do, however, eat a good amount of foods high in omega-3s to begin with (fish & eggs mostly)

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i take naturemade, my ob said no difference in any of them, RX or OTC

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I use Citrinatal that was prescribed by my OBGYN. With my insurance I think I pay around $20 for a 30 day supply. I have used them for a couple months now and have no complaints 🙂 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I took one a day prenatals which never made me feel sick, but have been using rainbow light multivitamins PP, and will probably try those in a prenatal next go around. I took a gummy DHA on top of it as well as an extra vitamin D gummy. Sounds like a lot, but the prenatal was the only pill, the rest were gummies which I happily pretend are candy.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

MargaritaVille :  I take a separate DHA from Nordic Naturals. 

Which ever you choose, make you sure you are checking the other added ingredients. Many supplements have fillers that you want to avoid. 

Also, you want folate not folic acid. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I take the Gummy Vitamins with DHA and folic acid. I also take Zinc, magnesium and Vitamin D. 

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