Post # 1
Can anyone recommend a small prenatal vitamin that helps with nausea? My dr gave me a sample of prentalmini which I tried for the first time today. The size is perfect (I have an issue swallowing big pills and I hate gummy texture anything) but it didn’t help with the nausea and I’m burping up a fish taste … gross. Until I can find an alternative I will go back to 2x a day flintstone chewable vitamins along with my DHA supplement. Any suggestions or personal experiences on what worked for you would be helpful. Thanks!
Post # 2
I didn’t have a problem with mine so I can’t speak from personal expeience but I’ve heard the gummy kind are better for woman with nausea. I think they have less iron?? Maybe talk to your dr about those and see if you can get away with less iron in your vitamin. Good luck!
Post # 3
xdaydreams05x: I have big horse pills for prenatals, BUT your Flinstone ones may be acceptable to your OB, and in addition, you could add an iron supplement if he/she feels it is necessary. In my opinion you will probably have better luck doing it that way (and finding a small iron pill) than finding a small prenatal if you don’t want the gummies.
Otherwise, I would ask your OB to maybe prescribe a prenatal in gel cap form so it slides down easier and see if that makes a difference.
Post # 4
I have the gummie prenatals. The only thing it doesn’t have is iron, so I also take purAbsorb iron water (which just goes into juice – can hardly taste it).
Post # 5
OB complete petite is a smaller prenatal. It doesn’t help with nausea per se, just is a smaller easier to handle pill. I’ve been taking that for my prenatal and taking a disolving zofran and a phenergan suppository to deal with my nausea. Perhaps you’ll have to take different pills to accomplish both the prenatal and the nausea. Oh, and the OB Complete Petite was quite expensive for me.
Post # 6
I do the gummies when the giant pills with tons of iron start to make me sick. Every so often I have a few gummie days (and some token red meat or beans) then go back to horse pills. I have the Rainbow Light Prenatal One ‘just once’ – giant pills for most days – however they also have a 3 small pills a day option with Rainbow Light that a friend did and she liked them. I thought that was what I was buying but no. Apparently there are 2 versions of Rainbow Light and I got the huge ones (Just Once might have been a tip off I missed). So check out Rainbow Light 3 pills a day
Post # 7
OH OH I forgot the most important thing really is getting your folic acid early on. My first few months I only took a folic acid per OB. Didn’t start prenatals till a bit later. Your flinestones will NOT have enough Folic acid. That and the mega iron is the main diff between prenatals and a regular multi vit anyway and you really don’t need to stress about iron till a bit further in. The folic acid is key though to preventing many birth defects.
Post # 8
xdaydreams05x: Definitely make sure you’re supplementing the chewables with folic acid like the PP said. You actually need folic acid to be built up in your system before you get pregnant because the neural tube (brain stuff) develops super early so the defects you want to prevent pretty much happen between weeks 4-6.
I don’t know if this would work for you or not, but this is what I’ve stated doing and I think it’s helping a bit. (Or maybe my MS is starting wean off some, dunno.)
Prenatal: Rainbow Light One. Cut in half – one in the morning, one at night. You could always cut into 1/3 or 1/4 though. They make pill cutters for basically that reason. (Size isn’t an issue with me, but I was wondering if these were influencing my MS given that they are food based and I’m probably absorbing them better than the previous Nature Made Prenatals I had)
DHA/EPA: I take one Trader Joe’s oderless one. I’ve also taken Naturemade Fish Oil before too. Both are rather large. The thing with fish burps is that you get them temporarily as your body adjusts to the dose. So if the ones you’ve taken today are a different dose than what you’ve taken, you might have the burps for a week or so. It ends though!
B6 (To help with MS): 25-50 mg in the morning, same at night.
Unisom: (In combo with the B6 per instructions from my midwife), 1 tablet at bedtime.
I know this sounds like a lot, it does to me too. : ) Good luck!
Post # 9
I’ve also heard of women halfing a pill and taking 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night so it’s easier on the stomach, and take with food.
Post # 10
This won’t help with the burping, but I used to just take my prenatal before bed to avoid the nausea.
Post # 12
I use CVS gummies and love them they have folic acid and DHA