What time of day do you take your vitamins?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Reign14:  My prenatals are 3x/day. This was especially difficult early on when i started to have morning sickness. For now I’m good so I take them with breakfast, lunch and dinner. If I forget to take them with a meal (almost always forget my breakfast ones) then i take my 3rd one at bedtime. My midwife once suggested if they were making me sick to stick them in the freezer then the vitamins wouldn’t digest until they got through my stomach into my intestine. I never tried it out but i thought it sounded like a pretty neat idea.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Reign14:  I take mine in the morning after breakfast so they don’t go in on an empty stomach. I still have some nausea but have yet to actually get sick.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I take my prenatal at night before bed. I was actually just wondering last night if it mattered when you take them…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Reign14:  I take mine right before bed! If I don’t, I feel really sick for the rest of the day.

During the first 8 weeks I was taking the gummy prenatals. However, those do not have iron which you need when you’re pregnant, so I stopped those and started on the one a day prenatals with DHA. I also take an extra calcium pill that has b6. 

Saturday night I had fallen asleep on the couch and totally forgot to take them when I went to bed. So when I woke up in the morning I took them. Because of the DHA, I had fishy indigestion for half of the day. Which then made me feel really sick. So I definitely take them at night! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you are willing to, try half of a Benadryl at night and the b6 then.  The medicine in the Benadryl and the b6 combine to make an anti nausea combination. It worked like a charm for me!  (Benadryl is b class and considered safe during pregnancy, you can also use Unisom).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I took mine at night before bed. It seemed to settle better after dinner. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I take them after dinner since they’re my “dessert” because they’re the gummies!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I take mine at bedtime.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

at bedtime.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I take mine at night, just before bed.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I take my prenatals in the morning and then I take calcium and DHA supplments at night.  I have gummy prenatals and they’ve never made me feel sick.  The only thing I’d avoid on an empty stomach is iron supplements.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

In the morning when I’m getting ready for work. It’s easier for me to remember them since that’s when I was taking BCP for years. Luckily I haven’t had any nausea related to prenatals. If that happens I may start taking them later.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Reign14:  I take prenatals 3x a day, which I think really worked well with keeping my MS at bay so I wasn’t getting pumped full of so much at once. In the morning with my prenatal, I also take 2000IU of Vitamin D and magnesium (so I don’t get cramps in my legs). I make sure to eat something within an hour after taking them though.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine never made me nauseous, so I’ve always taken them in the morning so I don’t forget. It’s part of my breakfast ritual. However, if I was feeling nauseous I would definitely have taken them at night! I’m pretty sure it doesn’t make a difference when you take them as long as you take them every day. 

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