Post # 1
So I’ve been scouting deals, and I’m about done with my pnv that I have. I’ve been taking the CVS one for a while now, I have no complaints. I looked at costco and found that they carry Nature Made for fairly cheap. Now ignoring the prices you see on CVS’s site (I have coupons and bogo and a higher count available at my store) I calculated that they come out to be about the same price per pill. Which do you think I should buy? I’m sure it doesn’t matter, but just curious to see your preferences.
Post # 3
I don’t think it really matters too much, but I take the CVS dual pill. I would like to just take one pill (as long as it’s not huge), so if the Nature Made one isn’t too big, then I would probably go with that one.
Post # 4
@Woodstock: I highly recommend the Nature’s Made Prenatal + DHA Softgels. It is also the one I take as well. You take one pill daily. Walgreens offers deals every so often that you can buy one get one free.
Just a little information on how Costco decides to sell items. They sell the top rated/top selling products within their category. A company usually cannot sell a product there unless it is a leader in their division/market. Our company (we manufacture dietary supplements as well like the Nature’s made product) has two products that sell at Costco.
Post # 5
I vote for whichever is easiest for you to swallow! And if you suck at swallowing pills (I do!) I vote for a chewable!
Post # 6
@Woodstock: Can you call your doctor and ask which one they recommend? My doctor ended up recommending a prescription prenatal.
Post # 7
Yeah my doc recommended a prescription prenatal and it’s cheaper than the CVS brand.
Post # 8
I would get whatever you can swallow better!
I did the chewables for awhile, but they didn’t have iron or calcium in them. My doctor recommended that I switch. Apparently lots of the chewables do not have those because they “appeal to children”.
So now I take one-a-day womens prenatal with a DHA softgel and two (massive) calcium pills (for extra) that has extra vitamin D. 🙂
Post # 9
I don’t really have a gp doc (since I just moved here and planning on moving soon) and I told the doc at my annual (a few months ago) that I was ttc soon, but they didn’t give me a script for prenatals. I just need something until I do get that pos hpt and talk to a doc but I will def make sure I get a script when I go in next time!
@lolita39: it doesn’t look like either of these are chewables and I have no issues swallowing the giant ones CVS has so i guess it’s not a factor. I’m going to look at the vit amounts in each right now
Post # 10
@Treejewel19: that’s really good to know thanks!
So I’m looking at the ingredients and it looks like there is a difference in the amounts. More Folic acid, calcium in the CVS. Is there anything else i should make sure there’s enough of. About the same for iron.
Post # 11
@Woodstock: That is because there are two pills more than likely.
The Nature’s Made softgel is just about as big as they like to make without causing swallowing issues (its not big I promise). The CVS brand instead combined it into two pills (tablet and softgel).
975 mcg of Folic Acid is really quite high. The maximum daily recommended amount is 1,000 mcg with 800 mcg being recommended to women who are pregnant or nursing.
I wonder if you can find a break down of the pill and softgel seperately.
Either way really you are good. The CVS looks like a replica of the One-A-Day pill which is another reputable brand.
Post # 12
@Woodstock: I like the nature made with DHa. They haven’t made me sick at all and no fishy taste.
Post # 13
Thanks for all the information! I know it’s rather silly of me to post all this since it really doesn’t matter too much. But good to know what people prefer!
@Treejewel19: also I believe the soft gel only has the dha in it. Like a supplement. The bottles I have, have it listed that way. The big pink one is the multi/prenatal and the red softgel is the dha supplement.