(Closed) anyone like their prenatal vitamin?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 17
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Blushing bee

I had the same issue with One-a-Day.  When taking over-the-counter while TTC, I liked Expecta Lipil which contains plant-based DHA (no fishy taste or mercury purification concerns) and it worked well for me.  I tried a few prescription brands once pregnant and like Prenexa the best.  It contains 300 mg DHA (one of the few brands that contain the dosage of DHA recommended to me…220mg when TTC, 300mg when pregnant) and again the DHA is plant-based.  With insurance and online rebates, Prenexa is cheaper for me than the lower dosage over-the-counter prenatals.  Ask your OB for a sample at your visit.

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I take those gummy ones pictured above.  They are pretty good.  I also take calcium (there is also a gummy one if you like that).   I also take them at night so I don’t think they make me feel sick.

Post # 19
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bought some gummy prenatals and tried them out last night. They’re okay–i like the regular gummy vitamins better. The calcium ones are good. Honestly I took two last night and felt fine. Their texture is more like…gummy bears than swedish fish.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have been taking 1 Flinestone complete which are good so far….should I be taking 2??

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@panterapeach:

ditto! (not ttc but ntnt)

I HATED the prenatals my doc had me on last time!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have the gummy ones as well. Like them WAY better and they don’t make me sick.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@ms sweets:

I take one in the morning and one in the afternoon/evening so that I get enough folic acid/folate as the amounts in each are generally less than what is in a typical prenatal (as they are for wee ones).

 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I take Nature Made and they make me extremely sick so I switched to night time too.  My mom said it was probably the iron that made me sick but I haven’t looked it up elsewhere to see if that makes sense.  

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I tried the one-a-day and they didn’t work for me at all.  

I went to Earth Fare and got Natures Plus which is all from natural sources.  I take one in the morning and one at night.  

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

Yes, I second the Trader Joe’s ones! They are my favorite! I took the one-a-days for awhile but didn’t like them, either! They gave me a stomach ache too! I may switch to a regular multi now, because I am not pregnant.  I am still nursing my son but not as much as I was.  I want to try the gummies! I will continue to take my fish oil, though. They are good for everyone! I put mine in the fridge and don’t have a problem with fishy burps.  

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@MrsE.ToBe :those are the ones i take everyday and they taste like candy. i love them!

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I really like the Nature Made ones, I usually take them at bedtime because that is when I was used to taking my pill.  I haven’t had any problems with side effects either, and they are just one capsule once per day.

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like my prescription Citra Natal 90 ones…my Bridesmaid or Best Man also took them with her 1st (she still takes them; Too Much Information: it keeps her regular).  It has an extra dose of iron, has a stool softener to keep you regular (rather important throughout pregnancy), has a DHA supplement.  Only drawback, it doesn’t have 100% of your calcium needs (only 40%), so you need to make sure to include calcium in your diet (good for you, anyway) or get a calcium supplement.  I eat non-fat Greek yogurt & drink about 3 glasses of milk a day, which TOTALLY covers the calcium needs.

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like mine, they are a RX and seem to work pretty well for me. I only have to take 1/day and take Expecta in place of a fish oil.

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