(Closed) Best cost effective Prenatal vitamins

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Just a heads up.. sometimes its not about cost, its about what your stomach can handle lol. I have tried three different prenatals and at this point, I don’t even look at the price! The most cost efficient one was pregvit that my insurance actualy covered, so it’s free… and wow, I threw up instantly after taking one. Then I tried Jamison… same thing, threw up every pill. The pharmacist just reccommend materna which I think happens to be one of the cheaper ones, and it has been easy on my stomach so far!

Post # 5
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I use the target brand prenatal! They are fantastic because I can buy them with like 200 in a bottle. So it pretty much lasts the whole pregnancy. I love them. Plus they are super cheap! I take my pill right before bed to help my stomach with being able to handle it. 

Post # 6
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I take materna and I have no stomach issues from it. I don’t even notice it actually. It’s been great for me! 

Post # 8
1311 posts
Bumble bee

I take Costco’s Kirkland brand prenatals. I hate taking big pills, but I’ve actually gotten used to it. They taste REALLY bad though, so I have to plug my nose. But it’s less than $10 for 300 tablets. It’s the cheapest I’ve found.

Post # 9
9295 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Agreed with PP who said it’s about what your stomach can handle. When I was TTC I tried a few different prenatals and they all made me super sick or gave me wicked heartburn. My doc told me I could just use a regular women’s multivitamin so long as it has 400mg of folic acid. I’m continuing with those in my pregnancy too (5 weeks now) and I asked if I needed to change to a prenatal and they said no. I also try to eat a good diet (with nausea that’s easier some days than others this past week..) so that I get the extra iron and calcium through my food. My theory is that I don’t care how “healthy” it claims to be if it makes me completely ill it can’t possibly be right. 

Post # 10
2521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I take the Naturemade prenatal + DHA.  You can buy them even at Costco, and I see them as a buy one get one free deal all the time at various supermarkets and pharmacy chain stores.  My gyno said that any prenatal with certain amount of vitamins in it was fine, and naturemade made the cut.  She prescribed me some vitamins in case I wanted them, but they were SO expensive, and huge with no coating.  I could barely handle them pre-pregnant, and a little bit a morning sickness there is just no way.  The naturemades are a bit smaller, but they are the gel-caplets- so there is a coating that make them easier to take. 

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