Best prenatal vitamins? What do you use/ recommend?

posted 3 months ago in TTC
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I started taking prenatals in March as we plan to start TTC later this year and I currently take the Rainbow Light Prenatal One. I like that it has a petitie pill option so if I do get pregnant and have issues swallowing larger pills I can buy the smaller version. I made my decision based on the website review below. I was worried about the iron causing constipation but so far no issues, if anything it has improved my mood and energy which most multivitamins do for me anyway.

https://www.verywellfamily.com/best-prenatal-vitamins-4165543

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Busy bee

I use Costco’s Kirkland brand. They taste horrible but they’re cheap!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I’m taking Elevit (in Australia). A year seems unnecessary thought. A few months should be enough. That being said it’s just a multi vitamin so there’s no harm in starting early.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I take Nature’s Bounty Prenatal vitamins with Dha. It doesn’t make my stomach unsettled like some others I tried.

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Helper bee

I take Nature’s Bounty prenatal gummies. They are tasty, which makes it easier for me to remember to take them. And they don’t have iron, so no constipation (a problem for me with others I tried).

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I take one called PregVit. My doctor wrote it as a prescription so the insurance pays!

It’s separated into two pills, one AM one PM so that the iron and calcium can absorb separately.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

I love one I found on Amazon by Intimate Rose. It’s $20 for one months supply. You take 3 per day. I just take them after dinner. It also has Folate which is better than Folic Acid found in most. One of the reviews mentions they’re being too much vitamin A in it but I asked my OBGYN and she said it’s okay. I’m almost 24 weeks now and doing great. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

vitapearl is the best but it’s pricy and requires a prescription from the doctor. You only have to take it once a day and it doesn’t have any strange aftertaste 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I take a very very good multi vitamin and magnesium.  I didnt think you’re meant to take pre natal until 3 months out?

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I took the first response prenatal gummies my whole pregnancy and didn’t have any issues. I did try a Jamieson prenatal with DHA and all it did was make me sicker than anything (I actually was violently ill with that one).

Tip: take them at night to avoid feeling sick as well.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Following as I’m going to test today!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I just went for a preconception appointment (thinking of trying this fall!) and my dr. said the only thing you really need is a multivitamin with at least 400mcg folate/folic acid. I brought in my regular multivitamin to show her and she said it was fine.  

I really like the vitamin brand MegaFoods and am currently taking their Women’s One Daily which already has 400mcg folate and 50% DV of iron. The thing I like about them is that all their ingredients are derived from food, so they are supposed to be easier for the body to absorb. I will probably switch to their Baby and Me 2 formula the month or so before we are trying just to be extra safe, since it has higher doses of most of the ingredients in the Women’s One Daily (600mcg folate, 100%dv iron, etc.) It is a pricier brand, though.

Aside from that, I’m also taking CoQ10, extra vitamin D, and an omega complex with DHA to be on the safe side. 

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