- 2 years ago
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
Before that, I was just taking the Target prenatal gummies.
I cant swallow pills easily so I take gummies. Honestly, I feel like the contents of the traditional pill versions usually have better ingredients so I would recommend taking those if you can. Prenatals can be costly too. I try to stick to less than $5/month. I think the First Response was like $12 or $14 for a 3 months supply.
I’ve been on prenatals since December and we will probably start trying the end of the summer. How I see it is that I should be on a multivitamin anyway so might as well help out if we get pregnant a little early 🙂
I was on a prescription one called OB Complete. Now that i’m breastfeeding I switched to a Garden of Life prenatal which derives the vitamins from fruits and vegetables but does not contain DHA which I take separately (same brand).
i could never stomach a lot of the prenatals, as they would upset my stomach, my OB ended up recommending flinestone gummies, as they pretty much have the same vitamin intake as a prenatal.
Pink Stork with DHA
I take Rainbow Light. I like that they include digestive enzymes which have helped prevent the heartburn that I got on other prenatal vitamins. I tried to swith it up for fun once and take the Olly gummies, but I don’t think they were giving me enough nutrients because I started getting massive headaches after a week.
I have been taking Ritual Essential Prenatal and I honestly love them! It’s two capsules that aren’t huge and they are lemon flavored which makes them go down easy, and they are encapsulated in a way to prevent nausea.
They contain most importantly folate, Iron, Vitamin D, and Omega 3 DHA, plus a few other vitamins and minerals. They are a little pricy but honestly, I like them more than any other vitamin I’ve taken. Plus they automatically get mailed to my house every month, which is convenient.
I really don’t think you can go wrong, just make sure they contain DHA or that you supplement with it. I take Puritan’s Pride now, but back when my ex and I were TTC, my doctor prescribed me a prenatal + DHA. It was $2/month with my insurance.
I love the Premama Wellness prenatals. They have folate instead of folic acid which is easier to process, especially for the ones of us with the MTFHR gene variation (we cannot process folic acid). Also, they taste like peppermint and have peppermint oil inside which helps settle my stomach. The ones I tried before these made me burp fish but these do not and actually help with my nausea.
I just use materna.
I took the Rainbow Light Mom and Baby 35+ both preconception and during pregnancy. I also supplemented with Rainbow Light Vit D gummies and NatureMade calcium gummies in the morning, and Slow Fe iron (I trend toward anemia) and Rainbow Light DHA at night.