(Closed) BEST Prenatal Vitamins?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@KH:  Yes my doctor recommends one or the other. Either a DHA supplement or low-mercury fish oil, not both. 

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was taking Nature Made Multi but it tasted disgusting and was not helping with the nausea so I switched to Vitafusion gummi prenatals. They’ve felt much better on my stomach.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@KH: hmm, that’s good info!  I didn’t know that.  I just checked the Rainbow Light bottle and it doesn’t have DHA, so I think I’m good.  Someone correct me if I’m wrong.  But now I’m wondering if it would be better to take the DHA rather than the Omega 3.  Hmm…

@sit1010:  thank you!  

 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I take NatureMade Prenatal + DHA.  I like that it has everything in one pill so you don’t need to take a DHA pill as well.  (I hate swallowing pills!)  http://www.costco.com/Nature-Made%C2%AE-Prenatal-Multi-%2B-DHA,-150-Softgels.product.11661893.html

 

I asked my doctor if I needed to get a prescription prenatal when I gt pregnant and he said the over the counter ones are pretty much the same and that there was no need.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@razzzzzz:  According to my doctor if you’re taking fish oil (including omega 3) be sure that it’s low mercury. Other than that I don’t think it matters either way. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@razzzzzz:  Sit1010 is right, just pick one and take it. If you are taking Nordic Naturals, I’m confident that they are low mercury. When you get to your MD’s office, ask for their opinion on Fish Oil vs. DHA and prenatals (I’m sure they will be tossing tons of samples your way too).

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I take a generic brand that has dha. Doctor told me it’s the same as what he would prescribe.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I take the Rainbow Light Prenatal Petites – I get the 180 pill pottle (2 month supply) for $16 through Amazon with the Subscribe-and-Save deal:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CPRLH6/ref=rcxsubs_mys2_product_title

I actually have no problem taking larger pills (right now – I’m not pregnant and could see that potentially being an issue eventually), but I’ve read that your body can only absorb so much of certain vitamins and minerals at any given time – meaning if you take one pill with all your daily amounts, you’re likely paying for expensive pee.  The petites are one mini-pill with each meal (3 pills per day).

I also take DHA, probiotic, and Viactiv calcium supplements.

 

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m taking Vitafusion prenatal gummies (regular pills make me ill all day), The Honest Company DHA softgels (which are AMAZING!!! no fish at all!! and so gentle on my stomach), and SunDown Naturals vitamin D softgels (which my GYN recc’ed). Love my combo. 🙂

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