(Closed) Does your prenatal vitamin make you sick?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Does your prenatal vitamin make you sick?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    16 %
    No : (39 votes)
    58 %
    Sometimes : (16 votes)
    24 %
    Other (please explain) : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    2179 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I take mine right before bed and have always been fine.  When I take vitamins in the morning, they do make me sick.

    Post # 4
    9692 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Wylie231388:  It used to happen to me. My stomach must have adjusted because it’s fine now. 

    Post # 5
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Mine were making me feel nauseated, I switched to taking them right before bed and that made me feel much better. Same with with BC pills, actually.

    Post # 6
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Wylie231388:  It made me nauseated, so I started taking it right before bed and haven’t had problems since.

    Post # 7
    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Mine did, so I tried to eat when I took them, but even that didn’t help.  When I take them before bed then I’m fine.  I think this is a common side effect. 

    My friend in South Africa has prenatals that are actually 4 pills for the different vitamins that you take each day.  It cuts down on the nausea because there isn’t a reaction from the combination of all of those vitamins at the same time.

    Post # 8
    1478 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    No experience with prenatals, but I feel sick after taking any multivitamins – with food, without food, doesn’t matter. They make me sick.


    Post # 9
    3376 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Mine did. I switched over to gummy (normal) vitamins for a while as well as a separate iron supplement. Now I just take my normal prenatals at night. 🙂

    Post # 11
    11177 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @Wylie231388:  I haven’t had any issues as I take mine before I go to bed at the recommendation of my doctor. She said by the time tummy troubles may hit you are already sleeping, problem solved.

    Post # 12
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    DH and I have been TTC for over a year now. I take a few different supplements including a prenatal vitamin. I generally take the prenatal with dinner, my largest meal of the day, otherwise it makes me pretty sick. At first, I took it in the morning after my daily breakfast smoothie, but felt AWFUL (really really awful) about a half hour later.

    Post # 13
    1833 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I take mine with breakfast and I’ve never felt sick. 

    Post # 14
    7656 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @Wylie231388:  I have a prenatal that I take 3 times daily, and its supposedly easier on your stomach (plus its organic and can be taken on an empty stomach, which I do). Whether or not that has truly helped save me from getting sick, I don’t know.

    However, when I would take a multivitamin like, say, Women’s One a Day or something I always got sick, no matter when I took it or with or without food. Gummies have always been ok.

    Post # 15
    1214 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2004

    If I didn’t take them with food or right after a meal, I got so terribly nauseas.

    Post # 16
    413 posts
    Helper bee

    @megz06:  The iron makes people sick and the gummies don’t have the Iron. 

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