(Closed) Nausea with prenatal vitamins

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3059 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Do you take them with a meal? I must or I get very nauseous and get all flushed. Not good. Try taking them with your heaviest meal. Good luck!

Post # 4
869 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I tried several different Prenatals and they all made me sick.  I recently switched to the Target brand and I love them!  Definitely take them with a meal

Post # 5
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I have that problem with multivitamins…. my fix is taking them right before I go to sleep.  Not sure if that’s an option for you, but that may help.  I’ve been told taking vitamins on a full stomach also may help, but it doesn’t work for me.

Post # 6
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I make sure to take them with a big meal or else I throw up. lol

Post # 7
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@ash:  Try putting them in the fridge, I’ve heard that works. Also I take mine before I fall asleep at night and that helps a lot or with a meal. They make me nauseated too!

Post # 9
619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@oracle:  I also take mine right before bed.  I’ve never had a issue with either the Target brand or the Trader Joe’s brand this way.

Post # 10
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Are you taking them before or after your meals?  I find if I take mine before I eat, I almost instantly start feeling sick, but if I take them on a full stomach, I’m fine. 

Post # 11
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@oracle:  My friend said that taking her prenatals before she went to bed fixed her nausea issues too!

Post # 12
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Try getting natural vitamins. I’m allergic to many of the dyes they put on vitamins and it gives me headaches, so I always make sure to get the organic, all-natural kind.

ETA – I see you’re already taking “organic” vitamins. Do they have any dyes added? There is no offical qualifications for labelling something “organic”.

Post # 13
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I get queasy from a variety of vitamins, not just prenatal ones. With this in mind, I usually take them right before I go to bed. The only problem is if you forget because you are uber-sleepy but I just incorporate it into my night time washing/brushing/etc. routine.


Post # 14
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had a similar problem and I discussed it with my naturopath. She switched me to a prenatal that you take twice a day so it’s easier on your stomach (Pure Encapsulations). She also emphasized how important it is to take it with food – both to minimize nausea, and to aid in the synthesis of vitamins and minerals.

Post # 15
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@ash:  If your doctor can’t recommend a brand that doesn’t make you sick, could you just make sure your diet contains all the necessary things you need? I know it’s more work than popping a vitamin, but realistically babies turned out fine, and no one took vitamins until fairly recently in the history of humanity.

I know my mom had to supplement with iron when she was pregnant with both me and my sister, but that was diagnosed during the pregnancy… she was fine with everything else. She also is not a big eater so she definitely wasn’t eating for two or anything like that.. she just ate healthy & balanced and we turned out fine.

Post # 16
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@DeathByDesign:  There is no offical qualifications for labelling something “organic”.

If it has the USDA Organic seal on it, then, yes, there are very rigid qualifications for that. If it’s just called organic (no seal), then they are either following the USDA guidelines and can’t afford to be certified (although there are grants and whatnot for that), or they’re lying.

I have the same problem with regular multivitamins if I take them on an empty stomach. I usually take them immediately before I start eating, or sometime during the meal.

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