Post # 1
My DH and I decided that we want to begin TTC in 1 year. My doctor recommends that I begin to take prenatal vitamins 6 months BEFORE we TTC. So, we are still a while out (I’ll begin prenatals in Feb), but I’ve begun my research and find a lot of people say that it made them sick to their stomachs.
What have your experiences been?
Did you really take prenatals that far out BEFORE ttc?
If they made you sick, what did you to lessen the symptoms?
Post # 3
I take gummy prenatals without iron. They’re gentle on my stomach. Iron is usually the mineral that causes an upset stomach.
Post # 4
I tried 3 different kinda when pregnant with my DS. The first 2 made me really sick due to the iron… I ultimately just switched b/c nothing helped. lol
The ones I’m taking now were given to me by my midwife and I haven’t had any problems =)
Post # 5
YES! They were very hard to digest. I would ask your dr if he can prescribe a different one.
Post # 6
My midwife suggested a couple flinstones a day. Tasty and easy on the stomach.
Post # 7
The prenatals that you only have to take once a day are EXTREMELY tough on your stomach. Most give you over 200% of your DV of iron in one pill. That’s A LOT of iron and that’s really bad for your tummy if you’re not supporting another life yet.
All you really need is the folic acid / DHA that’s in the vitamins prior to conception – at least that’s what I was told. I’m 30 weeks and just now needed to start taking an iron supplement because prior to now they were making me throw up (I was already getting enough iron in my daily diet).
Post # 8
I take mine either with dinner or right before bed, and no problems so far. From my understanding it is very important to start taking your prenatal vitamins at least several months before you start TTC. This is especially true if you’re coming off of birth control pills, which apparently deplete your folic acid. We weren’t able to plan all that far ahead, so I started taking the vitamins 2 months before TTC.
Post # 9
My folic acid makes my stomach upset. Of course, they say to take it with food and I’m guilty of not always doing that.
Post # 10
I took prenatals the entire year of my engagement in order to grow out my hair and nails and I never once felt sick to my stomach. I always made sure to have eaten something beforehand and usually ate something with taking the vitamin as well.
Post # 10
Yes, now that I remember, doctor did mention not needing the iron prior to conception.
I’ve heard of gummie ones, can’t find them at my local pharmacy. What brand is it?
Post # 11
@OhBeeHive84: I take gummy prenatals ( as well as gummy calcium) and they do not make me sick at all. I started taking them in June which is a year out from when we will be TTC…. Taking it in advance will not hurt anything so I say try it 🙂
Post # 12
I started taking prenatals about 3 weeks before we started trying. I would’ve started taking them earlier but I thought we wouldn’t be trying so soon because of a family health issue, so we only just got the green light.
I take Rainbow Light prenatals…I started with the complete system but those were 6 big horse pills a day so I switched to their Prenatal Petites, which are 3 pills that are smaller and don’t taste as bad. Both have a gentle prenatal blend and probiotics, (TMI) which have helped regulate things in the intestines more.
Post # 13
I had bought some generic prenatals at Target and they made me nauseous. My dr. told me to take flintstone completes and they don’t make me sick at all!
Post # 14
Back when DH and I thought we were going to TTC soon, I started taking the OTC prenatals and they made me so sick. The ones my doctor prescribed were a dream. I don’t remember the name, but the were blue gel coated and had a light hint of a vanilla smell. I loved them!
Post # 15
I never had any problems with them. They made my hair super shiny and long and really helped my complexion! Maybe try to eat something and get something in your stomach before you take it?