(Closed) Prenatal vitamins – fishy issue?!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@LambsEars:  I know that my prenatal vitamins taste gross as well!  Super gross.

I usually try to take the pill with juice or lemon water to get rid of the taste and I’ve heard that you should take the vitamins with food to stop the gross tummy feelings.

I know that you’re not alone with this.  

Post # 4
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not taking prenatals, but I am taking a daily vitamin. I don’t normally like them precisely because of what you stated. I randomly bought Jamieson For Women Vita-Vim and they’re gel caplets with pink powder inside (yay! good surprise!). I find I don’t get any weird after taste or nausea like I used to taking “regular” daily multi-vitamins (the big hard pill). I think my body finds them easier to break down, I’m really happy with them. 

Post # 5
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@LambsEars: I work for a vitamin manufacturing company and the key is to find enteric coated softgels if they contain any type of fish oil product (most pre-natals contain DHA from fish oil/Omega-3). The enteric coating prevents the fish smell and allows the body to digest the fish oil later within your system preventing the “burp up” issue.

Good luck!!!

Post # 6
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3587 posts
Sugar bee

I get that when I burp,mine are the prescription ones as well. I just try not to burp right after taking them.LOL

Post # 7
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i had that when i was taking the prescription ones too. i heard that keeping them in the fridge can prevent the fishy burps. i ended up taking over the counter vitamins and now take the target brand dha supplement, which is vegetarian (made from plant derivatives). they don’t make me burp and aren’t fishy. 

 

Post # 8
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1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My OBGyn prescribed Prenatal Plus and I haven’t experienced any of the problems other bees post.  No fishy burps, no burps at all, no upset stomach, don’t taste bad, and easy to swallow.

Post # 9
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would highly suggest trying a different brand. I got some without DHA for the first trimester because I couldn’t stand the fishy taste. I now am using the vitafusion gummies with DHA because they don’t taste fishy. They are hard to find around me so I just order them from amazon.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also make sure you are taking them with food – I have to take mine in the middle of a meal (so, not on an empty stomach, but not at the end of a meal).  If I do this, I don’t have any problems.  If I forget… nasty.

Post # 13
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310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Thank you. Maybe I’ll try those next…

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@LambsEars:Gross! I used to take vitamins like that. I had to quit taking them.

I take gummy vitamins because they have the DHA and all, but they don’t give me fishy burps or make me nauseous.

I think even Target has them in generic.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with the gummies and taking them shortly after you eat something.  I had the same problem!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oops! I didn’t see– you’re already taking the gummies. 🙂 Good call!

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