(Closed) Prenatal vits- chewable

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I take regular multivitamins in chewable gummy form. They are quite delicious! I don’t see why you couldn’t have prenatals the same way.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I take these…they are pretty yummy and the FH took one even for the taste. The only issue others had w/ it (per Amazon reviews) was that it has no iron in it.   For me that’s fine as I am chronically constipated and iron will make things worse.

Did some googling on the ones you are taking and they don’t include iron either.  I also found a $15 coupon for you http://www.prena1.com/SpecialOffers.aspx

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My gyno told me that gummies or chewables were ok, if that’s what didn’t make me sick. Ultimately, I ended up with another one that doesn’t make me sick and is a capsule. The only thing I would suggest is googling and making sure that the amounts are on par with others or that you supplement where they might fall short. Like @aliciapdx noted above, some don’t have iron, etc in them.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Okay so the Pren1 is different because it has some “new” kind of folate that allegedly is better than the older artifical ones and those found in food http://www.quatrefolic.com/ Not sure what reasons he/she has for having you take something not OTC but for comparison putting the quarterefolic aside, it doesn’t have much else to offer. I haven’t been to my pre-ttc appointment so I can’t tell you what you need of course.  Also the reason you aren’t seeing much online about Prea1 is because they came to market in Nov 2012.

Prena1

  • − 400 mcg folic acid− 600 mcg Quatrefolic® as ((6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt)

 

  • 400 IU of vitamin D3

 

  • 1.7 mg of vitamin B2

 

  • 2 mg of vitamin B6

 

  • 8 mcg of vitamin B12

Vitafusion:

BellyBar chewable: (they also make bars and food in case you have severe naseau)

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bridalbliss01:  I would be a bit weary too, but every medication is a new medication at some point.  Ignoring the quartefolic claim look at the labels and make a decision based on that; if you have had a blood test what were you low/high on?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@aliciapdx:  I take the VitaFusion chewables, too! They are delicious, but you have to take 2 of them to get a full dose, so a $12 bottle of 90 chewables only lasts a month and a half. That’s not too terrible, I suppose. I’ve also taken the Target brand chewables and they are alright, and they are $9, so not THAT much cheaper. But these are all probably cheaper than the prescription ones. I guess it all depends on your insurance, etc. Good luck, OP! I’m sure they will be just fine. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@LilliePad:  The ones the OP posted about are $15/month w/o insurance.  The gummies we take work out to about $8/month.  What’s the diff between the Vitafusion and the Target ones, nutrtion wise?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@aliciapdx:  I couldn’t find a difference at all, nutrition-wise, but I may have missed something and I don’t have them in front of me. As far as I can tell, the Target brand is just the generic version of the VitaFusions. Both have DHA. The Target ones taste a little different, but other than that, I think the price is really the only difference, but like I said, I don’t have them in front of me, so I might be wrong.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I took Prenatal 19 which was prescription and I loved them!  I felt really good while taking them during pregnancy and I continue to take them now.

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