Post # 1
I’ve been taking prenatal vitamins for the past week (with the hope that I will have been taken them for three months by the time we start trying). I’m taking them in the morning with breakfast, but often about 10 minutes after I take them I feel a bit queesy. Nothing major, and it usually passes quickly.
They do have iron in them, which I’ve heard can contribute to this, but I know from blood tests that I definitely need more iron (and not for lack of trying in diet).
Did anyone else have a similar experience? Does your body get used to them eventually and the queesiness goes away.
Post # 2
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Try taking them in the evening
Post # 3
It’s the iron. I’m not TTC but I have been taking iron supplements for a long time (I have mild anaemia) and the exact same thing used to happen to me at first. The doctor advised that I take the iron supplement after eating some snack/breakfast. Although iron gets absorbed best on an empty stomach, it can cause tummy problems and nausea. The best way to do it is to either have the supplement after a light morning snack e.g. a piece of fruit or biscuits with your morning tea OR to take the supplement an hour or two after having a full breakfast. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I had to take them at bedtime.
Post # 5
Take them before bedtime.
Post # 6
Like others have said, I take all my vitamins right before I go to bed at night. You’ll sleep through any slight nausea they cause.
Post # 7
I had the exact same thing, so I didn’t take them. The result was two perfectly healthy babies. Just make sure to have citrus and plenty of green leafy vegetables (folic acid) to prevent neural tube defects
Post # 8
My docs said the folic acid was the main thing before you’re actually pregnant so I took a regular vitamin with less iron but still 800mg of folic acid. I was slightly anemic while pregnant so I took extra iron then so just keep that in mind to ask about when you do get pregnant.
Post # 9
I transitioned myself on them pretty slowly. I started with halves because it made me nauseous. For me personally I just know now I need them on a full stomach, if I take it by itself I’m guaranteed to feel ill. Plus try out some different ones. A doctor once told me the best prenatal to go on is the one you can keep down.
Post # 10
beetle72 : If I don’t eat before taking them, then I will get nauseous. Eating something simple like a banana or piece of toast seemed to be enough for me to keep them down and not be nauseous. I have since switched to taking them after dinner though just to be safe since I prefer to eat a little later than right when I wake up.
Post # 11
I had that issue too. I switched to a gummy version and I take them at night. No issues now!
Post # 12
I tried a few different brands and the only way I could handle any of them was to take them immediately before bed.
Post # 13
Fwiw it’s not iron that makes me nauseous.. it’s either zinc or chromium I think. I know because I can take straight iron supplements or some brands of multivitamins without the nausa, but not others.
Like bees said you can just take your multi at bedtime. Another option is to try other brands. Right now I take the rainbowlight one a day and so long as I’ve had a meal with it I don’t get nauseous.
Post # 14
Try different brands! I do the gummy ones.
Post # 15
Thanks bees, this is super helpful. I’ll try taking them at night, and if that doesn’t help I’ll try a different brand.