(Closed) Rainbow Light Just Once Prenatal

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve been taking Rainbow Light Prenatal since the beginning of the year – it was at the suggestion of the Bees 🙂 

It’s a larger pill (3/4″) but it sits just fine, I’ve never been nauseous once from it and I have a pretty sensitive stomach when it comes to vitamins. 

I take this with the addition of a DHA supplement. It was pretty important to me that I take a vitamin that’s natural and vegetarian – and something that I could stomach – and this combo has been just perfect. I plan on continuing use through breastfeeding as well. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m taking it right now. It’s actually a pretty easy pill to swallow. I think it’s formulated to be gentle on your stomach. I take it with an equally big fish oil pill to no problem.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I take the Rainbow Light Complete Prenatal System – you take 6 a day.  They are normal sized vitamins but they kinda smell funny.  I have to take them while eating.  I take these because they have a lot of calcium and I am not too big on milk.  I didn’t realize they had some that were only one a day vitamins!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I take the Rainbow Light Just Once prenatal and I highly recommend it. My midwife recommended that I use it, and it’s formulated to be gental on your stomach. The pill isn’t too large. I think it has a little coating on it so it’s easy to swallow.

 

@RachelNicole: The “just once” Rainbow LIght is a little bigger, but you take it only once a day. I saw the prenatal system, but I knew that I’d forget to take 6 pills a day. 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m taking (and my OB/GYN has given me the green light on all these)

  • New Chapter Perfect Prenatal
  • Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA
  • krill oil
  • vitamin D (2000 IU, for a total of ~3500 IU/day between all my vitamins)
  • folic acid (extra 400 mcg, for a total of 1000 mcg between all my vitamins)
  • calcium/magneseum

 

The Rainbow Light prenatals were my second choice. I personally would go with the multiple pills per day because it’s better for absorbancy if you spread out your vitamins throughout the day; some vitamins your body can only absorb so much at once.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was taking them but I am not at good pill swallower at all. For me they were too big so I resorted to crushing them up and eating with applesauce. I switched once I finished the bottle as that gets old. I saw at Whole Foods once that they have Rainbow Light Petites. I don’t know for sure how much smaller, but its something to consider, though they were more pricey. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I use take Rainbow Light Complete which required you to take 6 pills a day.  Normal size.  I decided to switch to New Chapter Prenatal Complete.  I buy my vitamins from Amazon.  Rainbow was around 19 and New Chapter is around $35.  I also take DHA and Milk Thistle.  DH is on his multi vitamin and DHA as well.  Making sure his swimmers are healthy.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m bumping this because I just started taking these on Friday.  This is our first month TTC. 

Anyways, I felt fine Saturday and Sunday.  (I’ve been taking them at night with dinner).  But today I feel extremely dizzy with a headache, hot headed, shakey, and my urine is bright (almost neon) yellow.  Looks kind of like gatorade…

Did anyone else have these kind of symptoms?  I’m getting a little worried  and hoping they pass, but if they don’t I’m going to have to take off work because it’s so bad.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

bump?

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The bright yellow urine is due to your body not being able to absorb all of the B vitamins.  I take these and my urine turns bright yellow and it’s always a good check for me that I took my vitamin that morning.  I did not have any of your other symptom as a result of the prenatal

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