(Closed) vitamins

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Congratulations!  I’ve been using Nature Made Prenatal Multi with DHA since I was a little over 4 weeks (I’m now 26) and I’ve never had an issue with them.  My doctor just told me to make sure I had a prenatal with DHA or a prenatal plus a DHA supplement. 

Post # 4
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I started out with one a day prenantals, then target brand.  After weeks of being sick… The Dr realized it was my vitamins.  I then took Flintstones chewables for a few weeks and later tried the gummy prenantals after my Dr got a better feel for how my body works. 

I LOVE them!  I take a version with dha and I’ve never had a problem.  They don’t contain iron, but if needed they’ll add an iron supplement later on.

So yummy!  I even caught Darling Husband eating them a couple of times, ha!

Post # 5
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I use the Target brand prenatals. My midwife approved of them…they have most of what I need at a very good price. I’ve been taking them since we first started TTC. I know they make some people sick, but I take them right before bed and don’t have a problem. I also take a separate DHA/Omega-3 supplement (Rainbow Light DHA), and on days when the thought of dairy makes me sick, I take a Vitafusion gummy calcium supplement. 

ETA: And congratulations on your pregnancy!

Post # 8
794 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I take Ob Complete One.  It its dr. prescribed but with w/ my insurance it only ends up being a $10 copay and my doc always puts 3 months worth in each prescription.  So much cheaper than the target brand that I used to take and so much better for me and baby.  It was the only one that I found that contained calcium and dha along with the other important nutrients in ONE pill.

Post # 9
1777 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I suck at taking pills so my doctor wrote me a prescription for Prenatal 19 which is chewable.  I also take a separate DHA supplement (chewable gummies).  Also extra calicum + vitamins D and b12, and iron (since those tend to be low for me).

Post # 10
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I take “New Chapter Perfect Prenatal”. Love them! They are organic, food-based vitamins. No artificial dyes. The daily dose is split into 3 pills for better absorption and to be easier on your stomach. 

I also take “Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA”. It’s the fish oil that’s recommended by the American Pregnancy Association.

And extra vitamin D! I take 4000-5000 IU a day. Taking vitamin D makes women: 

  • Half as likely to develop gestational diabetes. 
  • Half as likely to develop pregnancy-related high blood pressure / pre-eclampsia.
  • Less likely to give birth prematurely.

Post # 11
11 posts
  • Wedding: November 2010

I take vitaMedMD – the prenatal combo with both the multivitamin tablet and the (plant-pure) DHA softgel.

Post # 13
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I started with Centrum OTC Prenatal Vitamins. Those made me vomit so I went to perscription Citra-Natal Vitamins instead… those still made me sick, and eventually I just could not bring myself to take the fishoil one of the two. I used to skip days and just take a regular non-prenatal chewable.

Finally I switched to the Prenatal Gummy Vitamins and I have to agree with @thewheelsonthebus: they are almost too good to be true! It’s like I’m waiting for them to find out they are a scam or something because I finally found something I can take every day that doesn’t make me sick 🙂

I refuse to believe that anything that made me as sick as some of those vitamins did was good for my baby!

Post # 14
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I also take the Nature Made + DHA. Usually vitamins make me sick, but these aren’t bad. They are horse pills though.


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