Post # 1
Ok – so I had my yearly this morning (woohoo, fun! lol) – and talked to my doc about mr. junebride and I TTC immediately after the wedding in June. She gave me some information on what to do and told me to stop my pills after my last one in May…And of course told me to take pre-natal vitamins.
Just curious if any of you already take them and what brand you’ve found that don’t make you sick?…
I take a ton of stand-alone vitamins (Vitamin D, CLA, Vitamin B complex, etc…) but whenever I take a multi it makes me nausious…namely the last one was centrum.
So I’m just curious what you all take for your pre-natals (if you do) and if it makes you nausious…(yes, obviously I know everyone is different…but i’m just curious! thanks!)
Post # 4
hey there! My favorites, by far, are the Trader Joes prenatals. Im out and now taking the GNC ones, which are good also, but love TJs. And if I take them on an empty stomach, I will vomit. I have to take them WHILE im eating, not ven ust after.
Post # 5
I take the Pre-Nexa prenatal vitamins. I get them from my OBGYN’s office, but here’s the website, too. Pre-Nexa has plant-based DHA, which supposedly makes it less likely to have toxins in it. Also, I found they’re a lot easier on my tummy than other pre-natals I tried. Although, if you find pre-natals make you ill, my doctor said a lot of people just take two Flintstone’s vitamins, which is equivalent to a regular pre-natal.
I would suggest getting some samples from your doctor before buying a big box of pills, too. Some make you nauseous or sick, but you won’t know how you respond to them until you try. I bought a bunch of pre-natals from my local health food store at the beginning of my pregnancy, and I never even finished the first bottle. 🙁 Waste of money.
Post # 6
I at first got the ones you can buy at Costco. They are NatureMade Liquid Softgels with DHA. They were inexpensive and had all the good brain development components… BUT… They make me really sick… I remember one day I popped my prenatal on the way to a meeting before I’d gotten a chance to eat and it made me throw up 🙁
So in consultation with my OB, I started taking 2 Flinstones vitamins daily. They’ve got iron and most of the other stuff I need.
Post # 7
I take the Target brand pre-natal and they are great. I think they are the “Up and Up” line of products. They are good because they don’t have a bad taste like some vitamins and they don’t have too much calcium so they won’t cause kidney stones. Plus they are cheap! I always take them right after breakfast and have never had any upset stomach problems.
Post # 8
I always got sick with my prenatals, so I just took a generic brand and that seemed to work ok. But start by buying a small bottle, just to see. Also, take them at like night or something so that if you do feel sick, you will be asleep! (thats what I had to do!!!)
Post # 9
I started taking generic pre-natals about 2 weeks ago…man…talk about vomit city. i haven’t thrown up yet…but sheesh, my body is sensitive. I have no idea what any “good” ones are. I want to throw these away. They make me feel pregnant, haha!
Post # 10
I take the Trader Joe’s ones, but my OB/GYN (at Kaiser) really recommends the ones they sell in the pharmacy. They are cheaper and smaller!
She also said that if I end up feel ill when taking them, just to find a Folic Acid supplement as that is the key thing for preventing birth defects.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I take Ob-Natal which is a prescription prenatal, but the Rainbow Lite brand available at Whole Foods is also good!
Post # 12
I don’t take prenatals but my multivitamin is Rainbow Light…all natural. A really cheap place to order vitamins like this which can sometimes be expensive is http://www.vitacost.com They sell Rainbow Light! They also have really good reviews of vitamins!
Post # 13
One Source prenatal were awesome for me, and to help with the sickness take them before you go to sleep!!!
Post # 14
thanks all! i have both a TJ’s and a whole foods near me…the doc ‘s paper also suggested I take 1200 mg of calcium and 400iu of Vitamin D (I already take usually 2000 iu Vitamin D)…
it states specifically “taking a daily vitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid before becoming pregnant reduces the chance of having a baby with a spinal defect”
so it looks as if I will be vitamin shopping again! which is good cuz I’m out of a few others I take. 🙂
Post # 15
I take the Target brand. It doesn’t make me sick, but then BC pills didn’t bother me either, so I may just not get sick from anything.LOL
Post # 16
I take Buried Treasure Pre-natal Complete with DHA…it’s a liquid pre-natal…usually pill vitamins in any form make me sick and this one doesn’t at all…and it’s suppose to have the iron that’s non constipation forming…and it tastes good! (or as good as vitamins are suppose to taste)