(Closed) What pre-natal vitamins do you suggest?…

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Generic

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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.

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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. 

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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Blushing bee

One Source prenatal were awesome for me, and to help with the sickness take them before you go to sleep!!!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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) Laughing

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