Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
MrsAKSkier: Yup, I live in Japan, definitely plenty of soy and babies around (including mine in the making!), although soy is consumed in a different form here. It’s not processed as a milk substitute as milk, cheese etc.
firedancer76: I know soy can mimic the hormone estrogen but you’d have to take A LOT of soy for anything odd to happen, like the guy who claims he grew breasts, but he was drinking more than a litre of processed soy milk a day. I don’t see how a teeny bit of soy in both your pills would cause any problems, but there’s nothing wrong with being super cautious and switching to a different prenatal 🙂
Post # 17
I started off taking Materna, but had to switch because it was killing my stomach.. Now I’m taking Centrum Prenatals + DHA which sit really well.. I was debating on switching to something organic, but I’ll look more into that when my pills are running low
Post # 18
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
My accupuncturist said that any whole-food derived prenatal is fine. So something from Rainbow Light, Bluebonnet, New Chapter, or Garden of Life would be a-okay. I take the Rainbow Light Complete prenatal mentioned by a PP. I take it as 2 pills, 3 times a day, and it works well for me.
Post # 19
I take Nature Made… well sort of. I took it for about a week and it gave me terrible stomach pains, it had to of been the insane amount of Iron in them (I think like 170% of your daily needs!) So I stopped and just continued taking my Folic Acid. I’ve been slowly working them back into my routine, I take one wait 2 days then take one etc. I used to take the VitaFushion and thoroughly enjoyed them, but they were missing quite a bit of important things.
Post # 20
I take Garden of Life and it does contain fermented soy, but my main concern was that the Vitamin A was in the form of beta carotene which Garden of Life does. Like AOriver mentioned, you have to take it 3 times a day, or all at once if your stomach can handle it, but I just take it with my meals and it’s been fine for me.
Post # 21
Another vote for Rainbow Light. The pills do make me gag sometimes so I may switch to New Chapter when this bottle runs out.
I am planning on adding a separate vegan DHA pill when I get my BFP.
Post # 22
OB Complete with DHA (prescription). Relatively small pill – no bigger than an advil liquid gel – shaped like a jelly bean! One pill per day. The only downside is you can’t take it with food or within 2 hours of eating. I’ve tried to keep a habit of taking it before bed – it can’t upset my stomach if I’m asleep – but sometimes it’s hard to remember when I pass out on the couch :-p