(Closed) What prenatal do you take

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
2123 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
1110 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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

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