Post # 1
Hubby and I will be TTC soon but I’ve started taking prenatal 3 months before TTC (per my doctor). What brand do you all take? I am currently taking Nature Made + DHA Prenatal vitamins:
I’m still new to this; is there a better brand that I can take? Are all prenatal the same? Is this one a good brand? Please share your prenatals!
Post # 2
My OBGYN said the best prenatal vitamin you can take is the one you can keep down.
Post # 3
secretlifeofbees : I’ve been taking these prenatals for 2 years now (started before we started TTC) and I’m almost 36 weeks pregnant.
I will say that I started taking a calcium, zinc and magnesium tablet as well at about 28 weeks. I felt like he was draining me of my stores and the magnesium has really helped with swelling. So keep in mind even with a good prenatal, you may need something else for more “oomph.”
I haven’t had any stomach issues, even when taking them on an empty stomach, and my reserves (which we checked for other reasons) were great when we found out I was pregnant.
Post # 4
MsPlucky : hello. Did you take those at the same time as your prenatal? Did you start taking it after you found out you were pregnant? Congrats on the baby bye! 🙂
Post # 5
secretlifeofbees : Take what? The ZCM tabs? Yes I take them at the same time as my prenatal, but I take two a day. I’ve only been taking them the last 8 weeks or so as our little guy is measuring big and depleting all my supplies, as well as some swelling in my hands and arms, which magnesium really helps with.
Post # 6
secretlifeofbees : I’m taking those exact ones. I just picked them randomly because they had DHA and were on sale at CVS lol…
Post # 7
Jumping off OP’s question, does anyone here take the gummy prenatals? Is there any reason they wouldn’t be as effective as a regular pill?
Post # 8
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secretlifeofbees : im taking the same. I tried for a bit the Trader Joes one; NOPE! Got me sick and went back to the Nature Made ones
Post # 9
I prefer honest company prenatals. I prefer a vitamin with folate and less vitamin A. Plus the amount of zinc and iodine.
Post # 10
My doctor told me to take whichever brand I liked that wouldn’t upset my stomach, but more importantly she said take an extra folic acid pill per day as most prenatals don’t have enough! I take cvs prenatals and nature made folic acid which is an extra 800
Post # 11
I’m taking Rainbow Light Prenatal One. I had my OBGYN review it and she approved saying it was good from TTC straight through breast feeding.
Post # 12
I’m taking the Honest Company Once Daily prenatal. They’re a reasonable price ($20), but I like the sources of the vitamins. When I was researching what to take, some articles I read talked about making sure your vitamin has folate not folic acid, and that your Vit A was beta-carotene, not the other chemical because apparently it can build up excess and cause problems in some people. I was taking a regular multi before, but been on this one for about 2.5 months and honestly, I think it’s changed my cycle, if that’s possible. My luteal phase has always been about 12 days. Since I started this vitamin it’s been 13-14. Crazy!
Post # 13
My obstetrician told me not to bother with supplements except for folic acid and vitamin D which I was a bit deficient in. She said to eat a healthy diet with plenty of greens and I’d be fine.
Post # 14
I take those! Been taking them for a while. I take right before bed so I don’t feel sick.
The high iron can cause constipation. My doctor suggested taking them every other day and a flinstone vitamin on the off days. It also makes the expensive prenatals last longer 🙂
Post # 15
jz0909 : Most gummies don’t have iron and I think tend to have lower amounts of calcium and magnesium.
I take Rainbow Light Prenatal Petite Mini-Tabs. It’s the same formula as their one but divided into 3 easy to swallow pills.
I used this site to help evaluate options. It was helpful to evaluate how they actually fared in lab testing vs what they claim to have on the packaging: https://labdoor.com/rankings/prenatal-vitamins