What prenatal vitamins are you taking?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My OBGYN said the best prenatal vitamin you can take is the one you can keep down.  

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

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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. 


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Sugar bee

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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. 

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Bumble Beekeeper

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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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Malibou Lake Mountain Club

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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
3197 posts
Sugar bee

I prefer honest company prenatals. I prefer a vitamin with folate and less vitamin A. Plus the amount of zinc and iodine.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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
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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
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Buzzing bee

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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

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