(Closed) What prenatal vitamins do you recommend?

posted 8 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The pharmacist said it doesn’t matter the brand, the most important part is the Folic Acid!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

and I’m in Canada… sometimes we can’t get the same brand, but I’m taking the pharmacy brand…

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you’re iin the midwest, Meijer has them for free (with a prescription).  I take the free ones and also fish oil.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The bright yellow pee is from the B vitamins. I hope it will eventually go away when my body gets used to the dose?

New Chapters is a great brand. I know they can get expensive, but look for natural, food-based ones and you’ll be on a good path.

Post # 21
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I take PregVit folic 5, doctor recommended them (actually she just had a baby and she said she took them). They are by prescripton here in Canada contain higher amounts of folic acid than normal ones apparently. They are recommended for people with absorption problems (which I have). They come in 2 doses, morning and night and bonus, my work benefits cover them so I don’t pay a dime.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I take Nature Made plain old Prenatals.  I then take Nature Made Fish Oil as well. 

I found it’s cheaper to do that then get the prenatals with dha.  All dha is, is fish oil.

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I take vitafusion pre-natal with DHA and folic acid. I like them because they are gummies and taste like candy and haven’t given me any side effects (like nausea). But I take them right before dinner.

Post # 24
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2001

I like the gummies too, but they dont have iron and I can’t stand swallowing those MASSIVE PILLS!! They are soo yucky, and make me feel awful.

 

I found this new supplement, called Premama (www.drinkpremama.com). Its a powder, like Crystal Light, I just mix it in my breakfast smoothie and I dont taste a thing. Best of all, I’m getting my folic acid, iron, and dha, all in one, plus it has ginger to help with morning sickness.

 

I’ve recommended it to all of my friends!!

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Why DHA? My doctor said it was for brain/eye development for the baby. From what I understand this is kind of new and although probably really good, not essential according to my dr. I take Similac prenatals right now- right now they’re the only ones not giving me stomach problems after taking them with a meal, I tried one or two different kinds before but they made me burp all night. :/ no fun. Similac comes two pills per day, one DHA and the other super mega folic acid vitamin. My doctor says to take both now as we’re TTC but if after the first trimester I can’t stomach both, just to take the one with the folic acid as it’s more important.

The way I see it, DHA is one of thoe healthy supplements that can only do good for you if not for the baby- but it’s not proven to be absolutely essential to giving birth to a normal, healthy baby in the end.

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I take Pure Encapsulations prenatals, which were recommended by my naturopath. I was interested in this brand in particular as I was looking for supplements with natural folate, not folic acid (which is the synthetic form of folate).

They are relatively small and very easy to swallow. I take two a day and have found that taking them in two pills per day (one with lunch and another with dinner) is much easier on my stomach than when I was taking one mega-dose pill each day.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I take either Thorne Basics Prenatal or Emerald Labs Prenatal.  I have MTHFR mutations and since finding that out and researching what it means to me, I’ve found that synthetics just plain suck and for this reason I’m glad that I have MTHFR and found out about it.  Both that I listed are bio active vitamins (no synthetics that need to be broken down) in the forms that our bodies actually need them in.  

Thorne Basics I’ve purchased through:  http://www.healthegoods.com/basic-prenatal.html

Emerald Labs I’ve purchased at a local store called Mother’s Market, but can also be purchased online here:  http://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Labs-Vit-A-Min-Whole-Food-Vegetarian/dp/B005LQCV14

 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@NJmeetsBX:  I like Belly Bar chewables and one a day prenatal aprenatal a

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I take the Walgreens pre-natal vitamins and DHA combo.  The DHA is from non-fish sources, so there are no mercury concerns.  The vitamins also have iodine in them.  I started having problems with my thyroid during pregnancy, and my endocrinologist told me that many women don’t get enough iodine and should include it in their prenatals.  I take them with dinner and don’t have any problems with nausea.

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