(Closed) Which prenatal?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Which one (costs the same!)?
    CVS dual pill : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Nature Made single pill : (7 votes)
    33 %
    other brand you can buy for cheaper that I like as much/better : (3 votes)
    14 %
    other brand that's a tiny bit more expensive but worth it : (2 votes)
    10 %
    other : (5 votes)
    24 %
    either one : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    616 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t think it really matters too much, but I take the CVS dual pill. I would like to just take one pill (as long as it’s not huge), so if the Nature Made one isn’t too big, then I would probably go with that one.

    Post # 4
    11177 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @Woodstock:  I highly recommend the Nature’s Made Prenatal + DHA Softgels. It is also the one I take as well. You take one pill daily. Walgreens offers deals every so often that you can buy one get one free.

    Just a little information on how Costco decides to sell items. They sell the top rated/top selling products within their category. A company usually cannot sell a product there unless it is a leader in their division/market. Our company (we manufacture dietary supplements as well like the Nature’s made product) has two products that sell at Costco.

    Post # 5
    1777 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I vote for whichever is easiest for you to swallow!  And if you suck at swallowing pills (I do!) I vote for a chewable!

    Post # 6
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Woodstock:  Can you call your doctor and ask which one they recommend? My doctor ended up recommending a prescription prenatal.

    Post # 7
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013



    Yeah my doc recommended a prescription prenatal and it’s cheaper than the CVS brand.

    Post # 8
    1348 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would get whatever you can swallow better! 

    I did the chewables for awhile, but they didn’t have iron or calcium in them. My doctor recommended that I switch. Apparently lots of the chewables do not have those because they “appeal to children”. 

    So now I take  one-a-day womens prenatal with a DHA softgel and two (massive) calcium pills (for extra) that has extra vitamin D. 🙂 

    Post # 11
    11177 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @Woodstock:  That is because there are two pills more than likely.

    The Nature’s Made softgel is just about as big as they like to make without causing swallowing issues (its not big I promise). The CVS brand instead combined it into two pills (tablet and softgel).

    975 mcg of Folic Acid is really quite high. The maximum daily recommended amount is 1,000 mcg with 800 mcg being recommended to women who are pregnant or nursing.

    I wonder if you can find a break down of the pill and softgel seperately.

    Either way really you are good. The CVS looks like a replica of the One-A-Day pill which is another reputable brand.

    Post # 12
    11760 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Woodstock:  I like the nature made with DHa. They haven’t made me sick at all and no fishy taste.

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