Prenatal vits....which IYO are the best and why?
I was on Citrical prenatals last time, and my doc gave me an RX so they were cheaper. I didn't have any issues with them, other than I needed more iron starting at 20 weeks, but I think that is common. Whatever prenatal you choose, If any of them bind you up, just add a little Natural Calm (magnesium) to help your bowels keep moving.
I've taken New Chapter Perfect Prenatal and also Rainbow Light Prenatals before and I liked them both.
New Chapter has three daily pills which is more annoying to take, but I don't have to take them with food which is nice. Rainbow Light is one bigger pill, but I need to remember to take it when I eat, and it turns my pee really bright yellow. I got them from amazon which was cheaper than I could find in my local store, but I'll admit I was too lazy to shop around much.
I had done a lot of investigating into prenatal vitamins before getting pregnant. I have had trouble with some vitamins making me nauseous, so I mostly take them at night now. I had taken Nature's Way multi capsules because I thought the capsules would be easier on my stomach. I later switched to Rainbow Light one a day and took those for a long time, which are tablets. I really wanted something food-based because I thought that was better, but after reading myself to death, I decided that 1) there is no truly 100% food based vitamin out there, and 2) it is hard for food based vitamins to contain as much of the stuff as we need.
I found these articles interesting:
Right now I am taking Thorne's basic prenatal, which is a capsule. I was drawn to the Thorne brand because of their claims of purity and quality-- because of what they don't use. The serving size is 3 a day, so I'm trying to remember to take them spaced out. If it turns out that I can't keep up with 3 a day I will probably switch back to Rainbow Light once I finish this bottle of Thorne.
Ultimately I'd love to say that I get all my vitamins from my diet, but I'm not confident enough in my diet right now to trust that, so I'm going to keep taking my vitamins as a back-up and continue to eat as best I can!
I'm also taking Rainbow Light one a day. I'm supplementing it with fermented CLO in capsules (my husband takes it in liquid and I'd just throw it right back up if I had to take it that way!) and high vitamin butter oil. Occasionally I also take Dr. Ron's Organ Delight if I'm feeling extra tired.