I'm looking for a different prenatal since I'm almost done with my current bottle. Any suggestions on what to buy?
I take New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal Whole Food Vitamin. I started taking them about 6 months before I got pregnant the first time and have been on them ever since. Excellent supplement!
And once I got my BFP (this time and with DD) I started taking Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA and kept taking that throughout the first year nursing DD and will do the same for this bub.
I just picked mine up today. No prior experience with them but I also got the New Chapter Organics. I've been getting paranoid in my middle years about how things get quantified into pill form (what solvents do they use etc..) and I can't find that information anywhere about which ones are good. And I'm vegan, so that also narrows the scope on which pills I can take. Anyway, these ones, from the look of them, and the recommendation of the lady in the health section, seemed like a great (and hopefully ending) place.
Still looking for a DHA that doesn't use hexane for distraction and not made of fish..
I started by taking Target prenatal gummies and they just turned my pee BRIGHT yellow, so I figured they were just going in and going out. The sugar coating was gross too. My midwife (once I found one) switched me to Rainbow Light prenatals and they only color my pee if I'm eating extremely vitamin rich foods all day. That usually doesn't happen... I eat well, but the stomach is queen right now and I do not dare disobey her.
Also, taking calcium/magnesium 2x a day-- this has been AMAZING for my circulation!, fish oil (switching to flax seed oil once it runs out), cranberry -- preventing my usual round of pregnancy UTIs, B complex, and lots of yogurt to prevent my usual round of pregnancy yeast infections.
I've been taking the Target brand prenatal tablets, and although I haven't had any weird pee colors, if that's the lack of quality I think I'll go buy something better. Gonna start taking some kind of fish oil here soon, too. Probably the gummy kind I give my daughter, since ANY fishy taste leaves me retching.
I take Pure Essence Mother to Be. Best price is on line at iherb....
They also make a postnatal formula that is terrific, too.
I use MegaFood Baby & Me. They are also whole food vitamins, but they don't have soy in them like the perfect prenatal does. I really like them and they don't cause any stomach upset. They are cheapest at iHerb.com or vitacost.com. (If you buy vitamins online at iherb.com, you can use my referral code and get $5 off your first order, just PM me if you're interested.)
I was taking megafood blood builder as well, but I think I am going to switch to Flordix. I need something that will boost my energy level, I feel so depleted already. I'm also taking additional B12 & D3, as I had these tested and I know I am low in them.