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Prenatals - What are you taking?

post #1 of 48
Thread Starter 

I'm trying to decide which prenatals I want to order. 

I've been looking at the Rainbow Light Organic ones. 
http://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Light-Prenatal-Multivitamin-120-Count/dp/B0033ZDGQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312722672&sr=8-1

 

Anyone have any suggestions? 

post #2 of 48

I'm taking the GNC prenatals without iron, and only one a day. Unfortunately I'm apparently very sensitive to vitamin supplements. 3 weeks of one prenatal with iron a day makes me so dizzy I can't stand. One b-complex a day in a month gives me a niacin flush and my skin starts burning all the time. This is my compromise between needing a nutritional boost (I get horrible morning sickness) without making myself even sicker.

post #3 of 48
Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal - love these! I have taken them for years.
Mercola krill oil - I was taking the womens one, but turns out you're not supposed to take epo during early pg, so I just switched to the normal one.

I'm also taking an algae antioxidant supplement , vitamin d3 and the rainbow lite probiotic (love those too!). :-)

If I can tolerate it, I'll add in a calcium magnesium supplement soon because my babies tend to have enamel defects (teeth) And I don't get enough calcium in my diet.
post #4 of 48

I really like Thorne vitamins recently and I'm trying to use up my women's multi before (perhaps) shifting to their prenatal.  Their prenatal is more bare-bones so I'm going to see if my midwife thinks it's OK to keep taking the women's multi as long as I can tolerate it.  I take it at dinner after I've eaten to make sure I have a full stomach.  Last pg I had to take whatever prenatal it was at bedtime with a small snack or I'd puke it up (and even then it didn't always stay down).  I am still taking Krill oil from Vital Choice and extra Vitamin D from Thorne as well.  I also take Culturelle probiotic and a daily Digestive Enzyme (Digest Gold) because of all of my food intolerances.  Ideally, I'm striving to get my nutrients from food but I've already lost most of my appetite, so that's getting harder.

post #5 of 48

I have a gastric band so I am limited to liquid, chewable or gummy vitamins.  I have taken two flintstones a day prior to pregnancy.  Now I have switched to these gummy prenatals - they actually taste good and have not had any ill effects.

 

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=gummy+prenatal+vitamins&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=16178676036762106482&sa=X&ei=_sM-TvDUL8XogQeh2Oz3Bw&ved=0CEYQ8wIwAA

 

With my last pregnancy I took some sort of nasty liquid vitamins that I mixed with OJ.  They were so nasty! 

post #6 of 48

I'm taking the New Chapter Organics.  They're supposed to be 3x a day, but I usually only take them twice, which is fine with me.  My diet is very good so I'm not worried about it.  I took the Rainbow Light once a day last time, and they were huge!  Also, they had more lead in them than some others.  There was a whole scare about lead in prenatals I remember, so that's worth looking into: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/962215/lead-in-prenatal-vitamins-please-read

 

Some mamas said it was very tiny amounts, but since I (and my midwife) think of vitamins as not really necessary if you are eating a good diet, I want to be sure they certainly aren't doing any harm.

post #7 of 48

I'm taking Priority One Prenatals.  They are high potency, and most importantly, capsules.  I can not swallow a tablet for anything.  Unfortunately, it's a total of 6/day (2, 3x a day).  I can take them even on an empty stomach though and they don't make me sick, so I'm stickin' with 'em! 

 

I'm also trying to remember to take my Nordic Naturals Fish Oil and probiotics. 

post #8 of 48

Hooplehead, I'm taking those, too--the VitaFusion PreNatals. Last pregnancy, I really struggled with the vitamins--constipation, nausea, and vomiting from them. No thanks! These ones are much nicer. I'm making sure to eat some extra greens and beans with my meals, though, to compensate for the vitamins' lack of iron. And I'm taking calcium supplements in the form of Tums--heartburn relief and nutrition, all in one!

post #9 of 48
I'm taking the Rainbow Light prenatals and a fish oil with extra dha. Took them with my last pregnancy and didn't have any problems.
post #10 of 48
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Originally Posted by azohri View Post

I'm taking the New Chapter Organics.  They're supposed to be 3x a day, but I usually only take them twice, which is fine with me.  My diet is very good so I'm not worried about it.  I took the Rainbow Light once a day last time, and they were huge!  Also, they had more lead in them than some others.  There was a whole scare about lead in prenatals I remember, so that's worth looking into: http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/962215/lead-in-prenatal-vitamins-please-read

 

Some mamas said it was very tiny amounts, but since I (and my midwife) think of vitamins as not really necessary if you are eating a good diet, I want to be sure they certainly aren't doing any harm.

I'm also taking New Chapter Perfect Prenatal (just started today), but I'm only taking one capsule per day since I am already eating healthy.
 

 

post #11 of 48
I'm taking the rainbow lights this pg. They don't make me sick like 'script ones, and there's no yucky tasting burps (yet). I take ann additional folic acid supp b/c i've hot a fam history of neural tube defects. I'll continue that thru the 1st Tri.
post #12 of 48

I'm taking Rainbow complete as recommended by a friend, krill oil, and vitamin D. It's 9 pills a day, which is ridiculous, but it seems that I tolerate them. Makes for quite neon pee though.

post #13 of 48
I'm taking a women's multivitamin from the co-op 2-3x daily (supposed to be 3x a day), 8000 IU of vitamin D drops because I had VERY low vitamin D levels when tested in the spring, cal-mag before bed to help me sleep & because I can't eat dairy. As long as it works, I'll keep doing this. If my iron gets low, I'll add a liquid iron supplement. I eat a pretty balanced diet most days!

L
post #14 of 48

I am doing rainbow light prenatals and some vitamin B6. I started it because I thought I had a short LP but turned out it was implantation spotting :)  Lovely side effect has been that I havent been sick like I was with DS.  Doing 100 mg total per day of B6, anyone have experience with the recommended amount etc?

post #15 of 48

Just finished up New Chapter Organics and bought Rainbow Light Organics.  I don't take the full dose this pregnancy because I focus on eating healthy and I tend to worry about too much of a good thing turning bad. 

post #16 of 48

I'm taking Rainbow Light One and 25mg vitamin B-6. I had 2 losses with low progesterone and I'm hoping it will help.

post #17 of 48

I'm taking target brand gummi prenatal vitamins. I can't swallow pills without puking or almost puking and they don't sell my buried treasure liquid prenatals anymore

post #18 of 48
Thread Starter 

I decided on the New Chapter Organics after scoping out our local Vitamin Shoppe. They're smaller than my multis I was taking so I'm happy about that! We'll see how they work! 

post #19 of 48

I'm taking Maternal Symmetery prenatals, which is what I took last time and my midwife recommends.  I've had no problems and take them when I remember ;) http://www.amazon.com/Vitanica-Maternal-Symmetery-180-Capsules/dp/B000FL44V0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1313016740&sr=8-3

post #20 of 48

I was just taking Kroger brand prenatal vitamins, but oooohhhhh Target makes GUMMY prenatals!!!!16 Might have to splurge a little LOL.

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