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Pre-natal vitamin suggestions?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I am pregnant with baby number three and in the past I have always taken Rainbow Light Pre-Natal Vitamins.  This time around however I cannot swallow large pills.  I keep on throwing them up even after I cut it into pieces.  Anyone have any suggestions for a high-quality pre-natal vitamin that is easy to swallow?  Thanks!

 

-Jennie 

post #2 of 14

Sorry to hear they are making you sick.   I take Vitamin Code prenatals with cold juice.  

post #3 of 14

I use the gummy ones from Target. They taste like candy. smile.gif

post #4 of 14

I had to switch to a Whole Foods gummy after my prenatals made me gag.  They've made all the difference.  They don't have iron though, so I'm trying to get iron from mollusks and red meat.

post #5 of 14

I've been on New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal since before we got pregnant. I like that it's whole food based. It's pricey but I buy it online for a bit cheaper than stores. My MS has been atrocious for the past 7 weeks, so I can't say it's directly caused me any nausea or anything. No - I've felt that way with or without taking them. But at least I know when I'm not eating, I get something from them. I take them at night and have no issue keeping them down. I also have to take 4,000 mg of Vitamin D and I still take my Folic Acid too.


But Gummies sounds SO much more appealing. smile.gif

post #6 of 14

I was having the same problem with the Rainbow Light prenatals. I just started taking gummi prenatals as well and I've been able to eat them and keep them down. I also tried some expensive whole food ones, but I couldn't do it. So...I suggest the gummies until you can swallow a big pill again! That's my plan, at least.

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

I use the gummy ones from Target. They taste like candy. smile.gif


Me too! I do have some Floradix (liquid iron) in the fridge that I still haven't tried, but it's there in case I think I need an iron supplement (since the gummies have none). I still have to take 4 pills after dinner, and despite the fact that my morning sickness is mostly gone, my gag reflex keeps getting stronger so it's becoming more of a challenge. Adding 2 prenatals to that, especially the ones that taste like hay, was pushing it, thus the switch. 

post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone!  I bought the New Chapter Organics today and was able to swallow them without gagging so I feel much better.  They are definitely smaller than the Rainbow Light vitamins but you have to take three a day instead of one.  I suppose that is fine as long as I don't throw them up. :)  

post #9 of 14

I also take Vitamin Code successfully.  I love that they are made from real food & include probiotics!  I do have to spread the 3 capsules to different meals though as all 3 at once made me nauseous, probably meant to be taken that way anyhow... shy.gif

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by eleuthia View Post


Me too! I do have some Floradix (liquid iron) in the fridge that I still haven't tried, but it's there in case I think I need an iron supplement (since the gummies have none). I still have to take 4 pills after dinner, and despite the fact that my morning sickness is mostly gone, my gag reflex keeps getting stronger so it's becoming more of a challenge. Adding 2 prenatals to that, especially the ones that taste like hay, was pushing it, thus the switch. 

 

Yeah, I've never had an iron problem, so I just keep chugging on with what I normally eat. I would do Floradix too, if I did have one.

post #11 of 14

I don't eat meat, so I'm at a bit of a disadvantage, but my initial bloodwork didn't indicate any anemia, so I'm not overly concerned. It might be a good idea for me to try the Floradix to see if it helps increase my energy, etc. But no way am I going back to iron in my prenatal.

post #12 of 14

What kind of Floradix did people buy?  The Floradix plus herbs looked intriguing, but I'm sure half of that stuff isn't allowed for pregnant women (according to some stupid study somewhere). 

 

 

Here are the herbal ingredients, if anyone knows offhand:

Aqueous extract from carrot, nettle wort, spinach, quitch roots, angelica roots, fennel, ocean kelp, african mallow blossom, orange peel; juice concentrates (pear, red grape, black currant, orange, blackberry, cherry, beet root), yeast extract (saccharomyces cerevisiae), honey, rosehip extract, wheat germ extract, natural flavor.

post #13 of 14

As I recall, in my first pregnancy I took Floradix plus herbs in my third trimester to deal with some mild anemia symptoms.  It made a WORLD of difference. I won't hesitate to do it again this time around. It is gross. Really really gross. But worth it. 

post #14 of 14

I did the New Chapter Organics and really liked them but ran out and can't get them in the EU so I am now on some EU stuff which I dont like as much (I think they are called Femibion or something).

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