I am taking New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal as well as blending 1/2 an orange with a serving of Floradix iron. Just curious what everyone else taking :)
Vitafusion Gummy Prenatal, because I can't swallow pills even when I'm not pregnant. I also take a calcium supplement on top of that. It's nothing fancy, but it works for me. With my last pregnancy, my midwife suggested I take children's chewable vitamins, which worked well for me. If my iron starts getting low, I might need to switch to that again, but until then I'm sticking with the gummy vitamins.
If I can swallow, Rainbow Light (prenatal, as well as calcium) plus a generic vitamin D. If I'm nauseated, Juice Plus gummies and my dd's calcium chewables. Calcium is my highest priority to swallow, since dd's is far too small a dose.
I also take Spectrum Essentials fish oil if I don't have any walnuts throughout the day.
I've been taking a prescription prenatal, plus I've been taking the "Juice Plus" vitamins. I've only been taking half of the dose of Juice Plus (1 veggie vitamin and 1 fruit vitamin) since I'm taking prenatals. I've also been drinking Odwalla juice (Super Food) - the green one. I mention that because I consider it part of my vitamin regimen. :)
I'm taking Garden of Life's Vitamin Code, I think it's called. It's a raw prenatal. Just discovered I cannot swallow the horse pill that is my Nordic Naturals fish oil, though. Fail. And I am taking a Jarrow B12 lozenge, extra vitamin C (fighting a cold/sinus drainage right now) and coconut oil. Need to get back on the HVCLO/BO blend, too, plus the Floravital.
I take the rainbow lite One as well as 100mg of b6. The rainbow lights smell so bad to me that just opening my nightstand drawer, where they are kept in their container, makes my mouth water and the gag reflex start. I'm not sure how much longer I will be able to tolerate swallowing them. Actually just thinking about them is making me gag....
After breakfast, I have been taking a chaste berry capsule and a couple of nettle capsules as well as a folic acid supplement. After dinner, I take Usana chelated minerals and antioxidants and Omega 6 with Vit D. When I remember I take Floradix iron before dinner in some OJ. At bed time, when I remember I take extra calcium. THroughout the day, I have been drinking a blend of hawthorn, lemon balm and nettle tea, and at night some chamomile and/or fennel tea.
I'm taking New Chapter leftover from my last pregnancy (smaller pills), think I might look into gummies:) Also an extra 400 of D and Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega and Target's gummy calcium for adults when I remember. Love chamomile tea at night and fennel seeds to chew on through the day.
I have taken Rainbow Light with my last few pregnancies, but when I went to Vitacost.com to order them, I ended up buying the vitacost prenatal. I hate them. Hate them, hate them, hate them! they make me constipated and bloated, which makes me extra nauseous. So, I've given them up. I'm hoping Vitacost will give me a refund, and I'll switch back to Rainbow Light.
my doctor prescribed prenatals, which are jumbo size and so difficult to swallow :(
but i still struggled through multiple tries trying to swallow these prescribed prenatals....with little luck!
my doctor said - try any over the counter chewables/gummies
So I recently switched to Vitafusion PreNatal Gummies....but then they don't have as much nutrient value as compared to Rainbow Light
Some of you have mentioned abt Rainbow Light (3 per day) and (6 per day) pills...which seems like a good option for me -
- are these smaller than the usual 1 per day tablets?
- where can I get them.....I didnt find them in store at walgreens, cvs, walmart, target etc. Do I have to order online?
- Does Rainbow light cover all nutrients? Or I need to take some other supplements along with it?
I am just keeping with the regiment I was following before I got pg: Optivite, Floradix, wheat grass, plus extra zinc, B12, folic acid, and E. It took me longer to conceive this time and I had 2 miscarriages while TTC, so I did some reading and decided to follow Marilyn Shannon's recommended supplements for age related infertility in Fertility, Cycles, and Nutrition. One full month on those supplements and I am pg and have seen a heartbeat, so maybe they worked! The Optivite has tons of B6, which I always thought would help with nausea, but I am more nauseous this time than my other times. I feel so much worse this time that I am actually thinking I must be carrying a boy....