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post #1 of 19
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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 :)

post #2 of 19

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.

post #3 of 19

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.

post #4 of 19

I take the Target generic prenatals, their Up & Up brand. They are a lot smaller than most prenatal vitamins that I've tried.

post #5 of 19

I take Green Pastures Fermented Cod Liver Oil/Butter Oil Blend, a 50 mg B vitamin, pregnancy tea, coconut oil and some days I take a packet of Emergnc. I can't hack prenatals, and Emergnc is similar in amounts to a prenatal.

post #6 of 19

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. :)  

post #7 of 19

I'm taking Rainbow Light Prenatal One.

post #8 of 19

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.

post #9 of 19
I'm taking Rainbow Light as well. Glad to hear others have also picked that one...I was considering New Chapter or Vitamin Code, but they are so expensive especially when you consider you have to take 3 a day! Rainbow Light is once daily and from what I read, seems to be a worthy food-based choice.
post #10 of 19

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....

post #11 of 19

I take Rainbow Light (but the one with 6 tablets per day), Nordic Naturals DHA, Floradix iron pills, and Solaray cal-mag citrate for my RLS. Sometimes I wonder if the only benefit to all those vitamins is having really expensive pee!

post #12 of 19

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.

post #13 of 19

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.

post #14 of 19

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.

post #15 of 19

I take the Rainbow Light 3 a day prenatals...I like that they are smaller than the one a day & I can tolerate swallowing them.

post #16 of 19

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?
post #17 of 19

Anyone taking chewables?  I don't think I can deal with my horse pill any longer.  May need to switch.

post #18 of 19

I'm taking Simply One prenatals, a Cal-Mag, and Deva Vegan Omega 3 DHA.  the DHA gives me the biggest problem with a lemon oil aftertaste - better than a fishy aftertaste though!  ew.

just continuing what I've been taking from last pregnancy & now while breastfeeding.  

post #19 of 19

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....

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