Oh, I just started a thread asking about this, glad I finally noticed this one! I think last time I took Rainbow Lite, now that I think about it. I'm not familiar with the other options mentioned but will check them out. :)
Prenatal vitamins - Page 2
I started with the the Rainbow Light Once a Day when I started TTC, but it made me vomit before I was even pregnant. If I didn't eat a big meal with it, I would get nauseous. After that incident, I switched to Twin Lab. I'd be open to something else. I just picked them up at the grocery store, and they don't bother my stomach. I also take fish oil caps.
If anyone wants most of a bottle of Rainbow Light Once a Day, message me and I will send them to you in the US.
I think it's the B vitamins that make your pee turn neon yellow. Definitely startling if you're not expecting it, but it's normal! I remember discovering that a couple years back when I was experimenting with taking a vitamin B complex to lengthen my luteal phase. Liquid highlighter is an apt description!
I'm also taking the Rainbow Lite prenatal, plus some Fish Oil with DHA and a Vitamin D supplement. I'll stick with that until I hear otherwise from a midwife or doctor once I'm out of the fertility clinic.
Has anyone else been advised by their doctor or midwife NOT to take a prenatal vitamin? I have a good friend who is a few weeks further along than I am, and her doctor is recommending that she avoid the prenatal under the premise that they contain way too much of what you don't need, and not enough of what you do. She was advised to take 1 mg of folic acid (1000 mcg -- I think Rainbow Lite has 800 mcg), as well as a DHA/fish oil and vitamin D (which is why I added the vitamin D to my own routine) -- since those three supplements are what most pregnant women need the most of, and all the rest can usually be obtained from a healthy diet. Not sure how I feel about not taking a prenatal, although the idea behind it makes sense. Even my own doctor (fertility specialist) told me to take a prenatal if I wanted to, and he emphasized "wanted" in such a way as to make me feel that maybe it really isn't as necessary as I'd previously thought? Obviously, I'm still taking it, but it was interesting. I'm debating whether or not to switch my prenatal out for just a folic acid supplement after the bottle runs out, but I'm going to run it by the midwife we plan to see first.
This is what I am going to do. I have a bottle of 50 prenatals and when they run out I am going with just the folic acid. I figure the first tri is more difficult to eat as healthy as you should especially if you have morning sickness. I normally don't take any vitamins when not pregnant and just focus on eating healthy.
I'm taking the Rainbow 1 a day, too - it's food based. I like it the best. I guess they're big, but I don't have any trouble with them. I take one right before bed so no trouble with queasiness either. I've also been taking Solaray B complex 50 - unfortunately have been under a lot of stress the past two years, which eats up B vitamins I hear, and I don't want the baby missing out on those. I more or less follow Dr. Weil's recommendations for vitamin/nutrition requirements - and I've paid attention to the amounts in the Rainbow vits and they don't put me up over any maximum amounts, and I eat well, too. I'm about to start taking D3 and Dha supplements, too - almost the exact same regimen as SweetTea - because I've been reading a lot about how important they are. I'm doing Nordic Naturals for both of those.