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Prenatal Vitamin question

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I am having such a hard time with this.  A lot of people take New Chapter or Rainbow Light, but my OB and nutritionist are against anything with additional herbs.  Everything else I have seen contains junky colors and other questionable ingredients.  Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent vitamin?

post #2 of 4

I take 'Basic Prenatal' from Thorne Research Labs - I get it from my acupuncturist - it has all the vitamins & minerals needed for prenatal health & no extra herbs, colors, dyes, etc.. I have found that if I take both caps at once they make me sick to my stomach, so I take one in the morning, one evening. You'll just have to find a health practitioner who carries Thorne - I am pretty sure they are not available OTC.

post #3 of 4

I'd go to the health food store, read labels to narrow down the choices based on their ingredients, and then pick the one that required swallowing the fewest pills per day. What's the issue with additional herbs?

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Thank you!  I think I just found the Thorne ones on Amazon.

 

cieloazul, I went to Whole Foods and looked at their vitamin selection.  Everything there had additional herbs.  My OB and nutritionist are adamantly against them and have pretty much scared me away from taking herbs.  

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