Thanks for all the replies. @ here we are it's really important to get plenty of fluids! Especially in the later months. Dehydration can cause painful Braxton hicks contractions and issues with labor. I really enjoy iced teas. There are some tasty herbal brands out there. I love Rasberry Zinger (does not have red read leaf in it) but tastes great. Plain ole water kinda makes me gag too right now.
I thought I read somewhere to stay away from Herbal teas.... I think it was in the What to Expect when you are expecting book. I think I will try the ice tea as well- I am so thirsty and I can't keep water down. And I don't want to drink a whole 2 liter of sprite- it just grosses me out!
About the Pre Natal Discussion.... I told my husband about the different brands you are all using. He just kind of started laughing. He works, has worked for many years, in the Vitamin Industry. He does Quality control. Here is what he told me. About 95% of all our Vitamins are Imported from China or India (Some from France and Spain). The company he works for imports them, raw in bulk, and sells them to manufacturers (folic acid, Vitmin B, Vitamin C, Biotin etc). ALL Vitamins, in order to be sold for human consumption have to meet the same guidelines. This is government regulated (See FDA or USP website). The way it works, they will import it, and then repackage it. They will test the vitamins before they repackage them. And then, they sell them to different companies. Some use it for generic things, some are brand names. So the vitamins out of the $50/month bottle most likely came from the same batch as those from the free one that the doctor prescribes, and if they don't, they still have to meet the same guidelines. There are only a certain number of plants that those vitamins are imported from. My husband said one of their customers that they sell to, is a brand manufacturer (I don't want to say their name due to privacy). If they 'accidentally' purchased too much product, they will use the left over to make cheaper vitamins. They just put them in a different bottle.
I thought this was very interesting (I never was really interested in this part of my husband's job before). So, I thought I would let you know.