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What prenatal vitamins do you use, if any?

post #1 of 49
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Hi all! I am not pregnant yet, but am looking to start prenatal vitamins per the recommendation of my doctor. What prenatal viatamins do you use? Or do you use some other combination of vitamins not specificially labeled "prenatal"?

Thanks!
post #2 of 49
prenatal vitamins made me sick so instead I took two childrens vitamins that equaled the amount of folic acid needed.
post #3 of 49
New Chapter Organic Prenatal - best absorption IMO - no bright yellow pee because you are using everything in them...

Calcium/Mag/Vit D Supplement that I take away from my prenatals in order to avoid having it counteract the iron in my prenatal...

Fiber - Psyllium Husk - it has saved my life and helped me avoid some of the wicked constipation I experienced early in my pregnancy

Thyroid food - not a synthetic, but a thyroid supplement from Standard Process - I have a touch of low thyroid, not enough to constitute a need for synthetic thyroid hormone...

Probiotic - acidophilus/biphidus

That's it for me!
post #4 of 49
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva View Post
prenatal vitamins made me sick so instead I took two childrens vitamins that equaled the amount of folic acid needed.
Same here. I usually don't take anything after 20 wks b/c I eat pretty well balanced but I got really anemic a few wks ago (I know b/c of how awful I felt) so I added back in Flintstones w/iron.
post #5 of 49
Rainbow Light Prenatal- once a day
Calc/mag
CLO
flax oil
post #6 of 49
I take the perscription Materna because most others were making me sick in my first pregnancy, and i've just stuck with it ever since. I have a "thing" for the odd vanilly scent of them. They do make my pee bright green.

I also take fish oil because I need it for mood, and I'm trying to figure out if I should keep taking my calcium magnesium supplement or not? Anyone know? I keep forgetting to ask the MW so I haven't bought more yet.
post #7 of 49
I take Solgar Prenatal Nutrients. They don't make me sick at all, but I split them up - 2 with breakfast and 2 with dinner.
post #8 of 49
Rainbow Light 6x a day (i take 3 in the am and 3 in hte pm)
probiotics
DHA
post #9 of 49
I'm 23 weeks and just started prenatals about 2 weeks ago...I'm taking NF Prenatal Forte...and ca/mag supplement.
post #10 of 49
I LOVE VitaNatal, given to me by my MW. I used to be a generic kind of girl, but I really like what's in the VN vitamins. However, I probably wouldn't start them until I was pg. and just take something cheaper until then, as to not drain the pocketbook.
post #11 of 49
I am taking Source of Life Prenatal vitamin liquid. I LOVE the taste.


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no bright yellow pee because you are using everything in them...
Okay I have been having that pee lately and never connected it to the prenatal. Why does it do that??
post #12 of 49
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I am taking Source of Life Prenatal vitamin liquid. I LOVE the taste.




Okay I have been having that pee lately and never connected it to the prenatal. Why does it do that??
For water soluble vitamins any extra not absorbed by your body is discarded through your urine. That's why if you look at the label on your prenatal there are some ingredients where there is 1000% daily value. Usually vitamin C and B vitamins.

I take Trader Joe's prenatal vitamin, I'm cool with it
post #13 of 49
For those of you taking a omega supp or fish oil supp, what kind/brand do you recommend?

I am taking Rainbow Light One a day.
post #14 of 49
[QUOTE=andbabymakes4;11293069]For those of you taking a omega supp or fish oil supp, what kind/brand do you recommend? QUOTE]

I recommend Carlson or Nordic Naturals for fish oil. It's really important when taking fish oil that it's from a good company. The label should state it's contaminant free (free of detectable levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB's and 28 other contaminants).

I take New Chapter Prenatal.
post #15 of 49
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Originally Posted by Kimmiepie View Post
Okay I have been having that pee lately and never connected it to the prenatal. Why does it do that??
From what I understand, the unused vitamins are excreted through your urine - B Vitamins in particular. If your pee is yellow either the doses are too large to be absorbed or the vitamin is in a form that is not bio-available.
post #16 of 49
Rainbow Lite 1-a-day horse pills and also uva ursi when I feel a UTI coming on.

I occasionally pee hilighter yellow.
post #17 of 49
I take a chewable prenatal, I think it's called Nutrinate.
Floradix cal/mag
Probiotic
Omega 3
post #18 of 49
I have a bottle from my pharmacy that was prescribed - no brand name - just says "Prenatal Vitamins"
post #19 of 49
I know its bad, but I just stopped taking them after the three month mark. They just made me feel so horrid and I eat a really well balanced diet...I used Trader Joe's brand for the first few months though.
post #20 of 49
Rainbow Light one-a-day
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