I was on Citrical prenatals last time, and my doc gave me an RX so they were cheaper. I didn't have any issues with them, other than I needed more iron starting at 20 weeks, but I think that is common. Whatever prenatal you choose, If any of them bind you up, just add a little Natural Calm (magnesium) to help your bowels keep moving.
Erin , DH , Mumma to Chase 7/08 and Griff 3/13
MTHFR C677T Homozygous, M/C 2/07 @ 6wks, 12/10 @8wks, 10/11@7wks, 2/12 @4wks....
I've taken New Chapter Perfect Prenatal and also Rainbow Light Prenatals before and I liked them both.
New Chapter has three daily pills which is more annoying to take, but I don't have to take them with food which is nice. Rainbow Light is one bigger pill, but I need to remember to take it when I eat, and it turns my pee really bright yellow. I got them from amazon which was cheaper than I could find in my local store, but I'll admit I was too lazy to shop around much.
Expecting a little one in August!
I take HomeFirst prenatals (with probiotics) and DHA supplements. I liked new chapter also but sucked at taking 3 a day.
I'm taking the new Rainbow Light that come in smaller pills that you take 3x/day (Prenatal Petite)- I find them much easier to swallow than the one big one. Plus I take an extra Calcium suppliment that is a must with these prenatals as they don't contain enough.
I had done a lot of investigating into prenatal vitamins before getting pregnant. I have had trouble with some vitamins making me nauseous, so I mostly take them at night now. I had taken Nature's Way multi capsules because I thought the capsules would be easier on my stomach. I later switched to Rainbow Light one a day and took those for a long time, which are tablets. I really wanted something food-based because I thought that was better, but after reading myself to death, I decided that 1) there is no truly 100% food based vitamin out there, and 2) it is hard for food based vitamins to contain as much of the stuff as we need.
I found these articles interesting:
Right now I am taking Thorne's basic prenatal, which is a capsule. I was drawn to the Thorne brand because of their claims of purity and quality-- because of what they don't use. The serving size is 3 a day, so I'm trying to remember to take them spaced out. If it turns out that I can't keep up with 3 a day I will probably switch back to Rainbow Light once I finish this bottle of Thorne.
Ultimately I'd love to say that I get all my vitamins from my diet, but I'm not confident enough in my diet right now to trust that, so I'm going to keep taking my vitamins as a back-up and continue to eat as best I can!
Married to DH since 2007. Mommy to 7/2011. We .
I'm taking Pure Essence Labs Two 'n' Only. You're supposed to take two of them a day, but I am only taking one at this point.
Jenn mama to MonkeySquishy& River(8wks)Wife to Mike See you at the Bridge, Abigael and McKenna
I'm also taking Rainbow Light one a day. I'm supplementing it with fermented CLO in capsules (my husband takes it in liquid and I'd just throw it right back up if I had to take it that way!) and high vitamin butter oil. Occasionally I also take Dr. Ron's Organ Delight if I'm feeling extra tired.
I've been taking the Rainbow Light 1 a days for years. I also take a DHA supplement and a vitamin D. I like the RL's, never had issues.
Carrie SAHM to Nora Caitlyn (5) and Finnley Dax (2) homebirthing, breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivist, doula mama!