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I can't answer which prenatals are the best, but I'm taking Thorne Pharmaceuticals Basic Prenatal that are supposed to be really good. I'm taking a smaller dose and not every single day just because I don't want to overdo it on any particular vitamin or mineral, since I'm also, you know, eating I'm also taking fish oil (specially formulated for preggies).

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The ones prescribed from the doc have more than otc ones...
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I would usually go with Garden of Life RAW since they use very high quality ingredients. They are more expensive, but worth it. And for those who have difficulty swallowing pills, you can dump out the powder and take it in food or drink if you prefer, since they are powdered vitamins. I have also used Source Naturals for the same reason, and Solgar is good when it comes to individual vitamins. Their multivitamins smell really gross, so I don't take them. I did not know that New Chapter was bought by J&J! Thanks for that info!

I had stopped using NC because they disappeared for about two months: they were sold out on Amazon and I could not find them in any stores such as Vitamin Shoppe. Since I could find Garden of Life, I switched to them, and like their vitamins better anyway. Now I am really glad that I switched.

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Another Shaklee user here, too. I've done Rainbow Light in the past as well, but with this Shaklee-supported pregnancy, it was the first time that I totally skipped morning sickness. Previously, it had gotten worse each time. I was amazed when I skipped it and I credit the Shaklee vitamins.

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Garden of Life RAW prenatal are easiest on my stomach.
I agree. Easy on the tummy, no constipation and I'm still taking them 2 years later while nursing!

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I tried some brands, for Brainstrong prenatal, it contains one pill for prenatal vitas, one for DHA.
And I found the best prenatal vita should be base on food, like, Garden of Life Prenatal, new product in May 2014, but you have to choose another for prenatal DHA, such as Nordic Natural Prenatal DHA.
Hope you may learn to know how to choose the best prenatal vitamins and DHA from here.
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I love my prenatal vitamin. It's Joli Mere and I been taking it for 5 months now. I am going to give birth to my baby boy in 2 months. I don;t have any stretch marks any where on my body and my skin feels wonderful. My doctor says my blood tests are all showing that my baby and me are in perfect health and he says that my prenatal vitamins are doing a great job to supply me with all my nutrion. I am really really happy with Joli Mere vitamins and I am blessed that I found them.
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I see that many mentioned taking a cal/mag supplement- any recommendations for brands and dosages?
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I take Source of life Garden's Bone Support supplement. It's a whole foods vitamin, which I like. I also appreciate that it has K2 and magnesium to help make sure the calcium gets to where it needs to go. At first I was intimidated by the fact that it's four pills, but I don't need 100% of my RDA of calcium from supplements anyway, so I don't take them all. The multiple pills allows me to not inadvertently overdose by taking 100% in one pill and then eat a high calcium diet all day on top of it.
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I should have also mentioned that I picked a vitamin with less magnesium in it because mag has a pretty laxative effect on my gut. I've also read that for most people, you reach the laxative point before you've absorbed enough magnesium. So in addition to a supplement with lower mag (25%), I use magnesium oil on my legs daily. It apparently absorbs very readily through the skin, and there is no laxative effect since it doesn't have to travel through the intestines.. I went with Ancient Minerals because they do third party testing for heavy metals and other contaminants. It's a salt, so it stings (especially in the winter!) on dry akin, but after you wash it off (20 min later) your legs feel SO GOOD. It's incredibly helpful for my terrible restless legs syndrome, too. I do it before bed for that reason.
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What prenatal vitamins are best? What to get??

Another here using the Thorne Research prenatal. It's been easy on my stomach an nom-constipation. It also has folate, not folic acid. Their B vits are very bio-available & I assume the same for their folate. Oh, and I also take Cod liver oil & Vit. D.

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I also use Thorne Research Prenatals! For my additional B vitamins, I also use Jarrow B-Right, Seeking Health L-MTHF and Seeking Health active B12. All non-synthetic/bioavailable. I take Nutrigold D3 and Fish Oil, too.

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