Ok, I know, maybe it doesn't exist, but I want something without artificial ingredients (including food colorings), without herbs and preferably once a day. I'd also prefer a reputable (well known?) brand.
I've tried Rainbow light and Vita-natal and they give me diarrhea.
Nearly everything at the drug store has artificial food dyes--why the heck do I need my vitamin to be hot pink???
Any that people like? Could be Rx or OTC
I love Garden of Life's Raw Prenatal! it's the only prenatal that doesn't make me sick :) The only downside that I've been able to find with it is that my naturopath said that the cal/mag is a little low in it, so I'm taking a liquid cal/mag as well.
I love these too! Was a little freaked out when I first saw them, because I have trouble with swallowing pills and they are BIG, but the capsules slide right down no problem. I used to take the New Chapter, but prefer the GoL now.
Liz Lovin' DH DS (12) and forever missing DD (12/02/07)
From the withered tree, a flower blooms~ He's here!!! So crazy in love with my boy!!! 12/14/11
Garden of Life RAW Prenatals are THE BEST!! They are FOOD BASED, so they actually do your body some good. http://www.amazon.com/Garden-Life-Raw-Prenatal-capsules/dp/B002JOVOVY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310969249&sr=8-1
Highly recommend!! O, and I dont think they are big. They are average I would say. They are smaller than the One A Day prenatals (which have antifreeze in them BTW). And as long as you are getting some calcium in your diet you dont need to take an extra supplement. I prefer raw goats milk to get more cal/mag. Green veggies have it as well:)
Also, Carlson Labs DHA is the best out there. http://www.vitacost.com/Carlson-Elite-Omega-3-Gems-Fish-Oil-BOGO
(this site has a ton of awesome organic foods and stuff, the $49 needed for free shipping is easy to reach!)
I don't usually take a prenatal, but Garden of Life ARE the best. All there supplements and whatnot are GREAT. :) Raw goodness!
I eat a lot of raw fruits and vegetables to get those live enzymes to me and the baby, and I think that really makes a difference as far as optimum pregnancy nutrition. The only supplement I take is iron.. because I'm anemic, and even more so when pregnant.
Christian Texan Mama to Merika (5/2005), Nolyn (1/2007), Keagan (UC baby 9/2007), Four miscarried lovelies, and sweet Evangeline Rose who arrived 9/7/2010 (home/water birth). Expecting our fifth blessing March 2012! Viva la Vegan Pregnancy, my friends!
I tried the prenatal mentioned in the PP made by Super Nutrition and I did not like it at all. It is a huge horse pill and made me really sick, had a very bad strong taste, and it is not whole foods based. That is just my experience but I would NOT recommend it!
Lately I've been buying the store-brand prenatal vitamin at Whole Foods. I'm happy enough with it and more importantly make sure to eat a varied healthy diet. I just can't bring myself to spend $25 on some of the other brands for a month's worth of prenatals!
If you're not opposed to gummi vitamins, I'm taking VitaFusion Prenatal with DHA and folic acid. No herbs, two gummis once a day, and they taste like...uh, gummis. Not like vitamins, is my point--my first pregnancy, I got sicker from the nasty vitamin aftertaste than I did morning sickness! The vitamins are colored, but they're colored with carrot, black carrot, and blueberry juice, which is ok by me.