Originally Posted by mamimapster
Trader Joe's house label Prenatals are made by rainbow light
I'm actually currently on both Rainbow Light 6/day and New Chapter's - half a dose of each, RL in the morning, NC in the evening. Splits the difference! (Honestly, I just can't afford to go NC entirely!)
Maybe I will try New Chapter Org, or Rainbow Light though if they both get such rave reviews. Is NC something I can get in the health food store? Or is it a MLM type supplement?
Shelley, mom to dd 5/19/01, ds 9/06/02, and ds 4/01/07. Lost babe 4/09
Oh, and RL makes a powder, too.
I don't think prenatals are absolutely essential, and I do like the quote that says something like all the money we spend on vitamins just buys Americans the most expensive urine in the world, but as long as it's not something that's prohibitively expensive, damaging, dangerous, or difficult, then I figure why not.
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DF read something about synergy-co.com vitamins that he says these are the best vitamins for me, he's really knowledgeable about nutrition and supplements so I trust that he knows. They are not prenatal vitamins, but they have everything prenatal vitamins need in them so I don't think it really matters. They are made out of whole foods, and organic, and vegan and has nothing artificial in it. However they are expensive, I'd like to get some at some point, but I see myself taking vitamins for a long time anyway so I'm in no rush. A breastfeeding woman needs more nutrients than a pregnant woman so I don't see any reason to stop taking prenatal vitamins if you'd like.
I have trouble believing that a one-a-day could be worthwhile, but I suppose that it would be better than the *nothing* I have been taking, hmm? :
In the past, I have used Prenatal Forte, which my MW likes and recommends, but it's 5-6 per day, and they are big and smelly. Very hard to choke down, and even harder when you realize you gotta do it again in a few hours!
I'm eating well, and I'm not really worried about the baby, but I am so exhausted all the time (and my iron levels are good), so I could really use a boost.
DS (2/02), DD (3/04), DS (1/06), DD (12/07), and DS (3/10)
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