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Old 12-29-2008, 09:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Every time I take my prenatals they make me sick. I thought it was morning sickness but I today I waited until 3 pm to take my vitamin and I was fine until I took it and then within 15 min I thought I was gonna puke. Now the funny thing is before I was pregnant I could take them with no problem. Can anyone help me?

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Take at night with a small glass of milk.
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Hi, I'm not in your DDC, but my sister had the same problem as you and found out that it's often the iron that makes you sick. I think it's possible to get iron-free prenatals, then try to ensure you get iron from other sources if needed.

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Also try a different brand. I like the Rainbow Light Once Daily.
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It's very common to have a sensitve tummy in regard to prenatals, when pregnant.

I would definitely experiment with brands and times taking them. If you don't have any luck, I would stop taking them.

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My pharmacist recommended taking a multivitamin without iron and taking extra folic acid. I am gonna try that tomorrow and hope it works.

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i did premesis, with my 1st son, they were presciption. no flavor, no burping, no nausea. about the same price. good luck!

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I used premesis with my last pregnancy too but unfortatley when I tried to get it here where i live none of the pharmacies had the generic and my insurance would not pay for the name brand. I am also REALLY constipated and I think its the iron. I am going to start the vitamins without iron today. Boy I feel like a drug addict...I take B-Complex, Multivitamin, Extra Calcium(because I am nursing and pregnant),and Extra Folic Acid (to bring it up to 1 mg). Geeesshhhh!!!

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I have that problem even when I'm not pregnant and I've found that the following have helped me:
1/ Cutting the vitamin in half
2/ Always taking it with a meal
3/ Using a supplement that has no iron and instead getting my iron from a liquid supplement called Spatone (http://www.spatone.com/faq.aspx) which is iron-infused water. Very bioavailable and easy on my stomach.

The prenatals that I chose are ones that you have to take five a day of. I figured that spreading the dosages out was a good idea for me considering my history. I chose "Baby Me Now" but there were several others like it available.

Good luck, and let us know how it goes!

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Look up New Chapter Organics Perfect Prenatal. Lots of good reviews at
http://www.iherb.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=7881&at=1
and all the other sites that sells it has similar 5 star reviews too. Good luck!

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Last night I took my multi with dinner and then took the extra folic acid I needed about an hour later and I didn't get sick. I did not end up taking the extra calcium or B complex. I am trying to figure out which one makes me sick. Well hope everyone has a Happy New Year!!

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I have the same problem. The only 2 times I acutally got sick were right after I took my prenatal. I haven't taken it in a few days and I haven't gotten sick. I think I'm going to try a different type.

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My prenatals in the past also made me sick. I used Flintstones Chewables last pregnancy. I had to supplement them with more Folic Acid because they don't contain enough. Right not I am using the CVS brand of nursing, pregnancy vitamins. The vitamins I get by prescription seem to be much harsher on my stomach.
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I take precare chewables. Otherwise not even pregnant I would gag and feel sick on them. I take a separate iron. And a fiber pill. ;-)

The precares are prescription, but well worth it for me.

With my first pregnancy I took a flintstones I think.

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