Prenatal Multivitamins advise

Hi,


what prenatal vitamins do you take? DO you have any side effects?


I'm not pregnant yet, but Im getting my doby ready and bought the Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA, 150 Softgels at costco but they make me sick. I got stomach cramping and nausea. I only took for for three days because the cramps were too much. i felt I was dying. it was horrible. It also has a horrible fish smellm I felt that I was burping it all day long.  Im going to get rid of them because I cannot take them.


Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA, 150 Softgels


I just bought the target brand of prenatal gummy multivitamins dietary supplements but I am afraid of opening the bottle thinking that it will make me sick too. this one has DHA too ( I think thats the fish stuff)


Hi what prenatal vitamins photo 3424452-1


 


Can you please let me know what has worked for you.


TIA


 


 

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:27 am
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Claire27
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Unfortunately, the exact vitamin that didn't work for you is perfect for me - I've never had a problem with any fish or burping either - so sorry you had a problem with them!


When in doubt, ask your doctor - I have a couple of different vitamin deficiencies that have to be addressed as well, so I still take a bit of a cocktail when it comes to vitamins =)

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:45 am
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I take the Nature Made softgels you have listed, however I take them right before bed to avoid any stomach issues. Even with my nausea they've been pretty easy on my stomach.


If you decide to take the gummy ones read the label. Most do not contain calcium in fear that a child will find them and eat a whole bunch. If it doesn't contain calcium you'll need to get a calcium supplement to take with them. Also, be sure to read the label to see how many chews you need to take to match what you'd be getting in natures made. I know one brand I looked at had me taking 4-6 a day to get everything I needed.


 

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:47 am
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I take the 'VitaFusion Prenatal Gummies plus DHA' & I LOVE them. I tried & tested a few different ones, and these are by far my favorite & they are just simply easy to take (I kinda look forward to taking the... Yummy).

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:52 am
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I also take the VitaFusion Calcium gummies too (see milkgals advice!)

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:53 am
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I started out taking the gummies but they're expensive so now I take the target brand prenatal. Along with B6 and Vitamin E.


I started out taking photo 3424523-1

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 9:50 am
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Were you taking the Naturemade ones with food? The bottle says to take them with food so I take mine with lunch every day and I've had no problems with nausea or burps at all. But maybe you just need to find one that best suits you.

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:16 am
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Thank you so much for the advise. Im sorry but this is my fisrt time taking prenatals and I do not really have anyone to ask other than my PW friends :)


Claire27,  I took the Naturemade ones with a full stomach, the first day it was no problem other than the burps. the second day, the stomach cramping was aweful. My doctor said any would do the trick.


milkgal, you are correct, the gummy ones i purchased do not have calcium and it says to take 2.


CheekyMar, It says that it has no IRON - do you take Iron? It says that it is best to refrigerate after opening. Do you do that?


DansMrs,  the target gummy has B6 2.5 mg (100%) in E -15IU(5%). How much do I have to take.


 I just ate the 2 gummys and they are delish :) 

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 11:17 am
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I'm taking the B6 because it's supposed to help lengthen the LP. I am taking the E for heart health, metabolism, and blood circulation not for TTC benefits.

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm
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Posted on November 8, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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I use the one from Double Heart with B6, B12 and Vitamin C and E and folate. Works really well for me. Also they have a lot of iron (is this the right translation?!?!) in it for my hemoglobin value.


I use the one photo 3424666-1

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:55 pm
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I have been taking these for the last three months or so:


I have been taking photo 3424956-1


Before I started these, I was briefly taking the Vitafusion gummies, but I noticed they didn't have any iron (or calcium, which I have since learned is usually left out of gummies, as others mentioned.) Also, I believe most of these vitamins have very little calcium in general, since iron and calcium may each block the other's absorption. So even with the current vitamins, I need to add a calcium supplement, as well (taken at a different time of the day).


I nearly drove myself crazy when I was looking for prenatals because there is SO much information out there. Everyone is so different and what might be great for one person is terrible for someone else. I finally concluded that you have to take whatever works for you :-)   


This ended up being the criteria for me:



  • Preferred one pill a day (with the exception of adding a calcium supplement)

  • Wanted a pill with 100% of the DV of DHA, Folic Acid and Iron

  • Preferred a softgel/easy to swallow pill

  • Preferred the Vitamin A as beta carotene v. retinyl palmitate

  • Would have preferred a food-based vitamin instead of synthetic, but I decided to stick with the one I've been taking


The ones I have smell pretty bad when I open the bottle, but they actually don't have a bad taste (probably the DHA). I would get occasional waves of nausea when I was taking them during the day, so now I take them right before bed and I have no trouble at all.


There are a bunch of good options out there, so I think it is just a matter of finding what works best for you. Hope this helps a little!

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 9:06 am
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Thank you ladies!
Posted on November 10, 2012 at 2:01 am
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I take the Nature Made ones before bed...no problems...been taking them for over 2 years now...also take extra calcium and vit D
Posted on November 10, 2012 at 5:26 am
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I take these (1 per day)


I take these 1 photo 3425315-1


It's a compound/mix of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. And in addition to that I take folic acid, also 1 pill per day.

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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