What Prenatal Vitamin are you on?

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Che_Bella_Vita's picture
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What Prenatal Vitamin are you on?

My OB prescribed me OB Complete One. THis time they dont make my stomach upset and I don't feel any nausea from them either. my last pregnancy i took the prenatal and it came with a fish oil soft get so 2 pill combo. this one has it all in one, easier to remember to take lol

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I am taking one that I get free from the pharmacy. For the Canadians on here, Sobeys has a "Baby Be Healthy" program where you get a bunch of freebees, prenatals (while TTC, pregnant and nursing) and monthly newsletters - all FREE! I like free Biggrin

Che_Bella_Vita's picture
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free is always good. we have a high deductable these vitamins were a lot of $

LaurenE's picture
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I take a gummy OTC prenatal. I can't keep anything else down. Sad

PatienceW's picture
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I can't remember hte name of mine but I know it is lactose free. couldnt find one when I was preg with DS so I used Rainbow lite. very glad I found this one its tons cheaper

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I am taking the CVS brand gummy prenatal. They were buy one get one free. I had a really hard time taking them when I was pregnant with DS, make me gag the giant horse pills that they were, so I didn't take them often, maybe once a week (terrible I know). But I have been managing to remember these. I need to get a calcium supplement at some point though.

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Hubby bought me a pack of elevit but they are crazy exoensive so i haven't started taking them yet and won't until I get a bfp. Prenatals cists around $20 plus for anywhere between a month and two months supply here. Some brands run much higher as well so I am still trying to find a more wallet friendly brand. I lucked out last time, a chemist was getting rid of a brand so I picked a 300 pack up for $10

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i take nature's bounty soft gel, its alot easier to swallow, it does make me a little constipated with DS my dr prescribed me ones that had a stool softner and i liked those but they dont make them anymore. These pills i usually can get buy 1 get 1 free and the bottle is a 2 months supply

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I usually change it up every time I have to rebuy a jar. I just make sure there's the required folic acid

Lizbet22's picture
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I'm only on 5mg of folic acid.
Was told that's all I need at the moment and they may prescribe b12 when I get pregnant but would probably just recommend multi vitamins if I need them.
I am lucky as all my orescriptions are free due to an j der active thyroid so it's saved me loads on things for my up and coming pregnancy!!
Xxxx

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I'm just taking 400 mg of folic acid. When I get pregnant I'll probably just take a multivitamin plus 800 mg of folic acid. I have stomach issues already and can't do all the extra iron and crap.

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I'm on Materna. It was ok when I was pg as long as I took it with food. Seems when I'm not pg, it's fine, and I take it at bedtime.

Margaret, I'm not familiar with Sobey's. What is that? I like free, too!

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"ajmsMommy" wrote:

I'm on Materna. It was ok when I was pg as long as I took it with food. Seems when I'm not pg, it's fine, and I take it at bedtime.

Margaret, I'm not familiar with Sobey's. What is that? I like free, too!

Sobey's is a grocery store - they took over most IGAs, but it looks like there are only 3 in BC.

Also, I found the best time to take prenatals is at bedtime.

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i also take mine right before bed and i've never had an issue

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I'm taking an OTC have been since I had dd 18 mos ago they told me not to stop. It's Nature Made Prenatal Multi + DHA. I take it at night before bed to ease stomach upset as well. If its been awhile since I've eaten I might eat a cracker or two to help it settle.