Prenatal vitamins made me vomit!
But if you’re trying to conceive or already pregnant, you have to take those vitamins.
What’s the best prenatal vitamin to take?
Can you find a prenatal vitamin that doesn’t upset your stomach?
My Experience With Prenatal Vitamins
When we were open to conception, I took regular Centrum vitamin tablets.
They provide 500 micrograms of folic acid per day — which is more than enough to prevent neural tube defects.
When I realized I was pregnant, my doctor recommended prenatal vitamins with more calcium and iron. I happily filled the prescription for PreNate Advance.
I never had morning sickness, but my stomach started churning day and night. Perhaps it was the funny tasting coating?
Here’s a list of some of the best prenatal vitamins for you.
Well, this is no time to scrimp, I thought.
I went straight to the health food store for the best prenatal vitamin I could find. Surely an organic prenatal vitamin in capsule form would do the trick…
I’ve never been so sick in my life.
I tried taking them with food — and without food. I was vomiting, for 2 days and nights, before I finally threw the $30 bottle in the trash. You have to take a lot of capsules to equal one horse-size prenatal tablet!
Here are some strategies for coping with prenatal vitamins that make you feel sick.
At this point I worried for the health of my baby!
But the doctor reassured me that while an adequate diet alone isn’t ideal, I was certainly keeping down more healthy foods than a pregnant woman with hyperemesis (frequent morning sickness).
Here are the top 10 power foods for pregnant women from Whole Foods.
In the end, his nurse recommended I take 2 Flintstones with iron per day, and that’s what I’ve been doing since 3 months pregnant.
Without the vomiting, thank you very much!
I’m a wife, mom of 4, and resident of Brentwood, Tennessee. I love finding fun new things for my family to see and do in Brentwood and the Nashville area! In addition to writing about Brentwood, I also spent a year blogging at The Fun Times Guide about my pregnancy with baby #3.