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Which prenatal vitamin do you take?

I take an OTC from Target, have taken Giant Eagle brand in the past. I actually got a free sample of some prescription pills and they didn't have as much of some nutrients as the OTC vitamin.


Asked by JJsMoMMy519 at 12:17 PM on Nov. 11, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (7)
  • Since we're TTCing, I take a CVS brand prenatal vitamin. My doctors say they are all pretty much the same, off brand or prescribed unless you have a specific vitamin deficiency.

    Answer by FLAngel981 at 12:19 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I got the Kirkland Signature ones from Costco. Most of them are actually about the same, but do take a look at them and see what the folate/folic acid and iron levels are to make sure they're high enough. The KS ones now have DHA in them as well.

    Answer by musicpisces at 12:19 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I take an OTC from Walmart. It is a liqua-gel with DHA

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:25 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • The dr.s I went to always prescribed those folic acid prenatal vitamins and I was ALWAYS being accused of not taking them, even though I took them religously. I finally bought some iron, calcium vitamins and a protein supplement that could be mixed with milk from Shaklee....and the dr.s told me "great, you're finally taking your vitamins".....I told them I wasn't taking them , I was taking shaklee vitamins. Turned out that my system does not assimulate prescription or over the counter vitamins so I have always used shaklee or else I just go to the nearest natural supplement store.

    Answer by meriana at 12:31 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I am taking the target brand ones too. The only thing that I don't like is that about 5 minutes after I take them I feel extremely nauseous, and then it goes away.


    Answer by Namaste17 at 12:41 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • OTC once daily rainbow light. bought them at target for $10

    Answer by Stefanie83 at 2:25 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I took vitamins made from real food only. I could only find it in my local natural health store.

    Answer by gypsyjewels at 9:17 PM on Nov. 11, 2010