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Recommendations for best pregnancy vitamins please!

(18 Posts)
artylady14 Fri 07-Mar-14 12:39:17

I just found out today that I am four weeks pregnant and my Dr advised me to take a pregnancy mulitivitamin. Can anyone recommend a brand they are using? I noticed Pregnacare itself has several, including one that offers Omega 3 and not sure what to get! Thank you.

peeapod Fri 07-Mar-14 12:48:31

if you want small ones get the seven seas trying for a baby ones. they are usually 3 for a tenner in asda. my gp said they were just as good for pregnancy and as i say they are the smallest on the market..

Cariad007 Fri 07-Mar-14 12:51:18

I think they're all much of a muchness. I used the Superdrug own brand and they were fine. There are two kinds - one with fish oil/omega 3 and one without.

squizita Fri 07-Mar-14 13:26:09

Seven Seas I have found don't constipate me as much as pregnacare or Tesco own brand top tmi tip there. smile

artylady14 Fri 07-Mar-14 14:59:46

Thanks all!

StarsInTheNightSky Fri 07-Mar-14 15:45:32

I use the pregnacare normal ones and also the mumomega omega 3 tablets and I swear by them. I've had severe hyperemesis since week 7/8 (27 weeks now) but I've never once been anaemic or had any other vitamin or mineral deficiency, which has amazed our consultant! smile

ZenNudist Fri 07-Mar-14 15:53:00

I used pregnacare omega 3 ones - amazon cheapest

lucyfluff Fri 07-Mar-14 15:55:54

Pregnacare made me feel so sick, and I read up that a lot of women experienced the same!

I changed to Seven Seas mum to be with no problem smile

lucyfluff Fri 07-Mar-14 16:16:02

Actually they were Sanatogen sorry!!!

artylady14 Fri 07-Mar-14 16:54:27

Ooh, thanks for the info. I ordered the Pregnacare normal ones earlier from Amazon. They were so cheap. I read that the Omega 3 tablets you could get with them were v. big and hard to swallow so that I could just take a different brand with them. I did read about people being sick with them so at least now I know why! If it happens, I will change to Seven Seas.

SarahSPT Fri 07-Mar-14 17:27:20

BioCare are great and they're made and packaged in a way so that they don't lose any of their nutrients (they use all raw ingredients as well which have higher nutritional value). You can get them on

weebairn Fri 07-Mar-14 17:35:48

I just take folic acid and vitamin d. Not sure there's much evidence for anything else? I just buy the cheapest ones, they have the same ingredients as the ones with fancy packaging.

Armadale Fri 07-Mar-14 17:41:40

If you start feeling very sick and its hard to get tablets down, the individual folic acid ones are tiny and you could perhaps manage that if not a normal vitamin- folic acid is the one you don't want to miss.

Do you mean you are going to take a normal pregnacare and a different omega 3- if so be very careful about taking omega 3 that isn't specifically for pregnant women. Fish oil is fine, but fish liver oil is full of vitamin A which is dangerous, so many omega 3 supplements would not be OK.

Also I tend to get very constipated in PG- some pregnancy tablets have 50% rda of iron, some have 100%- if I'm struggling it helps me to take a brand that only had 50% for a bit.

DorotheaHomeAlone Fri 07-Mar-14 19:19:03

I'm also a big fan of just vit D and folic acid. Zero evidence for anything else and the iron screwed up my digestive system when I tried pregnacare.

artylady14 Fri 07-Mar-14 20:24:29

Thanks for the advice ladies. I think I will leave the omega 3 and try and get it in my diet. I will watch out for sickness with the Pregnacare and maybe revert back to just vit d and folic acid if I need to. Dorothea, what does of vit D do you take when pregnant? I think I have some which is 200% RDA somewhere at home. I don't want to take too much?

StarsInTheNightSky Fri 07-Mar-14 21:01:08

Sorry if I caused any confusion, the mumomega omega 3 tablets I take are specifically for prenant women, as Armadale says, don't take anything that isn't pregnancy specific!

BumpNGrind Fri 07-Mar-14 23:07:14

I'm taking Seven seas and have got on very well with them so far, no sickness and only a bit of tiredness so I think they are perking me up a little bit.

RadgeWeeMidden Sat 08-Mar-14 01:17:25

I take the pregnacare omega 3, can't really compare to anything else but can confirm that the omega 3 capsules are horrible to swallow and always give me nasty fish oil reflux a few mins later!

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