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Has pregnacare (max) given anyone an upset tummy?

(26 Posts)
Avocadosmoothie Sat 07-Oct-17 18:48:39

Hi everyone, this is my first pregnancy, I've been taking pregnacare max for about 10 days now and I've had a v upset tummy for the last 7 days. I'm not sure if it's the pregnacare or the pregnancy. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks!

dementedpixie Sat 07-Oct-17 18:50:55

I have seen other posts saying the same.

thefutureisours Sat 07-Oct-17 18:51:19

Pregnacare made me feel really sick, I switched to seven seas which were also much cheaper.

YouCantCallMeBetty Sat 07-Oct-17 18:53:50

It also made me feel really sick in early preg. I changed to a Boots own brand for a while and went back to pregnacare around 18 weeks, been fine on it since then.

orangeowls Sat 07-Oct-17 18:54:00

Pregnacare made me throw up, I also switched to seven seas

NeverForgotten Sat 07-Oct-17 18:56:02

Pregnacare made me very sick during pregnancy. My friend gave me a pack to try because they made her sick too. Took them for one day and was very unwell for a couple of days afterwards and I dumped them straight in the bin.

SandysMam Sat 07-Oct-17 18:57:20

Me too! I switched to basic folic acid and vitamin d and felt better.
Congratulations on the pregnancy!

Cracklesfire Sat 07-Oct-17 19:04:01

Pregnacare made me really sick and nauseous last time. I had bought boxes of the stuff too! I'm taking a basic Holland & Barrett folic acid with vitamin D plus I take 2 sachets of spatone iron water. Midwife gave me the healthy start vitamins at booking appt so I'll switch to them when my own run out.

ForumUsername Sat 07-Oct-17 19:14:06

I used pregnacare max until I was 20 weeks and pregnacare plus since (I’m 25 weeks today)

I felt very queasy up to 16 weeks but never vomited
Don’t think it was related to pregnacare TBH

HappyLollipop Sat 07-Oct-17 19:16:09

Pregnacare made me throw up! Had a much better experience with seven seas

mamanw3 Sat 07-Oct-17 19:35:16

I was nauseous till 17th week. I hope it's not because of pregnacare!hmm I take plus ones from the start of pregnancy, 37 weeks now

Hannabee123 Sun 08-Oct-17 02:08:49

Pregnacare didn't make me feel too great I took it for ages and then when I stopped I felt better. It works for some but not me. Stop taking it for a bit and see if it helps
I'm anemic now so just take some iron that the doctor perscribed instead of anything else

TheCatsMother99 Sun 08-Oct-17 06:56:10

I've been fine with it but I do make sure I take it with my main meal, as directed, whereas my friend wasn't taking hers with her meal and it did make her feel sick.

TobleroneBoo Sun 08-Oct-17 06:59:08

Oh, this is interesting! I've had no sickness at all and only started taking pregnacare after my 12 week scan and I've started throwing up since

Timefor2 Sun 08-Oct-17 07:04:41

Yes! I was ok if I took them at bedtime.

PotteringAlong Sun 08-Oct-17 07:10:53

I couldn't take them. Horribly sick.

annlee3817 Sun 08-Oct-17 07:15:32

Yes, iffy tummy and they made me sick, I changed to sanatogen Mum to be for the rest of the pregnancy and had no issues with them.

Topbiscuit Sun 08-Oct-17 07:17:09

Yep. I wasn’t sick but pregnacare really upset my stomach. Think it’s the iron in it cos that does the same thing. Switched to bog standard folic acid/vitamin d instead & was fine.

mummabubs Sun 08-Oct-17 07:36:25

Same as Sandysmam, I ended up just buying supermarket own brand vit D and folic acid; these are honestly the only things you need additional resources of OP- and theyre not extortionately priced and shouldn't give you nausea or an upset stomach; bonus!!

Companies like Pregnacare will make you feel like you need all the additional vits/ minerals they bung in but all research to date backs that all you need are folic acid pre+ post conception and then vitamin D once you've conceived.

Mummyloves09 Sun 08-Oct-17 07:38:56

Seven seas is a good one

meltingmarshmallows Mon 09-Oct-17 00:34:34

Yep made me vomit, the liquid one was even worse envy

TobleroneBoo Mon 09-Oct-17 14:08:25

Oh god I bought the liquid one too. I have had such an upset stomach for a few days now, stopped taking a couple of days ago so hope it's that but I feel rough as a dog!

ClaireBear1986 Mon 09-Oct-17 14:12:15

I took Pregnacare Conception once removing my implant, and moved straight onto Pregnacare Max after becoming pregnant.
I have been fine on both of these, and they seem to be the brand that everyone recommends.

The lady at Holland and Barrett did advise me to take them with orange juice, and always take them just after dinner (or whichever is your biggest meal)
Not sure if either of those suggestions could help at all?

OliviaTheFox Mon 09-Oct-17 14:19:26

I have to say I was fine with for my first but I hadnt got the max.
for this pregnancy a friend gave me her max ones and I found they made me feel sick. So haven't taken any since about three months.

Herja Mon 09-Oct-17 14:22:45

Made me vomit, as did seven seas. I just took folic acid supplements in the end. Didn't seem much point in taking it, just to puke it back up.

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