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Lil Tip: Vitamins Should Make You Feel Good, Right?

Chances are, when you visited your OB/GYN to confirm your pregnancy, the doctor recommended a daily prenatal vitamin.

It's an easy task to complete, but left me feeling ill.

If you’re already feeling nauseous from morning sickness, try taking the vitamin after dinner or right before you go to bed. You will sleep well and wake up feeling re-energized and refreshed – not in search of a toilet or paper bag.

Do you have any vitamin tips?

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AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
Leanne1078 Leanne1078 9 years
There are many more natural versions of prenatal vitamins out there at places like Whole Foods. One brand in particular is New Chapter, which you can get online as well. It digests a lot easier than regular vitamins and has probiotics in it already. There are other food-based brands available as well, and they tend to be gentler on your stomach.
buch1979 buch1979 9 years
2 Flinstones a day, every day.
actorgirl21 actorgirl21 9 years
I've been trying to become pregnant for nearly a year now. When I fist started trying my obgyn started me on prenatal vitamins. Let's just say I was on them for about a week and then stopped because I couldn't spend on more minute on the toilet. I should probably start taking them again but I just can't handle the side effects. What can I do?
cbgmick cbgmick 9 years
I didn't have any problems taking my vits when preg. w/ my son. I took a "regular" prenatal and additional iron supplements as I was incredibly anemic. Now, I'm pregnant w/ a girl and I get so sick from the vitamins (so far at 5 1/2 months no need for the supplemental iron as well). I take them right before bed w/ a little OJ (helps you absorb the iron better) and it really works. The few times I have taken earlier in the evening, I've gotten sick (you might ask why then I have done this more than once... I dunno... just pregnancy brain I guess!!)
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
I took them with dinner, and my doctor told me to take Flintstones since the official prenatals just weren't working out for me. A few other friends who have been pregnant within the past couple of years also took Flintstones. I had no idea it was such a common choice. :)
macgirl macgirl 9 years
The over the counter prenats gagged me so bad. Even taking them at night they gave me a bit of "feedback". Once I got on the prescription ones from my doctor I haven't had nearly the problems.
mrtruman mrtruman 9 years
I've always had a problem with vitamins and was never able to stick with them. Since being prescribed primacare capsules by my doctor it's been a breeze! I"m planning on sticking with them even after the baby is born.
controlledspin controlledspin 9 years
I had the same issue. I started taking mine right after dinner, and usually took it with a small cup of soy milk or regular milk. That really helped.
qbert qbert 9 years
I went the Flinstones route.
asdaffodil asdaffodil 9 years
Definitely try and take them at night and after you have eaten...maybe not right after but within an hour so you still have something on your stomach.
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
I couldn't take pre-natal vitamins at any time with my last pregnancy, so I did the Flintstones route and took a seperate folic acid. Made a world of difference :)
allyd allyd 9 years
kiddylnd, when my parter was pregnant, the iron made her sick, too. (i should say "sick-*er*," because she had morning-afternoon-and-evening sickness for months, bless her heart!)
miss_priss miss_priss 9 years
Definitely take them at night. About an hour after dinner and an hour before bedtime. They are huge horse pills and can be tough to get down!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I got sick FROM my vitamins. Turns out the iron was making me sick. So with the okay from my doctor, I started taking the One A Day Women's formula. Other than that, I was never I hope when I try for another I am lucky that way! :)
mamamuffin mamamuffin 9 years
I had to have name brand vitamins, but I always took them after eating breakfast. I always felt better with a full stomach.
Neural Neural 9 years
I didn't figure the take-it-at-bedtime trick until I was about 4 or 5 months along. I wish I would've done that all along! It really helped with the nausea!
luv2blazy luv2blazy 9 years
It might be the type of pill. I got sick over the generic brand prenatals.
hvnly34 hvnly34 9 years
I switched to evening when I was taking my vitamins and it made a world of difference.
kbishko kbishko 9 years
Try taking it with orange juice - this always works for me.
Drewsfan Drewsfan 9 years
If you were like me and absolutely could not take your prenatal vitamin, you can try what my doctor suggested and take Flintstone vitamins. Of course, as soon as you're feeling able to take your prenatal ones you should, as they contain more of everything you need, but these are a great alternative if you can't take your vitamins!
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