Prenatals making me nauseous

I can’t seem to keep them down!

prenatal-vitamins

This is super frustrating…

You want to take your prenatals to provide the needed health for you and your future baby, but can’t seem to keep them down. I take my prenatal and a wave comes over me and I end up throwing up what I’ve eaten (sorry if that’s too much!) Personally, I have tried changing the time of day and I always make sure I take them on a full stomach.

I did a little reading and found many other women experience this same problem when taking their prenatals. Everyone’s experience is different depending on their personal situation, but I have found a few common reasons as to what might be causing this effect.

I have a couple things to look into and will look into changing.

  • Iron-  An excess of Iron in the system can cause this side effect of nausea. If this happens to be the case, there are prenatals vitamins, without the Iron, for purchase.

  • One-a-day VS two-a-day- My pill is quite large and take it once a day (as noted on the bottle), but I’m considering switching to one I would take twice a day. The vitamin dose would be split up so it would be easier to stomach.

  • Type of Pill- For many people taking pills, especially large pills, can be difficult. There are gummy prenatal options if the tradition pill/tablet isn’t your preference or is what stops you from taking your prenatals.

*I am not a doctor, nor have I consulted my physician regarding this. I have only done some google searching. I am not advising anyone to make any changes without working with your doctor first. I only intend to share some possible reasons why this might happen and to share the alternatives I found. Just know, this happens quite often and there are options.

I need to make a change and see if I can find out what agrees with me! I will update and share if I find something that helps me.

UPDATE: May 25 2016

I found a chewable prenatal at Walgreens (and I’ve seen them online) and the dose is 2 per day. I took them separate and together and they didn’t bug my stomach! But I don’t care for the after-taste. I have been putting them in my smoothie in the morning and I can’t taste them.

I also went to Whole Foods Market and bought their 365 brand gummy prenatals. They are 2/day and they are really yummy. They are Iron-free as well.

I have been alternating taking the chewables in my smoothies and the gummies on the other days. This way I won’t be getting too much Iron, but not none either. Also, I like the fact of taking a pill, I believe they are more absorbent than something like a gummy. Neither kind have been making me nauseous and I don’t dread taking them anymore!

Hope this helps!!

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