Comparing Prenatal Vitamins

Comparing Prenatal Vitamins

Most moms-to-be want only the best for their child. The easiest, and first way to do this is through a prenatal vitamin. But with hundreds of options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose which is the best.

Proper nutrition is essential throughout all stages in life, but even more so during pregnancy. The baby you are growing gets it’s nutrients from you- whether you have enough to share or not. It is critical during the first few weeks of pregnancy that you have the nutrients necessary to support your little one. Unfortunately a lot of women become pregnant and are already at a nutrient deficiency in one or more vitamins or minerals- thus prenatal vitamins are especially important.

When choosing a prenatal vitamin consider things like percentage of vitamins, how many times a day you need to take them, and cost.

Many natural prenatal vitamins must be taken 3 times a day. With Promise Prenatal you only need to take your vitamin once a day! This is great for women who may be experiencing morning sickness, and the last thing they want to do is have to take a prenatal vitamin.

A good thing to keep in mind is you might have a tough time stomaching it. Some prenatals tend to be large and hard to swallow or have a “chalky” texture that can leave an odd aftertaste or make it hard to stomach. Others can even make morning sickness worse.

Look for pills that have a slick coating, Promise Prenatal offers micro-encapsulated prenatals that help reduce nausea and don’t make taking a vitamin a nightmare. Chewables are also an option that could help reduce the hassle of taking a prenatal.

Being a health conscious mama, you naturally want to give your baby the best nutrition. It’s important to know what kind of nutrients to look for in a prenatal, as well as the appropriate dosage. Look for these necessities:

Folic acid: at least 600 mcg.

Calcium: 150 mg.

Iodine: 150 mcg.

Vitamin B6: 1.9 mcg

Depending on what your doctor recommends, you may need more of each nutrient as well.

Price is also something to consider when looking for a prenatal vitamin. For an all natural vitamin the prices can range from $10.77- 47.00 for a one month supply. Promise Prenatal Stage 1, 30 day supply is only $14.90 for our all natural vitamin.

As always, remember to check with your healthcare professional first! Depending on your health, age, and risk of a high pregnancy your doctor may wish to have you on a certain prenatal vitamin.

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