Top 3 Prenatal Vitamins

Once you’re pregnant (or even when trying to conceive), your doctor will probably tell you to take a prenatal vitamin to ensure you’re getting the nutrients you need to grow a whole new human. But which one do you choose? This is one of the first purchasing decisions you have to make as an expectant mom, and the number of choices are overwhelming!

Willing to pay more for one made from organic, whole foods? There’s an option for that. Prefer getting in your nutrients while also saving some money for all the other baby-related expenses headed your way? There’s an option for that. Feel like gagging even at the thought of swallowing a huge, hard vitamin? There’s an option for that!  

So we did a little -- ok, a lot -- of digging to research our very best options for a variety of needs.  At the end of the day, our doctors said any brand will do the job and every woman will prefer a different product based on her priority and her taste buds. 

Here we share our Top 3 favorite finds to help narrow down your world of choices and pick the right vitamin to nourish your little one.

 

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our pick for: best quality

Garden of Life mykind Organics Prenatal Once Daily Multi

Why we think it's a good option:

  • It’s a clean multivitamin made from whole food, Certified USDA Organic, and Non-GMO.

  • It was the top recommendation from the sales person we spoke with at Whole Foods (maybe a biased opinion, but we’re deciding to honor it). She said the retailer does its own testing to ensure the vitamin delivers what it’s supposed to, so we trust that it’s a quality product.

  • It’s conveniently sold at Whole Foods and through Amazon.

  • Note: It does not contain omega-3 fatty acids which are important for brain development, so we take a separate prenatal DHA supplement. It also does not include calcium, which means making sure we eat plenty of calcium-rich foods (and speaking with our doctors about potentially taking a calcium supplement as well.)

 
 

Our pick for: best value

Nature Made Prenatal Multi + DHA

Why we think it's a good option:

  • It covers all the essentials you’ll need during pregnancy (including folic acid, iron, and calcium) and also includes the omega-3 fatty acid DHA all in the same softgel daily vitamin.

  • The price is great at only $15 for a three-month supply.

  • It’s conveniently sold at drugstores, Target, and through Amazon.

 
 

Our pick for: best gummy

VitaFusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins

Why we think it's a good option:

  • If you don't like swallowing a hard vitamin, this gummy vitamin gives you plenty of nutrients, including folic acid, DHA, and Vitamins A, C, and D.

  • Lemon and raspberry lemonade flavors taste great.

  • It's conveniently sold at drugstores, Target, and through Amazon.

  • Note: It does not contain iron or calcium, so be sure to get those nutrients from other sources sources. Also, the DHA levels are lower than what's recommended, so you may consider adding more omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.


Need More Options? 

Please email us with any questions or to suggest your favorite products to use during pregnancy at info@nurtured9.com.

Remember, every pregnancy is different, and we are not medical professionals, so if you’re concerned about any product we mention, please talk to your doctor to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re putting in your body. We did our best to sort out what we feel are the best pregnancy-friendly options out there by conducting extensive research, including: talking with our own doctors, scouring the internet, sifting through product reviews, and chatting with other moms-to-be. We hope our research helps you find products that make you feel great!