Friday, May 7, 2010

Prenatal Vitamins

I don't like taking pills. I've some rather awful moments in the past where some "horse" pills have become lodged in my throat. My Mom got to do the Heimlich maneuver on me, at that point I couldn't talk or breath. Taking Prenatal vitamins has been dreadful to me. The brand I was taking is excellent but a huge pill. To my great relief after some searching I found this:
Source of Life® Prenatal Liquid is the most comprehensive prenatal liquid supplement ever developed, scientifically designed to provide optimal nutritional support during pregnancy! Just one luscious, indulgent tropical-fruit flavored capful provides expectant mothers with the special nutrition they require. Fast-acting and easily digested, Source of Life Prenatal Liquid is fortified with all essential vitamins and 8 essential minerals, plus the vital energy of nature’s premier whole foods, including apple, broccoli, spinach, tomato, brown rice, apricot and banana—so every daily serving supplies natural energy and nutritional strength. Only Source of Life Prenatal Liquid delivers this powerful, health-enhancing nutrition in a versatile, refreshing liquid formulation that is bursting with succulent, natural tropical fruit flavor! Discover the health benefits and taste excitement of this special “life stage” Source of Life formulation—you and your baby will soon be on the way to enhanced well-being and peak health. Start a new life right with Source of Life Prenatal Liquid!

Lucky Vitamin was the best price I could find on it. My local health food store didn't carry it. It taste great to me!

Then yesterday I found the Vitafusion Prenatal Gummies. It looks worth looking into. I was impressed with the manufacturer's website video clip of how they make their various gummy vitamins. Best of all they are available at Target and a number of various drug stores nationwide such as RiteAid so you wouldn't have any shipping fees.

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At May 7, 2010 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Stam House said...

Looking at hose got the kids in me out somehow! I does look yummy, but I would be concern that our little one would think like me LOL!!!!

I have the same problem with "horse pill" or any pills for that matter, I hate taking them.

So for each pregnancies so far our Doctor does routine check (blood work) to know if baby and I are lacking anything from my diet, and to my surprise I never needed to take any (even with pregnancy back to back and nursing on demand even during pregnancy) all my level are are stay high.

So this is what I wonder, if we eat a healthy diet do we really need the prenatal vitamins, or should we be tested and if lacking some nutriments then take the vitamins??? And are those vitamins really effective or is it a marketing scam???

Sorry I think pregnancy makes me think too much LOL

Have a great day

Renee

 
At May 7, 2010 at 12:47 PM , Anonymous Jennifer Allen said...

Renee,
I'm certainly no expert on this subject. My biggest consideration with taking a pre-natal vitamin is getting enough folate (folic acid). Since that seems to be a well researched vitamin that if lacking while pregnant can cause dire consequences for the baby.
The sad truth is most Americans don't eat a healthy diet full of the veggies and fruit they need. If you do that's great! I think it would be wisdom to have the vitamin levels checked. I do have concern when taking pills if my body is able to use to convert them into usable nutrients.

I have read of a women who had some test and the vitamin she had taken was showing up just sitting there in the stomach. Not so helpful! That's why I actually like the idea of a liquid, or gummie, better. I know they will disolve!

I always have questions swirling around in my brain too.:-) I just happen to be more of an analytical nature. Think, think, think :-)

God bless.

 

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