why do my prenatal vitamins make me sick

It could be. Some pregnant women do have trouble tolerating certain , especially those with a lot of. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Institutes of Health recommend that all pregnant women get 27 milligrams (mg) of iron per day, and some prenatal vitamins contain more than that. Check the label: If your vitamin contains extra iron, switch to one with less (as long as you're not anemic).


Ask your healthcare provider to recommend a vitamin with the right amount of iron for you. You can also try taking your prenatal vitamin with food or just before you go to bed. Or break the tablet in half and take it in divided doses. If these suggestions don't help, ask your provider whether you can switch to a prenatal vitamin without iron during your first trimester and get iron from food sources instead.


Also, make sure that your prenatal vitamin contains. Research indicates that
in some women during pregnancy. If you just can't stomach prenatal vitamins, try to make sure you at least get enough. The CDC reports that taking folic acid (a synthetic form of folate) in the months before pregnancy and during the first trimester reduces the risk of neural tube defects, which are serious birth defects of the brain and spine.


Experts at the National Institutes of Health recommend that you take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid daily if you're trying to get pregnant, and 600 mcg when you are pregnant. Your prenatal supplement should contain at least that much. (This is in addition to the folate you get from food, which your body doesn't absorb as well as the synthetic kind. ) If my prenatal vitamins are making me sick and throw up, is it ok to take them again?


If you throw up right away and you see the pill, then I would say to take it again. If you hold it down a while, then try again tomorrow. If you aren't taking them with a meal then start.


It doesn't have to be first thing in the morning. If you feel more nauseous at a certain time of day, then take them at a different time. I found that the pills in a capsule are the easiest on my stomach. But make sure you eat with them or they come right back out. Try ginger snaps or ginger ale to calm your tummy down. posted 10/05/2012 by