Due to a number of nutrients recommended for soon-to-be moms, prenatal supplements can be large and difficult to swallow. Many times, prenatal vitamins in pill-form have been known to cause upset stomach—particularly when there are several pills/tablets in one serving. Gummies and liquid supplements are effective and make taking prenatal vitamins easier.
Gummy Prenatal Vitamins
These soft and chewable prenatal vitamins serve as a delicious treat that can help provide you with many of the nutrients you need during pregnancy. Particularly during the first trimester, gummy prenatal vitamins can help women who battle the onset of nausea and constipation.
However, most gummies usually lack two important nutrients – iron and calcium. As such, it is recommended that women who prefer gummy prenatal vitamins supplement with additional sources of iron and calcium to ensure they don’t end up with deficiencies in these two nutrients. Since calcium can make absorption of iron more difficult, we suggest taking one supplement in the morning and the other at night.
The American Pregnancy Association recommends Nordic Naturals’ selection of gummie vitamins and probiotics including:
- Vitamin D3
- Children’s DHA
- Vitamin C
- Probiotic Gummies
Liquid Prenatal Vitamins
Prenatal vitamins in liquid form can be a great and easier way to get your prenatal vitamins. while simultaneously supporting your protein intake.
The American Pregnancy Association recommends pregnant women consume a minimum of 71 grams of protein per day (Nutrients and Vitamins in Pregnancy ).
The American Pregnancy Association recommends Nordic Naturals’ selection of liquid supplements including:
- Vitamin D3
- Ultimate Omega
- Children’s DHA Xtra
- Artic-D Cod Liver Oil
Particularly useful for pregnant women with sensitive gag reflexes and first-trimester nausea, these prenatal vitamins usually come in a powdered form that dissolves quickly in water or any beverage of choice.