L.K. asks from Saint Paul, MN on January 02, 2008
E.B. answers from Minneapolis on January 06, 2008
Prescription prenatals made me so sick and my doctor said that the over the counter pills were exactly the same... even recommended Flinstone Vitamins to take!
A.T. answers from Minneapolis on January 04, 2008
I would highly recommend getting them at a Whole Foods/CoOp. The people that work behind the counter in that area of the store are very knowledgeable and will point you in the right direction as far as the vitamin that your body absorbs the most of or whatever other criteria you're looking for. I did it this way and was very happy with the one I chose from their recommendations. Hope this helps :)
K.Y. answers from Minneapolis on January 04, 2008
I had taken the prescription (prenatal RX & prenatal elite) I believe were the names, there is more folic acid.
T.M. answers from Minneapolis on January 03, 2008
If you are pregnant, I recommend the prescription because they have more folic acid.
If you are nursing or just taking prenatal vitamins versus regular, OTC is fine.
I checked them out with my last pregnancy a year ago and the deviation in minerals didn't vary much except for the folic acid which is crucial when pregnant.
Hope that helps!
K.S. answers from Minneapolis on January 04, 2008
My doctor said my regular vitamins were fine, as long as I added folic acid as well. I was taking Centrum Chewables that were easier on my stomach.
M.J. answers from Minneapolis on January 04, 2008
I've been taking the Sams Club brand of prenatal vitamins for about 2 years now (still nursing). I bought them and took them to my dr. He checked the lable and had one of them tested to be sure. And he said their the same thing only a difference in name and cost. Save ursself the money I get a bottle of 300 for $8.00. Good luck
S.D. answers from Minneapolis on January 03, 2008
S.H. answers from Minneapolis on January 03, 2008
I used OTC with my first, but decided to fill the scrip this time around. (We had some cash in the flex spending account to use up, so what the heck, right?)
I found the ones my doctor prescribed to be easier to take (slightly better taste) and WAY easier on my stomach. I only got 2 months worth; I've already spent more on these than on the 2 year supply of Cub's knockoff of the Stuart Prenatals I used the first time. There's plenty of folic acid in either one.
Bottom line, if you're early on and you feel queasy with an OTC vitamin, try the Rx. If you're past the queasy stage, I'd skip it.
M.C. answers from Minneapolis on January 02, 2008
I have no idea. I just go with over the counter cheap ones. I didn't know they had prescription.