When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I was sitting on the examination table of my doctor’s office. He told me my pregnancy test came back positive. The first thing he said following my test result was, “We need to get you on a prenatal vitamin.” So my doctor wrote me a prescription for a prenatal vitamin and I was on my way.
Before I left, my doctor advised that any over-the-counter prenatal vitamin would suffice. I thought this would be a quick trip to the drugstore until I got to the aisle of prenatal vitamins. There was an entire row dedicated just to them. Should I buy gummy prenatal vitamins or capsules? Organic? How important is DHA? Some agency is setting standards for prenatal vitamins, right?
Picking a prenatal vitamin does not have to be an overwhelming experience. Here’s a breakdown of seven of the best prenatal vitamins to help you find the best one for your pregnancy.