5 best prenatal vitamins and supplements

Eating a varied and balanced diet is the best way to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby, but despite the best intentions, it can be difficult to meet the additional nutritional needs through diet alone. So, experts also recommend taking prenatal vitamins and supplements to help cope with the demands of pregnancy and motherhood. Read more here about why it’s worth taking them.

To help you find the right prenatal vitamins and supplements for pregnancy, we’ve narrowed it down to the five best to get you started in your search.

1. PregmaPlus+ Multistage Pregnancy Supplement

Pregma Supplement

A multistage soluble supplement that caters for pre-conception and maternity, uniquely supporting your changing nutritional requirements at each stage of your pregnancy.

A great alternative for those with an inability to take tablets, PregmaPlus+ is a soluble supplement you can drink, which also assists with more rapid absorption and hydration.

Stage 1 – is scientifically formulated to contain essential vitamins and minerals including folic acid, iron, iodine and calcium – and unlike other pregnancy supplements, it also contains ginger and B6 for morning sickness relief.

Stage 2 – tailored to provide support specifically for women in their second and third trimesters including those with gestational diabetes. It includes DHA for healthy foetal development

Available in handy sachets RRP $29.99 or in a 800g Tin – RRP $39.99 from NutraCare Life

2. Elevit 

Evevit Supplement

A pregnancy multivitamin and mineral supplement that has been specially formulated to help meet the increased nutritional needs of women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or breastfeeding. Elevit is a small once daily tablet that can be taken any time of the day.

Available in two sizes RRP $28.49 for a month’s supply or RRP $69.99 pack of 100 from Chemist Warehouse

3. Blackmores Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold

Blackmores Supplement

Providing an ideal dose of 20 important nutrients for mother and baby including folic acid, iodine, and Vitamin D3. With Omega-3 DHA to support baby’s brain, eyesight, and nervous system development, plus a lower constipation iron. Dosage is two capsules, once a day with food.

Available in three sizes: RRP $29.99 60 capsules, RRP $49.99 120 capsules, RRP $71.49 180 capsules from Blackmores

4. Swisse Ultinatal Pre-Conception & Pregnancy

Swisse Supplement

Suitable for women during all stages of pregnancy, including preconception and breastfeeding, it contains 21 key vitamins to help prepare the body for pregnancy, with a low constipation iron that’s gentle on the stomach. Take two capsules daily, during or immediately after a meal.

RRP $64.99 for 180 capsules from Chemist Warehouse

5. Fabfol Preconception, Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Fabfol

Specially formulated with 12 vitamins and minerals, is gentle on the stomach, and can be taken during any stage of pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding. It contains no added yeast, gluten, wheat, lactose, preservatives, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Take one tablet daily.

RRP $25.59 for 56 tablets from Chemist Warehouse

Note: Before taking any supplements, you must check with your doctor or midwife, as high doses of some vitamins can do more harm than good.

Still not sure which prenatal supplement is right for you? Why not ask the thousands of mums on our Facebook page what they recommend.

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