7 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 seven best to get you started in your search.

1. Perdays Pregnancy Key Essentials & DHA

Perdays Pregnancy Key Essentials & DHA review

This product supports healthy baby development and maternal health with 13 essential pregnancy vitamins & minerals including beta-carotene, vegan vitamin D, and algae derived DHA. Perdays use NUTRISEAL-CAPS™ that is an Australian first double capsule, where each contains its own separate ingredients. This clever double capsule allows for a delayed release to ensure nutrients are well absorbed where it is meant to be!

Perdays Key Essentials & DHA contains 500mcg of folinic acid. 1 in 3 women cannot convert traditional folic acid into its active form. Perdays use folinic acid, a pre-activated form of folic acid to ensure you have the best chance of absorbing this vital nutrient.

RRP $69.00 for 60 tablets from Perdays

2. Elevit Multivitamin

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 $30.50 60 capsules, RRP $51 120 capsules, RRP $73 180 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

6. Kin The Prenatal Supplement

Kin Prenatal Product Review

A Next-Gen Prenatal supplement which has been created so that every woman who is thinking about having a baby, is trying to, or is pregnant can take it. Instead of folic acid, they have developed a product that uses Methylated Folate. This is fantastic because it’s a naturally-occuring folate rather than a man-made one! What sets the Kin Prenatal apart from other brands is their painstakingly sourced, bioavailable ingredients that every body can easily process. Kin The Prenatal is clean and simple with 12 essential high-quality ingredients: Folate, Choline, Zinc, Omega 3, Biotin, Iron, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Iodine, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D3.

Available in two sizes RRP $45 for a months supply and RRP $110 for 3 months supply (19% off) from Kin Fertility 

7. Forever Mum Pre-Conception and Pregnancy Multivitamin

Forever Mum Preconception + Pregnancy Multivitamin has been specially formulated based on the latest knowledge, and ingredients to support healthy foetal development and a healthy pregnancy. Each 1-a-day soft capsule contains 22 important nutrients to support pregnancy, including activated folic acid, iodine and a gentle, tummy friendly iron. It is produced in Australia, and you can trust Forever Mum is 100% Australian owned.

RRP $42.95 for 60 soft capsules from here

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.

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