I’ve spent a lot of time during this pregnancy trying to be better and going the more natural. I’ll admit that I haven’t always been that great about checking labels and things for the organic label. I also haven’t been that great about taking things like vitamins. It’s been a big deal about both during this pregnancy. There are 3 main reasons I decided on a food based prenatal vitamin versus the synthetic gummies I was taking during the first trimester.
- The Registered Dietician suggested it.
I’ll admit that it’s much easier for me to listen to the professionals when it comes to taking medicine or in this case vitamins. The dietician made several suggestions at our class, but I really only took the vitamin suggestion to heart. I was beginning to get worried about things with my old vitamins. The dietician suggested that a whole food variety, and I bite the bullet. The hubs and I ran off to Sprouts over the weekend and investigated at least 3 brands before settling on the Kind Organics Prenatal Vitamins.
- Easily digestible
I was most worried about adding iron as part of my supplement. I had found most iron to be harsh on my tummy. I knew I was going to need extra during the pregnancy. Part of what the dietician said was that a whole food vitamin would allow for easier digestion. I would be taking a vitamin that came from food sources and thus not be so harsh on my stomach. I was sold to try it. So far, I haven’t noticed any abdominal discomfort so I’m still sold.
- My nails were breaking way down into the quick.
This to me was a signal that something in my current vitamin/diet regimen wasn’t working. It was the main reason that a change was necessary. The breakage was causing pain and bleeding in my fingers. I figured it was best to try a new vitamin after talking to my midwife. The midwife agreed that I would most likely be fine with the new regimen, and it started immediately. I have been very pleased with the way things have progressed since switching.
This is why I decided on food based prenatal vitamins.