If you read our article on ‘What vitamins to take during pregnancy’, you will know how important it is to give your body and your newly growing baby all the nutrition and vitamins for you to stay healthy while growing a healthy baby. It is even key to start taking some vitamins prior to even conceiving, as these will boost essential nutrients ready for pregnancy.
The health organisation recommend that you take 400 micrograms of folic acid prior to being pregnant and then to twelve weeks into your pregnancy. To find out more information about these guidelines, read our article on The importance of taking folic acid in pregnancy. This article highlights that folic is acid has been proven that it can help prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida.
What are the best vitamins for pregnancy? It is key to get a good level of vitamin D, Iron, Vitamin C, and calcium during pregnancy. These can be obtained either through food, or by taking individual supplements, or by taking a multivitamin for prenatal or during pregnancy. Our best vitamins for pregnancy of 2019, therefore gives you the organic vitamins we highly recommend.
I have not personally used all the supplements in our top 5 best, however I have conducted detailed research and analysed the reviews of others in order to bring you this list of our best vitamins for pregnancy 2019.
This organic pregnancy supplement has made it to the top of our list as it is their new and improved super Nutrient pregnancy supplement. This multivitamin claims to care for you and your baby every step of the way, from conception, pregnancy and beyond.
It not only gives you the recommended 400 micrograms of folic acid, but combines this with 29 other vitamins which are key during pregnancy. These include iron, and zinc and green goodness of the super hero spirulina, which is a natural antioxidant and provides natural vitamin C, for healthy development of baby. (Click here for a list of the full Ingredients and vitamins that are provided in this multi vitamin)
Neal’s Yard Remedies tell us that their pregnancy supplement will help maintain your nutritional intake for you and your baby, providing you with cell protective antioxidants. They assure us that this supplement is perfectly safe to use preconception, during pregnancy and while breast feeding
I love that we are assured that these supplements do not contain any synthetic binders or fillers (which are present in so many other multi vitamins). They do not use GM (Genetically Modified) ingredients, or Nano technology in the production of their supplements. These are also claimed to be Yeast, Gluten, Nut/peanut/soy bean, Dairy free, and suitable for vegetarians.
I love that this pregnancy supplement is convenient and easy, as it contains all the vitamins you need in a superior-absorption capsule. Simply take two capsules a day!
These supplements give you the option of just taking Folic Acid which is sourced from organic lemon. Which means all the ingredients are free from chemicals and pesticides.
Garden of life offer is this raw whole food prenatal vitamin with iron. They tell us that this vitamin supports blood and heart health with iron, vitamin C, E and B-Complex, plus folate for healthy neural tube development in your baby. They also tell us that it has prebiotics from ginger and vitamin D and zinc for digestive support. Ginger is also great for helping with morning sickness.
I love that they assure us there are no binders or fillers used in the production of this multivitamin, and that it is made from raw wholefoods. This supplement is suitable for vegetarians and is gluten and dairy free. Suitable for prenatal, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Nature’s’s Plus tell us that their Source of life garden organic prenatal multivitamin is a comprehensive natural supplement for all stages of your pregnancy. They inform us that each serving offers a complete range of 16 vitamins and minerals, including folic acid.
They claim their high potency non GMO supplement has all the essential vitamins and minerals needed for reproductive health, conception, foetal health, and healthy lactation. They also boast that they also have a mix of botanical’s including ginger, prune, flax, fenugreek and cranberry.
Nature’s plus claim that they use superior ingredients and I love that their supplement is made from 35 organic whole foods and is an antioxidant, a powerful alley against free radicals. I also like that this supplement delivers comprehensive essential nutrition to both you and your baby without using yeast, pesticides, synthetic chemicals and toxins. It is gluten free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Together bring you a perfectly balanced combination to fully support the needs of you and your baby. This supplement includes the recommended 400 mcg of folic acid in the same form as folate from food. It is therefore recommended to be taken during conception and breast feeding.
I really like that this Together supplement is plant based and comes with a vegecap that can be split, so you can open up and empty the contents into a smoothie or juice, or mixed with your food and drink. I have used together products for many years and have always been extremely impressed by them.
Together assure us that this supplement is certified vegetarian and that all the ingredients used to make it are free from pesticides and herbicides. They also confirm that they have tested safe for heavy metals. They are also free from Wheat, active yeast, gluten, soya and milk.
As with all vitamins disclaimers, here at natural organic for baby, we recommend that if you are trying to conceive or are pregnant, that you gain as many of your vitamins, minerals and nutrients from a healthy nutritious diet. However, if you feel the need to supplement then all the vitamins above come highly recommended, in general, however this does not constitute a personal recommendation and therefore, we always advise consulting with your GP or midwife prior to taking any supplements, to ensure they fit your personal medical circumstances.
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I love all the supplements in our top five and would personally use and recommend all of them. The choice is perhaps whether you want to take folic acid and then get your nutrients from food. Or if you feel you would prefer the convenience of a multivitamin that contains the recommended dosage of folic acid.
If your diet is not as healthy as you would like, then I would recommend starting to add in foods as recommended in our article ‘what vitamins to take during pregnancy’. A great way to add vast amounts of healthy vitamins is by drinking juices and smoothies or making healthy soups and stews. However, it is always good to supplement with a good organic multivitamin too. After all your body is going to be doing a lot of work in the coming months growing your beautiful baby.
My absolute favourite and therefore best vitamin for pregnancy is the Organic pregnancy supplement by Neal’s Yard Remedies. I think it provided the best all round quantity of vitamins in the supplements with the recommended dose of folic acid plus 29 other vitamins and minerals. This gives you the peace of mind that you are giving your body and your baby all the good organic vitamins and minerals it needs, without any chemicals, fillers or synthetic ingredients that so many supplements now have.
If you have any questions or commen, please feel free to leave them below. Are you planning a pregnancy? Do you prefer the idea of just folic acid, or taking a multi vitamin? Did you purchase any of these recommendations? If so what did you think? Please feel free to leave any of your opinions below so that our future readers can benefit from your experience.