8 Best Prenatal Vitamins for Pregnancy

 Prenatal vitamins are supplements for people who are pregnant or want to get pregnant. They contain the daily vitamins and minerals you will need before pregnancy.

When to Start Taking Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are most effective when taken before conception. It is recommended to take supplements with folic acid 1 month before attempting to get pregnant.

Here are some of the best prenatal vitamins you can find in Malaysia.

1. Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold

Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold provides 20 important nutrients in total including a daily dose of:
- 500 microgram of folic acid which, if taken daily for one month before conception and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with spina bifida/neural tube defects
- 150 microgram of iodine for baby's brain and hearing development
- Lower constipation iron
- Odourless and concentrated fish oil, rich in DHA for baby's brain and nervous system development
- Omega-3 DHA to support baby’s brain and nervous system development

2. One A Day Women’s Prenatal : Prenatal Vitamins for Hair Growth

A prenatal multivitamin that provides nutritional support for women before, during, and after pregnancy.

- Contains key nutrients like folic acid, DHA, iron and calcium all in one single soft gel
-  Prenatal vitamins with folic acid : Provides 100% of the daily value of folic acid
- Gluten free, Dairy free, No Artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, wheat
- Pre-Pregnancy : Nutritional support for women who are thinking about or trying to have a baby. Folic Acid to support your child's healthy brain and spinal cord development.
- Pregnancy : Nutritional support for expectant mothers and new mothers, with key ingredients like Iodine and Folic Acid.
- Post Pregnancy : Helps support new mothers while breastfeeding with Omega-3 DHA, which can be passed to the baby through breast milk to support healthy brain and eye development through infancy.
- Promotes hair growth and helps to make your hair lustrous.

3. Nature Made Prenatal Multi + DHA : Prenatal Vitamin with DHA

- Prenatal vitamins with iron, folic acid and DHA
- Prenatal vitamins for anemia
- Provides Folic Acid and 19 other nutrients including Iron and DHA for mom’s nutritional support, and baby’s brain, eyes, and nervous system development.
- Formulated with the recommended amount of DHA (200 mg)
- 90-DAY SUPPLY: Adults take 1 softgel daily with water and a meal. Each serving (1 softgel) contains prenatal vitamins with DHA and Folic Acid, including Vitamins A, C, D3, E, and all 8 B vitamins—plus Calcium, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, and Zinc.
- Made in USA
- No artificial flavors or sweeteners. Gluten free.

I am a nurse and I did a ton of research on these. I saw a lot of reviews from healthcare professionals also. I am not pregnant but I take this as a regular multivitamin. These are a liquigel and are not that big and easy to swallow. I am sensitive to vitamins and get nausea so I take vitamins at night usually but I can take these in the morning on an empty stomach and no nausea. I do have MTHFR and these do have folic acid not folate but I have lived my whole life not knowing and I survived all the fortified grains and pastas and 2 babies I think I will live. I do take a methylated B complex so that should help. I was taking the Honest Company brand ( which are great) prenatal because they were the only cheaper alternative with methylated folate but even at 20 bucks for 30 days it was breaking my bank. These are great quality, quantity (2 months) and inexpensive and provide more vitamins than most. Sorry but very few supplements are worth the extra money. More expensive does not mean better. Don't buy into the sales pitches people.

4. Hairtamin Mom Prenatal Vitamins : Prenatal Vitamins for Hair Growth

- Gluten-Free Vitamins with Biotin, Probiotics, Zinc, Iron
- POSTNATAL MULTIVITAMIN - Our favorite hair supplement has gone vegan and been formulated into a complete prenatal and postnatal to help nourish both you, your baby and yes, your hair!

> Contains their proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs plus a potent super antioxidant complex that works synergistically 
> Promotes existing hair growth
> Prevents hair loss and shedding 
> Increases follicle strength for strong hair

> Packed with vitamins, minerals & super antioxidants
> Gluten and drug free formula
> Naturally boosts energy levels
> Probiotics for enhanced digestion
> Prenatal vitamins for nausea : Digestive enzyme complex to ease morning sickness

- 1 capsule a day. 
- Vegetarian capsules. 
- Cruelty Free. 
- Made in USA

5. Seeking Health Optimal Prenatal Chewable

- Prenatal vitamins for gestational diabetes : Contains no added sugars
- Packed with key nutrients that are necessary during fetal development and breastfeeding.
- Uses a comprehensive prenatal formula with a unique blend of amino acids, chelated minerals, and vitamins—including calcium, zinc, iodine, and folate.
- Includes active B6 and ginger to support digestive comfort
- May help support healthy methylation processes and healthy immune system

6. Zahler Mighty Mini Prenatal + DHA : Prenatal Vitamin with DHA

Zahler Mighty Mini Prenatal DHA is a pint sized, easy to swallow pill that provides a full spectrum of critical nutrients plus DHA that you and your developing baby require.

- Prenatal vitamins with iron
- Small, easy-to-swallow one a day softgel 
- Prenatal plus DHA pills contains 19 critical nutrients including 100mg of DHA which help to support vision, brain, neural tube, bones, immune system and mental health function
- Made in the USA

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7. Megafood Baby & Me 2 Prenatal Vitamins

Postnatal and Prenatal Multivitamin for Women with Biotin, Folic Acid, Choline, and More - Non-GMO - 120 Tablets

- Fetal Support: Methylfolate (the active form of folic acid) and choline support fetal health
- Women's Prenatal Vitamins: Contains iron for pregnancy support
- B Complex Vitamins: Includes key nutrients like vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and more
- Better Health Starts with Nature: We use real food and added nutrients in our premium supplements
- Goodness is in Our Roots: We believe you are what you do, and so we’re obsessed with quality


My wife has taken this supplement during the pregnancy and during breastfeeding for our first child and the results have been spectacular.
Our son is much smarter than his peers. He is a master builder with blocks and his he says more words than I do and he’s 2.
He is also the most handsome child anyone has ever seen. He was doing the “Blue steel” as he came out of the birth canal. Amazing.
Very happy with the results of this supplement! Five stars.

8. Vitafusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins

- Gentle on the stomach with no iron added
- Made with high-quality, purified fish oil that has been tested for mercury and PCBs.
- Contains NO high-fructose corn syrup, NO gluten and NO synthetic (FD&C) dyes
- Recipient of the 2018 ChefsBest Excellence Award. The ChefsBest Excellence Award is awarded to brands that surpass quality standards established by independent professional chefs.
- Each serving provides 100% DV folic acid, 50 mg Omega-3 DHA, Best of all, these great-tasting, natural fruit flavored gummies contain no iron, making them easy on the stomach.

FAQ : What Should You Avoid when Taking Prenatal Vitamins?

Always check with your doctor before adding any additional supplements outside of any prenatal vitamins you may be taking.

1. Excessive Vitamin A : This vitamin is important for fetal vision development and immune function. We usually get enough Vitamin A from existing prenatal vitamins and foods. Furthermore, it is fat soluble thus your body stores excess amounts in the liver. Too much of it in the liver may lead to liver damage or birth defects. 

2. Excessive Vitamin E : This vitamin is involved in gene expression and immune function. However, taking too much may increase the risk of abdominal pain and premature rupture of the amniotic sack.

3. Excessive Vitamin B6, C and D

4. Black Cohosh : Used for controlling hot flashes and menstrual cramps. It is unsafe to take during pregnancy as it can cause uterine contractions, leading to preterm labor. It may also cause liver damage.

5. Goldenseal : A dietary supplement to treat respiratory infections and diarrhea. It contains berberine, which has been shown to worsen jaundice in infants. It can lead to a condition called kernicterus, a rare type of brain damage that can be fatal.

6. Dong Quai : A root that is popular in traditional Chinese medicine to treat everything from menstrual cramps to high blood pressure. It may stimulate uterine contractions, raising the risk of miscarriage.

7. Yohimbe : Yohimbe is used as an herbal remedy to treat a range of conditions from erectile dysfunction to obesity. This herb has been associated with dangerous side effects like high blood pressure, heart attacks, and seizures.

8. Other herbal supplements that should be avoided during pregnancy:
- Saw palmetto
- Tansy
- Red clover
- Angelica
- Yarrow
- Wormwood
- Blue Cohosh
- Pennyroyal
- Ephedra
- Mugwort



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