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Prenatal Vitamins: Summary


The goal of this series of blog posts was to provide more in-depth information about what prenatal vitamins are, how they help, and compare different brands. It is easy to see why providing your baby with proper nutrients is important. However, it is also important to provide your baby with high quality nutrition.

Best in Show

Here at Roots Chiropractic, we recommend Metagenics Wellness Essentials. It does not fall short on any of the key nutrients talked about in this series, and it provides additional nutrients that were not discussed, such as DHA and EPA. It is an all inclusive, high quality prenatal vitamin that makes it easy for your baby to grow and develop properly. We are providing a 10% discount to all of our practice members, which now includes anyone who reads these blogs.

Runner-up: Thorne Prenatal. Thorne’s prenatal vitamin is on point with all of the nutrients discussed, and is affordable. The only downside would be the lack of DHA and EPA, but that’s not fair seeing as we did not discuss that in this series. Overall, a great prenatal.

There are a couple of other things we would like to point out.

Gummy Vitamins

If you are taking a gummy vitamin, it may be lacking in certain minerals, so additional supplementation would be needed. However, in the first trimester, some women experience extreme nausea. If you are unable to keep down a capsule or tablet prenatal, the gummy vitamins may be a great option. SmartyPants Gummy Prenatal may be the better option here for a couple of reasons. First, it contains folate, not folic acid. Secondly, it contains a slightly higher amount of B6, which may help with morning sickness symptoms.

Chiropractic Care

While taking a prenatal vitamin is important for providing your baby with proper nutrients, taking care of their housing is just as important. Chiropractic care during your pregnancy can help with some of the pains associated with pregnancy, as well as provide optimal sacral and pelvic positioning so that the baby has all the room it needs to grow and develop. This helps decrease labor times, decrease the chance of a cesarean section, and promotes optimal fetal position for birth.


If you have any concerns or questions, or would like us to take a look at your prenatal vitamin, please do not hesitate to comment below or give the office a call.


Click here to read the first blog of the series: Why should I take a prenatal?

Click here to read the second blog: Prenatal Vitamins: Overview

Click here to read the third blog: Prenatal Vitamins: Calcium and Iron

Click here to read the fourth blog: Prenatal Vitamins: Folate or Folic Acid

Click here to read the fifth blog: Prenatal Vitamins: A, C, & D

Click here to read the sixth blog: Prenatal Vitamins: B6 & B12

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