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What is difference between the preconception and prenatal vitamins?Updated a year ago

The main difference is in the levels of nutrients in the different formulations.  This is because during the preconception period and the different trimesters of pregnancy, there are different nutrient requirements.  We have formulated our supplements with this in mind.  

For example, during the preconception period, it is ideal to try to boost iron stores.  However, during the first trimester of pregnancy iron can aggravate morning sickness.  For this reason, our preconception multivitamin includes iron and our Prenatal Trimester One does not.  Our Prenatal Trimester One has specifically been formulated to reduce morning sickness.  It includes 1300mg of ginger and 75mg of vitamin B6 which have been shown to reduce the severity of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. 

We recommend taking our preconception vitamins prior to trying to conceive for at least 3-4 months, to support healthy conception and increase your chances of success.  Once pregnant, we recommend moving to our Prenatal Trimester One and then Prenatal Trimester 2 & 3 once your morning sickness subsides.

Prenatal Trimester 2 & 3 provides even more of the key nutrients required in the last half of pregnancy and breastfeeding, including iodine, choline, zinc, vitamin D, and activated B vitamins. It also contains 24mg of bioavailable and well absorbed and well tolerated iron. 

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