Pregnancy-related queasiness: It’s not fun, to say the least. So we can probably agree that when you’re battling an iffy stomach while you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to deal with is a prenatal multivitamin that makes you feel worse, right?
The good news is that there are certain things you can look for in a prenatal multivitamin that might be able to offer some help—as well as some strategies that can at least help you manage stomach irritation throughout your pregnancy.*
But first: Here’s how multivitamins might be bothering your stomach in the first place. (Spoiler—the kind of multivitamin you choose matters.)
You might already know that while it’s tricky for doctors to pinpoint the exact cause of stomach irritation in individual pregnant women, since there are usually a few different contributing factors. But when it comes to vitamin-related stomach irritation, the cause might be a bit easier to predict.