Morning sickness: It’s not fun, to say the least. So we can probably agree that when battling an iffy stomach while pregnant, the last thing someone wants to deal with is a prenatal multivitamin that makes them feel worse, right?
The good news is that there are certain things to look for in a prenatal multivitamin that might be able to offer some comfort—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 the stomach in the first place. (Spoiler—the kind of multivitamin you choose matters.)
You might already know that it’s tricky for doctors to pinpoint the exact cause of stomach irritation in individual pregnant people, 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. (You guessed it: It may have something to do with the multivitamin.)