Essential Prenatal

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The next-generation prenatal with 12 essential nutrients for your body and baby, before and during pregnancy.

Take two capsules together, once a day—with or without food. AM or PM.

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No-Nausea Capsule Design
Vegan Friendly
Gluten and Allergen Free
No Colorants or Synthetic Fillers

12 Essential Nutrients

During this life-changing time, you need clean nutrients in forms that actually work in your body. Because not all ingredients are created equal.


Methylated 4th generation Folate

Pisticci, Italy1000 mcg (1665 DFE)


Vegan DHA from microalgae

Kingstree, South Carolina300 mg

Vitamin B12

Methylated B12

Bridgeport, Connecticut8 mcg


Nature-identical Choline

Verona, Missouri55 mg


USP-grade potassium iodide

Ogden, Utah150 mcg


USP-grade, active Biotin

Bridgeport, Connecticut300 mcg

Vitamin D3

Vegan-certified D3 from lichen

Nottingham, UK50 mcg (2000 IU)


Gentle, ferrous bisglycinate chelate

Ogden, Utah18 mg


Food-form Boron

Momence, Illinois1 mg

Vitamin E

From mixed tocopherols

Buenos Aires, Argentina7 mg (10 IU)

Vitamin K2

Pure, non-soy form of K2MK7

Oslo, Norway90 mcg


Chelated form of Magnesium

Ogden, Utah30 mg

Our ingredient choices—the forms, what we include, and what we don't—are all made based on what you really need.

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We Want You to Ask Questions

Seriously. Our team of vitamin experts and scientists has answers.

Why should I take a prenatal vitamin?

You need to support your own health as your nutrient needs change when pregnancy becomes a possibility—and later, a reality. Once pregnant, you’re growing a baby and need more nutrients to support its development. Taking a prenatal can help with supporting neural tube development and a healthy birth weight.* In a nutshell, the right nutrients help build a healthy foundation for years to come.

What makes Essential Prenatal different from other prenatals?

Essential Prenatal includes 12 nutrients you need to support a healthy pregnancy, in their cleanest and most absorbable forms. No more, no less. Our ingredient forms (and our formulation) are unique: we include Omega-3s from algae rich in DHA and nature-identical Choline, which work together to support brain and cognition development.* We use the first vegan-certified vitamin D3 from wild-harvested lichen, gentle chelated Iron, and methylated Folate. And we keep it all simple: just two citrus-scented, delayed-release capsules designed to be easy on your stomach. And Essential Prenatal is delivered right to your door for just $35/month.

When should I start taking a prenatal?

Research shows that it takes time to reach optimal nutrient levels for conception, and taking a prenatal vitamin at least three months before conception is ideal. However, if you’re even thinking about trying or you’re not not trying, it’s probably a good time to start a prenatal. The first 28 days of pregnancy are important in your baby’s neural development, so there’s really no such thing as “too soon” to start.

What kind of testing do you do?

When we say “total transparency,” we mean it. Each batch of our vitamins is tested for identity, purity, strength, and composition, so we can be sure that what’s on the label is what’s in the capsules. We also use a third party lab to test each batch, twice, for heavy metals, microbes, allergens, and other contaminants, ensuring they are below levels deemed safe by the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Practices.

How is Essential Prenatal different from Essential for Women?

Essential Prenatal is formulated specifically for the unique nutritional demands of pre-pregnancy and pregnancy. In addition to the nine essential nutrients in Essential for Women, Essential Prenatal includes pregnancy-supporting Biotin, Choline and Iodine*.

How does my subscription work? How can I update my preferences every month?

It’s your Ritual: we’ll send you an email each month, a few days before we charge you and ship your next bottle. You’re free to rush or delay an order, or cancel your subscription, at any time, right from your account page. You’re in control.

More questions? Find answers on our FAQs page.

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Making Us Blush

Great vitamins that are easy to take!

I took the regular Ritual vitamins before my pregnancy and was thrilled when they can out with the prenatal option. This vitamin is easy to take and easy to digest. My midwife was very impressed with the transparency in ingredients and sources. Ove…


Keeping It Real

LOVE the vitamins, not the after taste...

I loved my OG Ritual vitamins with the peppermint EO tablet and I'm thinking about having a baby, so I switched to the Ritual Prenatal and it has the lemon tablet... unfortunately I'm not a fan of the lemon. I would love he prenatal with the peppermi…

Roberte L.

Age 25 - 34

3 months on Essential Prenatal

Wish I knew about these pills when I was pregnant


I love these prenatal pills. They're easy on the stomach and don't make me feel nauseous at all. I've tried many "natural" prenatal pills and they have all made me feel sick. I also feel great about using a company that cares…
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Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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Richele M.

Age 25 - 34

3 months on Essential Prenatal



I absolutely love these vitamins. I can take them on an empty stomach when I couldn’t even take any other vitamins on a full stomach. Taste good, doesn’t upset my stomach at all. The only vitamin I will ever take.

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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Erendira T.

2 months on Essential Prenatal

Amazing little pill


I’ve have to admit I was a skeptic at first. This pill is so different from the rest though. I love the smell of lemon and the pill isn’t huge. If you know prenatal pills you know they look like horse pills. I love this product!

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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Alanoud A.

Age 25 - 34

2 months on Essential Prenatal



It has been amazing

Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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Christie G.

Age 35 - 44

2 months on Essential Prenatal

I like it!


I am 38 and I'm hoping to get pregnant this year. I am starting to take the prenatal pills to get more folate acid in my system. The vitamins I've tried in the past made my stomach really upset and I'd burp up the fish oil smell all da…
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Ritual Response

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We're working on improving the citrus strength to combat the taste of the algal oil, stay tuned for updates! Glad you like the folate as much as we do ;)

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