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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Essential Prenatal

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

For Thinking, Trying, and When it's Time

Prep your body for pregnancy, nourish your health, and support your baby’s development.


Supports energy production and mood*

Provides essential nutrients you need to help your body be ready when you are.*

First Trimester

Folate in Essential Prenatal supports healthy neural tube development*

Helps facilitate healthy brain development in the critical 28 days after you conceive.*

Second Trimester

Supports continual development

Promotes continued growth of newly formed organs and tissues.*

Third Trimester

Prepares you for birth

Supports a normal birth weight and red blood cell production.*

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. Learn more


Methylated 4th generation Folate

Pisticci, Italy1000 mcg (1700 DFE)


Vegan DHA from microalgae

Saskatoon, Canada350 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, Argentina6.7 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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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two (2) Vegetarian Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% DV
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol1) [from Lichen(whole plant)]50 mcg (2000 IU)333%Ϯ
Vitamin E (as alpha tocopherol from mixed tocopherols2) [from Brassica napus(seed)]6.7 mg (10 IU)35%Ϯ
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-73)90 mcg100%Ϯ
Folate (as 6S-5-methyltetrahydrofolate [Glucosamine Salt]4)1700 mcg DFE (1,000 mcg)283%Ϯ
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)8 mcg286%Ϯ
Biotin300 mcg857%Ϯ
Choline (as bitartrate5)55 mg10%Ϯ
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate6)18 mg67%Ϯ
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 mcg52%Ϯ
Magnesium (as dimagnesium malate)30 mg8%Ϯ
Boron (as calcium fructoborate7)1 mg**
Omega-3 Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) [from Schizochytrium spp. (whole microalgae)8]350 mg**
Ϯ Percent Daily Values for Pregnant and Lactating Women
** Daily Value (DV) not established
Other Ingredients: Stomach acid-resistant outer vegan capsule (hypromellose, gellan gum), inner vegan capsule (hypromellose), silica, cellulose, l-leucine
1Vitashine™ lichen, 2Tocomix® 70R, 3K2VITAL®, 4Quatrefolic®, 5VitaCholine®, 6Ferrochel®, 7FruiteX-B®, 8Algarithm™
VitaCholine® is a registered trademark of Balchem Corporation
Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Laboratories, Inc

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…

Kelsey H.

Age 25 - 34

8 months on Essential Prenatal

Wouldn't go without


I feel my best when I take these. In hoping to have a baby one day it was perfect timing for me to switch from the original one to the prenatal. My only critique is the taste. I LOVED the minty flavor of the original, I was disappointed theY changed …
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Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

Ritual Response


If you're experiencing burp-back from the vegan algal oil, we'd suggest taking the vitamins before bed or on an empty stomach with a glass of juice to see if that helps! In the meantime, we'll forward your feedback to the team.

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Stacie S.

2 months on Essential Prenatal

Essential Prenatal


They are soft on the stomach and don't have a bad after taste. I love that it has folate acid instead of folic acid when I saw it I was instantly sold. It is so hard to find a prenatal pill with good quality ingredients! I love these pills!

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

Ritual Response


Happy to hear you're loving the methylated folate!

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Megan J.

Age 25 - 34

1 month on Essential Prenatal

Love Ritual


Super happy with my prenatals, ingredients are very important to me and I love feeling comfortable with what I’m putting into my body. Plus I’m feelin’ good.

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

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Olivia W.

Age 18 - 24

2 months on Essential Prenatal

Best prenatal


In my 2nd pregnancy and I have to say I love these prenatal. You only take 2 a day which is way better than 4-6 like the others. The size of the capsule is great and they are easy to swallow!! I have been extremely nauseous this pregnancy but these have not made me nauseous! Love it! Great ingredients for the little baby :)

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

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Connie K.

Age 25 - 34

5 months on Essential Prenatal

Healthy choice


Clean, great ingredients and good flavor.

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

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