Essential for Women
Prenatal Multivitamin

The next-generation prenatal with 12 key nutrients for before and during pregnancy.*

Monthly Subscription BenefitsFree Shipping, Always30-Day Money Back GuaranteeEasy Cancellation, AnytimeEligible For FSA/HSA Reimbursement

Monthly Subscription BenefitsFree Shipping, Always30-Day Money Back GuaranteeEasy Cancellation, AnytimeEligible For FSA/HSA Reimbursement

Essential Protein is Informed Sport Certified

The mark signifies that it meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes.

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The mark signifies that it meets the high quality standards of even the world’s most elite athletes.

Each lot of Essential Protein is rigorously screened for over 250 banned substances in sport—including stimulants, narcotics, and diuretics. Our lot numbers are posted on informed-sport.com. Check it out— we are committed to empowering you to make informed decisions about your health.

Delayed-Release Capsule Design
Vegan
Gluten and Major Allergen Free
Made Traceable™
Non-GMO Project Verified
No Artificial Colorants or Synthetic Fillers
Woman holding Ritual's prenatal multivitamin pills
Woman holding Ritual's prenatal multivitamin pills

For Thinking, Trying, and When it's Time

Prep your body for pregnancy and support your nutrient needs.

Neural Tube Support*

Folate and Choline to support neural tube development.*

Brain Health*

Omega-3 DHA, Choline and Folate for supporting fetal brain development.*

Blood-Building*

Iron, Folate, & Vitamin B12 contribute to red blood cell formation.*

Bone Support*

Calcium-helper nutrients D3, K2, Magnesium, and Boron help maintain bone health.*

12 Traceable Ingredients

Essential Prenatal is Made Traceable™ with a visible supply chain so you know what you’re putting in your body. Because not all ingredients are created equal.

We opted for methylated folate as 5-MTHF - the active form of folic acid to support folate adequacy.*

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The Smart Capsule

Singular Ritual prenatal multivitamin photographed next to a lemon peel
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Delayed-Release Capsule Design

Delayed-release capsules are designed to dissolve in the small intestine, an ideal place to absorb nutrients.*
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Essenced With Lemon

The citrus tab in every bottle keeps things fresh, so taking your vitamins daily is a more enjoyable experience.
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All Together, Fewer Pills

Our innovative design combines oily and dry ingredients in one capsule. Get nutrients you need in just 2 daily pills.*
Singular Ritual prenatal multivitamin photographed next to a lemon peel

We Want You to Ask Questions

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

More than 97% of women aged 19­-50 are not getting enough Vitamin D from their diet. That’s why we include 50 mcg of vegan-certified Vitamin D3 in Essential Prenatal to help support normal immune function.*
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.
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.
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.
Our prenatal multivitamin may be eligible for reimbursement with many flexible spending accounts (FSA), health savings accounts (HSA), and health reimbursement accounts (HRA). Check with your provider to confirm your plan's specific requirements for reimbursement. While we do not accept FSA/HSA/HRA prepaid cards in checkout, you can file for reimbursement by submitting a receipt of your monthly subscription to your provider. You can view your receipt by going to Account > View Box Details > View Box History > View Receipt. Save the receipt by clicking Download Receipt PDF.
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.
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*.
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.
We have gone to great lengths to select ingredients that help to support our bodies. We also select materials that are better for the planet, too. For packaging that meant finding new use for old matter. For example, mailers are made from recovered newsprint and plant fibers, and bottles made from 100% recycled content. Sharing these choices with you is at the core of our mission; It’s why we created the first visible supply-chain of its kind. This is just the beginning of a more traceable future—and we’re committed to keeping you in the loop with every step forward.

More questions? Find answers on our FAQs page.

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Meet Our In-House Scientists and Expert Council

We work with a lot of exceptional and thoughtful people—like the scientists, nutritionists, and medical doctors on our Scientific Advisory Board, who help guide our product innovation and clinical research.

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD

Dr. Nima Alamdari, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer at Ritual (Prev. Harvard Faculty)

Dr. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD

Dr. Marie Caudill, PhD, RD

Professor, Cornell University (Nutritional Sciences)

Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Dr. Jason Rothbart, MD, FACOG

Physician, Cedars-Sinai (Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS

Dr. Luke Bucci, PhD, CCN, CNS

Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

Dr. Mastaneh Sharafi, PhD, RD

VP of Scientific Affairs at Ritual (Nutritional Sciences)

Dr. Robin Berzin, MD

Dr. Robin Berzin, MD

Doctor & CEO, Parsley Health (Functional Medicine)

Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Dr. Jordan Shlain, MD

Physician & Founder, Private Medical (Primary Care)

Dr. Michelle Davenport

Dr. Michelle Davenport

Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Dr. Blanche Ip, PhD

Assistant Professor, Brown University (Nutritional Biochemistry)

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Dr. Dyan Hes, MD

Medical Director, Gramercy Pediatrics

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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…

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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…

Melinda S.

Age 25 - 34

11 months on Essential Prenatal

Essential Prenatal

7/22/2021

I love this prenatal! I have tried a few others but I’m so glad I found this one! They smell amazing and the capsule that they’re in makes them easy and comfortable to swallow. I definitely would and have recommended them to friends!

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

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Jessica W.

2 months on Essential Prenatal

Best customer service

7/18/2021

The vitamins don't give me nausea, which has been a major issue during my pregnancy. They also ship very promptly and respond to my issues immediately. Even on the weekends, their team responds to my emails within minutes and fixes the problem effectively and efficiently.

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

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Britta C.

Age 35 - 44

11 months on Essential Prenatal

The only prenatal I don't dread!

7/16/2021

I have had a great experience with the Ritual Essential Prenatal vitamin. The previous ones I have tried not only made me gag from the scent before I took them but left a strong reminder of their flavor long after I had taken them. Ritual does neithe…
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Yes, I'd tell a friend to take these vitamins.

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Allison C.

Age 25 - 34

10 months on Essential Prenatal

Best prenatal

7/14/2021

I’m allergic to fish so finding a prenatal that was free of fish oil, that didn’t make me gag in the first trimester and was also conveniently delivered to my door was key. Love my ritual vitamins!

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

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Kristen M.

Age 25 - 34

10 months on Essential Prenatal

Essential Prenatal

6/29/2021

I love these prenatal vitamins. It makes me more confident knowing why each nutrient was (or was not) included, and where they are sourced. It’s also super convenient not having to remember to order more, especially with pregnancy brain! Overall this…
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