BabyMamma Prenatal Vitamins Review + Giveaway

by Jaime Weis on February 15, 2013

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I have always had serious issues with vitamins. I tried all the tricks to take them – holding my nose, eating a huge meal before taking them, etc. Nothing has ever worked. I’d feel horribly nauseated for hours.

Then, when I was expecting my little ones, vitamins became an even bigger struggle. Not only was there morning sickness to contend with, there was also the increased sensitivity of the gag reflex. *If* I could manage to swallow my prenatal vitamins, it usually wasn’t long before I saw them again, if you know what I mean.

I actually gave up on vitamins for the majority of my last pregnancy – until I finally caved and bought an extremely expensive whole foods vitamin. I never felt nauseated from the whole food vitamin; it was just a bummer that it cost so much that I had to adjust our food budget to pay for them.

That’s why I had my fingers crossed when I first took the BabyMamma vitamins. These vitamins promised to be easier for easily-nauseated moms to take and keep down – and they were only a third of the retail price of the whole food vitamins I’ve been taking!

babymamma prenatal vitamins

The bottle said that the sweet coating helped the vitamins stay down, but honestly, it’s got to be more than that. I tried a peppermint-coated prenatal once before, and all that did was give me minty-fresh heaves. I never really noticed a flavor for the BabyMamma vitamins (I didn’t even taste the touted sweet coating), but I definitely noticed the lack of gagging and nausea!

I also liked that $1 of the purchase from every bottle goes towards the Mammas Helping Mammas charity, which supports maternal health and wellness initiatives. It’s always nice when a necessary purchase can benefit others as well!

There was one thing, though, that I really found troubling about BabyMamma vitamins. Not only are they coated in a sweet flavor, they’re pink – meaning they very closely resemble candy. This won’t be a problem for most first-time moms, but for those who already have young children, it could be a poisoning risk. My daughter is 21 months, so she’s not strong enough to move our kitchen chairs or anything. It’s simple enough for me to keep the vitamins out of her reach on a high shelf right now – but for an older, stronger child, it would be very important to keep them safely locked up. Use wisdom in where these yummy-looking vitamins are stored!

I would definitely recommend BabyMamma Vitamins (with the caution about careful storage) to any mom who gags on normal prenatals!

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About Jaime Weis

Jaime is a wife, a mom, a writer, an illustrator and an aspiring homesteader. She and her hubby hope to raise their little ones to love life and live simply.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marina February 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

I learned that if you are not satisfied you can get a refund. This would have been awesome if the 20 other prenatal vitamin companies whose bottles are sitting minus one pill in my medicine cabinet had the same policy!

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2 Olivia Rubin February 15, 2013 at 8:14 am

My sister is 7 weeks pregnant

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3 jazzy wynter February 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

I would like to win because I hate my prenatals they taste horrible and they are huge!!!

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4 carola February 15, 2013 at 9:28 am

Looking at your picture above, the pill looks really small. Especially in the first trimester, I have liked pills that are on the smaller side!

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5 Juliette Mariano-Carlson February 17, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I would like to win because I like that you didn’t gag or throw up the pills. It’s a good idea to start taking prenatal vitamins when one is trying to conceive.

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6 Lesley M. February 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I want to win because I had the same issue with the prenatel vitamins I was taking with my first pregnancy. These sound like the perfect solution.

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7 Nicole B. February 18, 2013 at 8:14 am

I would love these! Definitely in the major gag reflex stage of this pregnancy, and currently have 3 different brands, each a different size, with just a couple pills missing!

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8 Wendy Mastin February 19, 2013 at 9:51 am

I learned that it is wrapped it up in a REVOLUTIONARY COATING which MASK ALL ODORS & FLAVORS, eliminating the gag reflex and allowing more important nutrients to benefit to both baby and mamma.

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9 Andrea M February 19, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I’m interested in trying these with their special coating. One of my biggest issues with the pills isn’t the size, it’s the flavor!

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10 Lenora Driskel February 21, 2013 at 7:05 am

They add extra B6 to calm the nausea as it digests.

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11 Kristi p February 21, 2013 at 7:12 am

I love that it has a special coating to mask flavors and odors to prevent gag reflex.

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12 Cassandra Eastman February 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

I love that there is Added B6 vitamins minimize nausea!

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13 Carrie February 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

I learned that prescription vitamins are not necessarily better than non-prescription vitamins. They’re mostly just written so the insurance will cover the cost.

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14 Rachel February 26, 2013 at 10:21 am

I’d like to win because they have a coating that masks odors and flavors.

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15 Tabitha @ A Restful Place February 27, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I have a hard time with vitamins too, I’d love to try these. Thank you!
Tabitha @ A Restful Place recently posted..Kawaii Baby One-Size Snap Closure Pocket {Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique} Review

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16 Deborah February 28, 2013 at 7:34 am

I learned that their ” vitamins are made from easily digestible and soluble ingredients which keep the tummy happy.”

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