Took some time to get used to
These vitamins are decent and seem to be doing fine now that I have adjusted. For the first week I felt really bloated for a few hours after taking them (my guess is the iron) but that finally went away.
After reading the other reviews I was expecting the pills to be the size of horse pills, but thankfully they weren't bad. Also the smell wasn't bad either, and honestly it goes away pretty quickly. I sort my supplements into pill boxes every week anyway, which would probably be a good way to air them out if you just really can't stand the smell.
Will probably reorder, but I would prefer something from the Swanson Premium brand if they had it.
May 31, 2013
I tried several prenatals before these and I must say that these are the best I've tried! I love that they are capsules and not tabs. Take two a day and you're done. There is a slight odor when you open the bottle but other than that...There isn't a taste since they are capsules so they are very easy to take.
I must say though, do NOT take these on an empty stomach! Like all vitamins, they are strong and will give you an upset stomach if you don't eat something prior to taking them. I experience this with all vitamins though.
May 22, 2013
What I Need
I have started taking this supplement since my husband and I are trying to get pregnant. It seems like a great supplement with what I need. I love Swanson's price and will be purchasing this product again.
May 23, 2012
I can't say enough good about these vitamins. All through my teen years and into adulthood I struggled with my energy level being very low. The Drs checked everything and didn't find anything wrong. I ordered these prenatals after a Dr recommended that I start taking them. What an immediate difference!!! I now have a normal energy level and notice an immediate difference when I don't take them. I also took these when I was pregnant and breastfeeding and they are absolutely wonderful!!!!! I won't ever look anywhere else for prenatals.
March 15, 2012
I highly recommend these prenatals. I have a sensitive tummy to most multi-vitamins out there. I love these because my tummy has no issues with these. They are still big like other prenatals but I find easier to swallow because they're in a soft gel capsule. One complaint though would be that they do stink. So, if sensitive to smells (especially during pregnancy) might need to hold your breath until you put it in your mouth. :)
December 30, 2011
I am currently trying to conceive, and I started taking these prenatal vitamins about two months ago. I have not had any problems with nausea at all. I was taking another brand of prenatal vitamins before these, and I could literally taste the iron. These vitamins are a godsend for anyone with digestive issues or issues with iron in general. I have noticed changes in my hair and fingernails as well. They have definitely become stronger. I would recommend these vitamins to anyone trying to become pregnant, currently pregnant, or breastfeeding.
August 7, 2011
I followed the other reviews that these prenatal vitamins are great especially with nausea and it was true. I was able to stomach them. They worked great
April 7, 2011
I have been taking these pills since before I got pregnat 3 years ago, and I still love them. They helped me prepare for my baby, during my pregnancy and when I was nursing. These never made me neasus... I really reccomend this product! I am starting to try for another baby and this is what I am using again. LOVE IT!! Easy to swallow and no taste!!!
February 10, 2011
Only Vitamin I can take.....
It is true this is the only vitamin I can take that does not cramp up my stomach. I am not pregnant, I cannot any more. I tired this to see if I could tolerate it. I am very pleased. If someone that needed the extra iron I recommend this product to them. It has everything you need as a woman, not just trying to get pregnant. I hope this helps.
June 22, 2010
Great prenatal! Went back to this one after using another more expensive vitamin. Very pleased with this product.
February 20, 2010
Easy to swallow.
Not only is this a great product, but it is easy to swallow and easy on the tummy. I'm extremly sensitive during pregnancy, so I'm loving this!
February 2, 2010
This is my second pregnancy and I knew that I wanted to use these prenatal vitamins again because of the good results I had from my first! It didn't cause me to have bad nausea like the other prenatals I tried.
I would recommend this product to any pregnant mother out there or someone trying to get pregnant. Excellent!!!
August 22, 2009
Only One to Buy
Other prenatal vitamins make me nauseaus - are hard to swallow and make me feel bloated and gassy. This one does none of that, and provides my body with much-needed energy. There is a noticeable drop in my energy levels if I forget to take this prenatal for several days or a week. I've been taking this one faithfully while pregnant and breastfeeding for years now, and couldn't live without it. It's the only one to buy.
July 24, 2009
I purchased the prenatal supplements from Swanson for my daughter who is trying to get pregnant. Her doctor recommended she begin taking them now. They were a very good price through Swansons and she finds them easy to take (she is not a good pill swallower) and they have all the things she needs for a prenatal supplement.
July 24, 2009
I have used this prenatal for over 3 years now and love it! It is gentle on my stomach and was easy for my sensitive pregnant tummy to handle.
June 25, 2009
I used these during my pregnancy and now as I'm nursing and have no problems whatsoever. My nails and hair are also the best they've ever been.
February 22, 2009
Wouldn't recommend this
I've been a Swanson customer for several years and bought these vitamins based on the company's reputation and good reviews.
However, I'm very disappointed with this product and have to disagree with other reviewers. The capsules are very large, difficult to swallow and you have to take 2 of them daily. They smell awful, even my husband has noticed that. Since I've become pregnant, I just can't take these vitamins because they're making me nauseous, even in the second trimester.
Also I compared the formula with a cheaper and more convenient store-brand multivitamin for women and found no significant difference. Folic Acid supplement alone cost just a couple of bucks. Save your money.
October 13, 2008
These vitamins are wonderful! I have always had very brittle nails and now they are long and strong. They have a great level of Folic Acid. The only problem I have had is nausia if I don't eat enough with them. Otherwise, they're easy to swallow.
July 9, 2008
Excellent pre natal vitamin
I took twinlab pre natal vitamins during both my pregnanices and never had any problems. They are easy to swallow and have no after taste. I would definately recommend them.
June 29, 2008
It Really Worked For Me
I'm 50 yrs. old and for the last 3 yrs. my hair has been thinning fast. Also, my nails were so soft that they would break so easily. A friend told me that pre-natal vitamins would stop my hair from falling out. She has been on them for 20 yrs. and she is in her 70's.
Sure enough! I've been on the Twin Lab Pre-Natal vitamins for approx. 3 wks. and now I hardly loose any hair and my nails are strong and long. It really worked for me!
December 27, 2007