As I am seven months pregnant and breastfeeding my toddler, I need a dietary supplement. I thought it would be a good time to do a product review of morningpep prenatal vitamins. Read on for all the details…
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Product Review of morningpep Prenatal Vitamins
My History with Prenatal Vitamins
This is my twelfth pregnancy. I have had four miscarriages so I try to be very careful about what I put in my body when I am pregnant. For many of my pregnancies, I was taking a prenatal vitamin and it seemed to work well, but then one day I broke out in hives from it. I read the “supplement facts” or “nutrition label” with the ingredients and realized that the company started putting Iodine in their product. I am allergic to Iodine! I was so disappointed as it was very hard to find a prenatal multivitamin without Iodine that had less than 300 MG of Calcium (calcium carbonate). I had already learned the hard way from my 6th pregnancy that I needed to keep that number low or my body would make kidney stones. Most of the multivitamins I have seen have a whopping 400 to 800 MG of Calcium! So I was on the hunt. I seriously could not find one and ended up using my regular multivitamin and had two more miscarriages.
With my last pregnancy before this one, I learned to add a Vitamin C supplement and Super B's. (A dietary supplement with at least three of the B vitamins). I was already taking fish oil for my heart as I have previously had PPCM (peri-partum cardiomyapathy – basically pregnancy induced heart failure) for one of my pregnancies. I was blessed to have a healthy baby boy for that last pregnancy at age 43, although I did have gestational diabetes.
How I Found morningpep
I was breastfeeding my toddler in the rocking chair. He was falling asleep, so I was on Twitter on my smartphone and was searching prenatal vitamins, “just to see” if there was anything new out there. I was 44 and feeling tired often and suspected I needed “something more”. Amazingly, a blogger I was following on Twitter was offering a free giveaway of prenatal vitamins. I private messaged her to see if she could snap a photo of the ingredients for me. What I saw is exactly what you see in the above photo. This prenatal vitamin already has the Super B vitamins in it, already has Vitamin C, has no iodine, and had 200 MG of Calcium! I looked up some of the ingredients I didn't know much about to be sure they were safe for breastfeeding. They were, so I put my email address in to try to win the product. I was declared the winner!
I received my product and tried it and was very pleased with it's effects. I wasn't “ready for a nap” at 3 pm anymore. I had energy again and my younger sister-in-law mentioned something about me having energy, so it was not my imagination. It was truly working well with my body! I am now down to three pills that I take in the morning. I take my omega 3 fish oil, Vitamin C (because I don't think you can have enough), and a morningpep Prenatal.
I was watching my toddler's stools to see if they would change from my change in supplements and they did not change and his demeanor was still the “sweet toddler” he always was so I know he did not have an upset tummy or anything. My stools stayed the same and I did not break out in hives. I felt happier because I was more productive as I still had energy at 3 pm! That's important when you are a homeschooling mom of seven who blogs and has an Etsy shop!
Taking morningpep Prenatal while pregnant at age 45 and breastfeeding
Fast forward to now. I am still taking the same three supplements daily. I am 45 years old and seven months pregnant and breastfeeding my toddler about three times a day. I still have energy, but I am tired by 8 pm. I wake up at 5 am to blog though! The pregnancy is going well. In fact, I passed my gestational diabetes test and presently do not have gestational diabetes! I am amazed at this because I had it for my last two full term pregnancies. I kind of figured it was my “advanced maternal age” that caused it. But maybe not, maybe it has something to do with nutrition?
What I don't like about morningpep Prenatal
I don't like that I have to order it online. I prefer to grab it from a local store when I need it rather than have to “plan ahead” and order it so I do not run out of them. My local stores do not carry it. Yet on the other hand, I guess it is nice to not have to get my wiggly toddler into his seat-belt to go to the store!
The other thing I don't like is actually something I don't like about EVERY prenatal vitamin that I have tried. Why do the pills have to be so big? This one is the same length as an American nickel five cent coin. I mean, if I can have a whole computer, telephone and camera on my smartphone, why can't my prenatal pill be smaller?
What I love about morningpep Prenatal
I love that it has the ingredients I am looking for and that I don't have to buy a separate bottle of Super B's or Vitamin C. Again, I do buy extra Vitamin C, but with this prenatal vitamin, I don't have to. I am so happy that there is no iodine in this product and I really hope they do not change the formula. I love that they keep the Calcium at 200 MG as I do NOT want to experience passing a large kidney stone (like I did in 2005) EVER again! I love that it has 800 mcg of folic acid as that is very important to have when pregnant. When I had to get a regular multivitamin, I had a hard time trying to get that much folic acid in my diet.
I highly recommend reading the product label to see if it has the right amounts of each supplement that you need if you are trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding. If it does, I highly recommend buying it to give it a try. They even offer a 10 count sample size at a reasonable cost that you can try.
Well, since how I found morningpep was through a giveaway, I asked the company if I could have a free bottle of 120 tablets to give to one of my readers. They agreed! So here is the giveaway, enter below if you live in the United States…
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Shiree M. is the winner of the bottle of morningpep prenatal vitamins, congratulations!
Jennifer Wise says
I love that energy is a by-product of this prenatal! I could have used that in my pregnancy days. 🙂 And amen on the size of those things. I don’t remember what kind I tried during my pregnancies, but you’re so right–they all have one thing in common which is that they are gigantic. Thanks for sharing at #heartandsoullinkup. 🙂
Yes, we all need energy at every age! There has got to be a way to make those pills smaller. Thank you for reading, Jennifer.
How great that you found something that was just what you were needing! I hate shopping for pre-natal vitamins, they are so important and yet it can be so hard to know if they are really doing what you want them to! I’ve settled on Vitamin Code food-based vitamin and Complement for my algae-based omega-3s to avoid mercury, etc. in fish oil. So far so good!
Alicia, I am so glad you found something that is working well for you too. Thanks for reading.
Shiree | Confessions of Parenting says
Yay! This looks like an amazing vitamin. I’m always on the hunt for fantastic supplements.
Congratulations on winning the free pack too! Thanks for reading!