Prior to actually getting pregnant, I was super-excited to start prenatal vitamins. I mean, I’d heard the rumors about glowing skin, long hair, and strong nails, and I was totally ready to test these theories for myself. I had no idea most prenatal vitamins are roughly the size of your thumb and make you so nauseous it’s hard to breathe. Or was that the baby?
Why Do We Even Need to Take These Things?
Shortly after I started taking them, I wanted to throw in the towel, because nausea is the worst! But it turns out prenatal vitamins are packed with super-important nutrients for mama and baby. Like folate, which plays a huge role in your baby’s neural development (that’s their brain and spinal cord). So yeah, skipping them was not an option. Not to mention, I really wanted to be healthier while I was growing a tiny human, and kale isn’t really my thing.
There Is a Better Way Than Barfing
Fortunately for mamas everywhere, the brilliant minds at Ritual have taken matters into their own hands with the development of Essential Prenatal. It’s simply not enough to say Scary Mommies are head-over-heels in love with these prenatal vitamins, because we are completely obsessed.
You may be asking yourself how someone could be obsessed with a prenatal vitamin. Well, for starters, Essential Prenatal has a no-nausea capsule design. That’s right, ladies, I said no nausea! Ritual’s innovative delayed release capsule bypasses the stomach and releases its contents later in the small intestine, in the less sensitive, more absorptive areas of your gut.
And while that alone is enough to make us swoon, there’s more. Essential Prenatal is one of the first of its kind to combine omega-3 DHA and choline with the other essential nutrients you need. Ritual uses omega-3s that are algae-rich in DHA and nature-identical choline (frequently lacking in diets and supplements) to support brain and cognition development. Plus, and this is a biggie, the vitamins also contain a lemon-essenced tab since citrus is commonly craved in pregnancy. No, I’m totally not kidding. Do you hear those angels singing, yet?
I’m Totally In!
Now that you have all the deets (do people still say that?), I’m sure you’re wondering how you can get some for yourself. Well, it’s pretty simple actually, head over to Ritual to peep your own supply through their convenient monthly subscription service that starts at $35 a month.
But trust me, these are the prenatal vitamins you will want from here on out. Because let’s be real, half of our babies weren’t exactly planned, and those first 28 days following conception are some of the most important when it comes to fetal development (and most gag-inducing). So if you’re thinking about having a baby, it’s not a bad idea to be an overachiever and start stocking up.
Created for and by women who wouldn’t settle for less than the truth. Ritual’s Essential Prenatal vitamins are truly next generation with 12 essential ingredients for your body and baby before and during pregnancy. Get your own supply right here.