Prenatal Vitamins are the Worst (featuring Mommy Water)

Prenatal vitamins were my least favorite during pregnancy. The original pills I got made me throw up after taking them. I was advised to switch to gummies, and I did. They didn’t make me throw up but they still made me feel icky. Prenatal vitamins are chock full of vitamins and minerals known to induce nausea, and yet, pregnant women, who are already probably pretty nauseous, need to take them. Pregnancy as a whole sometimes really feels like the short end of the stick, doesn’t it?

I took my vitamins off and on throughout pregnancy. Some days I didn’t remember, some days I did. When I did, I would take them before bed so that I could sleep through the ickiness. My morning sickness was awful enough without the vitamins making it worse.

When Sawyer finally came, even though the circumstances weren’t great, I was relieved for a lot of reasons. A big one being no more sickness! So you can imagine my dismay when my doctor told me upon discharge to keep taking prenatal vitamins as long as I was breastfeeding.

My preeclampsia symptoms stuck around for a few weeks after delivery, as is customary. The ickiness I felt after taking the vitamins didn’t help this! Of course I wanted to breastfeed and of course I wanted Sawyer to be getting all the vitamins he needed. And they supposedly make your hair and nails grow faster too, right? But, I still wasn’t consistent with taking them because I didn’t like they way they made me feel.

Then I came across Mommy Water. The very first drinkable prenatal vitamin! It comes in a powder that you mix with water, and it tastes great! It tastes kind of like emergence if you’ve ever had that. It has a lot of vitamins and minerals that they found most prenatals to be lacking. And it actually contains pyridoxine which helps alleviate nausea and vomiting rather than encourage it. It’s sweetened naturally with stevia so that expecting mamas with gestational diabetes can still drink it!

Mommy Water is so much better than taking a giant chalky pill every day, or even chewing on gummies. You get all the nutrients you need for you and baby with something that’s delicious and refreshing, sans the ickiness.

Mommy Water is great for your digestive health, bone health, and weight management. It contains brain boosters, iron, and electrolytes. It comes in lots of different flavors including berry splash, lemon zest, and grapefruit mint. Mommy Water is great for expecting and breastfeeding mamas! I would highly recommend to expecting and breastfeeding mothers looking for a better prenatal vitamin. One that meets all your needs. They even have a Mommy Bar, coming soon! Click here to check out Mommy Water and get some for yourself!

Already love Mommy Water? Use this recipe from their blog to make a mocktail!

You’ll need:

  • A cute mason jar
  • 1 lemon grapefruit or other fruit to your liking
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 packet of Grapefruit Mint Mommy Water
  • 1 spoon for stirring
  • 1 cute straw


Pour your packet of Mommy Water into the mason jar. Fill it with water to 1 inch below the lip of the jar. Stir completely or put a lid on the jar and shake if you prefer. Add ice, fruit, mint and a cute straw to taste. Enjoy!

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Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for review but all opinions are my own. 

8 thoughts on “Prenatal Vitamins are the Worst (featuring Mommy Water)

  1. This sounds awesome! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I just started taking prenatals and they are fine for now but I’m nervous about when I actually get pregnant. I’m pinning this to remind myself later!

  2. I had no idea this existed. I was so lucky to never really experience morning sickness in either of my pregnancies, but those nasty pills made me sick every time unless I ate right after. Thanks for sharing!

  3. i’ve actually been taking prenatal vitamins for my skin and they are leaving me a little queasy too. This post comes right on time..i’m checking them out. Thanks!

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