Minimal side effects
Gave expectant mothers energy
No bad aftertaste
It gives me reflux every time.
This is the first preg vitamins i took as soon as i got to know am pregnant. And it gave me bad reflux. Switched to Elevit and it stopped. I thought of giving Blackmores gold benefit of doubt as i had morning sickness throughout first trimester. So once i got to my second trimester i tried both Elevit and Blackmores Pregnancy gold (remaining pills). And every time i had Blackmores it gave me reflux, and no issues with Elevit. So to conclude I prefer Elevit anyday over Blackmores.
Purchased in September 2020 at Priceline.
I took these the second I found out I was pregnant. About 2 days later I started vomiting them back up and it made my morning sickness so bad that I ended up in hospital at 9 weeks. I immediately stop taking them and my vomiting completely stopped.
Purchased in January 2020 at Chemist Australia for $20.00.
Has everything you need!
There are so many multivitamins, pregnancy ones as well on the market. Did a ton of research and chose Blackmores because it contains the recommended amount of nutrients (see www.nrv.gov.au). Elevit says that they have a higher amount of folic acid and iron than other pregnancy multivitamins but I don't think that more is necessarily better if you're healthy to begin with. Also, Elevit is pretty expensive! I also liked that Blackmores contains omega 3. Some other brands I have looked at with similar price points to the Blackmores do contain the...recommended amount of nutrients but didn't have the omega 3, which I think is nice to have. So I used this for my pregnancy. Didn't experience any side effects, worsening of nausea or anything. I also felt like I had a lot of energy throughout my pregnancy and a lot of people commented that I didn't seem like a heavily pregnant woman in the final month because I was still active! Just had my baby who is very healthy and the birth went smoothly. I'm breastfeeding so I'm still taking Blackmores. This could be due to other factors, not necessarily the vitamins but I have an oversupply of breastmilk. Definitely recommend to anyone thinking about having a baby or who is pregnant! The only thing is that I got some weird rashes during pregnancy. No idea what caused it. I suspect I'm mildly sensitive to seafood and the vitamins do contain fish oil. But on a whim, I decided to take Elevit probiotics because I heard the L. rhamnosis is good for treating allergies and the rashes seem to have cleared up.
Purchased in January 2019 at Chemist Warehouse for $35.00.
no side effects!
No Side effects! I've used two other brands of Pregnancy vitamins, all made me sick / drowsy or constipated
Since I've changed to this brand , I've been using for two days, no side effect, i felt less hungry and needing food all the time. ( extremely hungry is a sign of body needs some nutritious). Finally found something suits me !
Purchased in July 2020 at Chemist Warehouse Online Store for $49.00.
Best pregnancy vitamin out there
I started taking Elevit as I didnt realise there were alternative pregnancy vitamins. Elevit made me so constipated I went from going to the toilet 1-2 times a day to once a week and that was little black stools. It also aggravated my morning sickness which was horrible. I switched to Blackmores and was surprised about how much better I felt ! I was no longer constipated, it did not aggravate my morning sickness and I just found them easier to take in general. I will be taking Blackmores again for my next pregnancy, highly recommend!
Used throughout 2 pregnancies
These are great. Can be found on sale at woolies or chemist warehouse at a fraction of the RRP.
They are gentle on the stomach, don't cause constipation and don't repeat on you.
I used these throughout both pregnancies and during breastfeeding with no issues and did not need additional iron supplementation. Highly recommend
Good alternative to Elevit
I had heard from people who used Elevit that it caused them to become a little "backed up" so I prefer these. I find Blackmores easy to swallow, don't have a gross aftertaste like some multivitamins and you can pick them up for a good price when on special (which is often) at Chemist warehouse.
Loved it and affordable!
This is really good product of blackmores. I usually buy heaps if they are on special. Can’t fault it
Easy to swallow
I had difficulty swallowing elevit due to tablet size.
So happy that this was recommended by my pharmacist as now do not have problem consuming it or making me nauseas.
Although comparing the products Elevit has a higher content of the vitamins and minerals however this does not bind me up as experienced with Elevit in the past.
I used these vitamins from start to finish of my pregnancy with both my 2 kids, and until i finished breastfeeding. Blackmores pregnancy vitamins were recommended to me by my midwife. I always felt great when i took my vitamins. And it's was great to be reassured i was taking the right vitamins for my babies.
Absolute best vitamins!
I used these vitamins throughout my entire pregnancy and now that I'm breastfeeding I still take them everyday. The vitamins are fantastic and I love that they don't make you constipated! They are competitively priced compared to other brands and I've almost always gotten them on special for $25 rather than paying retail $50-$60 for the 180 capsules.
Very happy with this product
I find this product really good- complete range of vitamins and minerals that I need for my pregnancy and can't beat the price. I haven't tried Elevit because Blackmores was so competitively priced. I have had no issues at all with constipation, gas etc. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I find the tablets a bit bulky to swallow- my gag reflex with pregnancy nausea is strong so I really have to concentrate to get them down!
Really not a fan....
I used Elevit with my first daughter. I did have to take Metamucil but I think that's fairly standard with any supplement that has iron in it. I also have IBS so I need probiotic for that. I'm half way through 2nd preg now & doctor advised me to take Blackmores because the levels of the ingredients in Elevit was too high. The Blackmore has caused night nausea, burping, constipation & massive swelling on my stomach (I looked 6 months pregnant when I was only 2 months in). The indigestion has made my throats is constantly on fire. Also what ...I'm really angry about is when I had my 12 week ultrasound, they had trouble viewing the baby & couldn't confirm the sex because of the air in my stomach. So I'm changing over well as early as I can before my next scan. Just wish I'd known what was causing all this earlier...
Saved me from too much nausea & vomiting
This product is heaven sent. My GP recommended a different brand of multivitamins on the early stage of my pregnancy but found that, the brand she gave me caused me too much nausea and vomiting plus a disgusting metallic taste. I shifted to Blackmores Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold as I have read wonderful reviews about this product. Indeed, I can attest how this MV helped me feel better. It has no metallic after-taste and I have observed that my energy level has improved since taking this wonderful capsules. In addition, it has low constipat...ion effect which is a bonus! Until now, that my baby is already 6 months, I'm still taking this for baby's healthy development through breastfeeding. Highly recommended to all expecting mums out there!!!
Fine so far
Been using this for almost two weeks since I found out I was pregnant, no major issues, I can't say whether it's helping my vitamin levels but overall there's been no major constipation like others have mentioned.
I do feel a bit gassy/burping after taking it which lasts about an hour, I'd suggest eating - take tablet - eat a bit more because there is a strange taste that comes up too... the actual tablets are reasonably sized, have fish oil and have a 'pleasant' taste/smell when they are near/in your mouth (haven't dared to let it dissolve or bite it though obviously!) so thats always a bonus
I bought this one because it was 40% off at Priceline
Great pregnancy vitamins
Used blackmores Pregnancy gold with my 2nd child and had no issues or symptoms. Once in a blue moon I did get the fishy after taste but that never bothered me. Tablets are a bit big and you require to take two. Currently using it again for my 3rd and still no issues.
Constipaion, nausea, gas,gas, gas....
The constipation is unbearable ! I have been eating prunes, yoghurt, fruitjuices, plenty of water,etc... but still I'm extremely constipated, I can feel the vitamins flavour in my mouth all day since I've swallowed then they are like a brick ! I am 7 weeks pregnant but I look 6 months pregnant because I am so full with gas!!! I cant eat properly, because my stomach and my bowels hurts.... its a disaster,I already lost 3 kg,
but Im happy I found the reason....
good and bad
I've been taking blackmore's breastfeeding and pregnancy gold during pregnancy and a post-partum. Had no issues with it during pregnancy but since I've given birth, it gave me severe constipation. I wasn't sure what was causing the constipation until I stopped it and my bowels returned to normal...so really, it's a matter of trial and error.
Would not recommend
I started taking these tablets based on the reputation of the brand. After a week of severe bloating, horrible stomach pains and so much gas I have decided to swap to another brand that I had absolutely no problem with in my last pregnancy. Seriously - so bad are the gas/stomach pains it has been keeping me awake for hours at night. I have not enjoyed the start of this pregnancy at all due to being so uncomfortable.
3rd baby sooooo constipated!
I am now 10 weeks my Doctor recommend I use a supplement that had iron. So I choose blackmores as I have used it in the past it seemed fine. This time around after may trials with different things I have come to the conclusion this suppliment is the cause of my nausea, constipation and gas ! so as of Today I am officially giving it the flick . sorry but I won't be using blackmores again it just doesn't work for me this pregnancy.
Questions & Answers
Hi, I was wondering how many hours between each tablet is recommended? Some days I forget until late afternoon. So is it ok to have one tablet at 5.00pm and another at 8.30pm ?
Can I take both tablets at the same time or do I need to take 1 in the morning and 1 at dinner?
At what stage should you to stop taking these vitamins?
- Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold has 20 important nutrients to help support the health of you and your bub.
- It contains omega-3 DHA to support the development of your baby’s brain and nervous system. This fish oil is odourless and concentrated, so you can reap all its benefits without having to deal with a fishy aftertaste.
- 500 micrograms of folic acid when taken daily for one month before conception as well as during pregnancy, can reduce the chances of your child developing neural tube defects (including spina bifida).
- The supplements contain a lower constipation iron, making it gentler on your digestive system.
- It also has 150 micrograms of iodine, helping assist the brain and hearing development of your child.
- Vitamin D, an essential nutrient for foetal development, is also one of the ingredients.
- B group vitamins B2 and B12 are included to support pregnancy by helping the body absorb and use folate.
- This formula contains fish, sulfites, and soya bean products, meaning that it’s not suitable for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone with relevant allergies.
- Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold is available in 60, 120, and 180 capsule bottles.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers said that the tablets gave them no or minimal side effects, reporting that they didn’t experience nausea or constipation.
- Many reviewers also said that Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold gave them a lot of energy during pregnancy.
- This supplement doesn’t have a displeasing aftertaste, according to reviewers.
Something to consider:
- Some reviewers noted that the tablets had a fishy smell, which may be particularly unpleasant for some people and make it harder to ingest.
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