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What Time Of Day To Take A Prenatal Vitamin?

When is the best time to take my prenatal vitamin?

The best time to take your prenatal vitamin is when you’ll remember to take it, says Sharon T. Phelan, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center — School of Medicine. For some women, that might be in the morning, with breakfast. For others, it might be at bedtime, right after brushing your teeth. Don’t worry about one time of day being better for absorption or anything like that.

If your prenatal vitamin makes you feel nauseous, try taking it with food. If that doesn’t help, talk to your healthcare provider about other options. You might be able to substitute two over-the-counter chewable children’s vitamins for your big prenatal pill (just check with the doc first).

Plus, more from The Bump:

How to Choose a Prenatal Vitamin

Prenatal Vitamin Basics

Your Guide to Prenatal Tests and Checkups

By Sharon Phelan, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico - Albuquerque