Best vitamins for pregnancy, babies and the whole family

Looking for the best maternity vitamins for you for and your little family? We've tested supermarket and well-known brand vitamins to see which ones are really the best

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1. Pregnacare Liquid, Vitabiotics, £6.35 MFM Joint Gold Winner 

Pregnancy can be a baffling business, so much information, so many changes both physically and mentally, so when it comes to supplements and vitamins it can be overwhelming to know what you actually need. Thankfully our joint gold award winner, Pregnacare from Vitabiotics, knows a thing or two about pregnancy and physical well being. 

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The liquid product has been created in partnership with, The Royal College of Midwives, to provide a range of nutrients for overall well being and support during pregnancy. The liquid is easy to swallow and contains vitamins B2, B6 and B12, it also includes zinc and, altogether, 18 vitamins and minerals, including folic acid and vitamin D to bring you a single solution to keeping as healthy as possible during your pregnancy. 

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about Pregnacare Liquid: 

“I found this a great alternative to the tablets which I have struggled to take as they make me feel sick. The taste is ok (fine when taken with food). Overall I think this is a good product.” Ayesha, mum-to-be

“The liquid could be easier on some morning sickness suffering ladies as it’s got a nice, subtle taste and don’t smell repulsive. And there’s on need to supplement with any other vitamins.” Kat, mum of 1


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2. Pregnancy Support Plus, Boots, £12.99, MFM Joint Gold Winner

Our joint gold winner, the pregnancy support plus capsules, from Boots, also provides expectant mothers through their pregnancy and breastfeeding with all the nutrients she needs, including folic acid, vitamin D, Omega 3 and more.

The product is free from artificial flavours, preservatives and is lactose and gluten free. 

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about Pregnancy Support Plus: 

“I wish I had heard of these at the start of my pregnancy; as they have ginger in they may have helped with my morning sickness. I will definitely take them for any future pregnancies.” Mum of 1, Elizabeth


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3. Vitamin D3 Drops, Colief, £9.99, Silver Award Winner 

The lack of Vitamin D in babies and young children’s diets has been a hot topic in recent years as guidelines from the health watchdog NICE recommend that children under 5 should have vitamin D supplements. 

Vitamin D is that wonder vitamin that you get from exposure to the sun, it contributes to the normal development of bones and teeth in infants and young children and to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth in mums and mums-to-be, it also helps with immunity.

Our silver winner provides 5 months supply of vitamin D, and with its clear colour and zero taste it can easily be added to drinks or food.

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about Colief, Vitamin D3 Drops: 

Really easy to use, no taste or smell or easy to take when pregnant or to give to a baby.” Hazelann, MFM Editor


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4. D drops, One Liquid Vitamin D3, £9.99 Bronze Award Winner 

With no preservatives, artificial flavourings or colouring, bronze award winner D Drops One Liquid Vitamin D3, provides exactly what it says on the tin – one drop equals your daily supplement of Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is that wonder vitamin that you get from exposure to the sun, it contributes to the normal development of bones and teeth in infants and young children and to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth in mums and mums-to-be, it also helps with immunity.

What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about D drops, One Liquid Vitamin D3: 

“Convenient vitamin D in a drop.” Puneet, mum of 2

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5. Pregnancy Omega Oil, Neals Yard, £13.55

This highly nutritious oil is recommended for pre-conception, pregnancy and post-natal, including while breast feeding.

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