In a nutshell

A supplement that thousands of mums-to-be rely on.

What we tested

  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Taste
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Packaging
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.


  • Well-known brand, widely available, contains all the vitamins and minerals you need.


  • Standard formula doesn't contain fatty acids.

Folic acid is important in pregnancy and when you’re trying to conceive because it can help lower the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida. Pregnacare contains folic acid and other nutrients needed in pregnancy.


I started to take Vitabiotics Pregnacare as soon as I knew I was pregnant with Evie, now 14 months, mainly because it contains the right amount of folic acid, and I thought I might as well have all the other vitamins and minerals, too.

Pregnacare is the number one pregnancy supplement in the UK, and is specially formulated for women who are planning a pregnancy, as well as those who are already pregnant or breastfeeding. It provides the key nutrients to safeguard the health of you and your baby, at the right levels, which might not be the case for a general multivitamin. It won the ‘Boots Vitamin Award – Favourite Pregnancy Product’ in 2008 and 2009.

What we love

Pregnacare is widely available, so if you go out looking for a pregnancy supplement, it’s more than likely to be the one you find. It’s a very strong brand that I felt I could rely on and both Evie and I seem to have survived pretty well on it!

I thought the price was reasonable and anyway, I’d rather pay for something I trust to be safe than take any chances when I’m pregnant.

I’m hoping to have another baby soon, and I’ll definitely take Pregnacare again.

What to watch out for

The tablets are the size of horse pills, and I did find them quite hard to get down.

I would prefer it if the packets had the days of the week on, so that you would know whether you’d taken it each day. It’s easy to forget things like that, especially when you’re pregnant, and I was constantly worrying about whether I hadn’t taken it at all so my baby would miss out on her vitamins, or that I’d taken two and that this would harm her!

Who is Pregnacare best for?

Mums-to-be who want to make sure they’re getting all the right vitamins and minerals.


MadeForMums verdict

A great product from a trusted brand, but not the easiest pill to swallow.

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