The Gentle Prenatal
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Take it easy when you're feeling queasy.
Feeling queasy? Focus on the essentials now—Folic Acid, Methylated Folate (5-MTHF), B6, B12, DHA, Iron, Vitamin C, Choline—and save the rest for when your stomach settles. Bonus: a higher dose of B6 does double-duty by supporting fetal development while also preventing nausea for you (it’s actually a main ingredient in morning sickness meds). These top-quality ingredients are loaded up in just-right doses to support you and your babe.
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What you may be asking yourself right now
What makes the Gentle Prenatal different from all the others?
The Gentle Prenatal is designed for sensitive stomachs and offers all the essential nutrients you need to support your fertility journey or pregnancy without having to worry about queasiness. One sachet includes supplements with key essentials like Folic Acid, Methylated Folate (5-MTHF), Vitamin B12 (all of which support neural tube development), Iron and Vitamin C. As well, this prenatal comes with one vegan DHA capsule to increase your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, without the fishy aftertaste!
Fun fact: Our DHA is derived from algae. Algae is the original source of DHA and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid - another omega-3 fatty acid). Many supplements are made with fish oil because fish feed on algae, or eat other fish that consume algae. We’re taking our omega-3s right from the vegan source (and offering a more sustainable choice as a result!)
Do I need to pair The Gentle Prenatal with other Prenatal vitamins?
Why does this product say ‘for females’ instead of ‘for women’? Can I take this if I don't have eggs but I'm pregnant?
However you identify, our products are named for your biology, not your gender. The Gentle Prenatal is inclusive of all individuals with eggs and/or a uterus who are preparing or trying to conceive, or for those who are already pregnant.
Have a specific question about our products? Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help match you with the right products for you and/or your partner.
Can I take them all at once?
Are these pills easy to swallow?
Is The Gentle Prenatal vegan?
What does B12 do and why do I need so much?
Unfortunately, it can be hard for your body to get enough B12 without a little help. In your diet, you can only get it from animal products, and your absorption can be affected by certain autoimmune conditions or even just taking antacids.
Because it’s so critical for pregnancy (and before, so that you can build up enough stores by the time the neural tube develops in early pregnancy!), it’s important to cover your B12 bases with a prenatal supplement. There’s no set upper limit for Vitamin B12 nor is there an established toxic level, but our naturopathic doctors suggest that optimal levels should be much higher than the recommended daily allowance. That’s why we pack 1 mg of a bioavailable form of Vitamin B12 called Methylcobalamin in The Prenatal Essentials for Females, The Power Prenatal for Females and The Gentle Prenatal. Learn more about Vitamin B12 on The Nest.
What the experts say
I highly recommend Bird&Be prenatal supplements to all my patients who are trying to conceive. They provide a personalized and convenient approach, which makes their prenatals more efficient and enhances patient compliance.
I'm thrilled for patients to be able to access higher and more effective doses of key ingredients than I've seen in other prenatals - three cheers for choline and CoQ10!
Having an evidence-based approach to fertility-focused supplements is a key component to optimizing success, and it’s great that Bird&Be’s scientifically-backed prenatals are accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they’re seeing a fertility specialist.
Bird&Be has hit all the right marks for prenatal and preconception care. They’ve removed the guesswork from patients' supplement regimes, while emphasizing dose education and including usable, active ingredient forms.
Personalizing the formulas based on the individual's needs makes Bird&Be's supplements much more effective, especially for those who require a much more intensive regimen to support conception.
I have been subscribed to bird & be for a few months now. I love the gentle prenatal. It is easier on my stomach and the size of the pills are easier for me to take. I have never once had an upset stomach taking these. I'm so glad I found this brand!
Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about my experience with these prenatals. Not only was I impressed with the level of inclusivity within Bird&Be’s website, the prenatals themselves have been exactly as I expected. I have problems with taking iron supplements so I messaged them on instagram and I got a response within hours with two different options for me that would work. I ended up with the gentle prenatal and haven’t had a single problem with them! I even have started taking the iron pills with no issues at all. 100% would recommend!
This prenatal really gave me my sanity back. It’s so gentle and still carries the vitamins you need, it’s the only one I recommend for anyone struggling with nausea. I love it!
I was on a different brand of prenatal but was struggling to take them nightly due to the fishy aftertaste/burps even though i had chosen the mint flavouring, not to mention the cost was a bit high..
I chose this prenatal because I had heard alot about it, not to mention it was Canadian. I loved the gentle option as I am already taking an iron supplement outside of my prenatal routine. I didnt want to feel ill as i sometimes do. So far its been awesome with no gross aftertaste!
This is the first time I have ever taken a prenatal and not been nauseated by it. I am SO glad I found these!! I plan to share my experience with any of my soon to be pregnant mamas in my surrogacy group