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The Prenatal Essentials for Females

Prenatal Vitamins + DHA

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For pregnancy

If you're early in the journey or have a bun in the oven.

Get your bod set—whether you’re trying, expecting or just thinking about it—with 24 bioavailable nutrients that support your fertility and pregnancy. We’ve even got some extra essentials that most prenatals skip like Methylated Folate (plus Folic Acid), Choline and algae-based DHA (more well known as Omega-3).

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    What makes it special

    30 daily packs to simplify your routine—just one sachet a day

    Loaded with all the essentials to support you while you’re trying to conceive and when you're pregnant

    High-quality bioavailable ingredients (that means they’re ready for your body to use) at just the right dose that most other brands miss

    Vegan formula free of gluten, dairy, shellfish, yeast, artificial colors/dyes and preservatives

    HSA/FSA Eligible

    Is this product for you?

    Women and people with eggs and/or a uterus who either:

    • are pregnant
    • are preparing for pregnancy using donor eggs or donor embryos
    • are preparing for surrogacy

    Have a hard time deciding? Give our quiz a try to be matched with the best prenatal for you.

    Why we are the best

    Formulated by fertility specialists
    Daily convenience packs
    Ready to absorb ingredients
    Gluten-and major allergen-free
    Optimal doses

    All the benefits

    Brain Development
    Choline is crucial for fetal brain development—and often lacking in diets and forgotten in prenatal formulas.
    Neural Tube Support
    You always hear about Folic Acid for healthy brain and spine development, but Choline plays a huge role too, and many prenatals don’t pack enough. Tick both boxes with the recommended amount of Choline (which most prenatals skimp on or skip altogether) plus a hybrid of Folic Acid and 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF—the active form of Folic Acid).
    Thyroid Function
    Iodine, Zinc and Selenium each play an essential role in your thyroid hormones’ production, synthesis and metabolism, respectively.
    Egg Health
    Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for everyone but it’s extra crucial for egg health. You’ll often only find its precursor Beta-Carotene in prenatals, but we use a preformed version of the vitamin to make sure your eggs get the real deal.

    All the good stuff in it

    Daily Essentials for Females (x2)
    When you’re trying (or thinking about it!), this comprehensive blend includes easy-to-absorb Iron to help your blood transport oxygen, Vitamin D for calcium absorption and immune aid, and Iodine, Zinc and Selenium for thyroid support. Already pregnant? A hybrid of Folic Acid and Methylated Folate (5-MTHF, the active form of Folic Acid) along with Vitamin B12 and Choline support fetal brain, spine and nervous system development. And while most prenatals pack a Vitamin A precursor called Beta-Carotene, this one has the vitamin preformed so it can get straight to work.
    Algae Oil DHA (Omega-3) (x1)
    Every cell in your body needs this Omega-3 Fatty Acid, but it’s not something you produce naturally and many diets fall short. During pregnancy, you need even more DHA because it gets used up fast for fetal brain, nervous system and eye development. Our DHA comes from algae oil so there’s no fishy aftertaste.
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    What you may be asking yourself right now

    What's different about The Prenatal Essentials for females?

    Our comprehensive prenatal blend includes easy-to-absorb Iron to help your blood transport oxygen, Vitamin D for calcium absorption and immune aid, and Iodine, Zinc and Selenium for thyroid support. This formula also includes Folic Acid and highly bioavailable Methylated Folate (5-MTHF), Vitamin B12 and Choline to support fetal brain, spine and nervous system development if you are already pregnant. Added bonus: Our DHA comes from algae oil so there's no fishy aftertaste!

    Our medical and naturopathic doctors screened many prenatal vitamins on the market and ensured ours were packed with everything that they identified was missing from others. A key element in all of our formulas is the bioavailability of our raw ingredients - the vitamins and minerals are in their most absorbable form to ensure your body processes them efficiently and effectively.

    I'm not pregnant or trying to conceive. Can I still take these prenatal supplements?
    Yes! It's recommended to take prenatal vitamins for at least three months before trying to conceive, but reproductive-aged women and people with eggs can take a prenatal vitamin daily. This recommendation is rooted in the fact that close to half of pregnancies in the United States are unintended and many people might not know that they are pregnant for the first few weeks. Since the baby grows rapidly during the first trimester (brain, spine, heart and organs are among the first to develop!), it is best to ensure that you are getting enough of the essential vitamins and minerals to support and optimize fetal development.
    When can I start taking these prenatals and for how long?
    We recommend taking The Power Prenatal supplements at least three months before you start trying to conceive, to get your eggs and body ready for conception and optimize your journey. You can take all of the supplements together after a meal, three hours before or after other medication. It's important to take one sachet daily to ensure your body is getting the best combination of nutrients it needs to support you and a future pregnancy. If you are already pregnant, we recommend The Prenatal Essentials for Females as a super comprehensive prenatal supplement, or The Gentle Prenatal if you are feeling nauseous.
    Why does this product say 'for females' instead of 'for women'?

    However you identify, our products are named for your biology, not your gender. The Power Prenatal for females is inclusive of all individuals with eggs and/or a uterus who are preparing or trying to conceive.

    Have a specific question about our products? Please send us a message at and we will be happy to help you find the right products for you and/or your partner.

    What's the difference between The Prenatal Essentials for Females and The Power Prenatal for Females ?

    The Prenatal Essentials for Females and The Power Prenatal for Females share the same foundation of essential nutrients needed for pregnancy - Iron, Vitamin D, Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Folic Acid, Methylated Folate (5-MTHF), Choline and Vegan DHA.

    What's different about The Power Prenatal for Females is that it gives your eggs an extra dose of antioxidant lovin' if your body's clock is ticking. The Power Prenatal will give you a boost of CoQ10 (Coenzyme Q10), NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), Trans-Resveratrol, and other antioxidants to provide your egg with the fuel it needs to perform optimally.

    Is The Prenatal Essentials for females vegan?
    Yes! The Prenatal Essentials for females is vegan.
    What does B12 do and why do I need so much?
    You might've noticed that our formula's 1 mg of Vitamin B12 is well above the amount that's typically recommended per day in pregnancy. But there are good reasons for that! First, it's important to understand how crucial B12 is in pregnancy. Along with its better-known counterpart Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 helps keep homocysteine from building up. That's crucial because high levels of homocysteine have been linked to neural tube defects, pregnancy loss, preterm delivery, restricted fetal growth, preeclampsia and other cardiovascular complications.

    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.
    Can I take this product if I'm taking other medication?
    If you have any concerns about medication, consider consulting your healthcare practitioner before use. We suggest spacing out your supplements from medication by at least three hours. For product specific warnings, please visit our ingredients overview page, click on the product you're interested in to read the full ingredients panel, recommended use and warnings.

    What the experts say

    Dr. Orli GoldbergM.D., CCFP
    Dr. Kathryn DundasM.D., CCFP
    Dr. Dan NayotM.SC., M.D., FRCSC
    Dr. Daniel KreichmanM.SC., M.D., FRCSC (OBGYN)
    Dr. Michael HartmanM.SC., M.D., FRCSC, GREI

    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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 328 reviews
    Kate (Bowmanville, CA)
    The best prenatal

    I have used bird&be for about two years, I started with the Power Prenatals while I was going through my IVF retrieval and recently switched to the Essentials now that we are transferring our embryos. I trust this company so much, and will continue to use them throughout my journey. The research and care they put into the formulas, and the advocacy for the infertility community is amazing.

    Louise (Moncton, CA)
    Love it!

    I love the subscription service and I am impressed with he ingredients of the prenatals. I did a lot of research to find one with everything in it that you actually need and I am happy that I found it all in the Bird&Be products.

    Heather (Beausejour, CA)
    Love them%21

    After hearing about bird %26 be prenatals I compared them to the drug store ones I was taking at the time. I couldn’t believe the difference in ingredients and the amounts in each. And even better%2C a Canadian company%21 I switched immediately and have been taking them for 4 months now.

    Shanise (Montreal, CA)
    Super Convenient!

    I love these vitamins, usually I’m really forgetful when taking daily vitamins but I look forward to taking these everyday so I never miss a day! The individual packs are great, I also like that it is noted on the packs when it’s time to reorder. I’m starting my husband on the essentials for males next month!

    Melissa (Altoona, US)
    My favorite prenatal!

    I have tried MANY prenatals on this journey and Bird&Be is hands down my favorite! They are a trustworthy brand so I know I’m getting enough of the vitamins and minerals that are so important as I prepare my body for pregnancy. I will feel even more confident continuing with Bird&Be when I’m pregnant! The packing is great and the individual sachets are perfect and so convenient. I’m so thankful for this product!