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The Essentials Prenatal Vitamin for Females


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The Essentials Prenatal Vitamin for Females
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If you're early in the journey or have a bun in the oven, this Essentials for Females Prenatal by Bird&Be is one of our favorites out there! 

Get your bod set—whether you’re trying, expecting or just thinking about it—with 24 bioavailable nutrients that support your fertility and pregnancy. This prenatal has 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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Vegan & Gluten Free
Third Party Tested
GMP Certified
Formulated by Fertility Specialists
HSA/FSA Eligible

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.


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
Full list of ingredients:

Daily Essentials for Females, 2 daily servings: Vitamin A (as Vitamin A Palmitate) 540 mcg RAE - Daily Value: 72%, Vitamin B1 (as Thiamine) 5 mg - Daily Value: 357%, Vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin) 1.5 mg - Daily Value: 107%, Vitamin B3 (as Niacinamide) 30 mg - Daily Value: 167%, Vitamin B5 (as Calcium Pantothenate) 10 mg - Daily Value: 167%, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate) 25 mg - Daily Value: 316%, Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 1 mg - Daily Value: 38,462%, Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 100 mg - Daily Value: 125%, Vitashine™ Vegan Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 1000 IU - Daily Value: 167%, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Succinate) 25 IU - Daily Value: 113%, Biotin 50 mcg - Daily Value: 167%, Calcium (as Calcium Citrate) 100 mg - Daily value: 10%, Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 150 mg - Daily value: 33%, Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate) 100 mcg - Daily Value: 333%, Copper (as Copper Citrate) 2 mg - Daily Value: 200%, Folate (as Folic Acid 0.4 mg) and (as 5-MTHF 0.6 mg) 1 mg - Daily Value: 167%, 1667 DFE, Iodine (as Potassium Iodide) 220 mcg - Daily Value: 100%, Iron (as Ferrous Bisglycinate Chelate) 27 mg - Daily Value: 100%, Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate) 20 mg - Daily Value: 5.5%, Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Citrate) 50 mcg - Daily Value: 100%, Selenium (as Selenium Chelate) 100 mcg - Daily Value: 167%, Zinc (as Zinc Citrate) 25 mg - Daily Value: 208%

Algae Oil DHA, 1 daily servings: Algae Oil DHA (Omega-3) (Docosahexaenoic Acid from marine algae (Schizochytrium spp.)) 300 mg - Daily Value: 100%

**Other:**Microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water (vegetable capsule), chlorophyllin.

Natural non-GMO mixed tocopherols, modified tapioca starch, glycerin, purified water (softgel), natural lemon flavor.

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.

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.

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 in 1 mg of a bioavailable form of Vitamin B12 called Methylcobalamin.

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, reach out to

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