It is recommended that women take prenatal vitamins while they are trying to conceive, during the entire pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Why? Well, obviously because it is important for both mom and growing baby. However, anyone who has ever taken prenatal vitamins probably has had the same complaint...they are horse pills. In three pregnancies, I have never found a prenatal vitamin that was not a huge pill OR did not leave a bad after taste. Simply put, I hate them.
Premama is available online for $25/box, and if you order two or more boxes, shipping in the US is free. It is also available at limited retailers. Check out the Premama website and their FAQ section for more information on lactose intolerance, allergens, and other important information.
I tried mine in a couple of different beverages. The powder does not dissolve completely, but it didn't bother me in orange juice. I tried it in water too, but it changed the color, the undissolved powder was more noticeable and there was a slight taste change. I recommend fruity drinks or juices that have stronger flavors, and you won't even know the difference. Of course, I'm no medical expert, so definitely consult with your doctor or midwife to make sure they are right for you. However, I will say that I think these are an excellent alternative to pills!