Alright, I know they're good for me and more importantly, the growing baby inside me, but I really am not enjoying my prenatal vitamin.
I'm really not feeling so hot in the nausea department so all the organic veggies I've been buying since the day I found out I was preggers.... with a big smile on my face as I enthusiastically skipped around the farmer's market thinking how nice and healthy I'll be..... are beginning to look disgusting to me. I'm surviving on the odd piece of pizza or crackers, and mainly Jamba Juice for the rest of my diet.
But, even when I was eating mainly vegan during the day, with dairy and protein at night (mainly 90% fruits,veggies, legumes) my prenatal vitamins was making me....well....sorry if TMI, but kind of constipated!!!!
Now, I just don't believe that a woman with a normally fast metabolism and an extremely healthy diet should have such problems. How can I eat all these wonderful fruits and veggies and then have BMs like I've been eating junk food all day!!! Its just not right to me....I don't remember these problems my last pregnancy and now that I am eating semi-junk sporatically thoroughout the day, this can only get worse! In fact, if I trace it all back, I didn't really start to feel sick until I was eating tons of fruits and veggies and then got kind of "backed up" and lost my appetite...could the prenatal vitamin cause nausea????
What can I do? Should I suck it up? Is there some organic/all natural alternative? Should I just skip the iron? Or is a prescription vitamin better?
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated!!!! Thanks guys!