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#1 of 16 Old 07-31-2008, 03:13 AM - Thread Starter
 
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so honking HUGE?!?!?!?!?!

Don't they know the people who are taking these horse pills are most likely also dealing with morning sickness... which for many of us means ALL DAY sickness... and having to swallow and keep down a nibble of toast, never mind swallowing these horse pills whole, is impossible?

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I was thinking the same thing yesterday

I was even thinking of breaking them into quarters and taking them over the course of the day...

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I'm not even bothering with them. They'd make me throw up within the hour. I haven't been able to swallow any kind of pill (even the tiny folic acid ones) in the past week.
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I gave up on mine too. I've been taking two of my kids gummy vites and I am still able to swallow a small folic acid, but if it gets to the point where I can't I guess I'll just go without.
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I have been taking Juice Plus for a prenatal vitamin... they are easy to take, and go down well. I am also taking Fish Oil (Sears Brand) and liquid chlorophyll (Nature's Sunshine)

BTW, I am due in March (the 27th) but believe I will be having this baby in April... so, I will probably join the April DDC, but wanted to offer my advice. I hope you ladies don't mind.

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I take mine right before going to sleep at night, that way I sleep through the unhappiness
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You could try (if you can keep this down) crushing it up and stirring it in yogurt. then you get some dairy, and your vid. Unless you cant have dairy, and in that case this was a dumb thing for me to say

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Mine taste REALLY bad, but sinking them in a spoon of applesauce has been working. Taking it at the time of day I'm least likely to throw up also helps. This week, that's with lunch.

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I take Preferra OB - it's the smallest prenatal on the market!! It's super easy to swallow - you should ask your OB! Plus, it has higher levels of B6 to help with morning sickness and it has heme iron which is the most digestable form of iron, not found in any other prenatal (this means you can take it with dairy and not have the calcium interfere with the absorption of the iron like with other iron forms). Check it out! http://www.preferaob.com/
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I am taking the CVS brand and they are NOT NEAR as big as the ones I took when PG with my daughter. I remember barfing them up every time and gave up eventually.
The CVS ones will make me a little sick, so I will usually take them with some food. Usually Soy Yogurt and a glass of soymilk. That way my tummy is coated and then by the time I take the vitamin its not as bad. I still get nauseous from them, but not near as bad as when I was just popping it on an empty stomach.
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Oh my midwife was cruel to me last pregnancy and had me on a 6 a day thing. It was awful. I'm doing okay now but last pregnancy, I just stopped taking them. I just couldn't do it.

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I take mine right before going to sleep at night, that way I sleep through the unhappiness
I did that too!
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I just had my MW order me chewable pre-natals. My BFF swears by them.
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I couldn't handle them either. *IF* I could swallow them, I usually threw them up. I talked to my midwife and she said that I could take 2 childrens chewable vitamins instead (making sure I got the right amount of folic acid). That worked out WONDERFULLY!
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does anyone know of any whole foods based chewables??? I am taking the rainbow light one a day right now I would be much more apt to take the vitamin if it was a chewable

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The melalueca ones are smaller, you take more throughout the day and I swear if you buy the maternity set (with minerals and omegas) they are the best I've had through ten pregnancies.

My first midwife swore that if you ate two bowls of total with one cup of milk in each one, you didn't need prenatals. And as much as I disliked her after our mismanaged induction, she's right, they have 100% of minerals and vitamins. Plus they taste better. ;-)

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