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Old 03-17-2005, 06:27 PM   #1
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pre natal vitamins

im 7 weeks pregnant, and i have severe anxiety when it comes to swollowing pills, and i am very scared to take prenatal vitamines cuz there soooo big, is there a brand that is smaller or some kind of alternative, please help!!

 
Old 03-17-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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Re: pre natal vitamins

You can always take a children's chewable, like a Flintstones or something! Just take some extra folic acid, 1mg at least, it comes in itty bitty tablets and you can get it at the drug store! Just talk to the dr. about it, but me and alot of the other women on the board do the same thing!

 
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Old 03-17-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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Re: pre natal vitamins

With my 2nd pregnancy I took the chewable flintstone vitamins and a folic acid pill every day that was recommended by my midwife because I couldnt' swallow the prenatal pills. The folic acid pill is very very tiny so you shouldn't have any problems...best wishes

 
Old 03-18-2005, 03:14 AM   #4
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Re: pre natal vitamins

well, i take onesource, they are like the size of a tylenol, then my doctor gave me their kind, i took one and REFUSE to take any more, within 10 minutes i felt so sick it wasnt funny i threw up,climbed in bed and didnt move for 5 hours!
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Old 03-18-2005, 05:24 AM   #5
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Re: pre natal vitamins

My doctor told me that taking two Flintstone vitamins a day is fine. That has 800 mcg of folic acid.

 
Old 03-18-2005, 05:29 AM   #6
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Re: pre natal vitamins

I have been told to take pregnacare vitamins as it as everythin in it that you need. I find that they have helped me alot but i havent heard of anyone else who takes them. Every1 seems to be takin flintstones vitamins which to tell you the truth, i aint even heard of them.

 
Old 03-18-2005, 10:06 PM   #7
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Re: pre natal vitamins

Flintstones are children's chewable vitamins, in the shape of the flintstones characters from TV. And they are yummy, except for the orange ones, i just throw them away, lol!

 
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