When I was expecting Little Man, I was pretty good about remembering to take my prenatal vitamins. Those big, gnarly pills ensured that my baby was getting all the nutrients necessary to grow big and strong. Right?
This pregnancy, practically every time I have taken those mammoth pills, I have yakked. Strong, horrid waves of nausea followed by some quality time in the bathroom. I have switched brands three times. I have tried smaller pills, smaller doses. They all make me nauseous. The irony is that I haven’t felt sick at all during this pregnancy except when I took my vitamins.
So, understandably, I stopped taking them. It wasn’t exactly a conscious decision, I just “forgot.” Repeatedly. I felt guilty every time I thought about it, but hey, I really didn’t want to throw up again. And then I discovered that I am not the only one. When ladies would ask me how I was feeling, I would say things like,
“Oh, great, thank G-d, except when I take my prenatals.” (It’s actually kind of funny that I would feel the need to even mention the pills, since I really wasn’t ever taking them).
Time after time, the women I was speaking with would confide in me that they too, did not take the pills. And their children were fine.
What prompted this post? I tried to be good and took my vitamins this morning and almost yakked. Mercifully, I was able to eat some starchy food in time to stave off the actual event, and I feel good once more. Phew!
Anyone else have crazy vitamin experiences? Dish, dish!