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i am so nervous to try.....

to swallow these damn huge pills i cant even swallow the tiny folic acid ones how do they expect me to swallow the horse pills they call prenatal's, iron supplements, calcium and some random capsule i cant remember what its for, i mean seriously -.- why i tell them i have trouble swallowing large pills they give me large pills ugh so annoying when i cant even take the smell of the prenatal's

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Asked by Lizzypuppylove at 8:45 PM on Dec. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I hear ya they are HUGE! try breaking them in two if ya can

    Answer by rebeccadac at 8:46 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • im chewing mine :/ they are nasty to taste...they smell how they taste actually *gags*

    Comment by Lizzypuppylove (original poster) at 8:51 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • I took the Flinstone chewable vitamins with my first baby...the prenatals made me nauseaus. My OB found some prenatals that didnt make me sick with my other 3 boys. Breaking them in half is a good idea.

    Answer by team21 at 8:51 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • ugh,i could never take the prescription ones. i just took otc ones and they're a little smaller than a regular vitamin. the prescription ones made me sick as a dog (once i actually got them down!)

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:51 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • there are soooo many different prenatal vitamins you can switch to now that are easier for women who have a hard time swallowing the ones they usually prescribe. the chewable ones are great, and they have gummies that are like candy--just ask your local pharmacy or herbal store

    Answer by dez1379 at 10:10 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • Ask your doctor about the special chewable prenatal I have not taken them personally but I had a friend who did.

    Answer by karing4elmas at 11:05 PM on Dec. 13, 2010

  • If you live near a Target Store, they sell chewable ones. That's what I take. They are a little sugary and taste a little like fish. They are about $11 a bottle, but I love them!

    Answer by KeirasMom2011 at 11:27 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

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