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I have a hard time swallowing my prenatals..

Did you have this problem? If so what did you take instead. My doctor said that children flinstones vitamins are just as good, but my husband thinks she is crazy and wants me to get a second opinion.

 
usdragonflies

Asked by usdragonflies at 1:52 PM on Jan. 22, 2011 in Health

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  • I took the flintstones with all three of my pregnancies. I know lots of people that have taken them. They are just as good.
    JamieLK

    Answer by JamieLK at 1:54 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • I know several women who have taken Flinstone vitamins. Have your DH compare the contents - almost identical to prenatals. (You may want to beef up your intake of food containing Folic Acid though.)
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 1:54 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Actually, she's right!!! (= But I prefered prenatals anyways. I cut them in half, since they're so big. & My friend actually crushed hers up and put it in a glass of water and chugged away.
    knicole0708

    Answer by knicole0708 at 1:55 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Most prenatals are as big as horse pills. And I agree with your hubby that doctor is crazy.. Flintstone kids doesnt provide enough nutrients and vitamins a pregnant women needs.Ask your local pharmisist.. They know more about vitamins and such more often then doctors do. Possibley help you pick one out that is small enough to swallow
    ArystaBrat

    Answer by ArystaBrat at 1:55 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • OMG my pills were huge and even my SO was shocked how big they were. I dont think flintstones carry the same amount of vitamins the pills carry. I am sure they can find something smaller that you amy not have as much trouble with.
    KayGia0704

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 1:59 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Flinstones for ME!!!!!!!!
    35yoamom

    Answer by 35yoamom at 2:04 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • i just got a bottle of the nature-made brand pre-natal multi-vitamins and they are very small.....about 25% smaller than a regular multi-vitiamin i would say. you can take a regular multi vitiamin but it will not have increased amounts of folic acid which is very important especially in early pregnancy.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 2:15 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • My Dr. gave me chewable prenatals...ask about getting those if you don't want the flintstones =)
    how_reb

    Answer by how_reb at 2:20 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

  • Dha and calcium are very important to growing little ones too, and flintstones don't have enough calcium and zero dha.
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:37 PM on Jan. 22, 2011