Wednesday, October 03, 2007

This Doesn't Make A Lot of Sense

It's a "buy one, get one free" special on a 300-count bottle of prenatal vitamins. Just how long were you expecting to be pregnant?

Updated: OK, it was pointed out to me that conscientious women start taking prenatal vitamins long before they become pregnant, so their bodies are all prepared. I'm a terrible pill-taker (trouble swallowing, don't laugh), so I'll admit to putting them off until after the fact.


And thanks to Kristen for making me sound more interesting and fun than I am, over at the Mom Trap!

9 comments:

ewe are here said...

Even so, who prepares almost a full year in advance to try and start getting pregnant?

Silly promotion.

Kimberly said...

I agree with ewe, it's still silly.

And I'll admit to not taking prenatal vitamins at all. hmmm....maybe that's where that third eye came from....

Mayberry said...

You can also take them when you're nursing, though.

But, yeah. Some of them are so disgusting. I returned a bottle to the supermarket because they smelled and tasted so gross!

SassyBelle said...

actually, they're usually cheaper and better than regular vitamins. I know a couple of women who take them without any intention of getting pregnant -- it's just a good vitamin

Tali said...

No laughing here - I'm terrible at swallowing pills too (and have been made fun of for it) =)

wayabetty said...

I can only get 30 pills at a time, that's how many our insurance allows.

BTW, I read your bio over at the Mom Trap and they said Q is a girl. Here I am scratching my head saying "oh my goodness, all this time I'm saying calling her a him." But it's a he, you might want to have that fix Lady M!

Bob said...

They are elephant prenatal tablets. An elephant's gestation period lasts about 22 months (630-660 days) Ha.

Mamacita Tina said...

Don't forget, women keep taking them while nursing. Oh, I see someone else said that too.

It is silly though. I stopped nursing Laurel about five months ago, I'm still trying to finish up the bottle I purchased.

Tucson Obgyn said...

Despite the benefits, you may find swallowing pregnancy supplements difficult. The pills are often large, and they contain high doses of iron that can irritate your stomach and cause constipation.

“If you find yourself having trouble taking prenatal vitamins or you’re having unwanted side effects, talk to your doctor about other, safe options,” advises Jennifer Shu, MD, pediatrician and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

And always tell your doctor or midwife about all the dietary supplements you take, including herbal remedies.