I started taking elevit and an iron supplement in 2010 when we were ttcing, I've since had DS and have another one on the way, I stopped taking the Elevit before falling pregnant but I ended up with a pretty bad cold (I hadn't been sick since taking them) so I went back on them. the chemist wearhouse do some great specials on them from time to time so I stock up then.
I have been taking it since my midwife told me to even though buying it meant we had very cheap dinners and no fruit for a week (thanks to also needing to fix the car).
I haven't taken it today though as the last 3 times I did it made me vomit. I don't really want to be wasting money on something that is going to make me sick so I need to discuss with my midwife my options.
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Any casual attitude I may have had towards taking supplements has been well and truly wiped away by a friend having a baby with spina bifida. This is, of course, more related to pre-conception folate, but I would not not even consider not having pre-conception and pregnancy supplements.
What if u swallowed it in the middle of eating a meal? You probably wouldn't puke it up if you were eating food at the same time, trick your stomach!
I've tried it with all kinds of liquids, before my meal, during my meal, after my meal and as soon as it hits the back of my throat I gag and bring up the contents of my stomach.
Heck I've even tried grinding them and drinking them, again, just the taste makes me gag, leaving me to bring up not only the vitamin but anything else I've managed to keep down. Some days I struggle to keep down water!
I understand that people have different experiences that influence their choices, but don't really appreciate being lectured by strangers on the Internet who really don't Understand how hard it is to keep down anything when you are this sick. It's not laziness or complacency! It's a matter of getting through the day!
They should make it in suppository form
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