I don’t swallow pills well. I’m not sure when this started in my life, but I remember early on choking on everything. Mostly rice, but I have always had a fear and problem with pills. Which is why I HATE when I’m pregnant and have to take a pill every single morning for nine months.
With Pumpkin, I took a pill combo that was two long pills. Those pills made me so nauseous this time around that I asked to change it up. I’m now on “Prenate Mini” and while it’s a “mini” pill, the problem is that it’s shaped like a football. So it still gets stuck. In fact, I’ve almost choked on this pill so often that I don’t even take the pill unless another adult is present just in case I need help. Hubby has done heimlich on me a couple of times.
I am getting better with swallowing the pill or maybe I should say more consistent with not choking, but the fear is there every morning. I’m only 25 weeks so I still have a long time to be taking this pill.
I’ve looked into Gummies but they tend to not have every ingredient I need. Like Iron for example. This is in case kids find the gummies and eat too many of them, but I don’t know why people wouldn’t treat the gummies like pills and keep them out of reach of kids.
I should mention that I get to pay $75 a month for this privilege as well. That’s with pretty good insurance. Who the heck sets the price for these things? I have to take it every single day for nine to ten months. The worst $750 I’ve ever had to spend.
What prenatal pill do you like? Anything that was easy to swallow? Or how did you deal with getting over the fear of choking every single morning?