That fantastic pregnant gag reflex

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-2010
That fantastic pregnant gag reflex
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Sat, 10-23-2010 - 1:31am

So I've always had a sensitive gag reflex and trouble swallowing pills (I couldn't take the tiniest little 200mg tylenol until I was like 13). I've gotten better but these prenatals are getting to me! I think the gag reflex might be a little more sensitve these days which doesn't help because gagging up my vitamin every evening totally makes me nauseaus... And I find that its happening with greater frequency.

Any suggestions?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 1:36am

Talk to your doctor about chewable vitamins. I know there are some chewable prenatal (but I forget the brand). I also know some OB's that tell their patient's they can take chewable Flintstone vitamins as long as they take additional Folic acid. I hope you can figure out something that will work for you!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-09-2008
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 5:03pm

I have a major issue taking pills - simple fact is I CAN'T! It is all in my head and I think about it way too much, but I cannot take/swallow any size pill! Even the size of a birth control pill is difficult for me, believe it or not!!!!!!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2007
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 5:18pm
I'm taking the two flinestones. My doctor didn't say anything about extra folic acid ??? I've never heard of that. I took the flinestones with my first when the prenatals made me really sick
Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Sat, 10-23-2010 - 5:55pm
The folic acid just depends on how much is in the Flintstone vitamins. Just ask your doctor if it's enough or if you need additional folic acid as well.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-2010
Sun, 10-24-2010 - 10:52pm

Thanks that is all very helpful!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-15-2009
Mon, 10-25-2010 - 7:14am

flinstones!! Talk to your doctor. I take them because the prenatals make me sick. Helps alot!

Pink Haired Mamma