Why I’m Talking About Pregnancy

Let me start by saying that I AM NOT PREGNANT. Nor do I plan to be. I’m quite happy with my 7 year old son and our little family of three. In fact, as we were flying home this week, I looked down the row of our airplane seats and thought, This is perfect. Dad gets the aisle. I get the window and (not so) little Evan is sandwiched nicely between us. Only a family of three gets to appreciate that.

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But many of you are still having babies. Lots and lots of babies. I admire you. I’d love to enjoy a houseful of kids, with the sounds of chaos and the never ending need for milk and clean clothes. It’s just not me, though. We’ve got our only child and life is pretty good.

So back to the pregnancy thing…

I’ve only had one shot at being pregnant and I wasn’t a blogger at the time so I didn’t get to share all my experiences and cute maternity pictures. And they were cute. I had the most awesome hair, barely any morning sickness, and the cutest maternity clothes. It was also the only time in my life that my posture straightened and I felt totally proud of show off my body.

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(For the sake of this post, I won’t go down the path of what happens after  you give birth and how things never quite go back to the way they were.)

Part of feeling good and looking good was taking prenatal vitamins. In fact, they say you can take them even when you’re not pregnant for really awesome hair and nails. I’m sure the folic acid does your body good as well. But for me, there was no way I was taking those prenatal vitamins any longer than I had to. And here’s why.

I can’t swallow large pills. Call them horse pills or whatever but I just can’t do it. I put it in my mouth and have to mentally focus on swallowing that thing. Half the time, it doesn’t go down and I look like I’m choking. The other half of the time, my throat hurts afterward because it feels like I just swallowed a football.

My saving grace during my pregnancy was a prenatal vitamin that I bought over-the-counter at a pharmacy. The reason is because they took that giant horsepill and made it into smaller pills, requiring me to take two per day.

It doesn’t sound like a terribly innovative concept but it was a lifesaver! Two small pills wasn’t nearly as difficult as the others. Until one day…

They stopped making them.

That’s right. The shelves were empty. I inquired and they had been discontinued. I bought what I could, even resorting to buying them on eBay until my supply was gone. I’m not sure I took them up until the end but that’s probably okay because I had one other problem.

(Men – get ready for TMI)

The constipation.

Oh my lord. If you’ve ever been pregnant, did you experience this? Nobody told me about this particular issue and I now know that prenatal vitamins can exacerbate it. So that wasn’t fun either.

But I gave birth to the miracle of life, said goodbye to pregnancy constipation and giant horsepills, and went about tackling the easy job of parenting.

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So why talk about it now?

Because women should help women, I’m thrilled to help Maria Bailey, a powerhouse in this space, with the launch of her very own product PREMAMA® Complete Prenatal Vitamin. She didn’t ask me to write this post nor is she paying me. I just remember how much I would have appreciated a product exactly like this when I went through my nine months of pregnancy bliss.

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Here’s everything you need to know:

Now At Target: New PREMAMA® Complete Prenatal Vitamin
Doctor-Recommended Powder Mix is The Most Complete Alternative to Prenatal Pills

  • PREMAMA® Complete prenatal vitamin powder, is now available in over 1,300 Target stores nationwide.
  • Designed exclusively for Target, Premama Complete is the most comprehensive replacement to dreaded prenatal vitamin “horse pills”
  • PREMAMA® Complete is a multivitamin powder containing prescription-grade nutrients doctors recommend for fetal and infant health and development (including 30 mg of Vitamin B6 to soothes occasional bouts of morning sickness and 1000mcg of prescription strength Folic Acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defects)
  • The orange-flavored powder is taken once a day that mixes directly into water or a favorite cold beverage, making it extremely convenient for busy, on-the-go women
  • Each single dose of PREMAMA® Complete contains everything found in prenatal pills
  • Visit http://drinkpremama.com for information and store locator.

It’s also suggested for women who are trying to conceive and breastfeeding. Even better, it helps with the nausea from morning sickness, constipation from the iron, and it’s a liquid – so no horsepills.

If you’re pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding, I’d love for you to head to Target to give her vitamins a try. I can’t speak from experience of trying them – only from the experience of wishing I had them!

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