I don't want to stress you out, but my short stuff was conceived while I was on the pill AND using condoms. No antibiotics or anything known to change the efficacy. Nothin'. Just preggers with no plan. I've always taken a prenatal since - until the RnY. Now I use the Bariatric Advantage kind because of the chewableness and because I'm kinda like puppie
in that I don't want to trust my post-surgery health to anything else.
I've done chewables up to this point and I have perfect vitamin levels. Being consistent is more important than brand I find. 3 years out, every test has been right on except once slightly low on vitamin D, but in Seattle in the winter, who isnt? ;)
I tried a gummy-type chewable and found I couldn't swallow them for some bizarre reason (I've never had swallowing issues with any pills, but something about the gummy nature did me in). I only threw in what I take now because I'd said I took pre-natals ever since...and then realized that I don't anymore. Heh. My self-edit doesn't get turned on until the coffee has been had - about another 20 minutes. :)
*sends some of this TX sunshine to you!*
Chewables are nice for when you are pregnant and one's gag reflex goes into overdrive.
Yeah I've heard lots of that. I've never had even a pregnancy scare and I've been on birth control for years. Not sure why. Guess I'm just not that fertile.
OOhh, just voted. Who answered "Hey whatever gets you closer to popping out Jade Kelly Green and shutting up about it."? - That's mean. I hope it was meant in humour. :-/
I am envious over the perfect vitamin levels. I aspire to be the same. :)
It was me. I answered that because it makes me giggle and I want to see the survey results on my friends list.
Oh thank goodness. I was actually WTF? *phew* I was kinda heated over that thinking someone was being mean.
I put that in there because I like to be silly. It's the internet, not to be taken so seriously. It's just for fun.
*giggles* I almost checked that one to then give you my real answer in here.
i've taken prenatals for a couple of years now, a lot of surgeons recommend them as a post-op vitamin for all women regardless of whether they plan on popping one out. ;) it's a prescription, but i highly recommend citranatal 90
, it has calcium citrate (rather than carbonate, which can lead to kidney stones) and carbonyl iron (gentle to the stomach and not constipating). it even has a low dose of stool softener included in it. though calcium and iron do cancel each other out to a degree (and was proven to me when i ended up anemic during pregnancy) at least what you get of them is the right kind, unlike most generic/OTC prenatals. in fact, i couldn't find an OTC prenatal that didn't have calcium citrate in it, or a horribly constipating form of iron.
i didn't choose #1 but my first was conceived while on the pill (i was on tetracycline, doh) so that's a good reason too, hehe.
I hear lots of stories of pill babies, but I've never even had a pregnancy scare. Bummer.
Oh, and Jade Kelly Green? Really? *raised eyebrow*
What? Olivia Emerald Green would be better? *giggles* We both love puns.
My real last name is Creamer. Good thing they didn't name me Jean.
They used to tease me in High School and call me Panti. For revenge I chose Constipation as my Spanish name. Little did I know it would be Prophetic.
That is so wrong. *lol* Names are difficult, My sister named her boy Elliot Samuel and her girl will be Genevieve Connie (Samuel was our Dad's name, Connie is our mom.) We call the boy Sam, and she wants to call the girl Jenny. She was going to spell Genevieve with a J but Mom and I talked her out of it. Maybe she can spell Jenny Genni?
I have a great aunt who was named Genevieve and she went by Genny. Although Ginny would also be a nice variant for a nickname, but the you run into the Harry Potter problem.
I don't think my sister has even thought of the Harry Potter thing. *lol*
Hey, there's no choice for "laugh out loud funny"! :-)
I've only had my period go AWOL one time in my life, and it was due to stress, not pregnancy. But I have no doubt that I'd be fertile as hell if I yanked the IUD, since my mom, sister, and grandmother all had unplanned babies. My grandmother had 5 kids, each one conceived while on a different form of birth control. ::eek::
I should have put "good for saving money" since the reason I went prenatal was a coupon. *laughs* Well, it did have all the stuff needed for multivitamin.
I don't understand?! Pre-natal vitamins don't really help you get pregnant so much, they just have your body healthy in case you do. I don't see any problem with taking them w/ your BC pill.
BTW, Nathanael is totally an "on the pill" baby. lol.