What? Did that title sound facetious to you? FOR SHAME readers, I mean it. There are so many joys of being pregnant it’s hard to count them all on one hand. And besides, I would NEVER be sarcastic. Ever.
1) The miracle of creating life… Let’s face it, pregnant women are super heroes and should be treated accordingly. Remind your husbands/partners of this on a daily basis… they love that.
2) The cleavage… I mean, holy mackerel, the cleavage. I’m flaunting it for all it’s worth because after this time around they will deflate to sad little pancakes again and I will be sad. Very very sad.
3) The long finger nails… For the second time in my life I don’t have disgusting, flimsy, short finger nails and for that I am IMMENSELY grateful. Be it pregnancy hormones, the prenatal vitamins, or whatever… they are growing like crazy. Hooray! They will however, all rip off within 5 minutes of giving birth, so I will take advantage of them while they’re here. Not sure how but I’ll think of something…
4) Uh… um… yeah, ok, I’m at a loss on any more.
It’s not that pregnancy is bad per se. I have always just found it highly limiting. No alcohol, working out gets harder, clothes don’t fit anymore, people like to tell you what you can and cannot eat… to which I tell them to go to hell, but anyway… did I mention no wine??
We go through 9 months of these joys to get the ultimate prize, a hopefully healthy baby in our arms… which of course makes all of it worth it. But one of the main ways to get that happy healthy baby is to take prenatal vitamins… and oh my god have you TAKEN one of those things lately?
Once a day you have to choke down a pill, generally the size of a hoagie roll and tasting revolting, that has a tendency to make you urpy and constipated. Really people? It’s good for me and needs to be taken, but it makes me sick? SO LAME. And while I’ve taken my fair share of pills, those things are next to impossible to keep down… and let me promise you, it’s worse coming up than going down.
(Has any of this made you want to lose your lunch yet?? Because I’m feeling a little green just thinking about it.)
But now, there are options.
No more do you need to gag down the monster pill.
No more tummy troubles from an overkill of hard to digest iron.
No more urpiness.
What would you do if you could drink your prenatal?
FINALLY someone has thought of making life a little bit easier for the pregnant mama and her delicate stomach/GI tract. PreMama has designed a prenatal vitamin that can be dissolved into liquid. You can take this baby with juice for goodness sake and it has the good stuff that you need it to have. Folate, DHA, vitamins, minerals, magic unicorn fairy dust… ok maybe not the last one but seriously, GOOD STUFF!
Key ingredients include:
Biotin: May help support embryo growth
B Vitamins: Help provide energy
DHA Omega-3 fatty acid: Suggested to support fetal cognitive development and protection against postpartum depression
Vitamin D3: Supports mom and baby’s bone health
Proprietary Iron blend: Can help lower the risk of preterm birth and low birth-weight; gentle on the system
Coenzyme Q10: May help protect against preeclampsia during pregnancy
Choline: Used, along with folic acid, to help further protect against neural tube defects
Ginger Root: Helps with nausea relief <— THIS IS KEY!!
Folic Acid: Clinically proven to reduce the risk of some birth defects by up to 70%
And the best part is, when mixed with juice or a flavored beverage, Premama is completely tasteless! When mixed with straight water, notsomuch, but it’s not bad… Regardless, this stuff is HIGHLY superior to choking down a standard prenatal and may have given me a reason to scratch off Sadistic Vitamin Makers on my list of people to hate.
Are you pregnant or TTC? Would YOU like to win some non-urp causing prenatal vitamins?? YOU CAN!! Just leave a comment below on your FAVORITE part of pregnancy! (No sarcasm here, seriously) I will pick a winner on Monday July 9th for a 30 day supply of Premama Prenatal Vitamin Drink. Good luck and happy gestating!
**P.S. I was provided a 7 day supply of Premama Prenatal Vitamins to try and review but as usual all opinions in this piece are my own… **
**P.P.S I am NOT a doctor. Please consult a physician before you take any herbal, OTC or prescription drugs during your pregnancy and LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!!