I Miss Prenatal Vitamins
During our trip to New York and our visit with Dr. Braverman, I stopped taking my prenatal vitamins, my vitamin D and my daily low dose aspirin. In the last few years the only time I have not taken them is during an actual confirmed miscarriage.
I’ve noticed that each time I’ve stopped the prenatal vitamin specifically I tend to get sick and my finger nails start to crack and peal. So, after a miscarriage, I always go back onto them right away because it’s good for the next pregnancy and who likes cracked finger nails?
But this time, now that we know there will not be another attempt at pregnancy, I have not returned to the daily ritual of opening the pill container, pulling out a little pink pill, filling up the glass of water, swallowing the little pink pill and then putting away the container. This ritual has turned into something I seem to be avoiding at all costs. Heck, I’m not even taking vitamin D, which I’ve taken for years regardless of being pregnant.
Simply, I seem to have no motivation to start taking them daily vitamins again – not even my horrible looking finger nails seem to be able to motivate me! I’ve thought about just buying new non-prenatal vitamins, but I have a full bottle of the prenatal ones in the cupboard and it just feels like such a waste to throw them out. So, here I am just not taking anything. Which means today, I am coming down with a cold and I am avoiding even looking at my finger nails which are no longer long and durable.
Well clearly this is not the hardest decision of my week given the focus on our adoption decisions related to race and substance abuse, what is this girl to do? I’ve struggled my entire life to have nice finger nails, and prenatal vitamins seem to have been the answer to the conundrum. I want my pretty finger nails back, and I am really not looking forward to dealing with a cold. Since I’m rather confident that taking the prenatal vitamins while not pregnant won’t actually hurt me, maybe I just need to put the pills in a different bottle so I don’t have to see daily that I’m taking them? Or maybe I could just suck it up and go spend the money on non-prenatal vitamins and hope they work just as well?
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