Friday, April 11, 2014

Prenatal Vitamins During Pre-Conception Phase?

Starting a family was something I always knew I'd go through. Admittedly, as I grew into adulthood, I dreaded and feared it. I don't want to give up my freedom, or my love for alcohol. (Maybe that's my problem as the youngest of the FOB generation.. It seems like most kids nowadays feel a certain closeness, a sensitivity, to children.. Yeah. I don't have that.) Alas, I am nearing my late 20s, have spoken with my OB/GYN and GP and have that daunting sense of overwhelming fear that: if I don't start planning now the little feckers may never come (which I'm totally ok with actually) and I'll make my family heartbroken. What? Heartbroken? Well, yeah. Given the fact that I'm the one (other than MY siblings) who can't stand small, whiny kids, who would prefer to NOT hold or be around them, etc.. As I'm the one who's been in a stable, committed relationship and I'm the oldest of grandma's grandchildren, Ming and Om are so looking forward to a grandchild from me. Gosh. Pressure. That, and Cristhian would make such a wonderful father. Really, all the maternal/paternal instincts from this relationship are awarded to him. I have none. Seriously.

Welps, after speaking with OB/GYN in regards to my womanly history, etc, etc and conversing with my GP about my health.. They've decided that if I plan to conceive in 1-3 years, I should start prenatal vitamins. What? Yeah, I'm shocked, too. I've heard of women going on prenatal vitamins prior to conceiving, but I never figured I'd be one of them. Especially considering I won't be having any kids ANY time soon. Interesting, no?

The doctor recommend I take any prenatal drug, but she prescribed Vitafol-OB+DHA. Why? Because my private health insurance is absolutely amazing and covers prenatal drugs at no cost to me. Soooo... yeah. Conceiving will be difficult, but I know God will put in my path what He wills. Cheers!

Any tips? I'd love to hear 'em!

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