Saturday, July 09, 2005


Why are pre-natal vitamin pills so big? They are vast things about the size of a 24 week old foetus. The people who have to take these huge almost impossible to swallow monsters are (as you might imagine) pregnant women. A particular subset of the population who are constantly gagging and on the verge of chucking up. Would it not be at all possible to make these tablets one quarter of the size and recommend that the mothers-to-be take 4 of them? Do I have to think of everything?

Those family and friends who are worried about Erika's health during these few months should probably not read this recent blog post from Halfway Down the Danube, about a Romanian pre-natal balls up. If it reassures you we have no famous or expensive doctors in Csikszereda.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know, there is a solution to that: German prenatal vitamins. I know, that doesn't help you. But it's nice to know that they exist: roundish, not too big pills, well coated to just slide down your throat.

They also have soluble prenatal vitamins. The taste gets a bit boring after a while but they are really easy on your esophagus.

Good luck with the pregnancy! We're keeping our fingers crossed.

Claudia from Bucharest