I am currently required to take 500 mg of omega-3s, 1200 mg of calcium and I have to drink a glass of orange juice daily.
After receiving my "assignment" from my midwife, I eagerly went out to purchase all that was required. I am a terrible pill swallower so I bought chewable (yes, chewable!) omega-3s and chewable calcium gummies. I thought the chewables were the perfect solution, but they trigger my gag reflex every time I attempt to eat one.
So, I picked up a huge container of fish oil pills at Costco. They happen to be the size of my foot and there is no way they are going down my throat.
So, I picked up a DHA supplement for pregnant and nursing mothers because the pill size advertised was small. I got them home and swallowed one only to have it get stuck in my throat.
I am back to the chewable gummies. Except I looked at the back of the omega-3s to discover that they are not for pregnant women. I have yet to call my midwife.
This is a great example of why I seldom follow directions.