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    Default Tricks for remembering PG vitamins?

    Just wondered how many of you still take them as often as you should. I must admit I have a terrible memory, and did take them every day for the 1st 12 weeks or so, but after that got really forgetfull and set a reminder on my phone for day and night and still forgot.

    Now I have to take Iron tablets ever 2nd day because my iron stores have lowered considerably and I have also become borderline anaemic. So, anyone have any good tips to remember to actually take them - obviously I can't leave them somewhere where Jackson would get them - would make it easier if I could leave them on my dining room place or something!!


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    I leave my Elevit next to my toothbrush. I figure I'm there twice a day so at least one of those times I'll remember to take it! LOL

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    good idea bel! I just have it on the kitchen bench

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    Do you drink tea or hot choc or something like that regularly?
    My elevit lives in the jar of tea-bags. When i have my morning cuppa - i have to take the pack out to get a tea-bag.
    I also means that people who come over who don't know we are TTC don't see elevit on the bench, and i don't get dumb questions.

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    I hide mine in my ensuite as we dont want anyone knowing we are TTC'ing. I have mine right next to my toothbrush too and I dont think I have ever missed one.

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    Reading threads like this one!

    I have them in my handbag, kitchen and at work. I tried to have it in the bathroom but the taste of the water unflitered at our house makes me want to gag rinsing my mouth is bad enough.

    I find that at some point during the day I remember to take them, usually when I get to work.

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    I have my line of pills right in front of the sink, so of a night when im washing up i see them staring at me! Of course that only works if i do wash up...if that fails i have a hubby thats is forever sayin 'Did you take your concontion of pills tonight'.

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    I had two jars.. One was in my drawer at work and the other moved between various spots in my house. I managed to take one pretty much every day.

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    thanks for the tips - I seem to be doing OK at the moment, I am taking the iron tablets every 2nd day, so I just take them on the odd days, don't ask me how that helps, but I haven't missed one yet - touch wood!

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    i always take it with breakfast, only have to take it once a day though. it works for me.

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    i have to take metformin after dinner every night, so have a little toilet bag beside the couch - it's on a low table atm, but as soon as someone with kids come over i just putit higher - i have been taking elevit with the metfomin every night, so have managed to not forget it yet (touch wood) - and been taking them for probably 9 months while ttc. it's a bundy toilet bag, so people who visit just think it's one of DH's collection of bundy things, so are none the wiser!

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    I take them in the morning with my brekkie. I've always taken my vitamins at this time, so it's not a stretch for me to remember, just habit.

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    the iron can't be taken an hour either side of milk though because it affects the absorbtion, so I can't take it with breakfast because that normally consists of muesli and coffee

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    Yup,

    Remember to avoid coffee and tea (even decaf) for an hour on each side of an iron suppliment as tannins affect absorbtion too.

    I take my iron tablet with 2 kiwi fruits 1st thing in the morning (the C vit helps the iron absorbtion) and then have a shower and do the morning thing. By the time I get around to breakkie, an hour has passed and I can have my decaf and cereal so I take my prenatal vitamin, raspberry leaf and omega suppliments then. I'm lucky to be good at being a creature of habit that way, so it's no drama to remember but you could try setting a reminder alarm on your mobile if that helps. I do that for things like appointments and bills.

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    i take my elevit at breakfast everyday otherwise i forget (doh!! pg brain)... I find this time best as its a habit and something I do everyday. The toothbrush is a good idea too as its something one does twice a day ... lucky for me I only take one tablet per day!! good luck and hope you've found this helpful

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