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How Can I Remember to Take My Prenatal Vitamin?

I keep forgetting to take my prenatal vitamins. Is this bad? How can I get onto a daily routine?

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I keep forgetting to take my prenatal vitamins. Is this bad? How can I get onto a daily routine?

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It's even more important to get into the swing of taking your vitamins every day once you know that you're pregnant. You need the extra boost of folic acid, calcium, and iron even if you're generally a pretty healthy eater. To jump-start the habit, keep the vitamins next to your toothbrush -- you know you'll brush your teeth at least twice a day, so even if you forget the pill in the morning, you'll get another shot at remembering at night. You should also carry some in your purse at all times. That way, when you remember to take them midway through your drive to work, you don't have to head all the way back home or skip them altogether.

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How Can I Remember to Take My Prenatal Vitamin?

I set a reminder on my iPhone to recur at 8am every morning, which is the time I'm usually in my kitchen having breakfast. Another idea - stick a post-it not somewhere you will see it every morning (like on your bathroom mirror or the fridge or the door you leave the house through).

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