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Friday, May 29, 2020

Mrs Dee's Corner - Pregnant Women Who Skip Recommended Medication

The journey to motherhood is one that requires adequate preparation mentally, physically, health-wise, psychologically and spiritually.





It's not a go-with the flow kind of journey, but one that demands making conscious decisions even when we do not feel like it.

Pregnancy, especially in its early stage is a trying time for most mothers-to-be and even when there is no appetite for food, it's only wise to eat for the sake of the growing foetus/foeti.


I suffered severe nausea during my first pregnancy and I was unable to keep any food down, but I always managed to eat something no matter how small to enable me take my routine drugs.

I never joked with it because I knew the effect it could have on my babies and even during antenatal classes, we were always lectured about the first 1000 days of a child and the importance of good nutrition for babies' developments.

A very close friend has been in and out of the hospital because of her little child. At first the doctors were worried on what could be wrong with the child since she's not a sickler, but on further investigation, it was discovered that the mum never took her routine drugs during pregnancy because she hated it.

This is someone that is educated and should know better taking this kind of risk with the life of her child.

It's not enough to get pregnant and birth a baby, every necessary step must be taken to ensure that the correct steps are taken to ensure the baby will have a healthy life....


Some women do not even taken vitamins or folic acid all through their pregnancies......
If you cannot afford common folic acid,then do not have a baby yet,use a condom!!!





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95 comments:

  1. That folic acid leaves some nasty taste in thΓ© mouth. I have to take it with soda or juice or yogurt or wrapped inside eba. I can stand PregnaTone to an extent. Honestly, I’m (getting) tired 😩.

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    1. Pls,don't get tired...Folic Acid is important

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    2. Awwww hold on mama 😘😘😘 it would pass soon enough 😘😘😘

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    3. Eeyah, sorry. It was B-complex that was always leaving the nasty taste in my mouth and the smell is crazy! It was changed when I registered for my ANC and I started taking Pregna-multi, that was better.

      Tell them at the hospital when you for your ANC appointment, they will give you something better. It is well with you.

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    4. I didn't take my drugs during my first pregnancy, I thought it wouldn't matter but my baby came out looking so dirty with whitish substance all over his body.the nurse scolded me seriously that I didn't take my drugs. During my second pregnancy, I didn't joke with my routine drugs and my baby's skin was so smooth at birth. Pregnant mothers pls try as much as possible to take ur drugs,it matters a lot.

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    5. Anon 12:38, that nurse was talking in the nonsense. There is no connection between routine drugs and the amount of vernix a baby is born with.

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    6. Thank you, 13.33

      Folic acid is crucial especially bin the first 12weeks of pregnancy.
      It ensures the baby has a well formed spinal cord and prevents a condition known as spina bifida.
      The ferrous tablets boosts your blood level and bcomplex ensures your general well-being

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    7. 13:13 you are right.

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    8. Darling Sis Don't get tried please. I took my drugs religiously and my babies are a testimony it seriously.
      My blood level was always high. The benefits are numerous

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    9. As in eeeh @Cynthia Iyede, the smell is what puts me off, but I still manage to take my routine drugs no matter what...@the white enchantress hang in there dear, it's just for a while....very soon we shall welcome our babies into the world by His graceπŸ™

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    10. Amen πŸ™πŸΌ .

      Thank you, ladies 😘😘.

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    11. Please avoid drug interactions...

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  2. I guess Mrs. Dee is talking to those who eat indomie and drink coke and boast that they have eaten.
    Truth be told, a lot of Nigerians do not know what healthy diet it. Or they choose to eat junk just because they don't want to be seen eating "native foods". Those native food "efo riro, okro and egusi soup" are
    most nutritious. Some of these ladies that are 24 hours on social media do not even know how to cook them.
    Or some like to do something sharp sharp so as to join the social media gossip.
    And in pregnancy, they begin to see
    their years of silliness unravel.

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    1. Mstchew, you must always talk out of context, so much bitterness in one person.

      Abeg, my dears, once you start trying for a baby, whether you eat healthy
      or not, take one folic acid everyday.

      Then when you get pregnant, continue to use your pregnancy vitamins and register for antenatal clasees as early as 6weeks.

      Take whatever medication you are given seriously, have a blood pressure monitor in the house, do all your blood tests, disclose any medical condition you have, take your routine drugs judiciously, eat healthy and not for 2.

      May the Lord answer those trusting God for the fruit of the womb, amen. May those pregnant carry their babies to full term and birth healthy babies without complications, amen.

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    2. Judge Judy, how do you know they don't want to be seen eating native foods? The way some of you write eh, like you live in everyone's head.

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    3. @Abroadian
      You can make your comment/opinion known without attacking another person's. It is not hard.

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    4. Are you ok anon 12:06? Smh

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    5. @ 13.30, You are too bitter, period. Are you ever happy? Like do you laugh? Since you know how to advise bvs, you should also be open to being advised. Go and work on your bitterness, oozing bitterness 24 7 on the blog.

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    6. Lol so accurate

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    7. What does social media have to do with this particular conversion, do you think anyone would just want to eat indomie and coke?

      People should realize that every pregnancy is different.

      My sister couldn't even eat, she was basically on drip for months, i couldnt eat anything but pap and few fried plantain chips or I'll just have tea.
      No one wants to suffer their own child, its just different and some people have it worse.

      Stop condemning people when you havent walked in their shoes?

      If you were a super woman during yours, good for you, dont just put anyone down.

      To all pregnant women if you cant stand the taste of these vitamins look for those that come inform of candy (sweets) or gummy bears... It'll have the same effect.

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    8. Thanks.
      Don't tell this to a woman who has Hyperemesis G. Every pregnancy is different, if you can take it, take it. If you can't take it during pregnancy, take it before and build your stores. That's all I'll say

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  3. I had the best pregnancy in the world maybe because i was just 20, and i gace birth at 21. I didnt experience the morning sickness, nausea and all. No headache, no swollen feet and all. I went to the clinic took my medication and had a smooth delivery 1 week after due date.
    The only thing was that all the vomit i didnt vomit during my early pregnancy and all i did it the day i gave birth. Glory be to God.

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    1. Wow, happy for you. I pray mine to me stressful as yours when I am married and get pregnant.

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    2. Miss Ess, your hubby really enjoy his sleep o. Pregnancy's not easy on men too.

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  4. No, they won't take those medications o
    What mama nnukwu and google say are their laws.
    But you know what, neither mama nnukwu or google will be on the operation table or labor room with them. None will mourn for a dead child due to negligence with them.
    😏😏😏😏

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  5. I dislike drugs but made sure i took like 95% of my routine drugs during pregnancy, it was no longer about me but another innocent life. I know of a lady that never took any drugs during pregnancy, the baby came out as dark as charcoal.

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    1. After reading yestday own,I will mk sure I follow doctors instruction.

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    2. The complexion of a baby is not determined by the medication a mother took while pregnant.

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  6. In the North, the Fulani women carry cattle dung 🀒 to dress the umbilical stump for fast healing. A lot of their kids die of tetanus even before they get to the hospitals from their bushes. 😒😒😒😒

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  7. My dear taking the routine drugs is one of the hardest thing I HV ever experienced in pregnancy. It's not all about the money. Sometimes it was hubby that helped me take those drugs

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  8. A friend of mine never took any of the drugs she was given while pregnant but her babies are doing very well.

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    1. You see me eh, right from when I was kid I was never scared of drugs or needles but when I become preggy I can not abide the smell of drugs, it was awful abeg! I do not take routine drugs, if they give me at the clinic, i trash it when I get home, the only drug I took religiously was malaria prevention and because you have to take it at the hospital with the nurse watching you swallow it🀣🀣, the nurse said a lot of preggy woman do not take it when they get home so they make you take it in front of them.
      I do have severe nausea and I loose appetite when preggy but it gets better by my third trimester.
      Anyhoo one lady adviced me to take a lot of fruits, esp red fruits cuz it makes baby skin clean and smooth and my kids come out looking very fresh. Just take a lot of fruits, another thing I do is that squeeze the juice out of garden egg leaf and drink at least once a month. I take zobo too(We were adviced not to at the clinic) but I avoid the ones made with ginger.

      Melancholy

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  9. The first trimester is usually the most trying for all mothers due to morning sickness but not taking your routine drugs is not an excuse.

    Pregnacare and folic acid to the rescue.

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  10. Nausea or not, I made sure I was always taking my routine drugs and fruits. Good fruits are so good for the growing baby, never joke with it! Thank God for our cutie.

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  11. Me n routine drugs are like cojoined twins during pregnancy and it really shows on my kids up til now.If you want your baby's skin to be top notch with pretty face after delivery don't miss vitamin C and folic.
    My last baby is a beautiful baby boy!!!Chai,people no dey gree me rest on the road,shops,malls,neighborhood... if you have any pregnancy related ailments, biko take the medication prescribed. Pregnant mothers,use mosquito nets or insecticides to avoid jaundice n malaria transfer thru blood to your unborn baby.

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    1. I totally agree with you..see my baby so cute with full long hair I wish he is a girl, I was at a wedding and someone was asking if I birth this fine boy all thanks to water melon, healthy diet and routine drugs.

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    2. Henhen,I will mk sure I tk dem wen am pregnant

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  12. This doesn't even begin to cover the travails of difficult pregnancy 😩 but i agree..take your routine drugs, eat healthy and always have your Doc's number.

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  13. Make sure you consume adequate meals during pregnancy! Let junk be once in a while while your main meal shouldn't be skipped.You don't have appetite?,put your desolate in a moulded eba n it will skyrocket

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  14. BODY IS DIFFERENT THO,SOME PPLES IMMUNE SYSTEM R SO STRONG IT RESIST SOMETHINGS,TAKING RECOMMENDED DRUGS R FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

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  15. What about those stubborn ones who will go ahead to conceive again against Doctor's advise. Then turn around and blame everyone but themselves.

    Or the ones who lie to a new Dr that their previous delivery was vaginal while it's cs! "Keep playing with your lives you hear!!

    Or the ones who are stubborn to sign CS form, claiming i must deliver vaginally, my pastor said yen yen yen! No knife will cut me.
    Keep playing with your life you hear!!

    I just remembered one incidence in Calabar Teaching hospital, a pregnabt young woman was in labour, her mum was with her.

    During Doctor's cross-examination, he realized her cervix hasn't experienced child passage before, but this girl and her mum insisted her previous delivery was vaginal so refused to sign the consent form for cs. All the staff please to go for cs fell on deaf ears! Mama was busy praying and kabashing!

    Hours passed, she became weak, of course she was not dilating, then suddenly a loud sound was heard in the ward, everybody turned to the direction of the sound, guess what??

    The young girl was in a pool of her own blood, her womb got ruptured!
    blood was gushing from everywhere eyes, mouth, nose ear name it.
    She died under 2 mins. Her baby was so weak from the struggle and died too.

    Then her mum started screaming, Doctors please help my daughter, yes her previous birth was cs. But we left the hospital we usually use because they said it's cs or nothing!
    I told her never to agree she used cs when asked! That I, her mother never used cs to birth my kids. Please bring my daughter back! Save my daughter!!

    Imagine the nonsense! I was and still heartbroken!!!
    How could you be this callous in your ignorance and stupidity? ??

    The hospital was gloomy that day! The sound of the ruptured womb haunted us oo!
    We cried because it was an avoidable death! Such a young girl of 27 years!
    I am just sad remembering this incidence!!
    Women listen very well, follow religiously whatever your Doc tells you! Ask questions too.
    Close your ears to Pastors and prophets!

    If you don't have money, sign the form first, let you and your child be saved, then you can think of how to pay!


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    1. This is really bad πŸ˜₯

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    2. Some won't listen. They love joking with their lives.

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    3. This is so sad!

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    4. Jesus christ of Nazareth!!!

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    5. I dont understand this story, is it that the doctors never saw her previous CS scar during examination or what? How do you lie about a CS please? Can you hide the scar?

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    6. I had cs but my scar isn’t visible anymore

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    7. Obara Jesus
      What's wrong with giving g birth via CS

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    8. This is heart breaking....Oh my God. 😫😫😫😫

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    9. Anon 13:41, of course the Doctors knew they were telling lies. But they cannot operate on her without her consent!!

      You don't just cut someone open without their consent.

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    10. Yes I know someone that witnessed this too.

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  16. Drugs or no drugs I think pregnancy and delivery is the grace of God. In my first pregnancy I never knew I was suppose to lots of drugs, the only thing I took was my folic acid in my first 2months, I only started taking calcium and blood supplement a few days to my delivery, my boy is healthy and hardly falls sick. My second pregnancy that I started taking heaven on earth drugs ended in stillbirth.. In all, God's grace on mothers and intending mothers.

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  17. My friend with the baby that died of liver problems never went for antenatal or took drugs. Can't help but wonder if the liver issue had something to do with this.

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  18. But Although I have never been to hospital when pregnant but I don't joke with Routine drugs

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    1. Really? You go the traditional or church route?

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    2. My first two pregnancies,I didn't take any drugs until when I started antenatal 3 months later. The reason is cos I don't like drugs so I tried to avoid it at that initial stage of the pregnancy,not knowing that is when it is vital for foetal development. Thank God I delivered healthy kids, but I started my drugs immediately during the next one

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    3. Where do you have your babies please?

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  19. As much as I hate drugs I don't joke with them when I'm pregnant. I'll rather prepare swallow just to take them.

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  20. I love this section so much today. Thank you Stella. It's my first baby and I had a really difficult first trimester. I'm in my second trimester and I try to take my drugs. I use swallow. I take maxiron and calcium. I've treated malaria once and I'm currently on prophylactic drug called fansidar. My mum is always calling and begging me to take my drugs, before pregnancy I no dey gree use medicine. But now that I know I'm responsible for the safety and well being of my child... omo, I dey swallow am. Sometimes, I suffer nausea for the whole day. I dont mind abeg. My baby first.
    Thank you mamas for your insight. So grateful.

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    1. You will carry to term in Jesus name.Amen

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    2. Please ensure that the drugs are prescribed by your doctor to avoid defect in the child πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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    3. @anon, yes they are prescribed by the gynaecologist.

      Thank you Nkay and Olayemi for the prayers. God bless you both.

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    4. That fansidar eh, omg! Very strong, whenever I take it, i will not be able to sleep a wink, so restless, had to complain to the doctor and was placed on another antimalarial.
      Please take a lot of fruits too, Godspeed!

      Melancholy

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    5. Thank you so much, I will.

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    6. You will deliver peacefully in Jesus na.e, Amen

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  21. I hated the routine drugs, kept making me throw up until I changed to pregnacare which I take by midnight after eating watery noodles and egg which was the only thing my body could tolerate at early 1st trimester.

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  22. I'm pregnant and only take folic, am i suppose to take more vitamins? was taking it before conception. Doctor asked me to continue till 12weeks. Mother's please help new preggis with fruits to take and what side of the body is best to sleep. For now I sleep on my left and right side.

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    1. Please, go and register for antenatal. As a first time mum, you don't know it all

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  23. This topic and the comments here are so helpful

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  24. Thank you so much for this post, l am in my second trimester and have been lazy about taking my routine drugs but now l know better.

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  25. I ddnt know I was pregnant until I was diagnosed with food poisoning. I was hospitalized at that time. When the hospital discharged me, they ddnt even tell me to take multivitamins. Its was a Male colleague who asked me if I had started taking multivites, meanwhile i was heading to 3 months oh. I quickly bought pregnantcare plus and folic acid. My baby is soo strong. Some hospitals no dey try.

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    1. u dont take pregcare and folic acid. Its overdose

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    2. I taya o pregnacare contains everything.aseju ni olorun o fe,maybe she wan born mike tyson

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    3. Anon 16:40, your mouth is fireπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ maybe she didn't know. A lot of pregnant women make that mistake until they are informed.

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    4. yes you can take pregnacare and folic acid. am presently on both. I started taķing only pregnacare during my first trimester even before I went to register for ANC, my doc specifically added folic for me due to low blood level. apart from my low blood level I dont have any issue with morning sickness, I eat like say tomorrow no dey, i put ugu in all my food and eat lot of fruit. yesterday hubby was complaining of seeing leave in all his meal, I said cos we are pregnant😊. oh this journey has been exciting so far, I bless the name of the lord.

      first time mum (ftm)

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    5. yes you can take pregnacare and folic acid. am presently on both. I started taķing only pregnacare during my first trimester even before I went to register for ANC, my doc specifically added folic for me due to low blood level. apart from my low blood level I dont have any issue with morning sickness, I eat like say tomorrow no dey, i put ugu in all my food and eat lot of fruit. yesterday hubby was complaining of seeing leave in all his meal, I said cos we are pregnant😊. oh this journey has been exciting so far, I bless the name of the lord.

      first time mum (ftm)

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    6. 🀣🀣🀣🀣 we are pregnant πŸ˜‚

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    7. To the 2 ITKs, me taking pregnantcare and folic acid was recommended by my Dr. Just like Madame 18:00, I never had morning sickness, nor was I ever sick till i went in for elective CS.

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  26. I am two months pregnant and the morning sickness is to another level.I find it hard taking water not to to talk of taking drugs. The vomiting and spitting is to another level. I will start taking when I feel better. This is my second pregnancy

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    1. It's not easy but please try, the first 3months is when you need the drugs most.😘😘

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  27. I am in my last trimester and I don't joke with my routine drug even though the smell still affect me till. My husband remove the drugs and put in different small container every morning before going to work

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  28. I took my drugs religiously in my first pregnancy but I wasn't so diligent in the second, thank God no harm came to my son

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