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Pregnancy & Prenatal Supplements
Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s nutritional needs can be greater than at any other point in a woman's life which is why a multivitamin/mineral prenatal health supplement is so necessary for both mother and child.
Pregnancy & Prenatal Multivitamins: Prenatal supplements are formulated to enhance the health of both mother and child and ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Prenatal supplements should contain more folic acid, iron, and calcium than a standard adult multivitamin. Pregnant women need more of these nutrients than usual -- specifically more than twice as much folate (folic acid) and 50 percent more iron to make more blood to nourish the foetus. Calcium needs stay steady at 1000 milligrams to prevent bone loss late in pregnancy.
Pregnancy Planning & Prenatal Supplements: When it comes to pregnancy, timing is everything. Since neural tube defects such as spina bifida can develop in an embryo before a woman even knows she's pregnant, a woman should start taking prenatal supplements, or at least folate (folic acid) for at least a few months before becoming pregnant.
In order to maximise your chances of conceiving it is very important that you and your partner are in optimum health. Consider a multivitamin/mineral health supplement formulated for conception and fertility, such as
Fertility Plus for Women
Fertility Plus for Men
Pregnancy and PreNatal Caps: Pre-Natal Caps are formulated to include those nutrients, at the safest effective dose, which have been shown scientifically to have beneficial effects on maintaing a healthy pregancy. Pre-natal caps are a careful balance of 30 vitamins, minerals and nutrients including:
Folic Acid: Folic acid is very important for neural tube development and cell division early in pregnancy. Folic Acid helps the development of baby's brain and spinal cord
Calcium: Calcium helps the baby's bones to develop normally. Pregnant women need calcium to maintain their bones, and to prevent calcium deficiencies which contribute to preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced hypertension), low birth weight babies and increased risks of miscarriage. Lactating women need calcium to produce maternal milk
Vitamin D: Vitamin D facilitates your body's ability to absorb calcium.
Iron: Non-constipating iron bisglycinate. Iron prevents the mother from developing anemia (low iron levels in the blood) during pregnancy. It is important that you have appropriate iron stores from the onset of pregnancy to prevent anemia in latter stages of pregnancy which is characterized by symptoms of fatigue.
Zinc: Zinc deficiency has been associated with complications of pregnancy and delivery, as well as with growth retardation, congenital abnormalities and retarded development in the foetus.
Vitamin C: There is an association between low maternal dietary vitamin C intakes and increased risks for gestational diabetes.
Note: Pre-Natal Caps do NOT contain vitamin A, as high levels are not advised in
pregnancy. Instead natural beta carotene has been added
Health Advice: Pregnant women are also advised to take an Omega-3 Fish oil, high in EPA & DHA for brain and visual health of the developing foetus, as well as the mothers physcial & mental health during pregnancy.