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Pregnancy Supplements

During pregnancy, requirements for most nutrients are increased to meet the needs of the growing baby, as well as to support the mother. Folate, calcium and iron are three in particular that are needed to maintain a healthy environment for conception, as well as support a healthy pregnancy and healthy development of the baby.

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A balanced, nutritious diet is an important aspect of a healthy pregnancy. Eating a healthy diet, balancing carbohydrates, fat, and proteins, and eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, usually ensures good nutrition. Those whose diets are affected by health issues, religious requirements, or ethical beliefs may choose to consult a health professional for specific advice.

Adequate folate or Vitamin B9 intake has been shown to decrease the risk of foetal neural tube defects such as spina bifida, a serious birth defect. The neural tube develops during the first 28 days of pregnancy, explaining the necessity to guarantee adequate periconceptional folate intake. Folate (from folia, leaf) is abundant in spinach (fresh, frozen, or canned), and is found in green leafy vegetables e.g. salads, beets, broccoli, asparagus, citrus fruits and melons, chickpeas (i.e. in the form of hummus or falafel), and eggs.

Fish oil contains DHA omega-3 fatty acids that are usually found in in the brain and retina, it is also naturally present in breast milk. It is important for a woman to consume adequate amounts of DHA during pregnancy and while nursing to support her well-being and the health of her infant. Developing infants cannot produce DHA efficiently, and must receive this vital nutrient from the woman through the placenta during pregnancy and in breast milk after birth. Check out this article for more information on fish oil in pregnancy.

Several micronutrients are important for the health of the developing fetus, especially in areas of the world where insufficient nutrition is prevalent. Certain nutrients such as Vitamin D and calcium, required for bone development, may require supplementation. MORE about optimal nutritional requirements for .

Pregnancy is also a big job for muscles and skin, here, natural oils or gels might help prevent or skin tightness.

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  • So far, so good!

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    I have been taking this product for a few weeks now. Easy to swallow, doesn't repeat on me. Unsure of any "benefits" but I'm sure its adding to helping to keep me and baby in good health.

    ALI0223

    7/11/18

  • Wouldn't be without it

    star- web-tec.info

    I constantly keep this in stock in my cupboard. It always calms down an unsettled stomach. Great product, highly recommend.

    Joanne

    2/11/18

  • Great option

    star- web-tec.info

    I think this product has helped my gut health during pregnancy. I've also found it makes beautiful thick and creamy coconut yoghurt (2 capsules with one 400ml tin of Trade Aid coconut milk).

    Shelley

    12/10/18

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