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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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Pregnancy Info

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. Read more about optimal nutritional requirements for preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

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  • Great option

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    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

  • My Fave Folic Acid to take

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    High dosage and reasonably priced. Highly recommend this product - also helps mouth ulcers heal quicker.

    Jackie

    17/09/18

  • Morning Sickness Saviour

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    This is now by second baby, my last pregnancy I battled through the nausea and vomiting as didn't know there was anything that actually worked.
    I was prescribed prescription medication by my Obstetrician as I was a wreck. Unfortunately it gave me constipation and yes it stopped the nausea but not the vomiting.
    I had read about Nux vomica so googled where to get it and found that it was in this product and by a Brand that I already knew and trusted. I also read the reviews on here so thought I would give it a shot.
    It arrived so I took it. Warning it tastes hideous, but I put the 15 drops on a spoon and have either yoghurt or sultanas in the other hand ready to shove in my mouth after.
    About 20 minutes after taking it the nausea disappeared. You have to take 2 hourly (by about 1hour 45 I can feel it starting to come back so I get ready to tkae my next dose. I am now on my second bottle and have to say its an actual life saver for me. Nausea and vomiting actually stops me from being able to do anything.
    If you are battling morning sickness seriously give it a go.
    Sorry about the essay...

    Gemma

    24/08/18

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