What does a woman need during pregnancy?
Pregnancy is a momentous undertaking, whether it’s a milestone you’ve waited for your whole life or something that snuck up and took you by surprise. If you’re pregnant now — or planning to be soon — you should start looking at supplementation to keep your body and mind strong.
Are prenatal supplements necessary?
In the first month after conception, most women don’t even know that they are pregnant. Yet the baby’s organs are grown in the first 28 days1. So, if you’re thinking about pregnancy, it’s time to start taking those prenatal vitamins.
Prenatal vitamins help to support a balanced diet, providing the body with the nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals needed to support both the woman and her body, and her baby.2
Which of the prenatal supplements is best?
Not all prenatal supplements were created equal; many contain cheaply produced vitamins and minerals that are hard to digest and use. It is recommended that pregnant women use the best prenatal supplements that they can afford.
The Terranova Prenatal Multivitamin provides nutritional support from pre-pregnancy right through to breastfeeding, using a combination of 22 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. It also includes 7 unique ingredients specially made to support the body’s ability to absorb and use the supplement.
Which supplements are best for pregnancy?
Another pregnancy supplement that many pregnant women need is iron. Blood volume increases by about 45% in pregnant women, so it’s understandable that iron is often low. Iron deficiency can lead to preterm labour, maternal depression, and very low energy levels3. While iron shouldn’t be taken in excess, if your doctor has indicated that you should take an iron supplement, Terranova Easy Iron is ideal.
Iron can be a tough one to supplement, as there are many different forms of iron and they often cause gastric distress, from diarrhoea to nausea. Terranova Easy Iron uses Ferrochel™ a form of iron with a very small molecular size to make it easy to absorb and gentler on the digestive system.
Are there any other supplements to take during pregnancy?
There are a few other pregnancy supplements that are highly recommended such as folic acid (folate), and other B vitamins that are essential for the synthesis of DNA, red blood cells, and general fetal growth and development4. Coyne Biomax® Vitamin B Complex Liposomal is a complete vitamin B supplement that includes a range of B vitamins including Quatrefolic® a natural, concentrated form of folic acid (vitamin B9).
Another good supplement for pregnancy is Omega-3, which is crucial for the development of brain tissue5. DHA — one of the 3 Omega-3’s — is also essential for heart and eye health. Coyne Purest Omega-3 is a whole new kind of Omega 3 soft gel in the Tri-Glyceride (TG) form providing increased absorption and bio-availability. It is manufactured from sustainable Wild Alaskan Fish which are known to be high in Omega 3 fatty acids and free from mercury.
Of course, even the best pregnancy supplements should be taken at the advice of your medical practitioner and in addition to a balanced diet. These high-quality prenatal and pregnancy supplements are designed to assist and support women as they move through one of the most amazing journeys of their life.