Prenatal Nutrition: It all comes down to you, Mom.
After that first single cell comes alive, every ounce of your baby’s growing body comes from you, Mom. The vitamins and minerals you consume during pregnancy are your baby’s fuel and those nutrients are your baby’s primary building blocks for growth. It all comes from you. So eat wisely.
Unique daily nourishment for you and your baby
You and your baby need daily nutrition that supports a healthy pregnancy and fetal development. It’s no small challenge. Our diets alone may not support individual optimal nutrition, much less the unique nutritional needs associated with pregnancy. That’s why a daily prenatal multi-vitamin is common practice for most pregnant women. But not all prenatal vitamins are created equal. Look for one that offers whole-food, organic, probiotic nourishment vs. simple synthetic chemical isolates.
DHA and omega fatty acids
Finding a fish oil that is rich in omegas is a great way to support a healthy pregnancy. Fish oil contains an abundance of omega fatty acids, often referred to as "good fats”. These serve to nourish brain, heart, eye and kidney tissues and have also been shown to benefit cardiovascular, immune system and digestive health.*
DHA, in particular, is important for fetal development of your baby's brain and eyes during pregnancy.* Emerging research suggests the whole complement of vital omegas found in a naturally pure fish oil may play an important role in delivering critical DHA to your growing baby.*
Fatigue, stress & nausea
Fatigue and oxidative stress can be major issues for pregnant women. But there are certain foods that can help. Look for foods with high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) ratings – like blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, prunes and raisins. Nausea, indigestion and constipation are also constant issues, and many think there’s not much they can do about it. But again, Nature provides certain foods and herbs that may help, like ginger and honey as well as fermented rosehips and oats.
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