Prenatal Nutrition: It all comes down to you, Mom.
After those first cells come 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 your baby’s primary building blocks for growth. Because you care so much about nurturing this growing life, you are probably already doing your best to eat wisely!
Prenatal Nutrition Matters
When you’re pregnant, it’s more vital than ever to eat a variety of healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and grains—especially whole grains. During this time, your healthcare practitioner may recommend eating several smaller meals and snacks throughout the day rather than three larger meals. Also, health experts recommend that pregnant women avoid tobacco and alcohol, since these substances would pass through the placenta to the developing baby.
Nourishment for two
You and your baby need daily nutrition that supports a healthy pregnancy and fetal development. Many pregnant women supplement their nutrition program with pregnancy-specific vitamins, minerals, and “good fats.” The same can be said for women who are planning to become pregnant or who are currently breastfeeding. Fortunately, the Wisdom of Nature provides beneficial nutrients and key compounds to support healthy prenatal nutrition (please consult your doctor for advice).* Depending on how you wish to address your needs each day, you can take steps that include:
· Supporting prenatal wellness with a targeted, whole-food cultured multivitamin*
· Getting daily Omega fatty acids, including DHA, from whole fish oil