Healthy Pregnancy

You don't need to eat for two

Being pregnant is an exciting time with nine months of planning your future life as a mother. During these months your body goes through a lot of changes in order to nurture and grow your baby. Contrary to popular belief you don’t need to ‘eat for 2’ but you do need to increase your intake of vitamins & minerals to meet the requirements for you and your baby. A diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruit, complex carbohydrates, nuts and seeds, eggs, grass-fed and organic meat, and oily fish will help you achieve this.

Supplements to consider

It takes 3 months for the egg to develop before being released and it takes approximately. the same amount of time for sperm to develop. It’s wise to prepare for about 3 months before trying to conceive by taking a pre-pregnancy multinutrient.

BetterYou Conception Oral Spray comes in liquid form and contains all the nutrients necessary to prepare for a successful pregnancy. It’s a raspberry and pomegranate-flavoured spray which is designed to deliver scientifically substantiated levels of zinc, selenium, and folic acid, as well as vitamin D3, iron, thiamine, and iodine. For those who prefer a capsule, NHP have Fertility for Women multinutrient. They also have a Fertility for Men supplement to help with healthier sperm. Omega 3 is important for both parents. Top up with an Omega oil like Biocare Mega EPA if needed.

Change to a pregnancy formula

After 8-12 weeks swap over to a pregnancy supplement. Again, BetterYou have a pill-free liquid option – Pregnancy Daily Oral Spray- natural peppermint-flavoured spray has been carefully created with a non-nausea formulation to support a healthy pregnancy and optimise overall wellbeing.

Unwelcome side effects

Pregnancy often comes with unwelcome side effects, ranging from nausea in the first trimester to constipation and heartburn later on. Supplementing with iron is often recommended to avoid deficiency, but often results in constipation. Floradix Liquid iron tonic is a gentle tonic that contains Vitamin C and other nutrients to enhance absorption and is non-constipating. Ginger and vitamin B6 have both been shown to reduce mild nausea during pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses you may experience reflux or digestive problems. Eating a little and often can relieve this. Digestion can be improved by the use of digestive enzymes like Biocare Polyzyme Forte.

Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy.

Wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy.

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