Optimal nutrition is necessary for your baby’s health as your child depends entirely on you for their nutritional needs. A combination of an ideally balanced diet and prenatal vitamins is essential, especially if you plan to conceive.
A prenatal vitamin is a supplement that ensures you are at an optimal level of nutrition, especially when you plan to have a baby or throughout your pregnancy. This is a crucial first step that is recommended even before you begin your pregnancy journey, through the birthing process.
Prenatal vitamins contain all the necessary daily vitamins and minerals specially formulated for women before and during pregnancy. This not only ensures you remain in the best of health but also ensures your growing baby gets all the nutrition they need to be healthy.
Prenatal vs. Multi-Vitamin
Prenatal vitamins are specifically made for women planning and traveling on their pregnancy journey, with essential vitamins and minerals, including folate and iron to support you and your little one during the pregnancy process. An added benefit of taking a prenatal vitamin is the reduction in the probability of birth defects. In some cases, studies have shown prenatal vitamins can significantly reduce pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting as well.
Consuming a prenatal vitamin with Folate can prevent birth defects. Folate is recommended by the CDC, in addition to dietary foods that naturally have Folate, to prevent neural tube defects.
Your prenatal vitamins should also come with the recommended amount of iron needed to support your developing child and your placenta during pregnancy.
When to Take Prenatal Vitamins
The moment you decide to have a baby! Starting early is a good idea to ensure you are in your best health when you do conceive your child. The first 12 weeks are extremely critical in a pregnancy journey. You should ideally start your prenatal vitamins at least one month before your pregnancy. Consult your doctor on the right supplement plan for your pregnancy.
Possible Side Effects of Prenatal Vitamins
Most women experience little to no side effects when consuming prenatal vitamins as directed by their doctor or midwife. The most common side effects of prenatal vitamins are mild constipation and darker stools from the iron content, and pregnancy-related nausea. You may also experience low appetite, cramps, diarrhea. It is always recommended to consult your doctor about side effects experienced purely from taking prenatal vitamins.
Benefits of Mama's Select Prenatal Vitamin
Mama's Select Prenatal Plus is a complete multivitamin made of over 15 essential ingredients for pregnant women. Our prenatal vitamins have all the critical vitamins and minerals you need for a happy and healthy pregnancy.
- DHA - Our Prenatal Multi + DHA contains DHA, an essential good fat needed for your baby’s healthy development, especially targeting the health of their developing brains and eyesight. This is especially crucial in the third trimester of your pregnancy.
- Multi-Vitamin Support - In addition to DHA and Iron, our prenatal vitamin is curated with essential vitamins such as A, C, D, E, B6, B12.
- Increased Energy - Our prenatal options provide you with the ample amounts of energy you need to carry your child for the period of your pregnancy.
- Free From Fillers or Chemicals - We pride ourselves in creating products that are naturally allergy-free and made with high-quality, effective ingredients. The ingredients used in the Mama's Select Prenatal Vitamins are of the highest quality and sourced from trustworthy vendors, to ensure you and your baby get only the best!
This will vary from prenatal to prenatal. Follow the directions on the prenatal bottle to ensure you are taking the directed amount of capsules daily. Please consult with your doctor before taking any vitamins or supplements.