Am I getting the right nutrition for my baby?
What vitamins do I need for a healthy pregnancy?
There are so many vitamins and supplements for pregnancy! How do I know what’s right for me? How do I know which additional supplement my baby and I need?
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Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin and you need about 10 minutes a day of sunshine. But if you live in northern climates or you wear sunscreen, you’re not getting adequate D3. Prenatal vitamins will have about 400 IU and so you may need up to 4000 IU per day. You can have a simple blood test to see if you need more vitamin D in your diet. This is a supplement for pregnancy that is best gotten in pill form.
Iron is a very necessary supplement for pregnancy because you are building blood every day. If you are vegetarian or vegan, then you definitely need to supplement your pregnancy diet with some form of iron. Some suggestions for iron supplements are; Floradix, Rainbow Light Plant Sourced Iron, or Energizing Iron by Enzymatic Therapy. TopBrandVitamins Offers Free Shipping on Orders Over $49. Products are herbal and do not contain prescription ingredients.
Probiotics ( I like Garden of Life Probiotics, Source Natural, Nature’s Way, Doctors Best) strengthen your immune system and help with digestion by introducing and aiding friendly bacteria in the gut. It will help strengthen your baby’s immune system too. Even if you feel you are getting adequate nutrition in pregnancy, adding Probiotics may help keep colds and viruses at bay as well as help with digestion.
Taking your prenatal vitamins as an addition to your nutrition in pregnancy is a must. Even if you think you’re eating a balanced diet, you’re probably missing some important vitamins or minerals. So take your prenatal supplement for pregnancy, daily.
Good nutrition in pregnancy affects your baby’s development, how your body grows your baby, and can even affect how your labor goes.