For a healthy pregnancy, you will need to consistently meet nutrient requirements of your growing body and developing baby. Unlike average multivitamins, this prenatal multivitamin complex is packed with the nutrients that require special attention during pregnancy. This practical prenatal multivitamin contains the nutrients in the proper amount a pregnant woman needs.
One of the main nutrients in this supplement is folic acid. Folic acid requirements increase during pregnancy, especially the first three months of pregnancy. Folic acid is required for proper neurological development of the baby, as well as the mother’s blood flow. Folic acid is required in order to reduce the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, that can lead to serious brain and spinal cord problems. EnergyFirst’s Prenatal Multivitamin with DHA takes the guesswork out of whether you are getting enough folic acid or not.
Another important nutrient of concern during pregnancy is calcium, which is included in this prenatal multivitamin. Calcium is so important during pregnancy that a mother’s body adapts to increasing calcium needs by absorbing calcium better and more efficiently. The baby uses mother’s calcium for bone growth and for a strong heart. However, do not let your own bone density suffer while building the baby’s strong bones. In order to prevent bone loss during pregnancy, this prenatal multivitamin contains this crucial mineral to prevent any nutritional gaps.
During each stage of pregnancy, your growing baby will have a higher demand for various nutrients. For this reason, your daily eating habits will directly affect your baby. The critical period of development is during the first three months of pregnancy, a period in which numerous events occur that will affect the baby’s future health. Throughout the first trimester, the baby will rapidly grow and develop from a newly fused embryo into a fetus that has developed its basic vital organs. Proper nutrition is critical during this trimester but is also a challenge, especially during morning sickness.
In the second and third trimester, your baby's musculoskeletal system will form while all organs mature and prepare for delivery. A prenatal multivitamin supports a pregnant mother’s health during one of the most challenging and exhausting periods of pregnancy in which proper nutrition may suffer.
Research in nutrition during pregnancy is exciting and ever-growing. Recent scientific studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids benefit pregnant mothers and developing babies. DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is a type of omega-3 fatty acid for brain development, eye and central nervous system health. One recent clinical research study observed that pregnant mothers taking DHA supplements during pregnancy experienced less birth complications such as premature birth or low birth weight.
In addition to supporting the process of fetal development, this product will give you the support you need to stay physically and emotionally strong. Protect your immune system health with natural antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and bioflavonoids. This prenatal multivitamin is packed with herbal enzymes for digestion to help you use nutrients that are consumed efficiently.
The minerals included in this Prenatal Multivitamin with DHA help prevent disease. During pregnancy, the immune system weakens and can leave the mother susceptible to more diseases. Antioxidants will help support the immune system by quickly eliminating toxins and strengthening liver function.
The American Pregnancy Association now recommends that all pregnant women take prenatal multivitamin supplements to support the entire pregnancy. This prenatal multivitamin can be taken once a day to support your body’s needs during pregnancy. Balance prenatal supplementation with a healthy, balanced, nutrient-rich diet to feel great and enjoy the miracles of pregnancy. It is during this roughly nine-month process that you have a chance to directly affect your child’s health in a positive way.