Maternal care lies in our nature. From a new life is planned and until the baby comes into the world, we want to create the best conditions for a good pregnancy. You may have asked yourself: What can I do before and during pregnancy? What supplements should I take? What should I be aware of when pregnant? Get some answers here - we have tried to make it clear and collected the National Board of Health's recommendations for you.
What to be aware of before becoming pregnant?
At the time of planning your pregnancy, you can take a closer look at your lifestyle and what supplements will be relevant to your pregnancy. The National Board of Health recommends that you do not consume alcohol or smoke. In addition, it is recommended a vitamin supplement of 400 micrograms folic acid during the day from planning pregnancy and 12 weeks into the pregnancy.
Why folic acid when pregnancy?
Folic acid reduces the risk of the baby being born with neural tube defect, which is a rare disorder that causes malformations of the brain, skull and spinal cord (1).
Our recommendation of MOM TO BE
With MOM TO BE Probiotics we recommend that you take 1 stick daily. The stick consists of 12 billion living lactic acid bacteria and 400 micrograms folic acid, the latter corresponding to the recommendation of the National Board of Health. The stick is opened and the content is poured directly into the mouth. There is no need for fluid. The powder dissolves directly on the tongue with a fine raspberry flavor.
When you are pregnant, taste and smell can change and influence the desire to eat all the things we should. Therefore, it has been important for us to make an alternative to capsules/pills, which for some can be a challenge to swallow during a pregnancy. Here we have succeeded with a delicious vegan Fastmelt Stick that tastes so delicious that you look look forward to the next one.
What vitamins to take during pregnancy?
These supplements are recommended during pregnancy.
400 micrograms folic acid from pregnancy is planned and 12 weeks ahead. This is the daily recommendation from the National Board of Health. MOM TO BE Probiotics is good for pregnant women. It tastes so good that you will always remember it and at the same time you get both the recommended daily dose of folic acid and 12 billion living lactic acid bacteria per serving per day.
How much vitamin D do you need daily? 10 microgram vitamin D daily is the recommendation. Vitamin D helps the body to a normal uptake of calcium and is necessary for normal growth and development of bones in children. Pregnant women are recommended a daily vitamin D supplements of 10 micrograms throughout pregnancy (2). Collagen Immune Remedy contains vitamin D and can be a good way to get a supplement of vitamin D while also getting your daily collagen. There are usually no problems in taking collagen during pregnancy, but we always recommend that you consult with your doctor when it comes to supplements.
500 micrograms calcium is the daily recommendation from the National Board of Health. You can drink 1/2 liters of milk daily as milk and milk products are a good source of calcium. If milk is not your thing, a supplement of calcium can be a good idea. Calcium is necessary for the maintenance of normal bones.
From pregnancy week 10 the National Board of Health recommends that you take 40-50 mg of iron daily. Iron contributes to normal formation of red blood cells.
What you should do during pregnancy
1. Follow the official dietary advice on a varied diet.
2. Take the supplements recommended by the National Board of Health, midwife and obstetrician .
3. Be physically active. Minimum 1/2 hour daily in addition to your normal chores.
4. No smoking or alcohol.
5. Make sure there is nothing in your workplace that can affect pregnancy. (e.g., heavy lifting or chemicals)
6. In the case of beauty and personal care, it is recommended that you avoid perfume and cosmetics.
7. Good hygiene is important, also when dealing with food.