Babe, we understand your cake...er...cra...vings and your binge eating is not going to help with giving you a balanced diet. But you still need to get all the vital nutrients, to bring out the best in you as well as your baby.
So we made this handy list of your must have supplements, so that you can have your cake - and eat it too!
Why do I Need Supplements?
Vitamin D is the only nutrient produced naturally by the body. So the others need to be taken externally. It is important to ensure that you consume the right amount for your growing baby and your nutritional needs.
You also need to keep in mind that though some of the nutrients are already present in your food, they may not be sufficient, and so it is always advisable to take supplements during this crucial period.
Let’s do the ABC of our Champion Fighters, Builders and Vital Supporters:
B for Vitamin B a.k.a Folic Acid
During early pregnancy, it helps to form the baby’s neural tube. It is the starting point of the central nervous system that is made up of the brain and the spinal cord.
C for Vitamin C
Helps in the development of the baby’s bones & teeth as well as boosts your immunity. It importantly also improves your ability to absorb iron.
The Other C…Calcium
In addition to being the backbone for good bones and teeth, it also helps your baby grow a healthy heart, nerves and muscle. Supporting a normal heart rhythm and blood clotting abilities are the other lesser known benefits of this essential mineral.
D for Vitamin D
Our body produces this naturally but our indoor lifestyle and natural instinct to avoid the sun mean that we do not get it in adequate amounts. It helps the baby’s kidney’s heart and nervous system to develop.
Iron is used to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to your tissues. During pregnancy, iron helps to make more blood to supply oxygen to the baby.
Tis the Season to be Jolly! So while these supplements will give your baby an inner glow, the New Christmas Maternity Designs from Mometernity will make you feel happy and look beautiful.
In the famous words of Hulk Hogan, “Say your prayers take your supplements and you will never go wrong.”