Supplements for a Healthy Pregnancy

WHAT SUPPLEMENTS DO YOU NEED TO TAKE DURING PREGNANCY? {SHAKLEE & PREGNANCY}

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get from women is what supplements to take while pregnant.  Although I do not have any children of my own, I have many mommy friends that have helped me learn a lot about what natural products are helpful for a healthy pregnancy.  I hope you know that you should supplement while pregnant because you are growing another person and you need the extra nutrients.  Shaklee is what I use for my supplements and what my mommy friends have used for their healthy pregnancies.

Shaklee’s been around for over 50 years and is the number one natural nutrition company in the USA.  You can read more about the Shaklee difference here.

I am not a medical doctor but Shaklee has lots of doctors on board and this is what they recommend for pregnancy.

Because the nutritional needs during pregnancy and lactation are unique to this stage of a women’s life, we strongly urge all women who are pregnant or nursing to discuss the use of dietary supplements with their obstetrician.

However, along with our general recommendation to eat a healthy, well balanced dietto ensure pregnant and nursing women are meeting their nutritional needs, we also recommend a combination of Shaklee supplements that can be used as alternatives to a standard prenatal vitamin once discussed with the Obstetrician.

An excellent “Shaklee alternative” would be:

2 tablets of Vita-Lea with Iron

2 tablets of B complex for the basic prenatal nutrients, in particular folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects

For women who do not drink milk or eat the recommended number of servings of dairy foods the addition of:

2-4 tablets of OsteoMatrix can help meet needs for calcium,vitamin D and other bone health nutrients

To provide a safe and beneficial amount of omega three fatty acids (ie. DHA):

3 softgel capsules of OmegaGuard per day are recommended to support fetal brain development

It is not uncommon for some pregnant women to need additional:

1 tablet of Iron plus C can be added providing an additional 18 mg of Iron and 60 mg of Vitamin C

And lastly:

Shaklee Life Energizing Shake prepared as directed, and used as part of healthy breakfast or midday snack provides a mother and her growing fetus with an additional 270 calories, 24 grams of high quality protein and 6 grams of fiber.

Although Vitalizer is a comprehensive nutritional foundation for virtually all adults, there are some components that might not generally be considered essential in a standard prenatal nutrition program. In addition, certain nutrients such as folic acid were not included at levels intended to support a pregnant mother and her growing baby. The use of Vitalizer during pregnancy should be discussed with the Obstetrician, who may wish to suggest an addition 1-2 B Complex and Osteomatrix as stated above if approved for you.

Recommendations:

I recommend everything that Shaklee recommends with a few additional lifestyle products.

Shaklee 180 Energy Tea for ever more energy.  No more than 1-2 teas a day.

Get Clean Non-Toxic Cleaners and Natural Laundry Products because you should NOT be cleaning with toxic cleaners.  If you haven’t switched to natural cleaners now, you should ASAP.  If not for you, for your baby.  This kit  has everything you need to start cleaning your way to a healthier home.

Enfuselle Skin Care and Natural Hair Care because you should remove all toxins from your home including and especially your what goes on your skin.  Did you know that anything you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body…where your baby is?  Sick.  Not for me.

Natural Daily Care like deodorant, lotions, etc. because I believe you should take out all toxins.

Stay tuned for my posts about postpartum care and breastfeeding nutriton.

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Congrats on your pregnancy!  I wish you a happy & healthy pregnancy, birth, and baby!

Enjoy this time.  Thank you for letting me help you build the healthiest baby.

Your baby will be here before you know it <3

 

Stories From My Friends:

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Mama to 5 babies. Pregnancy #5 was by far my best and easiest thanks to Shaklee! Absolutely ZERO pain the entire 9 months (which I had a lot of with preg #4 and relly thought I could not endure pregnancy again!) I felt amazing throughout the whole pregnancy and HONESTLY would not know I was expecting had it not been for an enormous belly and a very active baby boy 🙂

*I took everything in the picture daily except the LiverDTX. That was for itchy palms and feet that were caused by liver dis-functioning because of pregnancy. I took for a couple days and it went away. ~Christi N Josh Sykes
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I took shaklee the last trimester I believe (mommy brain) and had more energy overall, just felt happier in general and not the fog that I was constantly in. I took vitalizer, b-complex, osteomatrix, and alfalfa that was approved by my OB doctor. The doctor also complimented Ewan on having a very nice looking umbilical cord and I do remember my last two had kinky looking ones if that makes any difference. ~Shyla Freeland

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 I had 4 wonderful and healthy Shaklee babies!! I used every Shaklee product from their supplements to skincare to cleaners! I believe in giving our babies the best and safest start to life. Plus, it kept me healthy through my pregnancies, nursing, and beyond! I’m so thankful I found this company! ~Bonnie Donahue
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During my second pregnancy I used vita-lea, omega guard, b complex, vit D3, and Shaklee 180 daily. I did have gestational diabetes (which I also had with my first pregnancy) but was able to control it with diet and exercise and had GREAT blood sugar numbers when testing – 4 times per day. I had a ton more energy this time too. With my first I had to take naps everyday and went to bed around 7pm every day. Ek! This time I was chasing after a toddler and working full time…no times for naps!!Hazel was born at home in water and I couldn’t have asked for a better labor and delivery. 5 hours of active labor, 2 pushes and she was born. I felt amazing! Having performance and the 180 smoothies during that first few weeks was vital. Taking care of myself, making sure I was hydrated and nourished was very important to establishing my milk supply and having that bonding time with baby…all while also taking care of my 2 year old.Within 5 months I had lost the 25 lbs of baby weight I had gained during pregnancy. I felt amazing (WAY better than I felt postpartum with my first).

Since my pregnancies were fairly close together and the only difference was Shaklee, I really feel like it contributed to how great I felt during pregnancy, labor and postpartum. ~Hailey Kocol