Well, I have something to share, I am pregnant! It probably isn’t what you are thinking though, the baby isn’t going to come home with me, I am a surrogate. I promise to fill you in on more of that later! For now, I want to talk to you about pregnancy nutrition.
If you have ever been pregnant, or tried to conceive, you probably know how important it is to pay special attention to your nutrition. Before you get pregnant you should try to eat right, and do what it takes to get your health in line. I know that many women even visit their doctor to have a physical and have their blood work done. This is a great idea, your doctor will be able to tell you if you are in good enough health to try to get pregnant.
Here is a short list of things that you may want to consider before getting pregnant:
- Visit your regular doctor; have your complete blood work done.
- Meet with your OB; I know it isn’t anyone’s favorite, but get your yearly exam done. We have all heard those awful stories about women who find out that they have an issue AFTER they are already pregnant.
- Start taking your Prenatal vitamins, taking vitamins is good for you anyway and these ones will help prepare your body for baby!
- Drink water; water is so important and even though we hear that all the time, we don’t always listen, right? Well, when you are trying to get pregnant (or you are pregnant) you should be sure to get all of your recommended water each day. You will feel better, your skin will look better and your body will function better.
This is just a small list of the things that you can do to improve your body and ready yourself for a pregnancy. One of the most important things on this list though, is the prenatal vitamins! Beginning prenatal supplementation while you are still trying to conceive and then continuing through your pregnancy (and breast feeding if you were to choose to), can ensure your baby will get the essential nutrition that is necessary from the very beginning. Some 70% of energy supply during fetal development is devoted to brain development during pregnancy.
Your baby will be depending on you for it’s supply of DHA and DHA deficiencies in the mother can impact brain development in the fetus. Because of the critical need for DHA during a woman’s pregnancy most OB/GYNs urge expectant moms to take a multivitamin that includes adequate levels of DHA. BrainStrong is a complete prenatal multi vitamin with the highest level of folic acid and DHA available without prescription, up to 75% more DHA than other leading over-the-counter prenatal vitamins. Which is a staggering number! Can you imagine that buying your over-the-counter vitamins might be “shorting” your baby of much needed DHA?
Brainstrong provides assurance that expectant moms are doing everything to support a healthy pregnancy and baby. It comes from a vegetarian source, not fish, so no fear of potential contaminants, which helps me feel reassured about taking it.
Brainstrong is the vitamin that I have chosen to use for this pregnancy, after much research, and I feel very confident about that decision. It costs less than a prescription would, and I appreciate that too.
Disclosure- "I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own."