Life On Mama Life is a vitamin-mineral supplement specially formulated for use in women at least 2-3 months prior to conception, throughout pregnancy and during the postnatal period.
A prenatal vitamin is a supplement designed to be taken before, during and after pregnancy to ensure you are getting the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals necessary for the health of you and your baby.
During pregnancy, the mother’s body is depleted of its regular supply of vitamins and minerals, so a prenatal vitamin will protect the health of both mother and her developing child. Fifty percent of birth defects can be prevented if the mother takes vitamins several months before and during pregnancy. Taking supplements before becoming pregnant is important so that the mother’s body will have an adequate supply of nutrients. One may continue to take prenatal vitamins while they are lactating and should continue to monitor the nutrition during this time since diet affects the nutritional composition and even the taste of breast milk. The mother's nutrition can affect the child's food preference even into adulthood.
There are several vitamins and minerals one should particularly look for in a prenatal supplement, such as folic acid, calcium and iron.
Folic acid has been shown to decrease instances of serious neural tube such as spin a bifida by 73% and one should take folic acid during pregnancy, beginning 3 months before pregnancy. Experts recommend 400 micrograms (mcg) a day for women capable of becoming pregnant.
Iron helps the body transport oxygen, prevent anemia and reduce the risk of pre-term and low birth-weight babies. Iron need for the day, when pregnant is 27mg and sometimes, more.
→ Maintaining an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals in the mother.
→ Helps promoting healthy development of the baby.
→ Helps protection from nutrition deficiencies.
→ Help prevent certain birth defects.
→ Nutritional requirements in multifetal (more than one baby) pregnancies.