Good nutrition is a fundamental part of a healthy life-style. Your nutrition is the one aspect of life that you have total control of during your pregnancy.
Both the mother and father looking to conceive need to be healthy to provide strong genetic material for the child-to-be as well as a healthy womb.
For instance, folic acid is especially important during the 100 day run up to conception and not just for the mother. Researchers have found that low levels of folic acid in the father correlate with decreased sperm count and low sperm density.
One thing I found in interviewing many clients is that the idea of a “healthy diet” can be a pretty relative term. A pregnant mother has the highest nutritional needs in a woman’s life. In our fast pace world many do not get the daily nutritional requirements needed for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
The result of a nutritionally deficient woman is a nutritionally depleted mother who is physically and emotionally exhausted.
Nutritional deficiencies such as D3, iodine, folic acid, DHA/EPA and calcium -to name a few- profoundly affect the health of the mother-baby.
Supplementation is not a substitute for a well balanced, mostly organic, whole foods diet. Yet, considering the fact that with each pregnancy you only get one chance to grow a healthy baby the best and most complete nutrition is something to seriously investigate. With the right nutrition you will be giving yourself and your baby a true head-start.
When looking for a product to meet my mother-baby clients’ needs, safety is my main concern. My product partner offers you the highest quality and most effective products the industry has to offer.
USANA BabyCare Prenatal Essentials™
USANA has developed the BabyCare Prenatal Essentials™ specifically for women who are looking to become pregnant, pregnant, or nursing.
The combination of BabyCare Prenatal Mega Antioxidant and BabyCare Prenatal Chelated Mineral provides the right levels of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to fill in many of the gaps in your daily nutrition.*
USANA BabyCare Prenatal Essentials™ will appear in the 2014 edition of the Physicians’ Desk Reference.
My husband George and I spent hundreds of hours doing research when we were looking for a product partner. The results of our research can be found in the following two documents.
- ESSENTIAL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION KNOWLEDGE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN ~a chart of the most important nutrients for you and your baby, benefits, up to date optimal doses and the best food sources to help you evaluate your nutritional and supplementation needs.
It is important to remember that vitamin supplements work best when taken as part of a healthy diet and not as a substitute for a healthy diet.
For questions, information and to get the best price, please call George 727.437.2107 or Evelyn 727.437.2484
Evelyn and George
Our Healthy Clients
We strongly attribute our baby’s amazing growth and health to the USANA vitamins I took while pregnant (and am still taking). ~Jenni
This is a great story form a woman who started our nutritional supplements before conception:
I wanted to let you know that for now I am going to continue with the daily Essentials — I’ve been taking them for almost a month and I have to tell you I feel great! I have a lot more energy and I’ve noticed a significant difference. ~Nicole, Feb 18, 2011
On September 13, 2011 we received this message:
I’ve been taking USANA Essentials now for almost 9 months — feel great and my naturopath and doctor have said my health is great! Great news is I am now 4 months pregnant, feeling great… no morning sickness, no nausea over feeling really good. I’ve now ordered the Active Calcium Chewable and the BiOMega. ~Nicole
After taking USANA vitamins for just two weeks I had more energy and felt better throughout the day than when taking other prenatal vitamins. The energy they gave me lasted the entire day, and at night I found I had more restful sleep. I often find vitamins upset my stomach after taking them, but had no trouble at all taking these– I always felt just great afterwards! I absolutely recommend them to anyone who is looking for a superb multivitamin. ~Anna, lactating mom
At 38 weeks pregnant depleted is exactly how I felt in my third pregnancy. I would wake up feeling great, take my prenatal vitamins, eat breakfast, and then feel exhausted. However, when I tried the USANA vitamins, I immediately felt the difference. I felt energized and stronger, and no crash after breakfast. After a few days, I no longer felt depleted. I highly recommend the USANA vitamins to all pregnant or breastfeeding women as part of their daily nutrition. Pregnancy and breastfeeding place a lot of demand upon a woman’s body and the USANA vitamins have definitely helped me to feel more balanced and energized. ~Joanna
I’m really enjoying these supplements! I feel a pickup in energy (despite no increased sleep) and an overall better/more balanced mood. This may be too much information- but my BM’s have been much better; which I think lend to a better energy levels (more toxins out = increased energy) ~B, lactating mom
These supplements give me a noticeable increase in energy, which is important as a new nursing mother and working full-time. I love coming home from work and feeling good enough to spend quality time with my family. Thanks again! ~Lauren
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The Brewer Diet Plan ~Dr. Thomas Brewer advocated a simple regimen of good nutrition to prevent and in some cases even reverse a host of common complications of pregnancy, including toxemia, low birth weight, prematurity, and preterm labor.
Recent Vitamin D research recommends pregnant mothers take 4,000IUs and lactating mothers 6,400 IUs of D3 daily.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.