Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What To Take During Pregnancy

Pregnant Filipina
What to take during pregnancy to deliver a healthy newborn baby.

For most pregnant Filipina women, the following is the standard Nutrilite vitamin supplement protocol to take during pregnancy.

For best results, take after small or big meal. No side effects. All organic and natural exactly what you and your new baby need to to be healthy and strong with no birth defects.

If your unsure about what to take to keep you and your new baby healthy, consult your doctor, and inform them to contact us about taking Nutrilite. We will help them and you have the healthiest baby you of your life.

Nutrilite Vitamin Supplement Protocol During Pregnancy

1st Trimester of Pregnancy

Natural B Complex - 1 Tablet 2 Times a Day After Breakfast and Dinner

Omega 3 - 1 Capsule Once A Day After Breakfast

2nd Trimester of Pregnancy

Daily Multi-Vitamin - 1 Tablet Once a Day After Breakfast

Omega 3 - 1 Capsule Once A Day After Breakfast

Calcium Magnesium D - 1 Tablet Once A Day After Breaktast

3rd Trimester of Pregnancy

Daily Multi-Vitamin - 1 Tablet After Breakfast

Iron-Folic - 2 Tablets After Breakfast

Omega 3 - 1 Capsule After Dinner

Calcium Magnesium D - 2 Tablets After Dinner

Good Nutrition Means A Healthy Strong Newborn Baby

All through a woman's pregnancy, a woman needs to take good care of her diet with proper nutrition, as it provides healthy fetal development. It also affects the course of the pregnancy and the long-term health of the mother as well as her new child. In the first trimester of pregnancy, the quality of the nutrition the mother gets is extremely important. In succeeding trimesters, the quantity now needs to be taken into consideration. Below is a pregnancy nutrition guide. Follow these guidelines to deliver a strong healthy newborn baby.

Energy & Nutritional Requirements for Expecting Mothers

A woman's body is faced with great nutrition demands especially during pregnancy. In order to ensure proper development of the fetus, enough nutrients are needed. Mothers also need extra nutrients to supply energy for growth, health and functioning of the uterus, placenta and amniotic fluid. This is the reason why women are advised to increase their daily calorie consumption by 150 calories in the early days of pregnancy and with time, increase it to an extra 250 calories a day, by the end of pregnancy. However, she doesn't need to double her diet.

The increase in calories should be in a healthy form, for instance an additional glass of milk in the first trimester,which can be combined with an additional piece of fruit or slice of bread during the final six months. A pregnant woman also has to increase her protein intake, by 10 g (1/3 ounce) a day (apart from the usual 70 g daily). Then, there is a need to enhance carbohydrate as well as fat intake (along with essential fatty acids). The average weight gain by a woman in pregnancy is between 9 and 12 kg.

Minerals and Vitamins for Pregnant Mothers

When talking about increase in the vitamins and minerals consumed by a woman, when she becomes pregnant, more attention needs to be paid to folic acid, calcium, and iron in particular. This is because of the reason that more often than not, pregnant women are found to be deficient in them. Let us know about the nutrients in detail.


In pregnancy, a large amount of calcium is transferred from a woman's body, to the fetus, in order to provide for bone as well as teeth formation of the baby. However, in the first six months, the calcium is stored by the woman in her own bones. It is only from the seventh month onwards that fetus draws on the mother's store, since at this stage; the skeletal growth reaches its peak. At this point of time, mother should increase the consumption of high
calcium-containing foods. Otherwise, her own teeth and bones might suffer and become brittle.


Iron, the nutrient which holds an important place in the process of blood formation, is required in greater quantities during pregnancy. This is because during this time not only are the fetal red blood cells being developed, but even the blood volume of the mother increases. So, there is a need for greater iron consumption, mainly through meat, fish, egg yolk, vegetables and whole-grain products, you can have vitamin C with the latter,
to absorb it better.

Folic Acid

Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9 or folacin, is yet another nutrient whose consumption needs to be increased during pregnancy. This is because it is required for the proper development of the fetal central nervous system and also helps prevent developmental defects of the neural tube (spina bifida). Though folic acid is found in routine vegetables, wheat germ, tropical fruits and eggs, additional consumption is required in the months before pregnancy (if you have planned it) as well during the first trimester.