Hate how constipated you are during this pregnancy? And curious if you're taking the wrong prenatal vitamins? Why Take Prenatal Vitamins, is here for you. Listen and learn from Dr. PukeNoMo as she describes why prenatal vitamins are good for you and your babies health, common misconceptions about pregnancy and nutrients, foods that are best for a pregnancy diet, and with so many pregnancy vitamins to choose from which prenatal vitamins are the best.
The Best Prenatal Vitamins to Take
What Do Prenatal Vitamins Do?
The most common nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy include anemia followed by folate deficiency. But folate coexists with iron deficiency. Because iron is used to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen to the tissues giving your oxygenated blood a red color, and your blood volume expands during pregnancy to accommodate the changes in your body, you need to consume more red meat! Iron deficiency in infants might slow the auditory nervous system development, meaning the babies ability to comprehend sound (according to the University of Rochester Medical Center)
Your growing fetus also needs calcium & vitamin D that most moms don’t get enough for strong bones, teeth, circulatory, muscular & nervous system to run at their peak. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium so eat that fatty fish like salmon and orange juice plus milk of course. Let’s end on a positive note, all keratinized cells like: hair, skin, & nails will look super sexy during pregnancy especially while taking those loaded prenatal vitamins.
With all this talk of prenatal vitamins and their importance and we forgot to mention getting the importance of getting nutrients from the source. If you are lactose intolerant and don’t drink milk, did you know that other than dairy both broccoli and kale have a large source of calcium?
If you are vegetarian, iron doesn’t have to come from animals. Beans like lentils, red tomato sauce, grains, prune juice, & nuts and seeds are great sources.
The iron in prenatal vitamins can also cause constipation & nausea and if you’re in your 1st trimester even worst. Your body is absorbing all the nutrients in your food as your little parasite is stealing them. Lol! They now make prenatals with stool softeners. They truly are miracle workers.