There is no greater (or more daunting) role than becoming a parent. From the moment we start thinking about starting a family, we want to know we are doing everything we can to give our little one the best possible start in life.
We know nutrition is fundamental for both baby’s growth and development and the wellbeing of would-be, expectant and new/breastfeeding mothers. But a healthy diet is not always enough to meet the growing demands on your body, with some requirements rising by more than 50% when women are trying to conceive or are pregnant.
The first few weeks of a baby’s development are very important with the spine, brain and organs rapidly developing. Folic acid taken at least one month prior to and during pregnancy has been shown to reduce the risk of neural tube defects, such as spina bifida.
When you’re growing a little human inside of you, it can be difficult to get the balance right. Your baby is growing day-by-day and taking what they need from you, which can often leave you depleted. This can continue as you navigate through your breastfeeding journey, as your breast milk provides the nutrients a baby needs to grow and thrive.
A pregnancy multivitamin like Natalis – which is also proudly Australian-made – can be key in supporting increased nutritional needs such as folic acid, iodine and iron during pre-conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Natalis contains the vitamins and minerals to support the different stages of pregnancy, including:
- 800mcg folic acid
- 220mcg iodine
- 60mg elemental iron
- 18 mg Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) (The NHMRC-recommended level of vitamin B3 for pregnant women in Australia)
Let’s help mums understand that by putting herself first, she is looking after her baby. By fuelling her body with the vitamins and nutrients, that she is doing good for herself AND her baby.
It’s about fuelling your body with the good stuff.
We also love that Natalis supports the Miracle Babies Foundation, so not only are you buying Australian-made, you are supporting a family with a baby in NICU.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect/spina bifida, seek specific medical advice.