Pregnancy is a beautiful and exciting time—but could do without the backaches, nausea and sleepless nights. It may feel like you are at the whim of the little human growing inside of you, but there are things you can do to feel better and enjoy your pregnancy! Read on for five ways you can make your pregnancy easier on you (and possibly your partner, too!).
1. Balance Out Cravings With Vitamin-Packed Foods
Go ahead, have that bowl of ice cream if you're craving it, just try to balance it with a healthy choice. We know what we should eat, but that doesn't always mean we will actually eat it. Plus, pregnancy hormones can mean lots of food aversions, even colorful fruits and veggies that you normally love! If you know you cannot stomach those big salads right now, be sure to supplement your diet—vitamins are a great option to ensure you are getting optimal nutrition for yourself and your baby.
2. Take the Guesswork Out of What Nutrition You Need
Check out MegaFood Baby & Me 2™ Prenatal Multi. These vitamins are made with real food like broccoli, carrots and oranges and paired with key nutrients like iron, vitamins B12, B6 and D3*. They also include choline to support baby's brain development, and methylated folate (the active form of folic acid) to support fetal health.* Just two tablets daily are all you need, and the best part: You can take them any time of day, even on an empty stomach! Perfect for mamas with sensitive tummies and nausea. Ask your doctor which prenatal vitamin is best for you!
3. Nausea Relief
Uh-oh. The dreaded pregnancy symptom—nausea. It's fairly common, normal and you can do a few things to keep that gurgly feeling at bay. Keeping some plain crackers, minty gum, and gingered-food items on hand can be a big help. Even better: keeping these Baby & Me 2™ Morning Sickness Nausea Relief* Soft Chews close-by and at the ready! The magic formula? Vitamin B6 in combination with 250mg of ginger supports nausea relief from morning sickness, especially among pregnant women*. We love that these are only two grams of sugar per chew, with no added colors or artificial flavors, and are non-GMO and vegetarian!
4. Use Pre & Probiotics for Optimum Health
One of the foundations of health is in your gut, and pre and probiotics are all the rage for this very reason! They can help with digestion, nutrient absorption, energy levels and all-around wellness. Talk to your doctor to find a pre and/or probiotic that will be best for your needs—there are lots to choose from. Pro tip: Look for at least 10 billion CFU's per dose to get the most out of your pro (or pre). We like Baby & Me 2™ Prenatal Probiotic + Prebiotic with 14 unique probiotic strains and 30 billion CFU's of active bacteria, plus these supplements have added ginger to help soothe upset tummies and promote healthy digestive function*.
5. Postnatal Health Is Just as Important
Don't forget about your health after the baby, as well. Postnatal recovery takes time. In all the craziness that is being the mom of a newborn, getting rest and eating well may not be at the top of your to-do list. New moms need support, including help staying on track of their health while they take care of their newborn. Baby & Me 2™ Postnatal Multi help support optimal nutrition for mom after birth with key nutrients like vitamins C, D3 and E, plus minerals like iodine and chromium to meet changing nutritional demands while breastfeeding*, choline to help support baby's brain development* and Moringa leaf, which may help support milk production*. Whether or not you choose to breastfeed, a multivitamin can help keep your health and well-being balanced!
*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.