During Pregnancy Supplements
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Your daily pregnancy support
The ultimate formula in the range. For those who want the maximum support.
Greater care during pregnancy. Includes 19 key nutrients along with Omega-3 DHA.
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What’s inside Pregnacare?
A multivitamin backed by science
Folic Acid contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy
Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction
Vitamin D has an important role in the process of cell division
Vitamin B2 and B12 contribute to maintenance of normal red blood cell formation
Magnesium, iron and niacin contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
Omega-3 DHA maternal intake contributes to normal foetal brain & eye development**
These are core nutrients. For a comprehensive nutrients list, please refer to the individual product pages
**A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200mg DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of Omega-3 fatty acids for adults. Omega-3 is included in Pregnacare Max and Pregnacare Plus.
Magnesium is not present in Liquid or Gummies
Did you know
Pregnancy can make your feet grow.
This is due to the loosening of your ligaments making your feet wider due to dropped arches, pregnancy weight gain and the associated swelling. What a perfect excuse to shop for some new shoes!
Your heart grows bigger while you're pregnant.
To help pump all that extra blood around the body, the heart has to increase in size.
Men can also experience pregnancy symptoms.
‘Couvade Syndrome’ or ‘Sympathetic Pregnancy’ is a proposed condition where some men experience weight gain, nausea and swelling in tandem with an expectant mother.
It is not unusual to crave non-food items when you’re pregnant.
30% of women have cravings for non-food items during pregnancy, this is known as ‘Pica’. Some peculiar non-food cravings recorded include soap, chalk, paper & stones.
Babies can hear their mother's voice from inside the womb.
At about 18 weeks, a foetus is able to hear sounds. By 25-26 weeks, it is more responsive to noises and responds in the womb.
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Pregnacare benefits mums and babies
Study on Vitamin D in Pregnancy
The groundbreaking study investigated the effect of multiple-micronutrient supplementation on maternal nutrient status, infant birth weight and gestational age at birth in a low-income, multi-ethnic population. British Journal of Nutrition (2010), 104, 437-445.
An original study using Pregnacare assessed the effect of supplementation of vitamin D throughout pregnancy on vitamin D status of women and on the cord blood of their infants. (Alhomaid, R., Mulhern, M., Cassidy, L., Laird, E., Healy, M., Strain, S., Livingstone MBE, Parker MJ & McCann, M. (2020). Effect of vitamin D supplementation on Vitamin D status in pregnant women: Findings from the MO-VITD study. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 79(OCE2), E99).
The UK Department of Health also recommend that everyone, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10µg of Vitamin D during the autumn and winter.
Pregnacare multivitamins for when you are pregnant contain the recommend levels of 400µg of Folic Acid and 10µg of Vitamin D. Adequate intake of these plus other nutrients including Vitamin B12 and Iodine are essential to ensure a healthy pregnancy:
Vitamin B12 is advocated by experts (Prof John Scott, Shine report 2012) to be taken alongside Folic Acid. Iodine contributes to normal cognitive development and also contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function. Zinc contributes to normal reproductive health.
Pregnacare supplements provide ideal moderate levels of Iron for suitable for pregnancy. Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and the normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin. Vitamin B6 also contributes to normal red blood cell formation.
For additional nutritional support:
- Calcium (as found in Pregnacare Max) contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
- Omega-3 capsules (as found in Pregnacare Plus and Max) provide 300mg DHA. Maternal intake of DHA contributes to normal development of the eye and brain of the foetus. (A daily intake of 200mg DHA is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of DHA for adults).
You should consider taking prenatal vitamins when you're thinking about and trying for a baby (TTC) - aim for 3 months ahead of conception, Try Pregnacare Conception for women or Pregnacare Him and Her for couples .
Prenatal multivitamins can be taken as soon as it’s confirmed you are pregnant, 400µg of Folic Acid is recommended by the UK Department of Health for at least the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Folic acid is also beneficial beyond 12 weeks as it contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
Pregnacare multivitamins can be taken throughout the whole of pregnancy. Choose from Pregnacare Original, Gummies, Liquid, Plus or Max.
Each of the products includes the 400µg of Folic Acid and 10µg of Vitamin D as recommended by the UK Department of Health for when you are pregnant.
- Pregnacare Original – with 19 vitamins and minerals including the 400µg of Folic Acid and 10µg of Vitamin D as recommended by the UK Department of Health.
- Pregnacare Gummies provide 17 and Pregnacare Liquid provides 18 vitamins and minerals, both are a good alternative to swallowing tablets.
- Pregnacare Plus provides all the benefits of Original plus an Omega-3 capsule which provides 300mg DHA. Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal development of the eye and brain of the foetus. (A daily intake of 200mg DHA is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of DHA for adults).
- Pregnacare Max includes all the benefits of Pregnacare Plus, plus L-Methylfolate, a more readily bio-available form of Folic Acid, and 500mg Calcium which is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
Choose from Pregnacare Original, Liquid, Gummies, Plus or Max. While only one of these products should be taken at any one time, you can switch between the types depending on your needs e.g. month 1 Pregnacare Liquid, month 2 Pregnacare Plus.
The UK Department of Health also recommends a daily supplement containing 10 µg of Vitamin D should be considered by pregnant women. Pregnacare Original provides 10µg per daily tablet.
You could also choose from other Pregnacare products : Liquid, Gummies, Plus or Max. Pregnacare Liquid or Gummies are an ideal alternative to swallowing tablets. While only one of these products should be taken at any one time, you can switch between the types depending on your needs e.g. month 1 Pregnacare Liquid, month 2 Pregnacare Plus.
Pregnacare Plus also includes an Omega-3 capsule, providing 300mg DHA. Maternal intake of DHA contributes to the normal development of the eye and brain of the foetus. (A daily intake of 200mg DHA is required in addition to the recommended daily intake of DHA for adults).
Max is the most advanced formula in the Pregnacare range. It includes all the benefits of Pregnacare Plus, plus L-Methylfolate, a more readily bio-available form of Folic Acid. It also provides 500mg Calcium which is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Take two tablets and one capsule each day.