In pregnancy we are always worrying what is best for baby. I have listed eight of my favorite supplements to have on hand while pregnant. These are just my opinions, not medical advice, but I hope this will help guide you in making the best decisions for yourself or how to help someone else out. Not all of these listed might be applicable to you and your situation. Please always speak to your healthcare provider.
If you’re close to the end of your pregnancy or newly postpartum or know someone who is, check out this post on a rule I believe every new mama should follow.
Now, in the beginning of pregnancy most women feel exhausted and/or nauseous. What you should focus on is what makes you feel your best. I know we worry about how our baby is growing and if they’re getting enough nutrients. But the baby will take from our reserves of vitamins and minerals first. So if all you can handle is crackers and ginger ale, then by all means eat that.
I know at one point all I wanted and kept down was Boneless Buffalo wings! Another pregnancy was a chicken bacon ranch sandwich from a pizza place. It is odd, but I went with it.
My top 8 favorite supplements for pregnancy in no particular order are:
- Ginger root capsules from Earthley. Once you’re able to hold down vitamins a little bit more, I would definitely give these GingerRoot capsules a try. Ginger can help alleviate nausea, so these would be great to keep on hand.
2. Another top recommendation is a good magnesium lotion, like this one from Earthley. I know this may not be considered a “supplement” since you don’t ingest it, but magnesium is an important mineral. Leg cramps suck in the middle of the night, this lotion can help alleviate that as well as help you drift into a good sleep.
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3. Papaya enzymes for heartburn and indigestion. They are SO much better for you then the other leading stomach antacids.
4. Grass Fed beef liver capsules are gaining more traction as nature’s multivitamin. Beef liver itself is so beneficial, so taking it in capsule form could be a game changer.
5. If you’re looking for a more herbal women’s/prenatal multivitamin formula, I suggest looking into Earthley’s Nourish Her Naturally. This herbal multivitamin provides nutrients in the proper amounts that your body can actually absorb. Specially formulated to promote hormone balance and female health!
6. If you are needing more iron in your vitamin I would feel comfortable with Mary Ruth’s Iron Supplement Prenatal & Postnatal Liquid. This Liquid Iron comes from bioavailable Ferrochel, otherwise known as ferrous bisglycinate chelate, a unique form of Iron that may have higher absorption rates and increased tolerability than Iron salts.
7. If you’re looking for a natural vitamin to get Vitamin A and Vitamin D, as well as Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA, EPA, and DPA) look no further than Earthley’s Cod Liver Oil. The oil is third-party tested and is free of heavy metals and contaminants.
8. Finally, I would find a good pregnancy tea that has red raspberry leaf in it. You could just buy red raspberry leaf tea by itself and enjoy that to possibly help tone uterine muscles, but the pregnancy tea from Earthley has a few other herbs in it to support other areas for your and baby’s health.
Every person has different needs, especially during pregnancy. You probably will not need ALL of these eight on hand, just pick and choose what is needed for your own health.
Disclaimer: None of this is medical advice. This information is meant to be educational only and what I personally would feel comfortable using myself. Please always speak to your healthcare professional before making any decisions.
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