Balance, exercise and good nutrition are critical during this active stage
Healthy Lifestyle Habits
If you are planning a family, prenatal vitamins with folic acid for before and during pregnancy are essential
- Multivitamins to meet nutritional needs
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Weight-bearing exercise
- Avoid smoking and use of alcohol
You might be wondering what’s most important before and during pregnancy. The answer is NUTRITION! Also remember that the first 8 to 10 weeks of pregnancy are critical for fetal brain development. That’s why adequate amounts of folate are absolutely essential in the beginning of pregnancy. †
Since most women don’t even know they are pregnant until 4-6 weeks of development, even those women just thinking about motherhood should begin taking folate long before they actually conceive.
†18 mg of iron is the recommended level for pregnant and lactating women by the FDA. Women who are iron
deficient should consider taking Shaklee Iron Plus C supplement for additional, enhanced absorption iron for
their prenatal/postnatal needs.
Shaklee solutions for this stage
Vitalizer™ is supplementation made simple. This clinically supported solution packs advanced nutrition into a convenient, go-anywhere Vita-Strip™. Vitalizer provides vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and healthy probiotics -- using a patented delivery system specially designed to enhance absorption of key nutrients in your body.
OsteoMatrix® is a specially formulated blend of critical nutrients including calcium, Vitamins D & K, and magnesium to help build bone density when you’re young and minimize bone loss as you age.*