Resources to Help You Stay On Track with Your Daily Prenatal Vitamins

January 12, 2017

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Prenatal vitamins provide many benefits to both mothers and babies. But these vitamins need to be taken daily and as instructed to be fully effective and provide optimal nutritional benefits. For many women, it’s a struggle to get in the routine of taking a pill every day. That’s why we’ve put together resources to help you stay on track with your prenatal vitamin supplementation.

Start Prenatal Vitamin Supplementation A Month Prior to Pregnancy

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommend that women start taking prenatal vitamins at least one month prior to conception.1,2 This helps build their reserves of folic acid, calcium and other nutrients that help prevent birth defects. The Prenate® Vitamin Family can be a part of an active approach in promoting healthy nutrient levels. Every Prenate® product meets or exceeds recommendations from the CDC for daily consumption of folic acid.

Aside from the nutritional benefits for moms and babies, starting a prenatal vitamin one month prior to pregnancy can help establish a new routine. Research suggests that it takes 21 to 66 days before a new behavior becomes automatic.3 So starting to take a prenatal vitamin before pregnancy may help keep you on track for taking a vitamin for the duration of your pregnancy.

Set Reminders that Work for You

Some women live by their daily planners while others use their phones to schedule their appointments and reminders. Sticking a note on your mirror may help remind you to take your prenatal vitamin as you’re getting ready for the day. Whether you’re old school or can’t live without technology at your fingertips, find a reminder system that works for you. We’ve created an iCal event reminder that you can easily download on your Apple devices.

Follow Dosing Recommendations & Timing

It’s important to follow the dosing instructions that are included with your prenatal vitamin packaging. Manufacturers have determined the number of vitamins and optimal timing for taking those vitamins to get their full benefits. Prenate® Vitamin Family products should be taken on an empty stomach, one hour before a meal, or two to three hours after a meal. Designed for the needs of both moms and babies, Prenate® Vitamin Family helps fill nutritional gaps. Talk to your doctor to see if Prenate® is right for you.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

WARNING: Ingestion of more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (such as DHA) per day has been shown to have potential antithrombotic effects, including an increased bleeding time and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Administration of omega-3 fatty acids should be avoided in patients taking anticoagulants and in those known to have an inherited or acquired predisposition to bleeding.

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