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Get More from Your Prenatal Vitamin

June 1, 2020

Taking a prenatal vitamin during pregnancy can help ensure that expecting mothers and their babies get the proper nutrients. But do you know which minerals and nutrients your body needs most during this time? And which combination of nutrients is most beneficial for your needs? With your doctor’s guidance, you should explore your options and evaluate ingredients to ensure you’re getting the most from your prenatal vitamin.

Essential Vitamins & Minerals During Pregnancy

Do you know which nutrients your body needs most during pregnancy? While needs will differ from woman to woman, the ingredients listed below are among the most important nutrients for expecting mothers.

Folic Acid

A form of folate, folic acid plays an important role in fetal development by supporting healthy brain and spinal cord development. Folic acid is also more bioavailable than folate, the natural form, which makes it easier to absorb. This is especially important for expecting mothers who have the MTHFR genetic mutation, which affects folic acid metabolism.1

DHA

This is an omega-3 fatty acid that aids in the development of the brain, eye and immune system. Studies have also shown DHA supplementation during pregnancy is associated with longer gestation and lower incidence of low birth weight.2

Calcium

This nutrient is essential for building strong bones, but it is also needed for supporting muscle, nerve and heart health.3 Calcium formate, in the form of FormiCal®, can be processed by the body more rapidly and does not cause uncomfortable side effects such as gas and bloating.4-5 If you’re searching for a prenatal vitamin with calcium, you may want to look for an option, such as those from the Prenate® line, that contains this form of calcium.

Vitamin D

This is a critical nutrient for expecting mothers and women who are planning to become pregnant. Not only does vitamin D help build strong bones, it can also help prevent conditions such as pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes in pregnant women.

Iron

During pregnancy, the mother’s heart works harder to increase blood production for the fetus.7 To help maintain healthy levels of blood production, energy and strength, women who are pregnant should ensure they are getting enough iron through their diets and or prenatal vitamins; this is very important for women who are iron deficient.

Finding a prenatal vitamin that contains the above ingredients is essential to starting your pregnancy journey on the right track. However, the nutritional needs of each expecting mother can vary, and you should always talk to your doctor before beginning a daily vitamin supplement routine.

Prenate® Family Line of Prenatal Vitamins

Speak with your doctor today about the benefits of taking a daily prescription prenatal or post-natal vitamin. The Prenate® family line of prenatal vitamins offers nutritional supplements designed to enhance and support new mothers’ health, from pre-conception to postpartum.

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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.

This site and its contents are an information resource only, and are neither intended to nor should be used in replacement of your doctor or other prescribing professional’s medical guidance, recommendations or advice. Neither this site nor its information should be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, medical, treatment, nutritional or other purpose. All aspects of pregnancy, including whether pregnancy is right for you, and the nourishment and care of your child, should be made with your doctor and other appropriate medical professional, and in consideration of your and your child’s particular medical history. Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Avion”) makes no representation, warranty or other undertaking that this site or its information are appropriate for you or your child’s specific needs or issues, and further expressly disclaims all damages, losses, injuries or liability whatsoever incurred or alleged to have been incurred in consequence of your reliance on the information on this site. Avion does not endorse any test, procedure, treatment, remedy, therapy, cure, nutritional regimen, method or other activity or undertaking that you and/or your doctor or other medical professional may elect or recommend. By visiting this site you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and understand the same. These terms and conditions, together with any information on this site, may be amended, restated or otherwise changed from time to time and at any time by Avion within the sole, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Avion has no duty or obligation to keep you informed of any amendments to, restatements of or other changes to these terms and conditions or this site, and that you are solely and exclusively responsible for apprising yourself of the same.

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.

This site and its contents are an information resource only, and are neither intended to nor should be used in replacement of your doctor or other prescribing professional’s medical guidance, recommendations or advice. Neither this site nor its information should be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, medical, treatment, nutritional or other purpose. All aspects of pregnancy, including whether pregnancy is right for you, and the nourishment and care of your child, should be made with your doctor and other appropriate medical professional, and in consideration of your and your child’s particular medical history. Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Avion”) makes no representation, warranty or other undertaking that this site or its information are appropriate for you or your child’s specific needs or issues, and further expressly disclaims all damages, losses, injuries or liability whatsoever incurred or alleged to have been incurred in consequence of your reliance on the information on this site. Avion does not endorse any test, procedure, treatment, remedy, therapy, cure, nutritional regimen, method or other activity or undertaking that you and/or your doctor or other medical professional may elect or recommend. By visiting this site you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and understand the same. These terms and conditions, together with any information on this site, may be amended, restated or otherwise changed from time to time and at any time by Avion within the sole, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Avion has no duty or obligation to keep you informed of any amendments to, restatements of or other changes to these terms and conditions or this site, and that you are solely and exclusively responsible for apprising yourself of the same.

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