Jump Start Your Prenatal Nutrition with Meal Planning

April 26, 2019

If you are preparing for pregnancy, you may find that you need to make adjustments to your diet. You may decide to prepare more meals at home to make sure you achieve new nutritional goals. Regular meal planning, together with a daily prenatal vitamin, can help you reach your nutritional goals and give your baby the best start in life.

Planning and prepping your meals can make your life easier, less stressful and more healthy. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should get on board with meal planning to support prenatal nutrition.

Meal Planning Saves Time, Money and Stress

Cooking meals at home can be less costly than eating out regularly, especially if you are feeding several people at each meal. You can plan meals around weekly specials at your local grocery store and incorporate in-season fruits and vegetables.

While meal planning and prepping does take some time up front, you’ll likely save time over the course of a few days or week. Your payoff comes when you aren’t spending hours running to the grocery store every day and racking your brain for something new and exciting to make. Plus, on those days when you go to the grocery store hungry, you may be tempted to buy more food than you need and make unhealthy purchasing decisions. By planning and prepping ahead, you can avoid those trips and impulse buys.

More Control Over Food Quality

Meal planning also gives you more control over the food that you put in your body. If you are planning for pregnancy or have a baby on the way, it’s important to eat plenty of whole grains, fruits, veggies and lean protein. If you are following an organic diet or limiting ultra-processed foods, meal planning means you’ll have fewer opportunities to slip up and make unhealthy food choices.

Easier Tracking of Nutrient Intake for Pregnancy

When you prepare food at home you can design meals that are suited to your specific nutritional needs. Over time, the nutritional needs of an expecting mother change. At each stage of pregnancy women need specific vitamins and minerals to support positive pregnancy outcomes.

Meal Planning During Each Stage of Pregnancy

Incorporate foods that are nutrient-rich into your meal planning for each stage of pregnancy. Click below to learn about which nutrients are important in each stage of pregnancy.

  • Preconception Key Nutrients
  • First Trimester Key Nutrients
  • Second Trimester Key Nutrients
  • Third Trimester Key Nutrients
  • Postpartum & Breastfeeding Key Nutrients

Prescription Prenatal Vitamins for Conception, Pregnancy and Postpartum

Even meal-planning pros may find it difficult to reach their nutritional goals through diet alone. A daily prenatal vitamin is an effective way to help fill nutritional gaps. Prenate® Vitamin Family offers a line of prescription nutritional supplements designed for all stages of pregnancy, from preconception through postpartum.

Prenate® vitamins are formulated with the latest recommendations from obstetric and pediatric organizations in mind. Plus, nutrient forms are selected for their tolerability and absorbability. Talk with your doctor about whether a prescription prenatal vitamin from the Prenate® Vitamin Family may be 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.

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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