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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Pre-Natal Vitamins

Just as my sister is puking like siao in her 1st trimester of her pregnancy, I have been busy reading up for her sake... and i guess it prob be helpful if I note all these down.

What we probably need as we try get pregnant and during pregnancy...

  • Folic acid, which will help ensure that your baby's nervous system develops the right way. The feotus probably need 800 mcg of folic acid than the 400mcg as previously thought.
  • Natural form of Vitamin B-12 to help baby's brain develop and to help the body absorb protein
  • Calcium & Iron Together: This two very important nutrients, are best used by the body if they're taken at separatetimes of the day.
    Calcium binds to iron which interferes withthe absorption of both, ultimately canceling each other out which is not good for you or your baby's health!
    since calcium interferes with the absorption of iron and can actually make your nausea worse if they're combined.
  • Natural Energy Boost:
    Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) which can be found in food notably kidney, heart and liver meats as well as spinach, broccoli and potatoes.
    Co-enzyme Q10, Co Q10:
    This vitamin-like substance is, by nature, present in all human cells and responsible for the production of the body’s own energy. In each human cell food energy is converted into energy for our body in the mitochondria with the aid of CoQ10. 95% of all our body’s energy requirements is converted with the aid of CoQ10. Therefore those organs with the highest energy requirements – such as the heart, the lungs and the liver – have the highest CoQ10 concentrations
    These “boosters” help your body produce energy naturally, without harmful stimulants.

    These powerhouse nutrients are expensiveand rarely included in prenatal vitamins.
  • Ginger has been clinically proven to ease nausea.
  • Papain (an enzyme derived from papaya). Papain helps your stomach break down your food more easily
  • Omega-3 fatty acids. Your baby needs these essential Omega-3 fats to form baby's brain, nerves, eyes, and cell membranes while it’s developing, not after it’s born.

This may not be all we need before and during pregnancy.. but efinitely 1 of the important ones..

I will update this post whenever I have new read up..

The baby is 100% dependent on what weeat (not to mention the prenatals that we are taking everyday), it's absolutely important that you do your homework.

All infomation are extracted via the web, understood and edited by me. So this is for MY understanding only. Im sharing this for those who feel they wants to know a little more bout such information.