MamaCare is a Premium Nutritional Pregnancy Supplement specially formulated as a tasty vanilla flavoured shake, which provides 26 essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help support the health of you and your unborn baby.
During the months prior to conceiving and throughout your pregnancy, you and your unborn baby need to achieve and maintain higher levels of certain vitamins and minerals.
Folic Acid –helps prevent neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida.
Iodine – necessary for normal neurological development in your unborn baby.
MamaCare helps prepare your body for pregnancy by boosting these and 24 other vitamins and minerals whilst you are preparing to conceive and throughout your pregnancy.
MamaCare is wholly made in Australia, using ingredients from Australian and New Zealand, under pharmaceutical –grade manufacturing conditions. This means it has been certified Australian Made and is officially classified by Food Standards Australia New Zealand as “Food for special Medical Purposes”.
MamaCare contains both whole milk and skim milk powders from milk sourced from pasture based farms in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania. These herds consist of predominantly Friesian cows.
Nearly 90% of the sugars in MamaCare come from the milk powders it contains.
Per serve, there is only 0.5 g more sugar in MamaCare than the same amount of full-cream milk powder and 7.5 g less than the same amount of skim milk powder. Moreover, the relatively high protein content in MamaCare helps lower its Glycemic Load so the product is less quickly metabolised and increases blood sugar levels gently.
There is about 100 mg of sodium in MamaCare per 55 g serve.
It is safest not to drink alcohol at all while you’re pregnant. The risk to your unborn baby is highest when you frequently drink high levels of alcohol.
You don’t need to give up your daily coffee entirely, but it is advisable to cut back your consumption. Australian guidelines recommend that you limit your intake to 200mls per day.
Most foods are safe to eat during pregnancy. However, there are certain foods and food groups that you must avoid during pregnancy to prevent any harm to the mother and her baby. Foods to avoid are listed for a range of reasons, but in most cases there is a higher risk that those foods may contain harmful bacteria such as Listeria or Salmonella.
Make sure you know the important facts about which foods you should avoid or take extra care with when you’re pregnant. The best foods to eat are freshly cooked or freshly prepared food.
The following foods are best avoided during pregnancy:
• Mercury in some types of fish – Fish is recommended during pregnancy as it is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids which are needed for brain and nervous tissue development in your baby. However, shark, swordfish, and marlin can contain Mercury and should be avoided, or kept to an absolute minimum.
• Raw meat and Raw Seafood should be avoided. Eating undercooked or raw meat and seafood, such as sushi, puts you at risk of Listeria and Salmonella poisoning, which can cause miscarriage, stillbirth or premature labour. Listeria infection can be passed onto the baby.
• Raw eggsand products containing them may contain salmonella. Avoid raw cake batter, raw cookie dough, homemade ice cream, custards, mayonnaise, unpasteurised eggnog or hollandaise sauce and Caesar Salad.
• Uncooked or undercooked ready-prepared meals – it is crucial that ready-prepared meals are cooked through until they are piping hot. The risk of Listeria exists, as well as infection from other pathogens.
• Deli meat and Pates –Refrigerated meat products like ham and salami and any type of pate, be it vegetable or meat-based – the risk here is also of Listeria infection
• Soft mould ripened cheese –Avoid feta, brie, ricotta and camembert cheese and blue-vein cheese, as they may be contaminated with Listeria. They are only safe to eat if served cooked and hot.
• Empty calorie foods –cakes, biscuits, chips, lollies and chocolate should be kept to a minimum. These options are often high in sugar and fat and have little nutritional content.
• Foods found in the deli – such as pre-made salads
• Unpasteurised dairy products and soft serve ice–cream –These foods may be contaminated with Listeria bacteria which can be dangerous to your baby.
• Alcohol –It is not advisable to drink Alcohol when pregnant.
• Caffeine –It is recommended that you reduce you Caffeine intake to 200ml per day.
If there is any uncertainty over whether or not to eat a particular kind of food, or you are concerned about something you may have eaten, contact a doctor or midwife as a matter of priority
MamaCare can be taken as a meal or a snack at any time of the day. While one serve provides a boost of the essential nutrients required during pregnancy, women who have severely reduced food intake can have two serves daily.
MamaCare is ideal for Mums -to- be who are suffering from morning sickness, and are struggling to maintain good nutrition because of nausea and vomiting. MamaCare’s unique composition means all nutritional needs are being met.
Yes, MamaCare is Halal.
Each 800 g tin of MamaCare provides 15 serves of 2 scoops (55 g). The cost per serve is about $2.30. (It’s cheaper than a cup of coffee)
MamaCare now comes as a handy single serve sachet sold in boxes of 7.
Constipation is common throughout pregnancy. It is well known that Iron supplementation may contribute to the problem. The recommended daily intake of Iron for pregnancy is 27 mg. Interestingly, some pregnancy supplements in tablet form contain an excessive amount of Iron, sometimes, over twice as much as is recommended.
However, supplementation with Ferric Pyrophosphate, ( a mild form of Iron) has been found to be well tolerated and gentle on the gastrointestinal tract, so does not cause constipation.
MamaCare contains 10.2 mg of Ferric Pyrophosphate, a gut-friendly and highly bioavailable form of iron, per 55 g serve.
MamaCare has a wider range of nutrients than tablets. It provides energy and macronutrients (including protein and carbohydrates) which tablets don’t have and can help women with reduced food intake meet their increased energy and nutrient requirements.
Supplementation is recommended for two essential nutrients before and during pregnancy – Folic Acid and Iodine – as it is not possible to meet the increased requirements from diet alone.
-Folic Acid – from 12 weeks before conception and throughout the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, reduces the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect.
-Iodine –for all pregnant women. Women with pre-existing thyroid conditions should seek advice from their medical practitioner before taking a supplement.
MamaCare contains both Folic Acid and Iodine as well as 24 other vitamins, minerals and nutrients -more than any comparable supplement.
MamaCare is gentle on the stomach, and is the perfect alternative to pregnancy supplement tablets which can often exacerbate morning sickness and constipation.
MamaCare can be taken as a meal or a snack at any time of the day. While one serve provides a boost of the essential nutrients in pregnancy, women who have severely reduced food intake due to morning sickness or other lifestyle factors, can enjoy MamaCare twice a day.
Vitamin A is important for visual health, immune function and fetal growth
MamaCare contains Beta-Carotene
MamaCare Premium Pregnancy Supplement is formulated to provide the right balance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help support the increased nutritional requirements of preconception, pregnancy and after the baby is born while breastfeeding and recovering from the birth.
MamaCare contains 26 essential nutrients, (more than any other pregnancy supplement) and includes Folic Acid, Iodine and Iron making it the perfect choice.
MamaCare should not be taken alongside other pregnancy supplements
7 out of 10 women experience nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.
Some studies have shown that Protein can be beneficial in helping the symptoms of morning sickness
New research also suggests that nausea and vomiting may be exacerbated by the excessively high Iron content in some pregnancy supplements in tablet form.
2019 SOMANZ (Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) guidelines recommend that pregnant women suffering from nausea and vomiting discontinue pregnancy multivitamins supplements that contain excessive amounts of Iron (30-99 mg/day). However, the guidelines still recommend supplementing their diet with Folic Acid and Iodine.
One serve of MamaCare is a good source of Folic Acid, Iodine and Protein and contains a moderate dose of Iron. MamaCare is a delicious vanilla flavoured shake. It is gentle on the stomach and may be better tolerated than other pregnancy supplements in tablet form.
In Australia, MamaCare nutritional supplement shake is registered as a “Food for Special Medical Purposes” under the Australia & New Zealand Food Standards. You can purchase MamaCare from leading pharmacies, specialist nutrition stores or our online shop.
If your local chemist is not currently stocking MamaCare, simply ask them to order some for you. We don’t charge pharmacies any shipping fees therefore it is very easy for them to order any quantity to meet your needs.
Pharmacists can enquire about becoming a stockist of MamaCare products by contacting us.
Before trying to conceive, it is important to begin preparing your body for the journey ahead. Focusing on good nutrition will help prime your body for conception and the next nine months and beyond.
Studies of women’s diets have found that many women have unbalanced diets pre-conception and during pregnancy, with the findings showing that most women don’t achieve the recommended number of serves of core healthy foods that provide the nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy. Interestingly, the findings show, if you have poor nutrition prior to pregnancy, you will find it hard to “catch-up” once you are pregnant as your body already faces additional nutritional demands because of your developing pregnancy and the growing baby.
Preparing for your pregnancy, it is recommended that you eat a varied diet based on a range of 5 basic food groups such as:
* Starchy foods like Bread, Cereals, Rice, Pasta and Noodles
* Vegetables and Legumes
* Dairy foods like Milk, Cheese and Yoghurt
* Protein, such as Lean Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs and Legumes
It is important to note: Supplementation is recommended for two essential nutrients before and during pregnancy – Folic Acid and Iodine – as it is not possible to meet the increased requirements from diet alone.
-Folic Acid (at least 400 mcg per day) –from 12 weeks before conception, and throughout the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, reduces the risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect.
-Iodine (150 mcg per day) –for all pregnant women. Women with pre-existing thyroid conditions should seek advice from their medical practitioner before taking a supplement.
MamaCare – Nutrition Supplement For Healthy Pregnancy
How can it Help?
- Take a Pre-Pregnancy Supplement –
Begin taking a Pre-Pregnancy supplement like MamaCare for at least 2 months before conception so as to provide your body with the increased nutritional needs of pregnancy.
- Eat Well –
Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby. After all, the food you eat is your baby’s only source of nutrition.
Making good nutritious choices will help promote your baby’s growth and development.
- Reach and Maintain a Healthy Weight –
Maintaining a healthy weight during pregnancy helps you return to your pre-baby weight more quickly and also reduces the risk of developing gestational diabetes.
- Get plenty of Gentle Exercise –
Exercise helps you feel better about the changes that are happening to your pregnant body. It also helps you sleep better, gives you more energy and improves your mood.
- Cut out Alcohol –
Just remember, everything you consume during your pregnancy, your baby consumes too. Alcohol is a toxin. When you drink alcohol, it rapidly reaches your baby through your bloodstream and across the placenta. Alcohol can adversely affect your baby’s development.
- Stop Smoking –
Giving up smoking before becoming pregnant will make you feel great and give your baby a much better start in life. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of harm to your unborn baby.
- Get plenty of Rest –
It is quite natural to be tired during your pregnancy. Your body is working very hard growing your baby, so listen to your body; if you are tired, get some rest…… It is good for both of you!
- See your Dentist –
Pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women including gum disease and tooth decay, so it is important to continue with regular checkups.
- Begin Pelvic Floor Exercises –
Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. These muscles come under great strain in pregnancy and childbirth.
- Take Extra Care of Yourself –
This is the time in your life when you should remember look after yourself. Try not to become too stressed out during your pregnancy. It is a beautiful time of your life, enjoy it! Listen to soothing music, read books and spend time with your family and friends. Soon you will welcome your beautiful baby into this world and your life will never be quite the same.
Morning sickness is the most common medical condition of early pregnancy. You may get the odd bout of queasiness when you wake up in the morning or you may feel nauseous throughout the day and through the night. It differs in severity from woman to woman. Even some smells can trigger a bout of nausea. Most women overcome their morning sickness after the first 3 months of pregnancy, but a few women feel sick for their whole pregnancy.
Morning Sickness is a horrible feeling for those women who experience it. These women just have to suffer through it and wait for this phase to be over after the delivery of their babies. However, for some unfortunate few, morning sickness continues even after giving birth. There are certainly some distinct causes for it. Here we are going to discuss some of the simple causes of morning sickness of nursing mothers and the best solution.
It is common to feel a little nauseated up to 8 weeks after child birth, but if it continues for a longer period it is advisable to contact a doctor. He/she will be able to diagnose the cause and give advice to help in your recovery.
Some Of The Common Reasons For Experiencing Morning Sickness After Delivery Are:
Release of the Oxytocin Hormone
The release of the oxytocin hormone in your bloodstream during breastfeeding can be one of the causes for feeling sick. Generally it happens immediately after childbirth and disappears by the 8th week.
There is a huge loss of fluid from the mother’s body while she is nursing. This can also be a cause for you to feel nauseated. It is recommended that you be mindful and maintain a daily intake of 8 glasses of water. Preventing dehydration will allow you to feel less nauseated and of course, replace the loss of fluids while breastfeeding.
Healing after delivery
Our body experiences hormonal variations, as well as physical changes during pregnancy. It also undergoes the major trauma of childbirth. It takes some time, after childbirth, for the body to heal and for your hormones to settle back to normal. This healing and hormone readjustment may cause a nauseated feeling in some nursing mothers.
Post Natal Blues
Some women need to take antidepressant drugs to cope with postpartum depression and anxiety. These antidepressant pills can make you feel nauseated. The intensity of the sickness will depend on the type and the dose of the medicine you are having.
Blood loss during childbirth and inadequate iron in the diet of a pregnant woman can cause anaemia which in turn leads to morning sickness. To make up for this loss it is important that all pregnant and lactating mothers have the recommended amount of iron in her diet. Taking a Nutritional Supplement like MamaCare, which contains 26 essential nutrients for nursing mothers, including iron, can make up this deficiency.
The immunity level of pregnant women and those who have just experienced childbirth is considerably low. This makes them vulnerable to urinary tract infections among others. This infection can be a major cause of morning sickness and needs medical attention immediately.
To make up for the loss of nutritional balance in your diet,
Mama Care Nutritional Supplement is recommended. Rich in 26 essential vitamins, minerals and other nutritional elements, Mama Care is ideal. It is an easily prepared and well-formulated sickness relief vitamin supplements for nursing mothers. It is found at all leading chemist shops in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, China. Ask your chemist to get it for you, if he does not stock it.
Lactating or breast-feeding mothers need extra calories than their pregnancy days and equal amount of nutrition as well. Although calories do not have any effect upon the quality or quantity of the milk produced it definitely helps her body to heal and recover from the stress of pregnancy. The adequate amount of calorie that is needed during breast-feeding is approximately 500. This amount of calorie is generally sufficient for an average woman but it depends upon her body fat and her rate of activity.
A healthy maternal diet ensure a healthy baby. It should be a varied diet including protein, calcium, vitamin and minerals. Protein and calcium has a direct effect on the quality and quantity of the milk generated and thus is very essential in the diet of a lactating mother. The required daily intake of protein for a lactating mother is 71 grams per day, compared to the 46 grams that of non-pregnant non- lactating women. Make sure that you are consuming safe and healthy proteins. Poultry meat, fish, seafood, eggs, soy and dairy products and seeds are some of the rich sources of dietary protein.
Likely, the need for calcium intake for feeding mothers is 1300 mg per day. Any shortage of this amount leads to bone loss around their teeth and gums as per recent studies. Body absorbs calcium from food better than vitamin supplements so it is advised to include calcium enriched food in your daily diet when you are breastfeeding. Some of your natural sources of calcium can be milk, yogurt, soy products, dairy products, calcium fortified oranges and more.
The other nutrients that are specially recommended during breast-feeding are iron and Vitamin C. If you are a breast-feeding mother, you need a little more of both than what you did during pregnancy. 9 milligrams of iron and 120 milligrams of Vitamin C is recommended for every breastfeeding mothers above 19 years of age.
It is easy to get iron from meat, poultry, seafood, beans, dry fruits and egg yolks. It needs to be mentioned here that avoiding food that contain high levels of mercury should be avoided during these days. All citrus fruits, broccoli, potato, bell pepper, cauliflower, cabbage, kiwi and tomatoes are some of the natural foods rich in Vitamin C.
Another way of getting adequate nutrition during breast-feeding is having health drinks that are low in carbs and rich in all the right supplements for breastfeeding mothers. Include a drink in your daily diet that fortifies our health and helps it recover the losses during delivery. You will find many products that provides the breastfeeding vitamin and other nutritional supplements.
Mama Care is here to help you during these days. If you are too exhausted to cook four balanced meals for yourself after the exhaustive hours tending the baby- an easy and quick drink of Mama Care will give you all the nutritional supplements needed for breastfeeding mothers.
It is a complete solution fortified with 26 nutrients that includes all breastfeeding vitamin supplements. An approved food product, Mama Care is a must, for all lactating mothers along with the prescribed medicines and normal diet.
When you become a new Mum, naturally, caring for your baby is your first priority, but don’t forget to look after yourself as well.
Pregnancy and childbirth places an enormous strain on your body and after giving birth, your body’s reserves of iron and other vitamins and minerals will certainly have become depleted. Whether your baby is breast or bottle fed, it is important that you take care of your health and wellbeing so that you recover quickly from your baby’s birth as well as have the energy to cope with the demands of a newborn.
As a new Mum, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby is to enjoy a healthy diet. You can’t afford to get sick so it is best to follow a healthy balanced diet which is based on a range of 5 basic food groups such as:
- Vegetables of different types and colours and Legumes and beans Fruit
- Grain foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high fibre varieties such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta and noodles
- Dairy foods like Milk, Cheese and Yoghurt
- Protein, such as Lean Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Nuts and Seeds
New mothers are also advised to enhance their diet with a nutritional supplement like MamaCare. MamaCare is specifically formulated for women, before, during and after pregnancy. It contains over 25 essential vitamins and minerals which help support the increased nutritional needs of pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as provide for your baby’s continued healthy development.
Meeting your baby for the first time is just wonderful; although it’s likely he or she will turn your life upside. It is very easy to feel overwhelmed by your new little bundle and leave you with little time for yourself. Your new life as a new mother will, for a while at least, include your baby’s constant demands to be fed, demands for your time and of course sleep deprivation; leaving you feeling totally exhausted and lacking in energy. This can result in a tendency to skip meals or snack on foods which are readily available and easy to eat, but which are quite low in nutrition.
It can be difficult to cover all your nutritional bases during those first busy few weeks with a new baby. MamaCare has been specially formulated to meet the increased nutritional needs of you and your growing baby. Never in a woman’s life is nutrition as important as when she is pregnant or breastfeeding. By taking a nutritional supplement (formulated specifically for nursing mothers), you can be sure that you and your growing baby are getting all the nourishment you both need.
For most women, pregnancy marks the beginning of one of the most profound life changing experiences they will ever have. Just relax and enjoy your growing baby and get ready for the ride of your life!
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes to accommodate the baby growing inside you. Your body is your baby’s home for the next nine months and as your baby grows your body will grow and change to accommodate this new life. Pregnancy is physically demanding and often an extremely emotional time in a woman’s life. So make sure you get plenty of rest, make time to exercise, have regular ante-natal checkups and look after your increased nutritional needs including taking a nutritional supplement such as MamaCare.
Pregnancy is usually broken up into 3 stages known as the first, second and third trimester. Each trimester lasts approximately 3 months and has different characteristics.
During the first 14 weeks of pregnancy (the first trimester), your body will undergo many changes as it begins to support your growing baby. Your period stopping is a clear sign that you are pregnant. Other changes may include extreme tiredness, breast changes, morning sickness and food cravings.
Most women who feel tired or unwell with morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy usually start to feel much better in their second trimester. The nausea and vomiting should begin to taper off and you will probably have more energy. The second trimester is therefore a great time to tackle many of the tasks necessary to get ready for your baby.
At this time there are other changes happening to your body. Your abdomen is beginning to get bigger and toward the middle of this stage, you will definitely be feeling your baby’s movements. Some other changes you may experience are a bit of heartburn and indigestion and possibly your hands and feet may begin to swell.
During the third trimester, some of the same discomforts you have already been experiencing will continue and your body will begin to feel awkward and heavy. Everyday things like getting in and out of bed may become difficult. Many women need to go to the bathroom more often and they may experience shortness of breath due to the baby putting more pressure on your organs. You may start to experience your first Braxton Hicks contractions. The final weeks are a time when you body is really preparing for birth.
Pregnancy, birth and new motherhood is truly an amazing time in your life. Your body has the important task to supply your baby with everything it needs in the weeks and months ahead so it needs to be strong and healthy You will spend nine months growing your baby inside you, and by the end of the third trimester, your body has prepared itself for its toughest challenge – labour. Throughout your pregnancy and beyond, make sure you get plenty of rest and gentle exercise and enjoy a nutritious diet which includes a nutritional supplement specifically developed for Pre-pregnancy, Pregnant and Breastfeeding women like MamaCare.
You need a healthy body to make a healthy baby!
Now that you are pregnant, you are not only responsible for your own health, but for the healthy growth and development of your baby. It is now very important to continue with the healthy changes you have already made to your diet and lifestyle. You need to nurture your body so it can nurture your growing baby.
Remember to get enough sleep, find time to exercise, monitor your weight gain, don’t smoke or drink alcohol and limit your caffeine intake. As well as these improvements to your way of life, eating a healthy well balanced diet, in combination with a Pre-pregnancy, Pregnant and breastfeeding supplement like MamaCare, will help provide your body with all the essential nutrients it needs to nurture a healthy baby during your pregnancy and beyond.
Nutrition For Pregnant Women
Introducing MamaCare into your pregnancy diet is important because it has been been specially formulated to meet the increased nutritional demands of women planning a pregnancy, are already pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by providing essential protein, vitamins and nutrients which are beneficial to a mother and her growing baby such as: Folic Acid, Iodine, Iron, Protein, Vitamin D, Calcium
For most women, pregnancy marks the beginning of one of the most profound life changing experiences they will ever have. Just relax and enjoy your growing baby and get ready for the ride of your life!
During pregnancy, your body goes through many changes to accommodate for the baby growing inside you. Your body is your baby’s home for the next nine months and as your baby develops, your body will grow and change to accommodate this new life. Pregnancy is physically demanding and often an extremely emotional time in a woman’s life. So make sure you get plenty of rest, make time to exercise, have regular ante-natal checkups and look after your increased nutritional needs.
Pregnancy is usually broken up into 3 stages, known as the first, second and third trimester. Each trimester lasts approximately 3 months and has different characteristics.
During the first 14 weeks of pregnancy (the first trimester), your body will undergo many changes as it begins to support your growing baby. Your period stopping is a clear sign that you are pregnant. Other changes may include:
- Extreme tiredness
- Tender breasts
- Morning sickness
- Cravings or distaste for certain foods
- Mood swings
- Frequently passing urine
- Weight gain or loss
Most women who felt unwell with morning sickness and tiredness during the first trimester of pregnancy usually start to feel much better in their second trimester. The nausea and vomiting should begin to taper off and you will probably have more energy. It is a great time to tackle many of the tasks necessary to get ready for your baby.
During the second trimester, there are other changes happening to your body. Your abdomen is beginning to get bigger and toward the middle of this stage, you will definitely be feeling your baby’s movements. Some other changes you may experience are:
- Body aches
- Breast changes
- Heartburn and Indigestion
- Leg cramps
- Swollen ankles or fingers
- Stretch marks
During the third trimester, some of the same discomforts you have already been experiencing will continue and your body will begin to feel awkward and heavy. Everyday things like getting in and out of bed will become difficult and you will begin to feel tired more easily. Many women need to go to the bathroom more often and they may experience shortness of breath due to the baby putting more pressure on your organs. The final weeks are a time when you body prepares for birth. Some changes may include:
- Tender breasts
- Trouble sleeping
- Braxton Hicks contractions
- Swelling of the hands and feet
Pregnancy, birth and new motherhood is truly an amazing time in your life. Your body has the important task to supply your baby with everything it needs in the weeks and months ahead so it needs to be strong and healthy You will spend nine months growing your baby inside you, and by the end of the third trimester, your body has prepared itself for its toughest challenge – labour. Throughout your pregnancy and beyond, make sure you get plenty of rest and gentle exercise and enjoy a nutritious diet which includes a nutritional supplement specifically developed for pregnant and breastfeeding women like MamaCare.