Where can I buy MamaCare?

In Australia, MamaCare nutritional supplement shake has been approved as “Food for Special Medical Purposes” and therefore it is only available for sale from pharmacies, doctors and dietitians 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.

Can I buy MamaCare Online?

Yes you can buy from our online store

Why is Folic Acid Essential for Pregnant Women?

Maintaining the right level of Folic Acid in your blood is essential during pregnancy. Folic Acid is needed by the body to produce Folate or Vitamin B9. Which in turn is required for producing new red blood cells. Inadequate level of Folate causes low production of the blood cells which leads to anaemia. The deficiency of folic acid can also cause several serious problems for your baby.

Birth defects usually occur during the first months of conceiving. If you are looking to conceive and have discussed it with your doctor he will prescribe a daily dose of prenatal folic acid from at least a year before you conceive. It reduces any chances of birth defects by 50%. The prescribed amount of folic acid that every mum-to-be needs is 400 mcg. If you are taking any dietary supplement or a multivitamin make sure that you are getting the prescribed amount.

Recommended doses of folic acid before, during, and after pregnancy are listed below:

– Pre natal dose- 500 mcg

– First Three Months of Pregnancy- 500 mcg

– Four to Nine Months of Pregnancy- 600 mcg

– Post Pregnancy during Breast Feeding- 500 mcg

Some of the serious birth defects caused by Folic Acid Deficiency of the mother, are:

Spina Bifida: incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord Anencephaly: incomplete development of certain parts of the baby’s brain

It is thus very essential that you maintain your body’s folate level right from the time you are considering to become a mother.

Some of the common defects that can be avoided by taking adequate folate supplements before and during pregnancy are:

  • Cleft palate and lips
  • Pre-mature delivery
  • Low birth weight of the baby
  • Slow growth in womb
  • Death in womb

Benefits of Folate Supplement in Pregnancy

Folic acid also helps protect you from:

  • Preeclampsia
  • Cardiac diseases
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Some of the rich sources of folic acid from food are- Northern Beans, Spinach, Lentils, Beef Liver, Egg Noodles, Broccoli, Asparagus, Chickpeas, Oranges, Corn, etc.

If your daily dose of folic acid dose falls short in your diet, try getting it from a dietary supplement that is fortified with the right amount of folate.

Mama Care provides 500mcg of Folic Acid per serve which as a supplement to your normal diet is adequate to care for your needs right from the days when you are contemplating to be a mother, all through your pregnancy days and even when you are feeding the baby.

MamaCare Nutritional Supplement will help keep you and your baby healthy and strong.

Why is Iron Supplement Essential for Pregnant Women?

Iron is essential for everybody. It is found inside haemoglobin i.e. a pigment in the red blood cells. This helps in transporting fresh oxygen from the heart to the rest of the body. With the lack of iron, haemoglobin decreases in proportion, and thus reducing the supply of oxygen to the cells, tissues and organs. This is anaemia.

In pregnancy, anaemia is highly harmful for foetus development. Iron deficiency anaemia makes the mother exhausted and tired easily and reduces her immune system making her vulnerable to infections. It can also cause low birth weight of the baby, premature delivery and even can be mortally fatal for the mother. Pregnant women are at high risk for developing anaemia during pregnancy, as huge amount of blood is produced by the body for providing nutrients for the baby.

It is important that iron supplements are added on to pregnant women’s diet to help avoid iron deficiency anaemia. At the start of pregnancy term and during its end, haemoglobin level above 11 gm per decilitre is considered normal and adequate whereas a 10.5 gm per decilitre is normal during the midterms. Any woman who has her haemoglobin level below this prescribed level with considerable low level of iron too, is considered to be iron deficiency anaemic. Checking on the iron level in the body is important here as there are other causes of anaemia too, like Folate-deficiency anaemia and Vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia. Along with other routine blood tests, it is thus important to get iron level checked and monitored too.

We get a good supply of iron from the food we eat. Meat and liver has high levels of iron. These are easy sources of iron. There are other vegetarian options for iron, but it is difficult for the body to absorb iron from these sources. Some of the rich resources of iron from plants are: spinach, parsley, whole grain flakes, lentils and beans.

Those who are prone to anaemia and have low iron store in their bodies, need to take iron supplements along with their normal diet. Iron supplements can be obtained without prescription in tablet and drops.

Pregnant women who suffer from anaemia are given iron supplements during pregnancy to raise their iron level and reduce the risks of infections.

However administering the right balance of pregnancy iron supplements is equally important. Too much of iron in the blood can be equally unhealthy as having too low iron level. High doses of iron supplements during pregnancy can cause constipation, diarrhoea and other gastro-intestinal problems.

Benefits of Mamacare – Iron Supplements in Pregnancy

MamaCare nutritional supplements for mothers is a balanced food providing the right amount of iron supplements for pregnancy. We make sure to protect the health of the developing baby along with that of the mother, for a safe and healthy delivery.

MamaCare has 10mg of iron per serve which as a supplement to your normal diet is more than adequate to care for your needs right from the days when you are contemplating to be a mother, all through your pregnancy days and even when you are feeding the baby.

Mama Care is complete Vitamin drink meant for mums to be and nursing mothers . As well as 10mg of Iron, MamaCare is rich in 25 other nutrients that helps a pregnant body and the foetus.

Why is Calcium Essential for Pregnant Women?

Calcium is one of the important minerals of a human body. Adequate calcium in your diet reduces the risks of hypertension and preeclampsia during pregnancy. Along with bone development, calcium is also essential for hormone regulation, muscle and blood vessels contraction and nerve conduction. It is thus necessary to include calcium in your daily diet to maintain your health and that of the baby. The need for calcium for the growing foetus is very specific. It helps in the growth of the baby’s bones and teeth, healthy heart nerves and muscles and develop normal cardiac rhythm and blood clotting abilities. In case of deficiency of calcium the foetus develops itself, eroding the mother’s bones.

The recommended daily allowance of calcium for all women, pregnant or not is 1000 milligrams. Pregnant women do not need any excess amount of calcium but it is very important that they get the entire recommended amount. However if someone is carrying more than one foetus, the calcium intake has to be increased under proper guidance of a medical practitioner. Having regular doses of Vitamin D is also essential as this helps in calcium absorption.

The natural sources of calcium are: milk, cheese, yogurt, puddings and soya products, green vegetables like broccoli, and spinach, seafood, dried peas, and beans. Exposure to sunlight, eggs, fish, and fortified milk are the sources of Vitamin D.

Many obstetricians prescribe a daily dose of calcium pills during pregnancy. But as calcium molecule is too large to be put in a bigger amount in a combination pill a general multivitamin pill includes only about 300 mg of calcium. Therefore the women who have lactose intolerance or consume low level of dairy products are prescribed calcium supplements in pregnancy.

Health drinks and health foods are found in dozen over the counter that contain a combination of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. It is however necessary to look through their composition if the recommended amount of the nutrients are added so that they can be the perfect calcium supplements for pregnant women. Consult with your doctor if you have any other health issues and have doubts regarding the health drink of your choice. Do not consume any health food that contain added preservative or artificial colouring.

Benefits of MamaCare – Calcium Supplements in Pregnancy

Mama Care is a safe and healthy drink for all pregnant women and lactating mothers. You can start taking Mama Care even when you are planning pregnancy. Fortified with 26 essential nutrients it helps you and your baby considerably. approved as the “Food for special medical purposes” in Australia and contains 400mg of calcium per serve.

Why is Vitamin D Essential for Pregnant Women?

Vitamin D is more of a hormone than a vitamin, as it is created by an organ, i.e. the skin and it travels through the bloodstreams to reach other organs. Vitamin D not only affect development of the bones, but also has an impact on the body’s immune system and glucose metabolism.

Getting the right nutrients during pregnancy matters a lot for a healthy foetus development. The “right” level Vitamin D is thus essential for your strong and healthy bones, required during pregnancy and also for that of the growing baby. After birth the baby gets its dose of Vitamin D from breast milk, therefore maintaining the level is important even after child birth. Taking Vitamin D supplements during pregnancy is thus essential if you are at a risk.

Most of the women are likely to suffer from Vitamin D deficiency if they are-

  • Obese
  • Spend too little time outdoors
  • Have dark skin

The risks of Vitamin Deficiency during gestation:

  • Growth retardation
  • Skeletal deformation
  • Low birth weight
  • Muscular diseases or Myopathies

Risks of children from Vitamin D deficiency from birth:

  • Rickets
  • Abnormal bone growth
  • Stunted physical development
  • Low immunity
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis and other major health concerns.

The most accurate way of testing whether your body is short of this essential vitamin is the 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood test. Anything less than 12 nanograms/millilitre shows that you are running a deficit. The normal range is 20-50 nanograms/millilitre.

The treatment of Vitamin D is deficiency is of course by increasing its intake through diet and supplements. A body enriched with Vitamin D helps to avoid gestational diabetes, high pressure, preeclampsia, miscarriages and other serious pregnancy complications.
The natural sources of this “Sunlight” Vitamin are:

  • Fishes- catfish, salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines
  • Milk
  • Oranges
  • Margarine
  • Egg yolks
  • Sun exposure.

You can add on a dietary supplement in your regular diet

This fat soluble Vitamin is easily digested and you have no risks even if you consume it in excess than the prescribed 4000 IU/ day.

Supplement your natural source of Vitamin D with dietary food fortified with the recommended amount of vitamin D supplement for pregnancy.

Benefits of MamaCare – Vitamin D Pregnancy Supplement

Mama Care is complete Vitamin drink meant for mums to be and nursing mothers. As well as vitamin D, MamaCare is rich in 25 other nutrients that helps a pregnant body and the foetus.

What to eat when trying to conceive?

It is a good idea to prepare your body for pregnancy. There are some healthy changes to your way of life that you and your partner can make to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

To start with, get enough sleep, make time to exercise, maintain a healthy weight, don’t smoke or drink alcohol and limit your caffeine intake. As well as these improvements in your lifestyle, eating a healthy well balanced diet, in combination with a Pre-Pregnancy 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.

Remember… good mothering starts well before birth !!!

What to eat when trying to Conceive
Never in a woman’s life is nutrition as important as when she is trying to conceive, is already pregnant and when breastfeeding. When you are having a baby, what you eat and your body’s stores will help ensure that you will have everything you need to nurture your growing baby for the next nine months and beyond; but it takes time for the reserves of some essential vitamins and minerals to build up in your body. It is therefore very important that your diet includes healthy foods which contain these fundamental nutrients.

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
  • Fruit
  • Dairy foods like Milk, Cheese and Yoghurt
  • Protein, such as Lean Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs and Legumes

The very early stage of pregnancy is a critical time in your baby’s development. It is particularly important to have enough stores of Folic Acid in the early weeks, when you may not even realise you are expecting. So, taking a Pre-Pregnancy Supplement such as MamaCare in the months leading up to conception will help reduce the baby’s risk of Neural Tube defects such as Spina Bifida.

Introducing MamaCare into your pre-conception diet is important because it has been been specially formulated to meet the increased nutritional demands of 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
Folic Acid helps prevent Neural Tube birth defects such as Spina Bifida. The neural tube forms the spinal cord and the brain. It begins forming in the first 6 weeks after conception often before you know you are pregnant. It is therefore very important to start taking MamaCare Pre-Pregnancy Supplement in the months leading up to conception to build up enough reserves in your body for your baby’s earliest development.

Iodine
Iodine is essential to the development of your baby’s brain and nervous system. Pregnant and breastfeeding women have increased iodine requirements. Iodine is naturally found in seafood, dairy and fruit and vegetables. However, it is hard to get enough iodine through diet alone, so it is important to take a Pre-Pregnancy, Pregnant and Breastfeeding Supplement like MamaCare which contains Iodine.

Iron
During pregnancy a woman’s requirement for iron also increases. This is because the amount of blood in her body increases to meet the needs of the placenta and the growing baby. Iron helps the blood carry oxygen through both the mother and baby. To avoid iron deficiency, it is important to eat plenty of iron rich foods as well as enjoy a nutritional Supplement like MamaCare daily.

Protein
The Amino Acids in protein are the building blocks of the human body. Protein supports the growth of fetal tissue as well as breast and uterine tissue during pregnancy. It also helps increase your red blood cells which transport nutrients and oxygen around the body. MamaCare Nutritional Supplement for pre-conception, pregnant and nursing mothers is an important source of protein for you and your developing baby.

Vitamin D
Vitamin D is produced naturally by your body when your skin is exposed to sunlight. You can also get it from some foods such as oily fish. However, because we try to avoid too much exposure to the sun, it is recommended that all pregnant and breastfeeding women take a Vitamin D that is found in MamaCare Pre-pregnancy, Pregnant and breastfeeding supplement.

MamaCare also has a range of 100% all natural body care products for women. No parabens or mineral oils, absolutely nothing to harm mum or baby.

How can MamaCare help you have a Healthy Pregnancy?

MamaCare – Nutrition Supplement For Healthy Pregnancy
How can it Help?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

How can Mamacare relieve morning sickness?

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.

Dehydration
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.

Anaemia
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.

UTI
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.

Does Mamacare has any tips for new mums?

Eat Well
– Pregnancy and breastfeeding is nutritionally very demanding on your body. It is important to eat a healthy diet and to take a pregnancy and breastfeeding nutritional supplement like MamaCare to help provide you and your baby with the increased nutrition that you both require.

Get Some Rest
– Life with a new baby is exhausting. It is very important to get as much rest as you can. When your baby is awake, have him with you around the house with you when you are doing household tasks, then sleep when your baby sleeps. Just turn off your phone, put a “Mum and Baby are Sleeping” note on your door, and make time for yourself.

Get Some Exercise
– Put your baby in the baby pouch or stroller and go for a walk. It will clear your mind and remind you that there is a world outside of your four walls. Walking together is beneficial for you and your baby.

Accept Offers Of Help
– You have a lot going on. You have a newborn baby in the house, there is a lot to do and you are recovering from the birth. If someone offers to vacuum the house or hang out the washing ….. let them do it.

Prepare To Be a Bit Disorganised
– Newborn babies have their own schedule. For you, life at home may not go to plan and you may begin to feel a little out of control. For the first few weeks, just go with the flow, and learn as much about your baby as you can.

Finding a Routine
– Some parents opt for little or no routine at all; content to follow their baby’s lead. Other parents find that a very simple, flexible routine seems to help their baby, and helps them feel more in control. In the early days your routine would just involve feeding, playing or cuddling them for a while then swaddling them and putting them back to bed. As they get older, the routine will change to accommodate your growing baby.

You Can’t Spoil Your Baby
– In fact, it’s important to respond quickly and lovingly to your baby when she needs attention. This will help your baby become more confident and secure and helps develop trust in you and the world.

Trust Your Instincts
– We all read such conflicting information on what is the right way to do something. Trust that you know more than you think you do about what is best for you and your baby. There is no right or wrong way… just do the best you can.

“This too shall pass”
– If you are going through a rough patch where you baby is crying and won’t settle, reassure yourself that it is just a phase and it will calm down soon. Sometimes babies just cry even after you have done everything you can think of to help them.

Take Care Of Yourself
– Sometimes a good day will be just feeding and comforting your baby, getting out of your pyjamas and having a shower. This is absolutely fine. Try to rest whenever you can, and give yourself time to get to know your baby. Remember this is new to both of you and you are doing a great job. Just try to be as kind to yourself as you are to your baby.

What are the essential Vitamins For breastfeeding mothers?

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.

What are the essential nutrients for new mums?

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.

What are the major changes in your body during pregnancy?

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.

What are the essential nutrients during your pregnancy?

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

What are the three stages of pregnancy and changes to your body during these?

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
  •     Constipation
  •     Frequently passing urine
  •     Heartburn
  •     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:

  •     Heartburn
  •     Haemorrhoids
  •     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.