Product information for health professionals
Pregnancy is a time where women’s diets often change for the better, as eating a nutritious diet during pregnancy is well-known to be linked to good foetal brain development, healthy birth weight, and a reduction in the risk of some birth defects like Spina Bifida.
There is a growing body of evidence showing that the mother’s diet and other lifestyle factors have the ability to affect offspring health through epigenetic programming, with methylation of the genome linked to dietary components such as Folate, the key mechanism that switches genes on or off. This is important as many women are not achieving optimum nutrition before they become pregnant. For example, around 9 out of 10 women aren’t meeting their daily vegetable and grain serves which are important sources of key nutrients like Folate and B-vitamins for cellular function.
SOMANZ (The Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand) recommends women suffering from nausea and vomiting should discontinue multi vitamins that contain excessive amounts of Iron, however, they should continue supplementation of Folic Acid and Iodine.
A pregnancy supplement shake
MamaCare provides 26 essential vitamins and minerals – including Folic Acid, Iodine and Iron – essential for the health of mums-to-be and their unborn babies.
30% women can’t swallow tablets
MamaCare’s pregnancy shake offers a tasty alternative to pregnancy tablets.
70% of women suffer from nausea
SOMANZ suggest multivitamin tablets with excess iron may exacerbate nausea in pregnancy. MamaCare has a more balanced amount of iron and is better tolerated.
Food for Special Medical Purposes
MamaCare has achieved classification by the Australian Food Authority under the standard 2.9.5: Food for Special Medical Purposes.
May ease constipation in pregnancy
MamaCare has a gut-friendly form of Iron, which is gentle on the gastrointestinal tract, so does not cause constipation.
MamaCare is easily digested, as a liquid allows for faster absorption into the bloodstream – a must for women who tend to vomit frequently.
Food based pregnancy supplements like MamaCare provide a wider range of micro and macro nutrients than vitamin tablets.
“The first 1000 days, from pre-conception until a child’s second birthday are fundamental as epigenetic programming over this time helps to define the child’s genetic profile.
Ensuring good nutrition throughout pregnancy can ensure the best possible outcome for the developing foetus, during childhood and into adulthood.”