Nutrition in pregnancy


We all know that good nutrition is important, but it becomes even more important when you are planning to conceive, are already pregnant or are breastfeeding.

What you eat has a huge impact on your health, but it also has a major impact on your unborn baby’s growth and development – not only in the womb, but for their whole life. A mum-to-be has higher nutrient needs than at any other time in her life.

Ideally, prior to conceiving, begin to eat well by choosing foods that are nutrient dense. This means foods that are packed full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. By eating a variety of foods from all five food groups – whole grain cereals, vegetables, fruits, dairy and meat or other sources of protein you can begin to build the stores of important nutrients needed for a strong healthy pregnancy.

The need for certain nutrients increase during this time and 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.

MamaCare plays an important role in helping to meet the daily nutritional demands of pregnancy

26 Essential Vitamins and Minerals

MamaCare is a scientifically formulated and balanced mix of 26 vitamins and minerals essential for the health of mums-to-be and their unborn babies.


Iodine supplementation is recommended prior to conception for healthy brain and nerve development.

Folic Acid

MamaCare provides Folic Acid, highly recommended before and during pregnancy to help prevent neural tube defects.


Iron comes in different forms with differing bioavailability and side effects, e.g. constipation. MamaCare contains a gut-friendly but highly available form of Iron.


Milk is one of the best sources of Calcium, and highly recommended for supplying the increased needs of Calcium in pregnancy. MamaCare is milk based.

Vitamin D

MamaCare provides Vitamin D, as few foods contain enough Vitamin D, putting pregnant women at risk of Vitamin D deficiency.


Protein supplies amino acids, the building blocks of cells. MamaCare is high in Protein to cater for the increased Protein requirements as pregnancy progresses.

Food based supplement

MamaCare provides a wider range of nutrients than multivitamin tablets.

The real power behind your baby’s development and your own health will be the healthy foods you eat every day. Your MamaCare pregnancy supplement acts as a nutritonal boost.

The foundation of a good pregnancy diet is a balanced mix of lean protein and calcium, wholegrains, lots of fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats.

Make a MamaCare smoothie

Made into a smoothie, MamaCare becomes a delicious and healthy way to incorporate other food groups into your daily food intake.

Simply add your favourite smoothie ingredients like fresh or frozen fruits, nuts, seeds, grains or yoghurt for fun and interesting ways to create variety.

Nutritional Supplementation is highly recommended particularly for two essential nutrients – Folic Acid and Iodine – as it is not possible to meet the increased nutritional requirements from diet alone.

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