Iodine is essential to the development of your baby’s brain and nervous system, and yet iodine deficiency is increasing in frequency. Health professionals recommend supplementation of 150mcg of Iodine a day as iodine requirements increase substantially in pregnancy and lactation. As it can take time to build up the higher level of nutrients needed for a baby’s healthy development, an Iodine supplement is recommended when women are planning pregnancy. If a woman is not getting enough iodine before pregnancy she may not have sufficient stores to support the fetus’ needs in the later stages of pregnancy. During the first two trimesters of pregnancy, babies can’t produce their own iodine and rely on their mothers iodine intake to optimize their brain and nervous system development. 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. MamaCare contains 105mcg of Iodine per serve.