E-mail: contact@vivatinell.com

Nutrition in Pregnancy

Vitavin Previn Pregnancy Smoothie
To fulfil increased micronutrient, DHA need during pregnancy.
The need of micronutrients is increased during pregnancy, even you consumed well-balanced diet you may need supplement of specific vitamins, minerals, DHA and some other nutrients for a healthy pregnancy.

Pregnant and nursing women make important dietary decisions every day by consuming a healthy diet that includes essential perinatal nutrients such as folic acid, iron and calcium. The science supporting the importance of these nutrients during childbearing years is well established, yet emerging science suggests there is another nutrient, DHA omega-3 (docosahexaenoic acid), that pregnant and nursing women should consider adding to their diet.

DHA omega-3 accumulates both prenatally and postnatally in infant brain, eye and nervous system tissue. Developing infants cannot efficiently produce their own DHA and must obtain this vital nutrient through their mothers during pregnancy and from breast milk following birth. Increasing DHA in the diet during pregnancy and nursing significantly enhances the level of DHA available to the unborn baby and infant.

DHA is important throughout pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester when major brain growth occurs. DHA has also been shown to play a part in maternal well-being. Studies show that supplementation of DHA in the mother’s diet can increase the length of pregnancy by six days helping mothers carry to a healthy or full term.

As awareness of the importance of DHA grows, more attention is being paid to the fact that pregnant and breastfeeding women may benefit from getting more DHA in their diets. In fact, the EFSA Scientific Panel recommends that pregnant and nursing women should consume an additional 100-200 mg DHA daily in addition to the 250 mg omega-3 intake recommended by EFSA for adults. One expert body even recommends that pregnant and nursing women consume 300mg of DHA per day, which is well above the typical daily intake of less than 100mg DHA. A growing understanding of the dietary sources of DHA and the inclusion of DHA into a growing number of prenatal supplements are making it easier for women of childbearing age to include this important nutrient in their diets every day.

It is a good idea during pregnancy to take vitamins and minerals to help cover any nutritional gaps in the mother's diet. Folic acid, iron, iodine, and calcium are especially important. Folic acid helps prevent neural tube birth defects, which affect the brain and spinal cord.

Calcium is also important for a pregnant woman. It can help prevent her from losing her own bone density, as the baby uses calcium for its own bone growth.

Iodine is critical for a woman’s healthy thyroid function during pregnancy. A deficiency in iodine can cause stunted physical growth, severe mental disability, and deafness. Not enough iodine can lead to miscarriage and stillbirth. Iron helps blood -- in both the mother and baby -- carry oxygen.

Vitavin Previn Smoothie has 12 vitamins 7 minerals in every serving, supports your daily need of vitamins and minerals during your pregnancy while serving delicious smoothies.

Scroll to Top