Hey fellow mamas! I have to say this has to be one of the scariest items to choose because it requires so much research. I am not one to take synthetic medications and prefer a holistic lifestyle. Therefore, searching for the right prenatal supplements was a must. Here are the items I've been taking and why!
Sea Moss Gel
I've been taking and selling sea moss long before my pregnancy. I used to be anemic and mineral deficient (like many of us are now) and really got into researching supplements that would supply my body with the necessary minerals. Sea moss contains a large portion of vitamins and minerals found in prenatal vitamins. As I mentioned above, I am not the synthetic ingredients kind of gal and so I prefer food derived vitamins and minerals. Not too long ago, I had bloodwork done and my levels came back perfect!
Sea moss is a high natural source of folate, which is essential for fetal development. While it is also packed with iron, magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, potassium, etc. You can grab your sea moss from the sea moss queen herself, Amanda @naturescandynyc I buy my sea moss wholesale from her and make my own at home. She has been a great friend and is all about empowering and educating mama's about the benefits of sea moss and holistic approaches. 10/10!
Our babies needs extra nutrients and while I try to eat a wonderful mix of real nourishing foods... sometimes our cravings will get the best of us! Supplementing with a multi-vitamin is a MUST. However, the one I use is not your basic multi-vitamin. Master Formula includes:
a blend of certified organic whole food extracts that provide vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B9.
a prebiotic - the perfect friend for your probiotic supplement (we should be taking this daily for healthy digestion!)
a high-potency vegan vitamin D3 (Vitashine)
vitamin A and vitamin E to round out the fat soluble vitamins which are both vital for baby development
Turmeric root oil (totally awesome that it contains this as you can’t buy it separately from Young Living as an oil), Cardamom oil, Clove oil, Fennel oil, Ginger oil
I can't get enough of this! Been drinking it for years. As we know, the placenta provides nutrients and oxygen to our growing babies while removing waste products from their blood. We have to be mindful of supporting our placentas through this lovely season we call pregnancy. Here is something I found out as I was doing my research: mother's who have been drinking NingXia Red during their pregnancy had healthy and robust placentas! Here is why I've chosen to integrate Ningxia into my pregnancy:
Protects the body system
Supports the immune system
Naturally boosts energy (y'all know we should not be having coffee)
Supports healthy heart muscle functions
Promotes restful sleep
Alleviates stress and tension
Promotes active, healthy joints
Supports kidney function and health
Need I say more? I've been living these benefits and I love it! I've been buying the bundle of 4 bottles (for the fridge) and 30 packets (for on the go)! Grab yours here.