In this episode, we continue our series on preparing for your birth and cover all things related to prenatal nutrition.
Here’s what we talked about:
- Why nutrition during pregnancy is so important
- Exactly what supplements every pregnant woman should be taking (plus clarification on taking Folate vs. Folic Acid during pregnancy)
- The two probiotic strains you should be looking for to help prevent GBS infection and decrease risks to your baby
- Why water is so important during pregnancy and how much you should be drinking every day
- Are you really eating for two? How many extra calories your baby really needs
- Why food quality matters and how to get more nutrition from the food you eat
- The many benefits of fiber and how to make sure you’re getting enough
- All about protein, carbs, and fats: How much to eat and where you should get it
- The Date Study – can dates really help with labor?
Resources/Products Mentioned in this Episode:
- https://www.23andme.com – a service you can use to get tested for the MTHFR gene
- Prenatal Vitamin Recommendations:
- Calcium-Magnesium & vitamin D supplements
- Probiotic Recommendation: Jarrow’s Femdophilius (includes Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus reuteri)
- Karly’s homemade Gatorade recipe: Water, juice from one lemon, a few pinches of salt, 1 tablespoon of honey
- Natural Electrolyte Drink Recipe from Wellness Mama
- The EWG’s 2017 Shoppers Guide – The Dirty Dozen
- Vitamin C supplement
- Fish Oil Supplement Recommendation: Carlson Labs Fish Oil
- The Date Study
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