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I am often asked which supplements I took while pregnant with our girls, and which ones I’ve taken since.
We joined Beyond Organic in July 2011 (during the “insider” pre-launch program) and found out we were pregnant shortly after. What a perfect storm. Detoxifying my body of Taco Bell and adding cultured dairy was a real shock to the system. And one I’m thankful for every day.
While pregnant with Samantha, I devoured the Beyond Organic Amasai and SueroViv. Now that she’s four years old, this big girl still consumes both every day of her life in her morning “piña colada”. You can find that toddler mocktail recipe here. It’s the perfect vehicle for getting her “mighty 90”.
While pregnant with Alexis, I added 90 for Life to my diet. I huffed our peppermint essential oil on those few days I had an upset stomach. I loved Pollen Burst from ProJoba for energy. (Use Pollen Burst tabs if you do not want caffeine.) I added Cal/Mag from Biometics, Probacillus Plus from ProJoba, and Rebound during my workouts (which included Tai Chi, yoga, pilates, and light weight lifting at least twice a week up until 38 weeks.)
Of course, choosing a healthy diet was important to my pregnancies, too.
Aside from my personal recommendations, there is a protocol written by Richard Renton (aka Dr. Dirt) which is easy to pass along to pregnant moms (and moms trying to conceive) as follows:
Both mom and dad should be consuming a Healthy Body Start Pak 2.0 (90 for Life) each month. Add additional Plant Derived Minerals for added potency. (Any flavor of PDM will do, but the herbal offering is best for constipation.)
Certainly, you’ll want to consult your healthcare provider. I was thrilled when my OB said 90 for Life looked great. It had everything (and more) I needed from a pre-natal vitamin supplement. You can add Folic 500 (1st trimester especially) and B12 500, but I did not.
And as reported in a recent Youngevity newsletter, “Although zinc is most notably known for its cellular function and immune-boosting support, new research has found that it is also highly beneficial for pregnant women.” Pick up some great-tasting zinc lozenges here.
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According to ProJoba co-founder and nutritional coach Adrienne Gold, “Pollen Burst tabs (formerly Polbax) won’t interfere with a prenatal and definitely provide anti-inflammatory action. They make your breastmilk even healthier. Women in Europe have been safely taking flower pollen for decades for pregnancy and fertility.” She also suggested taking it when you wake in the middle of the night for a feeding, so that in the morning, you’ll feel as though you had a full night’s rest!
Adrienne Gold’s Protocol for Pregnancy and Nursing
- Pollen Burst Tabs (great for natural, caffeine-free energy).
- Probacillus (helps constipation and heartburn, and is so important for passing probiotics to your baby).
- EFAs or Projoba Omega (amazing for brain development for baby and brain focus for mom).
- Pollen Burst – excellent food source and all day energy – as long as the one cup of green tea caffeine is ok.
- Profemme can also really help with the hormonal hair loss.
- Full can help with the hair loss and so can the Botanical Spa shampoo and conditioner as they were designed to protect hair follicles form hair loss as well.
- Also consider a very gentle detox, like Pollen Burst Plus – Daily Liver Formula, to clean up the body and breastmilk.
Happy (and healthy) pregnancy to you!