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Inhealth BlogMaternity Supplements

Maternity Supplements or more commonly termed ‘prenatal vitamins’, have been specifically formulated to fill any nutritional gaps in your diet, when used during pregnancy and approved by your doctor. Many prenatal vitamins can reduce the risk for certain birth defects, preterm and low birth weights, as it fortifies your own health throughout pregnancy and the post natal period. Ideally you would receive all the vital nutrients through a healthy diet, however research suggests that many women in their childbearing years don’t receive the nutrients necessary, particularly folic acid and iron. The requirements for these vitamins and minerals increases substantially during pregnancy and that’s why nutritional supplements have been formulated to ensure that both mother to be and the growing baby have all their nutritional needs met. Discover a full range of maternity supplements at Inhealth.ie that have been selected for their high performance and capacity to fill all nutritional needs for the expectant mother, from the award winning Zita West range that includes a specific formulation for each trimester of the pregnancy and post natally, to Pregnacare from Pregnacare Max and Pregnacare Breastfeeding to NHP Ante Natal and Kelkin Folic Acid and the Betteryou D/Lux Oral Vitamin Spray.

Why is Folic Acid so important?

Folic Acid is a vital part of fetal development in the days immediately post conception, so it is recommended that you begin supplementation with Folic Acid at least 3 months prior to trying-to-conceive. Experts recommend that you take 400 micrograms a day for women capable of conception. During the course of the first 30 days of pregnancy, Folic Acid works to prevent neural tube defects, spinal and brain defects and also to support rapid cell production.

Who is Zita West?

Leading fertility and pregnancy authority Zita West is a practising midwife, nutritional advisor and acupuncturist based in London. Founding the very first Zita West Clinic in 1992, it has gone on to become London’s most famous holistic fertility clinic which blends cutting edge medical science with complementary natural therapies. The best-selling author of nine fertility and pregnancy books, Zita’s high profile clientele have included Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Stella McCartney, Jemma Kidd and Sophie Wessex amongst thousands of other women seeking both mainstream and alternative treatment options for their fertility. Often called upon as a high profile media contributor, Zita West truly is a fertility and pregnancy expert, and Inhealth.ie are proud stockists of her nutritional supplementation range.