Prenatal vitamin Supplements
I recommend a prenatal vitamin to all my pregnant clients throughout the entirety of their pregnancy (and beyond!). However, fat-soluble nutrients like choline, vitamin D and vitamin K2 are often lacking in conventional prenatal vitamins (see below!).
FISH OIL // DHA
One of the top reasons for consuming fish boils down to DHA—a major brain-boosting nutrient when it comes to your baby’s development. DHA is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid found in concentrated amounts in fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, fish roe, and herring. It also encourages iron transport by influencing the genetic expression of iron transport proteins, ensuring your baby receives the enough brain-building iron during your pregnancy. Algae is the only plant source of DHA. Wild-caught, as opposed to farmed, fish are higher in DHA, not to mention safer to eat because they generally contain far less contaminants. Enjoying wild-caught fish regularly can also help ensure that you’re receiving excellent doses of two other vital baby-building nutrients that many women lack: vitamin D and iodine.
vital Prenatal Nutrients
I personally use and believe strongly in the following supplement brands. To purchase, simply click on the photo. A note on Klaire Labs: You do need to register your email address with them and use my Patient Authorization Code, which is Z91, in order to receive special pricing. Klaire Labs is a pioneer in professional grade nutrition with pharmaceutical grade formulations. I use them with my clients whenever I can!