3 supplements you need to take during pregnancy

While I’m sure all the pregnant ladies out there are busy snacking on only salmon, kale and wholegrains we have discovered a little secret that may help you if you slip-up. Thanks to a little thing called a hyper-sensitive nose and morning sickness it isn’t always easy to be the perfect pregnant woman, and that is why natal vitamins were invented.

It’s not only woman that have to be fighting fit either. Prenatal vitamins are essential for men as well to ensure the health of all involved through life’s greatest journey. Swisse’s latest Ultinatal range includes a full suite of products tailored specifically to provide nutritional support during pre-conception, pregnancy, breastfeeding and infancy through the critical first 1,000 days.

Here are three must-have supplements from the range that all mothers, fathers and mothers-and-fathers-to-be need to have:

Swisse Ultinatal Men’s Pre-Conception Support

A comprehensive premium quality formula specifically tailored for men planning to conceive, formulated with selenium, zinc, vitamins B6 and B12, vitamin E and lycopene as well as folic acid. Zinc helps support healthy sperm production, maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood and reproductive health.

Swisse Ultinatal Pre-Conception Pregnancy Multivitamin

A premium quality formula to support the increased nutritional needs, general health and wellbeing of mother and baby before, during and after pregnancy. The product delivers 21 nutrients including 500 mcg of folic acid, iodine, omega-3 DHA, choline, vitamin D & low constipation iron. This multivitamin is designed to help support mother and baby during the following stages of pregnancy;


Pre-conception – folic acid may help to prevent neural tube defects, if taken daily for at least one month before conception and during pregnancy.

Pregnancy – contains a rich source of omega-3 DHA to help support healthy development of the brain, eyes and nervous system. Iodine assists with normal brain development while vitamin D contributes to the development of healthy bones and teeth. Folic acid supports healthy placenta growth and development of the fetus while low constipation iron is gentle on the digestive system. The product also contains vitamin C to help support healthy gums and skin as well as B group vitamins to help relieve tiredness and fatigue during the pregnancy stage.

Breastfeeding – vitamins C & D plus zinc support immune health in both mother and baby.


Swisse Ultinatal Breastfeeding Support

A premium quality formula specifically tailored to help provide support for mother and baby during the breastfeeding cycle. The formulation includes 2000 mg of fenugreek extract traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to help increase the production of breastmilk with B group vitamins including activated B12, to help support healthy energy levels and contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. B group vitamins can also help support increased dietary nutritional needs during breastfeeding when dietary intake may be inadequate.

If you want to find out more about the Swisse Ultinatal range visit their website.

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Always read the label.  Use only as directed.  Supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet.  If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare practitioner.  Swisse Wellness Auckland.