Product Review: Pregnancy Plus Prenatal Vitamin

The "Just Right" Prenatal Vitamin: A Product Review
How do you determine which prenatal vitamin is right for you? What do you look for in a prenatal vitamin?

Good questions. The answers depends on who you are and your specific dietary needs - as well as the recommendations of your doctor. For most women, however, Pregnancy Plus Prenatal Vitamins - with a formula by WebMD's Amos Grunebaum (one of the world's foremost fertility experts) - offers the ideal "just right" formula. So what does "just right" mean?

As you might suppose, "just right" means not too little and not too much. For example, Pregnancy Plus prenatal is designed to meet a woman's unique nutritional requirements before, during, and after pregnancy - but it does not overdo it with the excessive doses of vitamins found in many other prenatal formulations. Instead, Pregnancy Plus provides the Recommended Daily Allowance of key vitamins in a natural formula that is free of artificial colors or flavors.

For example: Vitamin A... The makers of Pregnancy Plus use only beta carotene (the safe form of vitamin A) at doses that are optimal for the developing baby. Also, Folic Acid (which has been shown to prevent neural tube birth defects).

Folic Acid | 600 mcg | The ideal dosage for pregnant and trying-to-conceive women. Part of the Vitamin B family, folic acid has been shown to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida.
Vitamin A | 5000 IU | As beta carotene, the healthiest form of Vitamin A. Fights infections and supports the healthy development of the eyes.
Iron | 27 mg | Essential to the formation of red blood cells and healthy fetal development.
Vitamin C | 85 mg | Helps you absorb iron and is vital to tissue and cellular growth. Vitamin C also plays an important role in fighting infection, tissue repair, and healing.
Vitamin B6 & B12 | Helps tissue and skin development, supports brain funtion, prevents anemia and supports nomral function of enzymes systems.
Vitamin D | 200 IU | Vitamin D supports development of healthy teeth and bones.

According to Doctor Grunebaum, "just right" means offering a nutritionally balanced formula designed to meet a woman's nutritional needs before and after pregnancy, and through nursing. Better yet, the pill size is small, offering an easy-to-swallow once-daily vitamin that is perfect for sensitive stomachs.

Folic Acid, Prenatal Vitamins and Birth Defects

Folic Acid (part of the vitamin B family) is very important for a strong pregnancy and healthy fetal development. Folic acid has been shown not only to decrease the risk of neural tube birth defects like spina bifida, but it has also been shown to reduce other birth defects like congenital heart conditions. For ttc and pregnant women, the FDA recommends a daily folic acid dose of 600 mcg.

What Are Neural Tube Defects? Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) are among the most serious, common birth defects. NTDs occur when the neural tube of a fetus does not grow properly early in pregnancy and the baby is born with a serious birth defect. Spina bifida is the most common NTD.

Every year, approximately 2,500 babies are born with NTDs in the US, and many additional NTD-impacted pregnancies result in miscarriage or stillbirth. NTDs occur in the first three to four weeks following ovulation/fertilization. Therefore, it is important for women to make prenatal multivitamins (containing folic-acid) a daily, dietary cornerstone during preconception, well before conception. To achieve a satisfactory folic acid level it is suggested to begin folic acid supplementation at least 1-2 months prior to conception. As many pregnancies are unplanned, experts even recommend that all women of childbearing age make increased amounts of folate (folic acid) a central and routine part of their diet

Where do I Buy Pregnancy Plus?
> Pregnancy Plus Prenatal Vitamin (with a Formula by fertility expert Dr. Amos Grunebaum (of BabyMed and WebMD fame). This is a well balanced vitamin with a "just right" formula.

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At the time of pregnancy vitamin is a very necessary thing, it can help the mother and the baby. In some cases problem created with the baby due to the vitamin so what type of vitamins should take is the most important thing.

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