Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold 180 Capsules
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Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding Gold 180 Capsules

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Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Gold

180 Capsules

Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold provides an ideal daily dose of 20 important nutrients for mother and baby including folic acid, iodine, DHA and vitamin D3. With a low-constipation iron.

Why Use

Provides 20 important nutrients in total including a daily dose of:

    • 500 µg of folic acid which, if taken daily for one month before conception and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with spina bifida/neural tube defects

  • 150 µg of iodine for baby's brain, visual motor skills and hearing development. Iodine supports the development of normal intelligence and IQ

  • Low-constipation iron

  • 1000 IU of vitamin D3

  • Odourless and concentrated fish oil, rich in DHA for baby's brain, eyesight and nervous system development

The Blackmores difference

  • All nutrients are important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The following provides additional information on some special nutrients important during pregnancy and breastfeeding, that are in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold.
  • Folic acid – According to guidelines in Australia* this product contains 500 μg of folic acid, as it is recommended that women of childbearing age take 400-500 μg of folic acid per day for at least one month before pregnancy and for the first 3 months of pregnancy. 
  • Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice, 8th edn. East Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2012.
  • Iodine - Requirement for iodine is increased during the whole pregnancy, especially the first 20 weeks.
  • Australian women are typically not receiving enough iodine. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends that pregnant and breast-feeding women take an iodine supplement containing 150 μg daily.
  • NHMRC Public Statement: Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women. NHMRC, 2010
  • Iron - Approximately one quarter of pregnant women report getting constipated when taking high doses of supplemental iron. That is why Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold contains a low-constipation, low-nausea, gentle on the tummy form of iron.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids - During pregnancy there can be an increased sensitivity to tastes, especially in the first trimester. Odourless fish oil means pregnant women can get the benefits of omega-3s without the fishy aftertaste.
  • B group vitamins - B vitamins support cellular energy production, with vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5 all involved in cellular energy production. Vitamins B2 and B12 help the body use folic acid.
  • Vitamin D - Vitamin D supports the development of healthy bones and teeth. A review of nutrient intakes in pregnant Australian women suggested that dietary intakes were below recommended levels for vitamin D, while surveys of Australian neonates have shown approximately 40-57% of neonates have insufficient vitamin D levels
  • Zinc, vitamins C & D and betacarotene for immune health support.
Dosage

 

Adults – Take 2 capsules a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.

Contraindications and cautions

  • Not recommended for children under 12 years

  • Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect / spina bifida, seek medical advice

  • This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 μg for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded

  • Drink plenty of water