NOW from Nestlé! Materna® prenatal/postpartum multivitamins
The #1 Doctor Recommended Prenatal/Postpartum Multivitamin
We want the best for you and baby, right from the start of your journey to motherhood. That’s why we’re excited to let you know we’ve added MATERNA prenatal/postpartum multivitamins to our family of nutritional products. Whether you’re pregnant now or you’re planning to get pregnant soon, MATERNA helps nourish your body with folic acid and 22 other essential vitamins and minerals you and baby need—before, during, and after pregnancy.
When to start
The choices you make now, before you become pregnant, are important to your baby’s health. Starting prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid before you get pregnant may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs)* such as a condition called spina bifida. Since many of these birth defects may occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant, it is recommended by healthcare experts** that women who are thinking about having a baby should start taking a prenatal multivitamin containing 0.4 mg to 1.0 mg of folic acid at least 10-12 weeks before conception.
Your need for a number of essential nutrients, including iron, increases during pregnancy. Extra iron is required to help make red blood cells and maintain a healthy placenta for your baby. If you don’t get the extra iron you need, you could be at risk of developing iron deficiency. Each MATERNA prenatal/postpartum multivitamin contains 27 mg of iron, the recommended daily intake of iron for pregnant women, in a convenient, once-daily dosage.
In the busy and exciting weeks after pregnancy, you may find it hard to eat right. Taking MATERNA for the first six weeks (or for as long as you breastfeed) can complement a healthy diet and help ensure you and baby get the vitamins and minerals you need. Along with folic acid, iron, and B vitamins, MATERNA provides calcium and vitamin D to help maintain bones and teeth, as well as prevent bone loss.
* When taken daily prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy.
** Health Canada and Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.