A great source of protein Low in fat, helping to support healthy weight gain Contains prebiotic, promoting good gut bacteria to support a healthy digestive system and reduce constipation (that is common in pregnancy). Full of Australian goodness: Whey protein Calcium DHA Fibre Essential vitamins & minerals including: folic acid iron zinc phosphorus and more. Nutrition Australia recommends the following for pregnant women:
Calcium throughout pregnancy and especially during the third trimester is needed to build healthy bones. Recommendations for calcium during pregnancy and breastfeeding is (1000mg per day). The calcium needed by both the mother and baby during pregnancy can be provided by 3 to 4 serves of dairy food each day.
Folate and folic acid is a vitamin B. Not having enough folate during early pregnancy has been linked to increased risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida. To reduce the risk of neural tube defects in babies, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommend that, as well as eating a healthy diet rich in folate, women need an extra 400 micrograms of folic acid a day for at least one month before conception, and for the first three months of pregnancy.
Iron – the need for iron increases significantly during pregnancy, particularly during the second and third trimesters to meet the needs of your placenta and the growing baby.
Zinc is essential for normal growth and development in bones, the brain and many other parts of the body.
Protein in additional levels is needed during pregnancy to support your baby’s growth and changes in your own body such as increased breast tissue.