Congratulations on your pregnancy!
When the pregnancy test comes back positive, you’ve begun a life-altering journey. As the baby grows and changes through each stage of pregnancy, you go through changes, too: in your body, emotions, and lifestyle.
This is a time of joy and promise. It’s the start of a new life for you, your baby and your family.
“I’m going to be a mom!” Pregnancy with FLP
During pregnancy – it is very important for the mother to maintain good health, otherwise it could affect her as well as her baby.
For a good pregnancy: it is recommended to eliminate all carbonation, antihistamines, cold pills, antacid tablets, as well as any artificial sweeteners (also avoid alcohol, coffee, cigarettes and any other drugs). These recommendations are for safeguarding the baby’s health because these products can affect the baby through the mother’s blood.
During pregnancy the mother must eat the best possible diet since her baby’s life is at stake. The unborn baby will require a large quantity of qualify nutrients for proper growth.
You require additional amounts of vitamin B12 and folic acid during pregnancy to help you grow a healthy baby. Pregnant women require 2.6mcg of B12 daily, and lactating women require 2.8mcg. Your body transports B12 through your placenta to the baby to help develop the child’s brain and spinal cord.
What Are the Benefits of Vitamin B12 & Folic Acid?
Vitamins B12 and folic acid are two of the B vitamins. Both promote physical health and proper functioning of your body.
Both B12 and folic acid aid in the formation of red blood cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen to your tissues and carry carbon dioxide or waste away from your tissues. Both vitamins play key roles in constantly developing new red cells and fulfilling your body’s demands for them. Sources of B12 include meat, eggs, poultry, shellfish and dairy products. Leafy green vegetables, fortified cereals, cornmeal, dried beans, peas, nuts and fruits contain folic acid, also known as folate.
If you have either a B12 or folic acid deficiency, you may develop anemia, a condition in which your body does not have enough red blood cells to deliver adequate amounts of oxygen to your body. Low vitamin intake may hinder your body’s ability to make new red blood cells and may cause anemia. Symptoms include dizziness, weakness, an irregular heartbeat, headache, shortness of breath, fatigue and irritability. If a blood test confirms that your anemia is related to low levels of folic acid or B12, dietary changes or supplements recommended by your doctor may restore your health.
Recommended FLP supplementation before and during pregnancy:
- Aloe Vera Gel – recommended a few months before pregnancy to cleanse and prepare woman’s body for pregnancy. But of all of them, Aloe Vera Gel (drink) is such a great cocktail of nutrients – amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals to support the body during conception, pregnancy and beyond. Cell generator, cleanser, energy booster, good source of fiber.
- Forever Lite Ultra – two shakes provide 100% RDI of numerous vitamins and minerals; Forever Lite Ultra® supplies the 18 important amino acids, including essential, non-essential and the branch-chain amino acids.
- Nature-Min – provides minerals and trace minerals in a perfectly balanced ratio for maximum efficiency; contains trace minerals from natural sea bed deposit; can prevent postpartum depression or hair loss. Good for baby’s bone development. Needed for proper composition and body function.
- Forever Arctic Sea (Omega3,9) – contains a proprietary blend of DHA-rich Calamari Oil, ultra-pure Omega-3 Fish Oil and High Oleic Olive Oil (Omega-3 is vital for proper brain development of a baby). Arctic sea is really important, especially in the final trimester, when the baby’s brain and eyes are developing at a phenomenal rate. If there isn’t sufficient DHA in the diet, the foetus takes what it needs from the mother and she becomes deficient (which is probably why the maternal brain can shrink and women become forgetful and feel dim!).
- Fields of Green (vitamins) – can help supplement or increase hemoglobin levels, while also having a positive effect on digestion. Great for morning sickness. High in fiber, good for constipation.
- Bee Royal Jelly – good for balancing hormones (it’s often called a fertility super food)
- Bee Pollen – helps tiredness during pregnancy. Strengthens immune system, contains quality proteins needed to build the baby’s tissue.
- Absorbent C – powerful anti-oxidant, strengthens immune system
Forever Living Products that can be used every day to nourish the skin during pregnancy.
- Aloe Hand & Face Soap – pH-balanced and non-irritating can be used on stomach skin to moisturize; it is also recommended for a delicate skin of a newborn baby; tear-free formula.
- Aloe Body Toning Kit – European herbal complexes and natural warming agents are your “secret weapons” in the war against the unsightly appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, recommended to use on thighs and stomach.
- Aloe Vera Gelly and Aloe MSM Gel – perfect ‘partners’ may be applied together (for better results) on the legs, which should be elevated while resting.
- Forever Bright Toothgel – perfect for mom-to-be, heals irritated and bleeding gums and doesn’t contain harmful fluoride.