During pregnancy, babies are "fed" by their mothers, receiving all their nourishment through the placenta and umbilical cord. In this way the mother's body will supply her baby with everything it needs, and thus the mother's micronutrient level directly affects her baby's development. When it comes to eating and drinking, what's good for a mother also benefits her child. This natural fact therefore helps mothers to positively influence their baby's growth and development as well as its long-term health and well-being.
Pharmaton® Matruelle® doesn’t claim to replace a well-rounded diet, but makes sure mother and child receive sufficient amounts of all the micronutrients they need. Therefore take Pharmaton® Matruelle® in combination with varied, nutritionally well-balanced meals.
We recommend starting to follow our nutrition & lifestyle tips as soon as you plan becoming pregnant. Then your body will be optimally prepared at the beginning of pregnancy. Ideally, you should also consider following our extra tips for pregnancy right from the moment you actively begin preparing for pregnancy, in other words, when your pregnancy could begin anytime. You should also try to keep up following these tips throughout the whole pregnancy. And after giving birth, the tips for women during breast feeding will help you give your baby the best nutrition there is.
Eat a variety of foods (preferably bio-products) including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole-grains and dairy products, vegetable oils as well as some fish and meat. For example: 5x daily fruits or vegetables, 3x daily dairy products, 3x daily whole-grain products, 2x per week fish (oily fish: at least 1x per week, but no more than 2x per week). Reduce sugars and fats.
Drink plenty of fluids: At least 1.5 liters (3 pints) per day – calcium enriched mineral water (min. 500 mg per liter) or diluted fruit juices.
Extra tips for pregnancy: