Why You Need to Increase Nutrient Intake in the Last Half of Pregnancy // Prenatal Supplements

Why You Need to Increase Nutrient Intake in the Last Half of Pregnancy // Prenatal Supplements


During pregnancy, both you and your growing
baby need extra nutrients, and in the second half of the pregnancy your nutrient requirements
go through the roof. So where can these extra nutrients come from? Hi Nikki Warren here again. Did you know your requirement for nutrients actually increases
in the second half of pregnancy and then increases again during breastfeeding? This is because
the volume of your blood doubles in the second and third trimesters almost doubling your
pre-pregnancy requirement of iron. Your iodine requirement during pregnancy is 220mcg per
day but in breastfeeding this increases to 270mcg daily! It can be really difficult to
meet these nutritional needs from diet alone and that’s why prenatal supplements are
often recommended by health professionals to ensure any gaps in your diet are met. Taking
a high quality supplement can help support energy levels and healthy growth and development
of the baby. For more tips and advice for your healthy conception, pregnancy and baby, subscribe to my channel or visit naturobest.com

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