• Hormones

The Best Supplements for a Healthy Cycle and Pregnancy

Pretty much any woman who is expecting a baby will be told by their GP to start taking a supplement containing folic acid.

But how do you know which one to take?

And are there supplements with other helpful vitamins and minerals for women who are trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding?

Guud ambassador Sophie had these exact questions, so we helped her find the perfect supplement for her journey to motherhuud.

“I got to know Guud when I was trying for a baby but the great thing about their supplements is that I was able to continue safely using them during my pregnancy and even now while I’m breastfeeding,” she said.

100% Natural, 100% Amazing

Making sure our products contain only the best ingredients is so important to us. So, when we were developing Guud, we spent a lot of time researching and consulting experts to find out how we could make Guud the absolute best supplements available.

Many popular pre- and postnatal supplements are full of chemical fillers and contain ingredients that are not easily absorbed by your body. We knew we needed to do it differently.

That’s why our supplements are 100% plant-based, sustainable and free from gluten, wheat and lactose. No chemicals, no nasties, just 100% guud stuff made in Belgium.

Sophie felt reassured that she could use Guud supplements safely throughout her pregnancy.

“I felt completely confident with Guud,” she said.

The Road to Motherhuud with Guud

Are you trying for a baby? Yay! Guud for you! But you may have noticed, it can actually be a bit more complicated than simply having sex.

Tracking your cycle is a good start, but taking supplements can help too.

Working out how long your cycle is, when you might be ovulating and when to expect your period are all helpful when you’re trying to have a baby.

Luckily for Sophie, she now understands her cycle really well.

“I can now tell when my body is in each of the four phases of my cycle,” she said.

“This helps reassure me that I am fertile and helps me know when I’m ovulating each month. I feel really in tune with my body and that connection is empowering!”

Are you trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding? Check out our FAQs below to see what supplements might be right for you…

I want to get pregnant. What supplements should I take?

Ovulation is key to pregnancy. When you have a healthy cycle, you ovulate every month. To promote a healthy cycle, you need to start with a heathy lifestyle so think about things like diet, exercise and the right supplements.

If you’re trying for a baby, it is highly recommended that you take folic acid. Active folic acid reduces the risk of spina bifida, cleft lip or open palate in babies and it is found in almost all prenatal vitamins.

It is also recommended that you take iron, vitamin C, vitamins A, B1, B5, B6, zinc and inositol! Whew! That’s a lot, right? The guud news is that you can find all of these ingredients in Guud Flow, a one-stop-shop for hormonal health.

Guud Flow is a multivitamin with active folic acid, specially developed to help regulate your hormones, promote a healthy cycle and support your fertility. These capsules contain all the guud stuff you need: Vitamin A, C, D3, B1, B5, B6, iron, zinc, inositol and active folic acid.

What does my body need during pregnancy?

As soon as you’re pregnant, your body starts working overtime to turn a few teeny cells into a living, breathing baby! This takes a lot of energy, so you need to take care of yourself. Listen to your body and keep taking folic acid for at least the first few weeks of your pregnancy.

Also, it’s important that you get enough Vitamin D to help your baby grow. But, it can be difficult to get enough of this essential vitamin through a normal diet, so it’s often recommended that you take extra vitamin D3 as soon as you know you are pregnant.

Again, this is an essential ingredient in Guud Flow.

You could also consider adding Guud Inside to your regular routine.

This supplement is full of healthy fats like Omega 3 which can help you maintain a healthy heart and brain – perfect for during pregnancy! And, our Omega-3 is made from algae, not fish oil so its 100% plant-based and sustainable.

Pregnancy can also disrupt your sleep and zap your energy so consider Guud Vibes. With the perfect combination of magnesium and vitamin B6, this supplement gives you energy and helps you get a restful night’s sleep. Magnesium can also help maintain muscle and psychological function so you are in the best possible mindset to deal with this exciting new challenge!

I want to breastfeed. What supplements can I take?

Breastfeeding is hard work. In fact, did you know that you need an average of 500 extra calories per day if you are breastfeeding? Your body is built to breastfeed but adding an extra supplement during this time definitely can’t hurt. This way, you can help keep your body healthy and feel smug knowing that you’re passing on all the guud stuff to your growing baby!

Guud Flow, Guud Inside and Guud Vibes are all suitable supplements to take when you are breastfeeding.

Guud Flow contains vitamin B12 which is recommended if you are breastfeeding, especially if you are vegan and do not eat animal products. Guud Flow also contains vitamin D, which is recommended if you are breastfeeding.

Guud Inside is full of healthy fats such as Omega 3 that help maintain a healthy heart and brain.

If you are breastfeeding, the magnesium from Guud Vibes is also a perfect supplement since your body needs more magnesium.

All of these supplements are 100% safe to use when breastfeeding.

Are there any risks to taking supplements?

Supplements can be a very healthy option for women who are trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding, but not all supplements are safe. Because your baby ingests almost everything you do, it is important to pay attention to the ingredients in your supplements. Make sure you read the ingredients and watch for any warning labels.

The guud news is that Guud Flow, Guud Inside and Guud Vibes are all perfectly safe to take when trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding.

What about vitamin A?

Guud question!

If you are currently taking Accutane for acne it is important that you do not become pregnant. That is because this drug contains high doses of vitamin A which can be harmful to an unborn baby.

Guud Flow does contains vitamin A, but in the form of beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is essential for vision, normal growth and development, and reproduction so you do not need to worry when taking this supplement.

Adequate vitamin A is important for the growth of your unborn baby. It is necessary for the development of your baby's eyes, organs, spinal cord and lungs. It also ensures that your baby's body develops symmetrically.

But, you may have heard that vitamin A is dangerous. That’s because an excess of vitamin A during pregnancy is indeed not good. An excess would be considered more than 3000 µg, and Guud Flow contains only 800 µg so there is no need to worry.

Hey Mummas! Are you trying for a baby? Pregnant? Breastfeeding like Sophie? Talk to one of our experts via chat, or send us an email. We are happy to help you choose a supplement!  🥰