A Healthy Cycle and Pregnancy
Uwe Porters - Pregnancy & Postpartum Expert
Many women discover supplements when they want to get pregnant. Folic acid, as well as many other vitamins and minerals are recommended for women who want to get pregnant, are pregnant or breastfeeding. Sophie discovered our supplements when she wanted to get pregnant.
100% Natural, 100% Amazing
When developing our products, we did a lot of research into the right ingredients. 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.
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. 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.
I want to get pregnant. What does my body needs?
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 and exercise.
To further prepare your body properly for pregnancy, and to ensure that your body is the perfect foundation for a pregnancy, it is recommended that you actively take folic acid. Folate supplementation increases the mother's folate status. Low folate status of the mother is a risk factor for the development of neural tube defects in the developing fetus.
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 actively taking folic acid for the first few weeks.
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 paying extra attention to your nutrition can't hurt. Make sure you get enough of everything. Read more about it in our blog What to do while breastfeeding.
Can I take supplements?
Yes, but not all supplements are appropriate during pregnancy. Because your baby ingests almost everything you do, it is important to pay attention to the ingredients in your supplements. This also applies during the breastfeeding period.
What about vitamin A?
Vitamin A is an important vitamin:
- Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin
- Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal vision
- Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system
- Vitamin A has a role in the process of cell specialisation
But excess vitamin A during pregnancy is indeed not good. Women who take Roaccutane (with high-dose vitamin A) to fight acne should not get pregnant because too much vitamin A in a high dose can be harmful to your unborn baby.
Therefore, be careful not to take more than 3000ug (but you won't get there easily. For comparison, Guud Flow contains 800 ug) and choose vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene.
Hey Mummas! Are you trying for a baby? Pregnant? Breastfeeding like Sophie? Talk to one of our experts via chat. We are happy to help you out! 🥰