Did you know that the "eating for two" advice is a myth? Alas, it is a myth, but needing more of certain nutrients when pregnant is a truth. The amount of extra calories recommended for a pregnant woman is only about 300.
A pregnant woman with multiples does require more healthy calories and nutrients. When Bobbi McCaughey became pregnant with 7 babies her doctors approved the Vitality Pack and advised her to take them three times a day. She did not develop high blood pressure, which is a common side effect of multiple births. In the spring of 2016, the world's first surviving septuplets graduated from high school.
The March of Dimes recommends pregnant women take prenatal vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human health, and can only come from food or supplements. One type of omega-3, DHA, is especially important for the growth and development of a baby's brain and eyes.
PubMed notes that by taking omega-3s, a woman may have an easier birth and reduce the risk of postnatal depression.
Vitality Pack Prenatal contains not only Prenatal Omega-3 in the right dosage and right ratio of DHA to EPA, but also includes patented Oligo for enhanced mineral solubility. The Prenatal Vitality Pack contains 23 essential nutrients and 4 sources of calcium.
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Avoiding Harmful Chemicals
Environmental Health News tells us that quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats, are common ingredients used in cleaners and disinfectants. They can also be found in some shampoos, disinfectant wipes, and nasal sprays. A study found that exposure to quats may affect a woman's ability to become pregnant, and also affect the developing baby. We also learn that it can be difficult to determine which products contain quats.
It is very important for a pregnant woman to avoid caustic household cleaning products, and use only eco-friendly personal care products. Science Daily reports that 99% of pregnant women in the United States test positive for multiple chemicals that are found in such things as personal care products, processed foods, and non-stick cookware. Chemicals can cross the placenta and enter the developing baby, increasing the risk of birth defects and other adverse health risks.
Mothers who use a lot of household cleaning products when they are pregnant, or shortly after giving birth, raise the risk that their children will develop asthma.
The Melaleuca Wellness Guide wisely tells us that the heightened sense of smell and taste during pregnancy gives a woman a great defense for her baby. If it bothers the mother, it will bother the baby. Dangerous substances and baby do not mix well. Pregnant mothers should avoid exposure to things such as drugs, cigarette smoke, alcohol, and fumes from paint and toxic household cleaners.
EcoSense household products do not depend on harsh alkaline chemical reactions to be effective. Instead they break soil down by using a combination of natural enzymes, solvents, and surfactants. This line of biodegradable cleaning products does not contain bleach, ammonia, formaldehyde, quats, or glycol ethers.
More about Bobbi McCaughey and why she chose the Vitality Pack and ProVex-Plus while carrying seven babies can be found in The Melaleuca Wellness Guide. It's a wonderful "Healthy Pregnancy Success Story everyone in Melaleuca should read.
~ Richard M Barry
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Healthy Pregnancy Testimonials
The people below will receive a free copy of The Melaleuca Wellness Guide for submitting their stories.
At my first doctor's appointment (at eight weeks) my doctor told me to take a prenatal vitamin. He was recommending a grocery store or Wal-Mart brand so I bought the Wal-Mart brand. After learning about the Vitality Prenatal Vitamins from Melaleuca I switched immediately. My second trimester was fantastic with no issues. In the beginning of my seventh month, I forgot to order my Prenatals from Melaleuca. To bridge the gap I still had my old left over Wal-Mart brand in the cupboard so I took those for the next three days waiting for my Melaleuca delivery. After the third day, I was so completely wiped out and tired, I was sleeping till 10 a.m., had to cancel work appointments and felt awful. Keep in mind I had tons of energy and felt great up until that point. Concerned there was something wrong, I called my doctor and went in for an ultrasound that day because I was worried that there was something wrong with the baby and feeling so awful. Turned out the baby is perfectly healthy. Realizing I had switched my vitamins, it dawned on me that I need to be back on the Vitality Prenatals. I stopped over at my father's house because I knew his fiance had the women's vitamins. I took those for one day until my Prenatals arrived. After getting back on the Melaleuca vitamins, I feel like a million bucks again! My pregnancy is going fantastic and I have all my energy back going into eight months pregnant. I am not canceling anymore appointments and work full days with no problem. I will make sure not to ever be without my vitamins and have also told my doctor my story I believe all pregnant women should be on these vitamins hands down along with many other products Melaleuca offers to help with a healthy pregnancy! Thanks Melaleuca!
Concerning the testimonies for a healthy pregnancy--I have taken the Prenatal Pack during my pregnancy and detoxed my home of all the harmful chemicals, I was BLESSED to work and not be on bed rest at all. They were healthy little boys (One month early and weighed 5 lbs 4oz & 5 lbs 12oz) and came home 3 days later! Thanks Melaleuca for peace of mind and safe products that work!! I continue to take the Prenatal Vitamins and always will as they are the absolute best. Also, The Melaleuca Wellness Guide is a must for every home as it has so much information that is necessary for everyday situations. THANKS again for all your help in sharing ways to better health. May God Richly Bless You
I have used Melaleuca through one of my two pregnancies. While I was pregnant, I remember cringing as I was cleaning out my shower before being a Melaleuca customer because of the chemicals that were in the cleaning supplies. I also would get a yeast infection about every month throughout my pregnancy as well as sinus infections. During my second pregnancy, I used the Prenatal Vitamins, cleaning supplies, and body wash from Melaleuca. I loved knowing that my skin would not be absorbing toxic chemicals while I was cleaning that could potentially harm my little one inside me. Also, I didn't have any yeast or sinus infections with this pregnancy and the only thing that changed from my last pregnancy was using the Melaleuca vitamins and body wash. I was so thankful to be free of that discomfort! Thank you Melaleuca for your wonderful products for mothers like me!