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Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold
Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold


Overview

Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold provides an ideal dose of 20 important nutrients for mother including folic acid, iodine and vitamin D3, with supporting nutrients for baby. 

With omega-3 DHA to support baby’s brain and nervous system development, it also contains a lower constipation iron which is gentle on the digestive system.

Why use

Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold provides 20 important nutrients in total including a daily dose of:
  • 500 microgram of folic acid which, if taken daily for one month before conception and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with spina bifida/neural tube defects
  • 150 microgram of iodine to help support baby's brain development
  • Lower constipation iron
  • Odourless and concentrated fish oil, rich in DHA for baby's brain and nervous system development

The Blackmores difference

All nutrients are important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The following provides additional information on some special nutrients important during pregnancy and breastfeeding, that are in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold.

Folic acid – According to guidelines in Australia* this product contains 500 micrograms of folic acid, as it is recommended that women of childbearing age take 400-500 μg of folic acid per day for at least one month before pregnancy and for the first 3 months of pregnancy.  

*Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice, 8th edn. East Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2012.

Iodine - Requirement for iodine is increased during the whole pregnancy, especially the first 20 weeks.
Australian women are typically not receiving enough iodine. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends that pregnant and breast-feeding women take an iodine supplement containing 150 microgram* daily.

*NHMRC Public Statement: Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women. NHMRC, 2010.

Iron - Approximately one quarter of pregnant women report getting constipated when taking high doses of supplemental iron. That is why Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold contains a low-constipation, low-nausea, gentle on the tummy form of iron.

Omega-3 fatty acids - During pregnancy there can be an increased sensitivity to tastes, especially in the first trimester. Odourless fish oil means pregnant women can get the benefits of omega-3s without the fishy aftertaste. 

Vitamin D - Vitamin D supports healthy foetal development. A review of nutrient intakes in pregnant Australian women suggested that dietary intakes were below recommended levels for vitamin D, while surveys of Australian neonates have shown approximately 40-57% of neonates have insufficient vitamin D levels 

B group vitamins -
Vitamins B2 and B12 support a healthy pregnancy by helping the body to use folic acid.

Visit the Blackmores Health hub for articles, advice and tips for wellbeing during pregnancy & preconception

Active ingredients per capsule

Dosage

Adults – Take 2 capsules, once a day, or as professionally prescribed. Take with food.

Warnings

  • Always talk to your health professional before taking multiple products for pregnancy
  • Follow the directions for use
  • Supplements may only be of assistance if dietary intake is inadequate
  • Drink plenty of water. Advise your doctor of any medicine you take during pregnancy, particularly in your first trimester. If you are concerned about the health of yourself or your baby, talk to your health practitioner.
  • Contains fish, sulfites and soya bean products
  • Do not exceed the stated dose except on medical advice. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect / spina bifida, seek medical advice
  • This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 microgram for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded
  • If you have any pre-existing conditions, or are on any medications always talk to your health professional before use
  • Some products should be ceased at least two weeks before any elective surgery, please confirm with your health professional

Physical description

Oblong, opaque brown capsule

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can i take this with any Fish & nutritional oils product??
Hi I want to know if this product is halal suitable. If not then what (ingredient) is nullifying its suitability? I saw a certificate that states the factory in Australia (nsw) certifying this particular product halal, please clarify this.
Hi there, I’m a bit confused about the dosages listed. Some of the ingredients have an amount in brackets and then a different amount underneath. In particular I’m wondering how much iron there is? Is it 5mg or 19.2mg? Thanks so much :)
I have difficulty swallowing the pills. can i cut it open and mix it with greek yogurt?
Is the product made from synthetic vitamins or food?
Hi. Is this product halal certified?
isn’t this product vegan?
Sophia Anderson
Sophia Anderson 10 Aug 2021
Can you take this with Sertraline, an antidepressant? Thanks