Pregnancy & preconception

07 July 2010

Preconception

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Ideally, preparing for a healthy pregnancy should commence at least a few months prior to conception.

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01 April 2010

Morning sickness

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Morning sickness affects many women in the early stages of pregnancy, usually ceasing around the end of the first trimester. Despite its name, it may occur at any time of day.

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27 July 2010

Pregnancy health

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When you’re pregnant looking after your health is more important than ever. A healthy diet and lifestyle optimises your own wellbeing and that of your baby, and prepares your body for labour.

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06 July 2015

The pregnant woman's guide to better sleep - part 2

The pregnant womans guide to better sleep part 2

The how-to guide to bedding-down for the night for expectant mums.

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Pregnancy & preconception

Pregnancy Iron

$11.99

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This product is available for pre-order.

Blackmores Pregnancy Iron has been developed specifically for pregnant women containing iron as the only active ingredient. It may assist in the management of dietary iron deficiency and contains a special low nausea, low constipation form of iron that is gentle on the digestive system.

Iron (II) glycinate(iron 24 mg):87.7 mg

Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins, such as haemoglobin, involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Iron containing foods include lean red meat, poultry, fish, oysters, dried fruit, legumes, beetroot, whole grains and tofu.

Dosage

Adults: Take 1 tablet daily with meals, or as professionally prescribed
  • Not for the treatment of iron deficiency conditions.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Consult your healthcare professional before taking with any other product containing iron.
Pregnancy & preconception

Conceive Well™ Gold

$42.49

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Blackmores Conceive Well™ Gold provides essential nutrients, including folic acid, iodine, iron, Omega-3 and CoQ10 needed for healthy conception.

Potassium iodide(iodine 150 µg):197 µg

Iodine is an essential trace element and is an integral part of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine, required for normal growth and metabolism. An adequate intake of iodine is particularly important for pregnant and breastfeeding women when infants are entirely dependent on their mother's intake of iodine for normal growth and brain development. Foods containing iodine include seawater fish, shellfish, seaweeds and iodised salt.

Folic acid:500 µg

A water-soluble B group vitamin, folate is involved in the synthesis of DNA and RNA and the activation of vitamin B12 into it's active form. Folic acid is found in fresh green leafy vegetables, broccoli, mushrooms, legumes, nuts and fortified cereals.

Cupric sulfate anhydrous(copper 1.3 mg) :3.3 mg

Copper is a mineral involved in a number of functions in the body including haemoglobin production and the utilisation of glucose and iron. Food sources of copper include oysters, other shellfish and legumes.

Riboflavin(vitamin B2):1.5 mg

Riboflavin (vitamijn B2) is a water-soluble vitamin involved in ATP production and the metabolism of many of the other B group vitamins. Food sources include almonds, mushrooms and wild rice. Vitamin B2 supplements may change urine colour to bright yellow.This is harmless and temporary.

Thiamine nitrate(vitamin B1):1.5 mg

Thiamine (vitamin B1) is a water-soluble nutrient required for converting carbohydrates into energy. Food sources include whole grains, beans, nuts, sunflower seeds, pork and beef.

Manganese sulfate monohydrate(manganese 5 mg):15.4 mg

Manganese is an essential trace mineral that is a co-factor in many of the body's enzymes, including superoxide dismutase. Manganese can be found in hazelnuts, blackberries, pineapple, lentils, beans and whole grains.

Zinc sulfate monohydrate(zinc 15 mg):41.6 mg

Zinc is an essential trace element that plays a role in every living cell in the body. There are also around 300 enzymes that need zinc for healthy function. Zinc containing foods include meat, eggs, seafood- especially oysters, whole grains and seeds.

Nicotinamide :20 mg

Also called niacin; nicotinamide (vitamin B3) is a water-soluble nutrient involved in energy production and carbohydrate metabolism. Legumes, peanuts, wheat bran, and fish are all sources of vitamin B3.

Ferrous fumarate(iron 24 mg):75.4 mg

Iron is an essential mineral and an important component of proteins, such as haemoglobin, involved in oxygen transport and metabolism. Iron containing foods include lean red meat, poultry, fish, oysters, dried fruit, legumes, beetroot, whole grains and tofu.

Pyridoxine hydrochloride(vitamin B6):50 mg

Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6) is a water-soluble nutrient involved in the production of proteins, neurotransmitters and haemoblobin. Whole grains, legumes, bananas, seeds, nuts and potatoes are good sources of vitamin B6.

Cyanocobalamin(vitamin B12):50 µg

Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) is an essential water-soluble nutrient needed for protein and DNA synthesis, folate metabolism, and red blood cell production. Food sources of vitamin B12 include egg yolk, fish, beef, milk and cheese.

Magnesium oxide-heavy(magnesium 200 mg):350 mg

Magnesium is an essential nutrient that plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and plays a role in a large number of biological processes. Magnesium containing foods include green leafy vegetables, nuts, cocoa and whole grains.

Ascorbic acid:200 mg

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble antioxidant nutrient involved in many biological processes in the body. Vitamin C is found in a number of fruits and vegetables, great sources are capsicums, blackcurrants, oranges and strawberries.

Calcium ascorbatedihydrate:363 mg

Total vitamin C:500 mg

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble antioxidant nutrient involved in many biological processes in the body. Vitamin C is found in a number of fruits and vegetables, great sources are capsicums, blackcurrants, oranges and strawberries.

Selenomethionine(selenium 65 μg):161.5 µg

Selenium is a trace element that acts a cofactor of antioxidant enzymes. Selenium makes it's way into the food chain through incorporation into plants from soil, leading to a variation in the amount of selenium in human adults around the world depending on the selenium content of the soils and crops in different locations. Selenium food sources include brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, seafood, Brazil nuts and garlic.

Biotin:100 µg

Biotin is a water-soluble nutrient belonging to the B group vitamins. Food sources of biotin include cheese, cauliflower and eggs.

Calcium pantothenate(pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 4.6 mg):5 mg

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is involved in the metaboloism of fats and carbohydrates for energy production. Vitamin B5 is found in sunflower seeds, peas, beans (except green beans), poultry and whole grains.

Fish oil- natural:500 mg containing omega-3 marine triglycerides approx 165 mg

Containing omega-3 marine triglycerides approx. 165 mg as:
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) 125 mg
  • Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 25 mg

d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate(natural vitamin E 200 IU):147 mg

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble nutrient that exists in 8 different isomers (forms) of vitamin E alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol; and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol. It's main action is as an antioxidant which is responsible for many of it's functions in the body. Vitamin E is found in cold-pressed vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.

Ubidecarenone(coenzyme Q10):60 mg

Coenzyme Q10, is a vitamin-like substance that is found in every cell in the body. Food sources of coenzyme Q10 include meat, fish, nuts, spinach, cauliflower and soy beans.

Cholecalciferol(vitamin D 400 IU):10 µg

Cholecalciferol (vitamin D) is a fat-soluble nutrient that is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight. Vitamin D regulates calcium and phosphate metabolism which is important in the maintainence of bone health.

Betacarotene:(from Dunaliella salina extract equivalent to fresh cell 37.5 mg) 1.5 mg

Betacarotene is a fat soluble antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables- particularly carrots. Also called provitamin A, betacarotene is converted into vitamin A in the body.

Dosage

Adults – Take 1 capsule and 1 tablet daily with a meal, or as professionally prescribed. Ideally taken up to six months before conception.

  • This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 µg for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded
  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have had renal calculi (kidney stones). Ascorbic acid may increase the risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate calculi
  • Not to be taken if on warfarin therapy without medical advice
  • Consult your healthcare professional before use if suffering from a thyroid condition
  • Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid except on medical advice. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect you should seek specific medical advice
  • Not to be taken with Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding Gold, Blackmores I-Folic™, Blackmores Folate, or other folic acid containing supplements
  • Not for the treatment of iron deficiency
  • Recommendation - Have a full medical check-up with your doctor before trying to conceive
  • Contains sodium sulfite