After the first trimester your baby is developing more rapidly. Its brain and spinal cord are more developed, and by the 13th week your placenta is fully developed and ready to take over feeding your fetus. Development of the placenta usually accompanies the end of your Morning sickness phase. As your baby grows the amount of blood in your system grows, your babies bones are developing more, hopefully your morning sickness has passed, and your increased hormone levels can be causing you fatigue. Your breasts will also start to change and swell and sometimes become more sensitive as your gland prepare for producing milk for the future child. All these changes mean that your nutritional requirements change dramatically in your second and third trimester. PregmaPlus+ uniquely has differentiated scientific formulations to meet you changed nutritional requirements in this critical stage of your pregnancy journey.
Everything your doctor recommends and more
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin D
By 12 weeks your baby’s spinal cord has developed and the elevated levels of Folic Acid in PregmaPlus+ Stage 1 are no longer required. However Continued supplementation with 400 μg (micrograms) of Folic Acid your second and third trimester can maintain your necessary folate status and help prevent the increase in homocysteine concentration that can otherwise occurs in late pregnancy. As the worlds first multistage soluble supplement, PregmaPlus+ Stage 2 uniquely lowers the level of folic acid to 300mcg per day to meet your changing nutrition requirement.
After your first trimester, your iron requirements rise steadily; your iron requirements can quadruple in the second trimester and can increase by 50% again in the third trimester. Importantly how much iron your body absorbs also changes. Your reduced iron absorption in the first trimester changes to a greatly absorption throughout the remainder of pregnancy. The amounts of iron that can be absorbed from even an optimal diet, are often less than you require later in your pregnancy; It is recommended that you should enter pregnancy with iron stores of ≥ 300 mg if you are to fully meet your requirements. PregmaPlus+ Stage 2, includes a low constipation iron which equals or exceeds the level of iron as other leading brands pregnancy supplement tablet to assist in maintaining the right amount of iron in your system in your second and third trimester.
As your baby grows at an increased rate during the second and third trimester, your calcium requirement increases. The body will provide daily doses between 50 and 330 mg to support your babies developing foetal skeleton. To meet this high foetal demand for calcium in your pregnancy a daily consumption of 1000 mg calcium for pregnant and lactating women at an age over 19 years is recommended especially during the second and third trimester of pregnancy and during lactation. Calcium supplementation in pregnancy has also been associated with a reduced risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension, and some reports show that that calcium supplementation in pregnancy protects against low-birthweight and can lower blood pressure in newborns. calcium supplementation as part of your antenatal care is also recommended for the prevention of pre-eclampsia, particularly among those at higher risk of developing hypertension PregmaPlus+ Stage 2, as the only multistage soluble supplement, uniquely has elevated levels (almost 50% more per day) of calcium in Stage 2, to assist in your increased recommended calcium intake during these critical months in your baby’s development.
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency are common across the globe with large studies revealing the high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in pregnant and lactating mothers. Vitamin D requirements are higher especially in the second and third trimesters. Enhanced intestinal calcium absorption, and the enhanced foetal calcium all point to the importance of vitamin D the second and third trimester of your pregnancy. The relationship between low vitamin D and adverse maternal outcomes such as pregnancy – induced hypertension, high blood pressure in diabetic pregnancy, gestational diabetes, preterm delivery, postpartum depression has been documented in recent years. In healthy women, Vitamin D can be supplemented daily in the second and third trimesters, without fear of vitamin D toxicity. No safety data is available for the first trimester. PregmaPlus+ Stage 2, has 50% elevated level of Vitamin D to assist and support your increased requirement in your second and third trimester and support you with more Vitamin D than any of the leading pregnancy multivitamin.
DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is an omega 3 fatty acid which assist in brain development of your foetus. The third trimester is when DHA accretion, or absorption, is at its greatest. PregmaPlus Stage 2, as part of the worlds first multistage soluble supplement, uniquely elevates the level of DHA to almost double that of PregmaPlus+ Stage 1, and provides higher levels of DHA than any of the leading pregnancy multivitamin supplements.
When do I take my PregmaPlus+?
PregmaPlus+ is a twice a day, easy to stomach, soluble supplement. Most women generally take their first easy glass of PregmaPlus+ in the morning and their second at afternoon tea or dinner time.
PregmaPlus+ Stage 2 soluble supplement is available in two easy to use formats:
- PregmaPlus Stage 2, 800g tin. Simply scoop the PregmaPlus+ Soluble supplement straight from the tin.
- PregmaPlus+ Stage 2, convenience sachets. With 15 convenient, easy to use, single serve sachets, your recommended serve can be easily dropped into your bag or backpack, to take with you as part of your active lifestyle.