Family Planning Guide
The Organika Team
Is starting or growing your family in your future plans? In this article, we’ll explore our top products to promote fertility, support a healthy pregnancy, and keep yourself and your newest family member healthy post-partum!
Important note: Make sure to always consult a health care professional before adding new supplements to your wellness routine during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Fertility Supplements: What to take while trying to conceive
The journey begins! While trying to conceive, there are many factors to consider not just to promote fertility, but also to pave the way for a healthy pregnancy. These are some of our suggestions to optimize this step of the process.
What fertility supplements should I take?
Hormones are a key part of the equation when it comes to fertility. Maca is traditionally known as a hormone-balancing superfood. In supplement form, it has shown promise as a way to support fertility and sexual health.
Stress can have an enormous impact on our body’s systems – learning how to manage it is crucial! Ashwagandha has been shown to help lower levels of cortisol, our stress hormone, with proven positive impacts in cases of male infertility.
Taking antioxidants, such as Coenzyme Q10 (also known as CoQ10), helps reduce the damages of oxidative stress in the body. This coenzyme, which plays an important role in energy production, was also effective in improving sperm density and motility, as well as egg quality in clinical trials.
Prenatal Supplements: What to take while waiting for Baby
Ask any parent: pregnancy majorly changes your body’s needs! It may be challenging to get all the nutrition you need during pregnancy, even if your diet is normally flawless. Add morning sickness, cravings and food aversions to the mix, and you can see why so many expecting parents rely on prenatal supplements to ensure their own health, as well as their baby's health.
Remember to always discuss prenatal supplements with your health care provider to help you narrow down which ones best suit your unique needs.
What Prenatal Supplements should I take?
Serenity™ magnesium bisglycinate
Magnesium is an essential and multi-tasking mineral required all over your body, and it’s especially useful for muscle relaxation. Most people don’t get enough magnesium from their diet - to keep your magnesium levels healthy during pregnancy, supplementing is a great idea. It may be beneficial to continue supplementing all the way to the end of breastfeeding (and beyond, if you’re prone to cramps and muscle tension).
Iron is the lifeblood of… well, making blood. It also helps with the flow of oxygen to your entire body - and your baby’s. So you can see why it’s extra important right now! Absolute Iron™ helps you get the iron you need in a form that is easy for your body to absorb and won’t cause digestive upset.
While zinc is a common mineral in most animal-based diets, the World Health Organization estimates that over 80% of pregnant people worldwide have inadequate zinc intake. Zinc is an extremely important mineral for immune function, growth, and development, and studies suggest that supplementing with zinc during pregnancy helps reduce the incidence of preterm births.
Postnatal Supplements: You’ve welcomed your little one! Now what?
The journey isn't over! As you transition into this new and exciting phase and get to know your little one, make sure to get the rest you need and maintain a balanced diet. At this stage, postnatal supplements can provide some support for your recovery (helping your tired body replenish and addressing common issues like hair loss) and can be especially beneficial if you are breastfeeding.
Our best Postnatal Supplements
Upping your collagen intake postpartum may help with your recovery: many new parents have gotten back to us letting us know collagen has done wonders for limiting stretch marks and hair loss! This product is super versatile and easy to use - new parent approved!
Breastfeeding is a natural way to provide nutrients and antibodies to support the healthy growth of your baby - plus it’s a wonderful opportunity to bond with your newest family member! Ma’s Milk™ helps breastfeeding with a herbal formula featuring ingredients traditionally used to boost milk production for centuries.
Baby Probiotic Drops with Vitamin D™
In the first years of life, the foundations are being laid for your little one’s health! These baby drops are a super easy way to cover the basics - all it takes is 5 drops a day. Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D supports healthy growth and development. Probiotics and prebiotics work together to populate your baby’s gut with the good, friendly bacteria that help keep the digestive and immune systems in tiptop shape. Plus, our probiotic strains have been proven to decrease crying and fussing time in colicky breastfed babies - you can thank us later! 😉
With products that suit every step of your family planning, we are cheering you on so you can be your healthiest self throughout this fantastic journey!