Mama Guide: Our Top Prenatal & Postnatal Supplements
The Organika Team
Welcome to our Prenatal & Postnatal Supplements Guide!
This guide is dedicated to some very special people: soon-to-be and new Mamas! We are here for you, supporting you and your growing family in this amazing journey. Aaron (our CEO) swears by these products - his two baby boys are healthy as can be thanks to his wife’s supplement regimen during her pregnancy. We hope you enjoy them! We’re always here, cheering you on every step of the way.
Prenatal Supplements: What to take while waiting for Baby
Ask any mother: 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 mamas rely on prenatal supplements to ensure their own and 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?
It’s important to get plenty of protein into your diet to welcome a healthy, strong baby. Enhanced Collagen is a high quality source of amino acids, the building blocks of protein, to top up your protein intake from food. If you love it in your smoothies, you should try adding it to your favourite hot beverage and baking recipes!
Soothe Magnesium Citrate
Magnesium is an essential and multi-tasking mineral required all over your body, and it’s especially useful for muscle relaxation. It is also great for countering that pesky pregnancy constipation! Most people don’t get enough magnesium from their diet - to keep your magnesium levels healthy during pregnancy, supplementing is a great idea. You should keep 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! Our Absolute Iron helps you get the iron you need in a form that is easy for your body to absorb and won’t upset your tummy.
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
It’s a good idea to up your collagen intake postpartum to help with your recovery: A lot of mamas 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 mama 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 mamas 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! 😉
A Testimonial of our Prenatal & Postnatal Supplements
"With the beauty and miracle of pregnancy comes muscle spasms and constipation. I know, right? Because it’s not enough that we endure aches, pains, low energy and food aversions. Thankfully, Magnesium Citrate powder exists! Organika has developed Soothe, an effervescent Magnesium Citrate powder that is easily dissolved in water and can be taken daily. I found this to be one of the most important supplements throughout my pregnancy as it lessened instances of middle of the night muscle cramps, helped to keep me regular and relaxed my digestive system. It also was awesome to have during my summer pregnancy to maintain electrolyte balance and help with my energy levels and my metabolism.
I did my best throughout pregnancy to make sure that my gut microbiome was healthy so that when I gave birth to my baby, I would pass this along and therefore, he would have a great start to his gut health and immune system. Long story short, he ended up needing a dose of antibiotics when he was born. I knew right away that I needed to supplement him with probiotics. Organika’s Baby Probiotics with Vitamin D were an excellent choice. He’s 10 months old and I continue to give it to him daily. He has had next to no upset tummies and as a source of Vitamin D, a factor in normal growth and development, I feel confident he’s meeting his needs in both areas."