Pregnancy Supplements


This is a pregnancy chart for proper nutrition of moms and their developing babies.

By the 7th day of pregnancy, your child’s umbilical cord (responsible for carrying nourishment and oxygen from the placenta to the fetus) begins to form. This means that at a very early stage, your child’s growth and development can already be influenced by the nutrients you take in. And because you want to take charge of shaping your child’s future from the moment of conception, making sure you get the best nutrition is one of the best preparations you can make to ensure your child’s optimal development.

pregnancy chart

Because when you are healthy, your child will be healthy too.

Pregnancy chart of supplements and nutrients you need as an expecting mom.

SUPPLEMENT: DAILY REQUIREMENT: PURPOSE: FOOD SOURCES:
FOLIC ACID 0.4 mg
  • Prevents you from developing megaloblastic anemia.
  • Supports the proper growth and division of the cells of your still developing fetus and helps prevent neural tube defects.
Leafy green vegetables, orange juice, enriched grains.
CALCIUM 1000 mg
  • Helps prevent bone demineralization as your baby draws on your calcium reserves.
  • Important in the development of your fetus’ heart, muscles, bones and teeth.
Milk and other dairy products, canned fish.
IRON 27 mg
  • Aids in the formation of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your and your baby’s bodies.
  • Prevents you from developing iron-deficiency anemia.
  • Prevents low birth weight and premature birhts.
Green leafy vegetables, beans, whole grain bread and cereal, eggs, brown/converted rice, red lean meats.

As early as the 6th week of pregnancy, your baby’s brain already starts to develop. His neurons are already rapidly forming links that will later on allow him to think, to memorize and to learn. This gives you an opportunity to help influence your baby’s brain development this early in his life.

Pregnancy chart of nutrients for your baby’s early brain development.

 

NUTRIENTS: DAILY REQUIREMENT: PURPOSE: SOURCES:
DHA 300-1000 mg
  • An important building block for your baby’s brain and nervous tissue development.
  • It has been proven that DHA supplementation during pregnancy can have a positive effect on the baby’s brain development even after birth.
Whole grains, vegetables, eggs, cereals, fish.
CHOLINE 450 mg
  • An important building block for baby’s brain growth and development.
  • It is a precursor to Acetylcholine – an important neurotransmitter involved in memory and learning.
Eggs, meat, fish, whole grain cereals.

 

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