Pregnacare Plus

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Even greater nutritional care for mother and baby

Pregnacare Plus dual pack provides the original fully comprehensive multivitamin tablet, which delivers the essential nutrients for pregnancy including the recommended level of 400mcg folic acid and 10 mcg vitamin D as advised by the UK Department of Health D during pregnancy and breast-feeding, plus an additional Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which contributes to normal brain and eye development of the foetus**.

 

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Even greater nutritional care for mother and baby

Pregnacare Plus dual pack provides the original fully comprehensive multivitamin tablet, which delivers the essential nutrients for pregnancy including the recommended level of 400mcg folic acid and 10 mcg vitamin D as advised by the UK Department of Health D during pregnancy and breast-feeding, plus an additional Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which contributes to normal brain and eye development of the foetus**.

Important: Some pregnancy formulas do not include the exact 10 mcg vitamin D, as advised by the UK Department of Health D during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Pregnacare Plus has been specially developed so that mothers-to-be can safeguard their extra dietary requirements, without confusion about which supplements to take.

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Pregnancy

Pregnacare Plus Provides

28 x Pregnacare multi-nutrient tablets with 400mcg Folic Acid

Pregnacare Tablets contain a careful formulation of 19 nutrients important for both mother and baby. Pregnacare has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive. These include vitamin B12, plus vitamin D and folic acid at the exact level recommended for the development of the unborn baby. Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status†. Low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.

28 x Omega-3 capsules with 300mg DHA

The capsules contain high purity fish oil, which are a rich source of the important Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. DHA is especially important during pregnancy as it contributes to normal brain and eye development of the foetus**.

One Pregnacare Omega-3 capsule per day provides 300 mg DHA, the exact level recommended by international experts in lipid nutrition*** for pregnant and lactating women, plus 60mg EPA.

The Pregnacare Plus Omega 3 capsule contains the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil, certified for sustainability by Friend of the Sea. The capsules do not contain fish oil sourced from tuna, shark, marlin or swordfish. The UK FSA advises pregnant women, and women intending to become pregnant to avoid shark, marlin and swordfish and not to eat large amounts of tuna.

Vitamin D in Pregnancy

The UK Department of Health advises a supplement of 10mcg vitamin D during pregnancy and breast-feeding, which is the exact amount found in Pregnacare.

Vitamin E in Pregnancy

Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Pregnacare contains a low recommended dietary intake of 4mg. This is present in the natural form which is better absorbed by the mother than synthetic vitamin E.

The Importance of Omega-3 fatty acids

Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Fish oils provide a much more reliable, direct source of DHA and EPA. The foetus and infant in early life need to receive these fatty acids directly as they only have a limited capability to convert essential fatty acids to more active long chain fatty acids such as DHA.

Brain and eye development

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DHA is the predominant fatty acid in the central nervous system, found in the structural walls of brain cells. Amazingly, the foetal brain is made up of 60% fats of which 40% is DHA. There is a large increase in DHA uptake by the foetus and a corresponding increase in cerebral DHA content during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first post natal months.1,2 At birth the baby’s brain weight is about 70% of an adult’s brain weight; 15% of brain growth occurs during infancy and the pre-school years.

DHA is important throughout this period of development.3 DHA is found in even greater concentrations in the retina, where it contributes up to 60% of the fatty acid content.

Maintaining Maternal Health

During pregnancy, the growing foetus and placenta can increase certain maternal nutritional requirements. As it can be difficult to maintain this requirement through diet alone. Pregnacare is proud to work in partnership with the Royal College of Midwives to support the health of mothers and babies by raising awareness of the benefits of good nutrition.

Quality and purity guaranteed

Nutrition guide

What the mother consumes has the potential to be passed on to the developing child, therefore only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil, has been used in Pregnacare Plus capsules. To ensure maximum benefit the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants.

Natural lemon oil is included in the shell of Pregnacare Plus capsules as an odour-mask for women who find it difficult to take fish oil supplements.

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Q: When is Pregnacare Stretch Mark Cream recommended?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: Pregnacare Stretch Mark Cream is recommended when the skin starts to stretch during the first trimester. This is because the sooner potential stretch marks are cared for - when they are red or reddish purple - the more likely you are to lessen their appearance. Once they begin to smooth and fade they become less obvious and far more difficult to treat successfully. As the skin contracts after pregnancy it can also lose its suppleness, which is why Pregnacare Stretch Mark Cream should be continued to be applied after giving birth, to help contracting skin stay supple.
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Q: Why has Pregnacare Plus been developed?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: During pregnancy, your baby is totally reliant on what you eat as their only source of nourishment. So even with a good diet, extra specific nutrients may be very important around the time of pregnancy. Pregnacare Plus dual pack provides the original fully comprehensive Pregnacare multivitamin tablet including 400μg folic acid plus an Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). DHA contributes to normal brain and eye development in the foetus**. Pregnacare Plus contains the exact level recommended by international experts in lipid nutrition*** for pregnant and lactating women, plus 60mg EPA.
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Q: Why are Omega-3 fatty acids important?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Fish oils provide a much more reliable, direct source of DHA and EPA. The foetus and infant in early life need to receive these fatty acids directly as they only have a limited capability to convert essential fatty acids to more active long chain fatty acids such as DHA.
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Q: When is Pregnacare Plus recommended?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: Pregnacare Plus is recommended as soon as you start trying to conceive to help safeguard your nutritional needs before you find you are pregnant and throughout the whole of your pregnancy. Pregnacare Plus can be used for as long as required, and can be started at any point during pregnancy.
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Q: How pure is the fish oil in Pregnacare Plus?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: What the mother consumes has the potential to be passed on to the developing child, therefore only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil, has been used in Pregnacare Plus capsules. To ensure maximum benefit the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants.
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Q: What do I need to know before starting to use Pregnacare Plus ?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: Pregnacare Plus has been carefully developed by a team of medical experts including highly qualified pharmacists and medical consultants, and is based upon solid scientific research evidence, as a nutritional safeguard for women from before conception and throughout all of pregnancy. Pregnacare Plus is a multivitamin and fish oil supplement formulated to safeguard the nutritional needs of mother and baby. Pregnacare Plus replaces your usual daily multivitamin. Your doctor may wish to prescribe an additional iron supplement after the 13th week of pregnancy, which may be taken with Pregnacare Plus.
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Q: Can Pregnacare Plus be used alongside medicines?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: As a general rule, Pregnacare Plus can be taken alongside medications because it contains only moderate levels of vitamins and minerals. However, if you are already taking prescribed supplements or medications, seek advice from your doctor or health professional first. As Pregnacare Plus contains vitamin K, if you are taking oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) do not take Pregnacare Plus except on the advice of a doctor.
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Q: How many tablets and capsules does one pack of Pregnacare Plus contain?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: Pregnacare Plus contains 28 prenatal micronutrient tablets and 28 Omega 3 DHA capsules. It is recommended to take one of each per day.
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Q: How and when should Pregnacare Plus be used?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: One tablet and one capsule per day is recommended with or immediately after your main meal, with water or a cold drink. Taking Pregnacare Plus with a large meal maximises the absorption of the nutrients, and can reduce nausea which is sometimes experienced if supplements are taken on an empty stomach. Pregnacare Plus should only be taken on a full stomach. Always ensure that Pregnacare Plus is taken with plenty of liquid to wash down the tablet and capsule. We do not recommend chewing the tablets or capsules because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations.
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Q: Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Pregnacare Plus?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: Pregnacare Plus has no known side-effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended tablet intake. In case of overdose, seek medical advice immediately.
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Q: Need help swallowing a tablet or capsule?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively and recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider to swallow the chewed food and so the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively, the tablets may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies.
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Q: Is Pregnacare Plus suitable for vegetarians?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: No Pregnacare Plus is not suitable for vegetarians as it contains fish oil in a pharmaceutical grade gelatin capsule. Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Pregnacare Plus contains fish oil as it provides a much more reliable, direct source of DHA and EPA.
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Q: Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%. Is this safe during pregnancy?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: NRV levels are calculated to help prevent the most basic vitamin and mineral deficiency states. The levels contained in Pregnacare Plus are specific to normal requirements in pregnancy. This is why some levels of nutrients in Pregnacare Plus are higher than the NRV (e.g. folic acid, the recommended level is 200% NRV). Importantly, all levels are safe for pregnancy and well within upper safety guidelines for daily self-supplementation.
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Q: Why does Pregnacare Plus not include calcium, which is important during pregnancy?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: Calcium is an essential mineral, however, it has not been included in the Pregnacare Plus formula since it is not possible to include a meaningful amount in the one-a-day multivitamin tablet. Rather that including just a token amount of calcium, as some products show on the label, Pregnacare Plus has been designed so that it can be used with the Vitabiotics Osteocare range of calcium products
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Q: I have been recommended by my midwife/G.P. to take a supplement containing 400 mcg of folic acid per day, only for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Is it safe to take a supplement containing folic acid (like Pregnacare Plus ), after this time?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: It is perfectly safe to take 400 mcg of folic acid per day throughout the whole of pregnancy. The U.K. Department of Health's Chief Medical Officer recommends that women planning a pregnancy should take a supplement containing 400 mcg folic acid daily, from the start of trying to conceive until the 12th week of pregnancy as folic acid has a role in the process of cell division. However, folic acid can be taken throughout pregnancy, not just up to the 12th week of pregnancy, since it plays other important roles later in pregnancy such as contributing to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Folic acid on its own or within Pregnacare Plus may therefore be taken throughout pregnancy. Pregnacare Plus gives the advantage of not only providing folic acid, but other essential nutrients as well.
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Q: What happens if I forget to take my Pregnacare Plus and miss a day?
— Asked on November 21, 2017
A: A regular intake is recommended, but don't worry, this will not have done any harm. Simply take Pregnacare Plus on the next day when you remember, and take as directed. You should not take more than the recommended amount on subsequent days to make up for any day(s) that you have missed. Whilst it is important to take a supplement every day, if you miss one day this is fine because the beneficial effects of the vitamins and minerals build over time.
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