I want to talk to you a little bit about my pregnancy supplement routine now that I’m pretty far along… We’re doing very well! I am currently in week 35 now, so I’m very, very deep into my 3rd trimester.
I posted another video on my social channels a few weeks ago while I was in Costa Rica and many of you had more questions! I created this blog to share a little bit more about what I have been taking and what I recommend during pregnancy, especially.
Even if you’re not pregnant, it’s good to think about these things going into having a really healthy pregnancy in the future. I always tell my clients that it’s never too early to start preparing your body for pregnancy.
My Pregnancy Supplement Routine…
The first thing that I want to share is I think is really important every day to continue taking my SBO probiotics. When you are pregnant you really need every little bit of nutrition. What the SBO probiotics do is mimic the soil that grows healthy vegetables. They are able to help our guts heal and keep them really healthy and balanced.This probiotic is special as it is a type of probiotic that can get through to your gut, and really nourish it which makes a huge difference.
Many of you have written in and said it helps with bloating, which it does. When you’re pregnant, it’s also helping reduce bloating, and keep digestion functioning at its best. It’s important to get all the nutrition needed – and SBO probiotics can help you absorb more nutrients. Vital nutrients like iron absorbs through your gut. Having a healthy gut is extra important when you’re pregnant.
I do take 2 every single day. I consider that essential!! I can’t state that enough.
Also, everything is getting compressed in my belly now! You don’t want toxicity to build at any time in your pregnancy. I do take the Detoxy+ very regularly. It keeps me regular. It adds nascent oxygen to your colon and helps to ensure healthy bowel movements. I haven’t experienced constipation for a long time, but during the pregnancy, I do find myself needing more of an aid to go regularly. Detoxy+ is not a laxative, habit-forming or an herbal formula like Senna.
Whole Food-Based Prenatal Vitamin
I also take a whole food-based prenatal. It has folic acid in it. It has some iron, vitamin D and it has some calcium. You don’t want to take a lot of calcium at the same time you’re taking iron because it can inhibit iron absorption, but there’s some.
It is important when you are taking a prenatal vitamin to be sure it is whole food-based. Also, your doctor may give you a special prenatal depending on your needs.
I’ve had blood work done during my pregnancy. My doctor informed me that my blood is very balanced. get a lot of calcium from my plant-based diet, from greens, both raw and cooked, tahini, sesame seeds and Brussels sprouts, etc. All the different greens have omega-3 fatty acids, as well. Your doctor might prescribe calcium for you to be taken at a different time from your prenatal.
A good prenatal is good insurance during pregnancy for sure.
I also take an algae-based DHA, EPA. This is a really important supplement as it is critical for the babies’ brain development. Algae-based forms don’t have the rancidity issues as fish oil supplements, which I clearly avoid. This is also a great supplement for smooth skin!
Then, besides that, I’ve have still been having my Glowing Green Smoothie every day. Of course, you want to wash every thing really well, as it is an unpasteurized product. It provides a chock full of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, antioxidants and more.
For me, I feel good having some raw foods. If your doctor, of you don’t feel comfortable having anything raw, it’s up to you. The Glowing Green Smoothie has been an amazing source of nutrition for me and baby.
I have also been having The Power Protein Smoothie. When you are pregnant you do need a larger amount of protein and an easy and easy to digest way on the body to get this is through my Power Protein Smoothie. I have also been putting in lots of nutritious chia seeds. I’ve been having this every day to get all those nourishing, healthy omega fats in addition to the increased protein.
These are some of the basic things to look for. Again, depending if you have a specific condition, your doctor may prescribe some separate, more specialized prenatal supplementation that you may need, or need to avoid ( please be sure to check with them on all these items).
I’ll be talking more about food in another blog soon. I haven’t been craving anything really out of the ordinary, or unusual. I’ve just been eating more of the nutrient-dense foods that we eat on the Beauty Detox program. So much more to say about that – soon!!! Hope this was helpful.
I’ll send you guys progress soon. Every week, we’re getting bigger, we’re feeling great, and having lots of energy!
With love and gratitude,
Kimberly I would also like to know the answers to the questions above thank you.
I like the brand DEVA. You can check it out here on Amazon. http://amzn.to/1Rok1fs. I like the brand Gardens Of Life for my prenatal. You can check out more on the product here http://amzn.to/1XhAAKJ.
I’m having a hard time finding an algea dha supplement without carrageenan. Is carrageenan as terrible for you as it sounds since it’s in all the dha supplements? I also found that the algea supplements contain ALA and is broken down by the body to DHA, is this true? I’m on the fence about taking dha supplements at all because I dont want fish oil and I dont want the carrageenan 🙁 I know this is an older blog, but appreciate your thoughts if you can. Thank you so much!
Hi Rachel…thanks for checking out this post. I understand how hard it can be with all the choices out there. I just googled “algea dha supplement without carrageenan” and there were some options on Amazon. Check it out when you have a minute. Also, chat with your health care practitioner and let them know your concerns and what you’re looking for. They will have the best knowledge on what your body’s needs are. Let us know how you do and sending you lots of love and continued support! 😉
I have always taken maca root,except while pregnant and breastfeeding. Do you use it in your smoothies while pregnant, and will you while breastfeeding?
Hi Amy….I’m okay with using Maca but I always encourage my Beauties to talk to your doctor about the possible ramifications and benefits of taking maca during their pregnancy journey. Hope this helps! 😉
Can you take maca root while pregnant and breastfeeding?
Hi Amy…I’m okay with using Maca but I always encourage my Beauties to talk to your doctor about the possible ramifications and benefits of taking maca during their pregnancy journey. Hope this helps! 😉
hi kimberly….thanks for all of the advice! I am wondering which brand of protein powder you buy for your power protein smoothie while pregnant? Are they all safe? Would love to know what you recommend? thanks!!
Hi Bailey…I love brown rice and raw hemp protein powders. Check out your local Health Food Store and see which brand is best for you and is easily available. Hope this helps! 😉
Hi KIM, how can SBO and Detoxify in UK…i try to order from ur website, but it seems not dilivery to UK
Hi canary and thanks so much for your interest in my products. At this time we do not ship internationally but will keep my Beauties updated with any future changes. Sending lots of love! 😉
Which brand do recommend for the prenatal vitamins?
Thank you so much!!❤️
Hi Luna…check out my blog here: http://bit.ly/23JKpId I share some of the things I took during my pregnancy, but always encourage you to chat with your Health Care Practitioner to ensure you are receiving what you personally need. Lots of love! 😉
this is great info! Thank you for all of the tips! love your blog xoxo http://www.prenatals.com
Wonderful, so happy you find this useful Chelsea. Lots of love and support to you! 😉
How many detoxy pills can you take daily while pregnant? I’ve been suffering with terrible constipation, but am afraid to take more than one a day.
Hi Brigitte…to be on the safe side, I encourage you to take the Detoxy pills with you and show them to your doctor. This way you can ask them what is best for you, and for your baby. Congrats and be sure to share how you’re feeling. Lots of love! 😉
I used the garden of life prenatal vitamin during pregnancy and the DHA supplement but now I wonder if there is a good prenatal vitamin for after birth when you breastfeed? Do you have any recommendations and should I continue with the DHA too? ????❤️
Hi Beauty! I’m a fan of taking the Deva DHA/EPA supplement regularly, even after birth. However, every body is different, so I encourage you to speak to your doctor about a supplement routine that will best suit your needs and baby’s needs 🙂 Sending you lots of love!
Hello there! I have a question about the digestive enzyme supplement, I love all your products, I am vegan and have been for the past 10years, I am also currently 6 months pregnant. Is it okay for me to continue to take the digestive enzymes during pregnancy? I take the SBO right now and love them as well.
Congratulations Sara on your pregnancy! It’s such an exciting time, and we’re so glad to hear you’re using and loving the SBO probiotics right now. Our Solluna Digestive Enzymes is safe to take when you’re pregnant with the suggested use and we get a lot of wonderful feedback and messages from pregnant beauties telling us they help them so much!
Hi Kimberly, I am also pregnant and have been taking the detoxy almost daily. Is this safe for baby? There is little research on your product available and I don’t know the effects of this long term. I asked my doctor and they couldn’t give me a straight answer because they were unsure how your product works other than being an extremely high dose of mag oxide. Higher than the recommended daily amount for people over 20 years old. It is extremely effective for me, but I just want to know that it’s safe for my baby. Thank you.
Hi Morgan my love and congrats on your pregnancy! Here’s a video/blog post I created (https://mysolluna.com/2016/02/03/my-pregnancy-supplement-routine/) while pregnant with my first son lil Bub and my thoughts regarding supplements, including Detoxy, during pregnancy. Check it out and real quick here, Detoxy is not a laxative, habit-forming or an herbal formula like Senna. It’s always best to trust your body and what it’s telling you. I take two a day, however, you can start with one a day and keep track of how you’re feeling and if you want to increase it thereafter and continue to keep track this is helpful to know where you’ll need to make adjustments. Hope this helps and please be sure to share how you and the baby are doing! Lots of love! Xo
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping your followers in so many ways.
I have a question regarding the prenatal vitamins. Did you take the same one during our 2nd pregnancy?
Garden Of Life Prenatal Vit.?
Is there any other brand you might like?
Thank you in advance! xo