Disclaimer: I studied health science + premedicine, and worked in neurobiology research for 5 years, but I’m not your personal doctor. So, I’m sharing what I know worked for me + you can do with this information whatever you + your practitioners think best!
My Daily List
MyKind Organics Prenatal Once Daily Vitamin — This is a general women’s daily prenatal made from organic whole foods. Check your current prenatal — you want anything going into your body to be as “whole food” as possible (not synthetic). Just a little bit of synthetics can be enough to throw your hormones for a loop.
Note: Not sure that this particular prenatal is the best fit for you? Check out my Daily Prenatal Vitamin Checklist to make sure you’re getting all of the essential ingredients in the one you do pick!
MyKind Organics Calcium Supplement — Calcium needs magnesium to absorb properly, but not all calcium supplements actually include magnesium! This calcium has D3 AND magnesium, which makes the calcium absorption optimal here. Yay!
Beyond that, magnesium helps regulate blood sugar levels. Your body needs magnesium to make + store energy, too. If you’re feeling chronically exhausted, you’re likely magnesium-deficient.
When you’re nursing, your calcium stores can be depleted to give to baby. So, if you’re not making sure your calcium supply is strong, your teeth + bones can take the hit!
Nordic Naturals Omega-3 — These are the most tolerable fish oils (without the fish smell + taste) I’ve encountered so far. Note: These are not vegan + you can absolutely achieve omega-3’s from a plant-based diet (hemp seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, brussel sprouts, etc.).
PINES Organic Alfalfa Tablets — These tablets add a serving of deep green leafy vegetables. When I wanted to be extra sure that I was getting my veggies in, this organic alfalfa was pure peace of mind. Added benefit: alfalfa helps with inflammation big time!
Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement — Make sure you purchase the raspberry-lemon flavor. Instead of winding down with junk food or a glass of wine on a particularly stressful night, I warm up hot water + have a mug of this. It’s delicious + SO CALMING!
However, it’s magnesium citrate + potentially not the best kind of magnesium to have long-term everyday. So, just use this like you would a glass of wine! It’s one of my absolute favorite pregnancy-safe supplement hacks.
Epsom Salts Baths — Bathtime is my secret weapon. Epsom salts can give your body such an incredible health overhaul for a fraction of some of the most expensive therapies. Epsom salts offer that highly-coveted magnesium + help detox your body’s accumulation of both internal + external toxins.
When you’re pregnant, epsom salt baths offer a sweet bonding-with-the-baby experience (while detoxing your skin + minimizing hemorrhoids!) and postpartum, the epsom salts baths feel so great during recovery. Baby can even soak with you!
If you’d like my detailed bathtime-with-baby routine, let me know in the comments + I’ll circle back to share!
Chiropractor — If you’re not already seeing one, I highly recommend. This will pay off in dividends + usually at least partially covered by health insurance depending on your plan.
I know my back ends up bent in all compromising positions from pregnancy + then bedsharing + breastfeeding, which chiropractors can readjust! Chiropractic adjustments boost immunity + make sure your physical alignment isn’t challenging your sleep quality, moods, breastmilk supply, etc.
I think I’ve been sick once in 6 years and that was because I missed going to the chiropractor!
Health is an investment, not an expense.
Vitamins + supplements add up quickly dollar-wise, but I compare it to the expense I’d be paying if I ended up going to the ER for a breakdown + all the inconvenience costs that come with it. Well worth the investment, especially in clean organic ingredients! Think of it as your Mommy Tune-Up — which you deserve!
What do you take on a daily basis?
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