Congratulations! You are expecting and this is an exciting time in your life. But, wow, it’s also really overwhelming! Not only are you contending with baby preparation, your body is changing and you may have questions. Well, where is a mama-to-be to turn? It is most important you ask your healthcare provider, who can tell you what to expect and how to deal with some of those not so comfortable concerns that may arise. You know, the ones nobody told you about…aches and pains, constipation, heartburn, indigestion, lack of sleep and boy, are you feeling tired!
Well, if you have one of the aforementioned concerns and can’t quite recall what your doctor said or your appointment is next week, many women, like yourself, have turned to the web to have their questions answered. In fact, 62% of pregnant women say they use the Internet as their primary or secondary source for information to learn what is safe medication to take during pregnancy and lactation. The problem is that the information is not always accurate*. One study found 22 so-called “safe” products listed on one or more sites, were classified as “unsafe” on another site**. Huh? That’s what we, the healthy mama® team, said.
And if you decide to go to the store and see what’s available, you may be just as confused. There is no designated prenatal shelf at most retailers. They have a shelf for baby, but what about their very special pregnant and nursing consumers? You may be left strolling aisle by aisle for relief. Pain relievers are on one shelf and constipation products are on another. And to make it even more difficult, you must remember which active ingredient your doctor said you could take. Was it acetaminophen? Ibuprophen? Not every medication is safe while pregnant.
This is all changing. With the introduction of the healthy mama® brand there now exists a comprehensive line of remedies that are the safest remedies to take to alleviate common ailments during pregnant or nursing. And the products are easy to find and understand. The healthy mama® brand of medications for aches and pains, sleeplessness, indigestion, heartburn and constipation are FDA accepted, Doctor recommended, made in the USA, all natural when possible and vetted through our educational partners and medical advisory board. Additionally, healthy mama® offers a one-of-a-kind prenatal vitamin system that is one of the smallest nonprescription on the market and has Ferrochel® ironthat reduces nausea and constipation. All this searching may leave you tired and out of energy. Boost it Up! Is an all-natural, caffeine free energy drink packed with Protein, B-vitamins, fiber and ginger for nausea.
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Healthymama is a corporate sponsor of the American Pregnancy Association (APA). The APA extends our appreciation to healthymama for supporting women and families with pregnancy wellness. You are invited to learn more about healthymama through their site or Facebook page.
*Independent research provided by Research Now TM
**Peters S, et al. Safe Lists for medications in pregnancy: inadequate evidence base and inconsistent guidance from Web-based information, 2011 Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety (2013).
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