Chances are you’re well aware that a prenatal multivitamin is essential to help support the nutrient changes that come with pregnancy. But what women might not realize is that the postpartum period is actually even more nutritionally demanding than pregnancy itself, especially for those who plan on breastfeeding. And that means that a different kind of multivitamin—a postnatal multivitamin, to be specific—can be an important addition to a new mom’s daily routine.*
Women should consider taking a prenatal multivitamin when they’re thinking, trying, and when it’s time.
Women’s nutrient needs change as soon as they become pregnant, which is why we like to stick to the “3 month rule”—that is, aiming to start taking a prenatal multivitamin 3 months ahead of time. Of course, that timing isn’t always easy to pin down. But if you’re thinking or trying, it might be time to consider making the switch.
To put it simply, prenatal multivitamins are designed to lend nutrient support during pregnancy. Our Essential Prenatal, for example, is formulated to help fill nutrient gaps in a mom-to-be’s diet.*