- Contains 24 important vitamins and minerals, including anti-oxidants for healthy cellular growth, B vitamins for hormonal health, plus Folic Acid, Beta-carotene, Iron, Magnesium and Zinc.
Plan Your Conception
It makes sense to be as well-nourished as possible before you conceive
- Pregnancy Plan contains 24 vitamins and minerals, including valuable anti-oxidants and Folic Acid, that are important for early reproductive health.
Plan Your Pregnancy
Developed by Zita at her London clinic, all our supplements are the result of years of experience helping thousands of women to get into the best possible nutritional shape for all stages of reproduction.
Plan For After The Birth
It's vital to keep yourself well-nourished after the birth, particularly if you are breast-feeding
- Newly formulated one-a-day multi-stage multivitamin, for women who would prefer a high quality, but lower priced alternative to our stage specific, Premium Plus range of products
- Pregnancy Plan contains a unique blend of micro-nutrients to help ensure your strength as well as to support the rapid growth of your baby.
Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate), Soya Oil, E401 - Sodium Alginate and Soy Protein - from Soya
One tablet a day typically provides: / RDA%
Vitamin D 600iu 15ug / 300
Vitamin E 20mg TE / 200
Vitamin C 120mg / 200
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) 2.8mg / 200
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 3.2mg / 200
Niacin (Vitamin B3) 18mg NE / 100
Vitamin B6 4mg / 200
Folic Acid 400ug / 200
Vitamin B12 20ug / 2000
Biotin 200ug / 133
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) 12mg / 200
Calcium 108.5mg / 14
Iron 14mg / 100
Magnesium 150mg / 50
Zinc 15mg / 100
Iodine 150ug / 100
Manganese / 1mg
Beta Carotene 2mg
Coenzyme Q10 1mg
Pregnancy Plan - Ingredients and Their Benefits:
B Vitamins - associated with hormonal health. Easily depleted through stress, alcohol or smoking. Research has shown that giving Vitamin B6 to women who have trouble conceiving may help increase fertility.
Biotin - essential for the healthy division of foetal cells, including those in the central nervous system. The concentration of biotin in breast milk is 15 times higher than in the mother's blood, which suggests that Biotin is very important for a baby's growth and development.
Betacarotene - A good maternal store helps protect against cell mutation following conception. Safe form of delivery of extra Vitamin A.
Vitamin C - an important anti-oxidant associated with fertility. Also important for placental development, blood flow and organ development. Helps with absorption of Iron.
Vitamin D - Recent research suggests that the status of the maternal store of Vitamin D can be influential in the development of a baby's bones. Also crucial for the absorption of Calcium, which is important in its own right for healthy bone formation.
Calcium - linked to hormone development. Population generally deficient. Valuable for developing foetus. Also needed during pregnancy for the development of the nervous system and healthy bones and teeth. The foetus accumulates Calcium rapidly during the 1st Trimester of pregnancy and a mother needs to build up a good store so that plenty is available for her baby without depletion of her own bone material. Vegetarian and vegan mothers and those under 18 need to be especially careful to avoid deficiency.
Chromium - necessary for regulating blood sugar levels. Stimulates synthesis of protein in growing baby's tissues. Recommended total intake of 30mcg per day during pregnancy.
CoEnzymeQ10 - associated with energy levels in cells and promotes blood flow.
Vitamin E - another important anti-oxidant. Deficiency may cause damage to reproductive tissues.
Folic Acid - known to help prevent spina bifida. Works together with Vitamin B12 to ensure a baby's genetic codes are intact. Increased evidence of benefit of supplementation for a whole range of general cellular activities too, throughout preconception and pregnancy.
Iodine - an essential micro-nutrient in the human diet, most particularly as a component of thyroid hormnes, which play a vital role in the regulation of metabolic processes such as growth and energy expenditure. Iodine deficiency in pregnancy can put the developing baby at greater risk of miscarriage or still-birth.
Iron - research shows that women suffering from anaemia find it harder to conceive. Women often have low Iron status entering pregnancy. A common symptom of deficiency is pica, a craving for strange foods. Iron is not absorbed well without Vitamin C. Taking it on its own can lead to the loss of other essential minerals.
Lycopene and Lutein - Bio-flavanoids. Important for cell growth.
Magnesium - a common deficiency due to depletion of store in most soil. Important for egg development and cell division during pregnancy. Also essential for energy production, proper nerve function and for every major metabolic reaction.
Selenium - Anti-oxidant that helps to protect the body from highly reactive chemical fragments called free-radicals. Helps to prevent chromosome damage, which is known to be a cause of birth defects and miscarriages. Especially important in the 1st Trimester for cell growth, the early development of the brain and spinal chord and the prevention of spina bifida and other birth defects.
All Zita West nutritional products have been approved by the HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers' Association) and have been formulated in accordance with Department of Health guidelines.
Zita West has been involved in fertility and pregnancy now for over 25 years, as a midwife, a nutritional advisor, an acupuncturist and as an author and consultant. Over that time thousands of couples have come to her for advice on how to get into into optimum shape - physiologically, nutritionally and emotionally - for all the vital stages of childbirth from pre-conception to conception, to pregnancy and the months immediately after birth.
More and more evidence points to the contribution that the right combination of diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and natural therapies can make not only to our chances of a happy and healthy pregnancy but to our unborn baby's health and all-round potential too. Zita is acknowledged as one of Europe's leading experts on how each of us can improve our prospects at each key stage of the reproductive process through natural means or, if necessary, through medical intervention.