- It is easy to under-estimate the physical, mental and emotional demands that these early months can bring for a new mother
- ReVital Essence has been specially developed to assist with all these things and to give you some extra oomph besides
- Three tablets a day, after food, will provide the micro-nutrients you need during the three to four months it takes your body to return to its pre-pregnant condition.
- Many of the women we see at the Clinic are so focussed on getting through labour that they neglect to think about how best to look after themselves, as well as their babies, following the birth
- The more you can keep your body well nourished and nutritionally balanced, the quicker it will heal and the better you will be able to get on top of your new responsibilities and routine
- Good nutrition during this period can also help to prevent some of the problems that can occur after birth - such as the hormonal imbalances that can lead to post-natal depression
- On a lighter note, it can help to boost your self-esteem by improving the condition of your hair and nails as well
vitamins - important for lactation and to prevent blood sugar problems.
Co-enzyme Q10 – helps release energy by releasing oxygen. Oxygen is needed for tissue repair and immune function following the birth.
Ginseng - a helpful general pick-me-up tonic after the birth of a baby.
Iron - needed by both mother and baby to build up haemoglobin in the blood and to prevent anaemia, especially when there has been considerable blood loss. Iron also helps to fight infection and to supply oxygen to the muscles.
Vitamin C - helps wounds to heal by manufacturing collagen, connective tissue and blood vessels. It strengthens the immune system, helps to fight infection and increases the body’s absorption of iron. Extra is needed if you are breast feeding.
Vitamin E - gives antioxidant protection and helps to promote wound healing.
Vitamin K - controls blood clotting. Your child cannot manufacture vitamin K within his or her own gut yet and relies on breast milk for his or her supply.
Zinc - needed to aid wound healing and hormone production, to boost the immune system and to help combat post-natal depression. Levels of copper (which is antagonistic to zinc) rise during pregnancy, reaching a peak just after the birth. Unless zinc levels are boosted, both mother and baby are likely to be zinc deficient. (The placenta is an exceedingly rich form of zinc, which is why most animals eat the placenta after giving birth.)
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