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November 11, 2016

Ostomy Nutrition Supplements for Pregnant Women – What to Buy

Are you expecting a child? Congratulations! Are you an ostomate that plans on conceiving? Kudos to you too! Carrying a life marks a remarkable time in your life. You plan on doing all that you can to ensure a healthy pregnancy and an even healthier bouncing baby boy or girl. Much of this begins with a sound nutrition plan.

As an ostomate, you are well aware of your unique nutritional requirements. As a pregnant woman, you know you must carefully monitor your vitamin and mineral intake, especially when it comes to folic acid, the synthetic form of vitamin B9 that helps prevent neural tube defects and birth defects. This can all be managed with an adequate diet.

Ostomy Nutrition Supplements for Pregnant Women - What to Buy - Folic Acid
Natural sources of folic acid include eggs and broccoli shown here.

However, pregnancy comes with unique eating habits. For instance, the nausea and vomiting associated with morning sickness can pose a challenge if you’ve had an ileostomy. In this case, fluid and electrolyte imbalances can cause dehydration. Nausea may also interfere with your hunger and overall impulse to eat. This can compromise nutrition for the fetus. Careful monitoring by your doctor and obstetrician will dictate how you proceed with your diet, but without question, nutritional supplements will come into play. 

In our mission to deliver you with the best supplements on the market we hope to help you deliver a strong and healthy baby. Consult with your doctor, obstetrician, and/or nutritionist and proceed to view our top suggestions of supplements that will carry you happily to term.

Essential Nutritional Supplements for Expectant Mothers Living with an Ostomy

Metagenics Fem Prenatal

Metagenics Fem Prenatal 30 Packets - Ostomy Nutrition Supplements for Pregnant WomenHelp reduce the risk of neural tube defects that may be present for expecting ileostomates. Metagenics’ Fem Prenatal is a complete multi-vitamin and mineral supplement that has been designed exclusively to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant women. Fem Prenatal contains a healthy amount of folate to facilitate healthy fetal development. It also contains prenatal necessities of mixed carotenoids, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.

In addition to the required vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, this product contains bioavailable ingredients that are gentle to sensitive stomachs – a blessing for any woman with morning sickness. Consumption is a breeze. All you need is one packet per-day. View more.

Metagenics OmegaGenics DHA 300

Metagenics omegagenics epa-dha 300 90 softgels - Ostomy Nutrition Supplements for Pregnant WomenDuring pregnancy, the dietary requirement for omega-3 fatty acids is 650 mg, of which 300 is DHA. To account for this omega-3 fatty acid deficit, expectant mothers have two sources to choose from. Either fish oil supplements that supply EPA/DHA, or algae-derived DHA. In an effort to not only accommodate the diets of those concerned about cognitive and cardiovascular health, Metagenics has supplied a soft-gel capsule that delivers the 300 DHA prescribed to pregnant women. Don’t go without this most essential of essential fatty acids. View more.

Progressive® OmegEssential Liquid

Progressive® OmegEssential Liquid - Ostomy Nutrition Supplements for Pregnant WomenCapsules may be a little hard to swallow, especially if your gag-reflex is working overtime during the first trimester. Pure omega-3 in liquid form can also be a lot to stomach, unless a fish oil taste sounds appealing to your cravings. Thankfully, Progressive® recognizes this, delivering the required EFA in liquid form with a pleasant orange flavor. This product serving provides 1,000 mg of EPA and 550 mg of DHA in a balanced 2 to 1 ratio. Considering that this is higher than the required 300 DHA, you will want to consult with your doctor before consuming. You may simply have to reduce the serving size. View more.

Inner Good carries a wide variety of nutritional supplements, many of which will apply to your unique needs during pregnancy. Let your physician be your guide, then return to choose from our ever-growing line of health supplements.

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