Blackmores Pregnancy & Breast-Feeding (G) provides an ideal daily dose of 20 important nutrients for mother and baby including folic acid, iodine and vitamin D3. With omega-3 DHA to support baby’s brain, eyesight and nervous system development and contains a low-nausea & low-constipation form of iron.
500 micrograms of folic acid which, if taken daily for one month before conception and during pregnancy, may reduce the risk of having a child with spina bifida/neural tube defect
150 micrograms of iodine for baby's brain, visual motor skills and hearing development. Iodine supports the development of normal intelligence and IQ
Lower constipation iron
Odourless and concentrated fish oil, rich in DHA for baby's brain, eyesight and nervous system development.
Adults – Take 1 capsule morning & 1 evening a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed.
Not recommended for children under 12 years.
No medicinal claims are made or implied for any product and these are being sold as Nutritional/Dietary Supplements. Use as suggested or as advised by health care provider. Vitamin supplement should not replace healthy diet.
No added yeast, gluten, wheat, milk, derivatives or preservatives, No added artificial sweeteners. This is a halal product. This product is sold in Australia as Blackmores Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Gold.
Contraindications and Cautions
Not recommended for children under 12 years
Do not exceed the stated dose of folic acid. If you have had a baby with a neural tube defect / spina bifida, seek medical advice
This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 microgram for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded
All nutrients are important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The following provides additional information on some special nutrients important during pregnancy and breastfeeding, that are in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding (G).
Folic acid – According to guidelines in Australia* this product contains 500 micrograms of folic acid, as it is recommended that women of childbearing age take 400-500 μg of folic acid per day for at least one month before pregnancy and for the first 3 months of pregnancy.
*Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice, 8th edn. East Melbourne: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 2012.
Iodine - Requirement for iodine is increased during the whole pregnancy, especially the first 20 weeks. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) recommends that pregnant and breast-feeding women take an iodine supplement containing 150 micrograms*daily.
*NHMRC Public Statement: Iodine supplementation for pregnant and breastfeeding women. NHMRC, 2010.
Iron - Approximately one quarter of pregnant women report getting constipated when taking high doses of supplemental iron. That is why Pregnancy & Breastfeeding (G) contains a low-constipation, low-nausea, gentle on the tummy form of iron.
Omega-3 fatty acids - During pregnancy there can be an increased sensitivity to tastes, especially in the first trimester. Odourless fish oil means pregnant women can get the benefits of omega-3s without the fishy aftertaste.
Vitamin D - Vitamin D supports the development of healthy bones and teeth.
B group vitamins - B vitamins support cellular energy production, with vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5 all involved in cellular energy production. Vitamins B2 and B12 help the body use folic acid.
Zinc, vitamins C & D and betacarotene for immune health support