One Shake a Day
What should I look for in a prenatal vitamin?
What's in my Mommi shake?
There are many over-the-counter prenatal vitamins to choose from. Your doctor may have a specific recommendation based on your individual needs. If not, the Mayo Clinic suggests choosing a vitamin which contains the following:
- Folic acid 400-800 micrograms
- Calcium 250 milligrams
- Iron 30 milligrams
- Vitamin C 50 milligrams
- Copper 2 milligrams
- Vitamin B6 2 milligrams
- Vitamin D 400 international units
Prenatal vitamins come in various forms: pill, capsule, and liquid. Prenatal vitamins are generally taken once a day though that also depends on which vitamin you are taking. Helpful hint: many women have an aversion to taking a prenatal vitamin pill (nicknamed horse pill) because of the aftertaste and the difficulty swallowing it. Liquid prenatal vitamins tend to be easy to take and digest more quickly.
Our daily Mommi shake has the recommended ingredients and then some more.