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Dec 16, 2021

Everything to Know About Taking Supplements During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a wonderful experience, your body is hard at work creating a life, which is let’s face it, incredible. However, the process takes up a lot of energy and nutrients, and it’s very common to be experiencing some adverse reactions throughout each trimester. Everyone talks about the sought after ‘pregnancy glow’, but similarly as other stages of pregnancy can be glamourised, so can the expectation of our skin. For many women, ‘pregnancy skin’ can be far from a glow and in fact we can notice a lot of changes, so why aren’t more people talking about why your skin might have become dull or dry, or why you seem to be experiencing hair thinning, shedding, or loss and how you can manage these symptoms.

All of these problems are extremely common, your diet plays an essential role in keeping your hormones balanced before, during, and after pregnancy. Luckily, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide about taking supplements during and after pregnancy. So, grab a cuppa, put your feet up and get ready to learn more about taking supplements during pregnancy. 

Are Supplements Safe to Take While Pregnant? 

While certain supplements are safe to take during pregnancy, like with most things some may not be suitable. It’s important to do your research, and only buy from a reputable brand that has the science readily available to back up their claims. In addition to this, we would also recommend keeping your doctor up to date on both your diet and any supplements you’re considering taking.

At Simone Thomas Wellness, our award-winning supplements are entirely natural and completely safe to take during or after pregnancy, they’re expertly formulated with the finest, organic ingredients to care for your whole body, ensuring that you’re giving your body the vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive throughout your pregnancy.

In fact, Simone used many of her own supplements throughout both of her pregnancies and while she was breastfeeding, proving that these supplements naturally nourish and support your body throughout this exciting time.

Discover more about Simone and her journey here.

 

The Benefits of Taking Supplements When Pregnant 

Pregnancy for many women can take a toll on your body, skin, and hair. Having a baby is such an exciting and busy period of your life, you often forget to take time for yourself which leads to concerns such as hair loss, hair thinning, skin complaints, and digestive issues falling by the wayside. The last thing that you need is to waste time on a quick fix that was never going to work in the first place. Throughout pregnancy and the fourth trimester, it should be about providing your body with the right vitamins and minerals to nurture and support your body during each stage. Supplements are a great way to ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need without having to spend your time creating new recipes with a wide range of ingredients just to ensure you’re eating enough, which who really has time to do. 

Natural Collagen Supplements for Pregnancy Skin

Collagen is naturally produced in the body to support skin elasticity, and plays an extremely important part in increasing radiance and plumping the skin. Unfortunately, in our late teens/early twenties, our collagen levels decrease by about 1% each year, leading to development of fine lines in addition to pre and postpartum skin concerns.

The multi-award winning SkinQuencher is Simone Thomas’ best kept skin secret, it contains type 1 marine collagen and vitamin C to combat pregnancy skin revealing a clearer, youthful glow both during and after pregnancy. Skin Quencher contains a highly concentrated form of vitamin C and marine-derived collagen, it has been expertly formulated to target common pregnancy and postpartum symptoms such as oily skin, breakouts, and dull or dehydrated skin as well as increasing the elasticity in skin, which is something that may help with all those sleepless nights!

Watch our video to discover how SkinQuencher has helped other women achieve their skin goals pre and postpartum.

Biotin for Postpartum Hair Loss

You may be familiar with postpartum hair loss because you’ve experienced hair thinning, shedding or even loss after having your little one, or you’re familiar with it from your friends who have gone through it too. Either way, it’s very common to experience hair thinning postpartum but there are ingredients that can help combat it. Biotin (vitamin B7) encourages hair regrowth which leads to stronger, thicker hair as well as promoting the repair of hair, nails, and skin. It also is a key player in the production of fatty acids which ensures healthy skin and hair, a godsend during the fourth trimester!  

Our Biotin Brilliance supplement has been specially formulated to act as an effective pregnancy hair loss treatment for anyone suffering during or postpartum. Daily dose of our Biotin supplement helps to support hair growth and strengthens weak nails in addition to revealing gorgeous glowing skin! Biotin Brilliance tablets can be used for both normal or chemically treated hair, suitable for vegans and vegetarian and perfectly safe to take while breastfeeding which Simone has done throughout both her pregnancies.

To find out more, read our latest blog with everything there is to know about pre and after pregnancy hair loss solutions.

Super Greens Supplement to Boost Immunity During Pregnancy

The Super Greens supplement is perfect for those with low immunity, dull lifeless hair, and dry scalps. The Simone Thomas Wellness Super Greens is packed with the finest  cleansing ingredients, as well as 100% organic natural superfoods – great if you’re struggling with eating a varied diet during the first trimester. The fusion of vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium encourages the collagen production in your body to promote thicker, longer, healthier hair while ingredients such as spirulina and green tea to boost immunity, support your nervous system and contributes to cognitive function helping combat those moments of baby brain. 

Our Super Greens supplement is suitable for all hair types, including those with sensitivity issues, it’s also Soil Association and vegan certified. 

Effective Probiotics During Pregnancy 

Our Everyday Wellness supplement is a super strength probiotic, aiding with digestion and unsettled stomachs. Among other symptoms during pregnancy, it’s common to experience unsettled stomachs or unusual bowel movements to what we’re used to, but probiotics will help to support your digestion throughout pregnancy and postpartum. Our award-winning Everyday Wellness works to keep your body functioning normally by reducing inflammation, fighting environmental damage, and improving nutrient absorption which you may be struggling with if you have regular morning sickness. All of these benefits will have a positive impact in the health of your hair and scalp but moreover, our super probiotic which contains 6 different types of probiotics, will work hard to support friendly bacteria levels, while the innovative capsule composition protects the bacteria to ensure optimal effectiveness and improved digestion.

How to Find the Right Supplements for You 

While pregnancy symptoms can be challenging, natural supplements are quick, easy to take and a convenient step in your day to ensure you’re getting all the right nutrients you need to support your energy, hair, skin and more while you grow your baby. All our supplements are scientifically tested and are safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding, discover our range of supplements and start feeling better today! For more help or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact the Simone Thomas Wellness team in the live chat who will be happy to help.  

If you’re still unsure which supplements are the right ones for you, please visit our Discover the Right Supplement for You guide, designed to make it easier to identify which supplements are for you.

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