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First things first, no, I am not pregnant again. Not yet at least, but we are discussing the ifs and whens of a third baby. When I was pregnant with the twins, I was so busy researching and preparing for their arrival, prepping the house, and napping (I took a lot of naps!) that I really didn’t blog very much and I didn’t get to share some of my recipes and my pre-pregnancy tips and tricks that I will be utilizing for Baby #3. So, I’m doing those types of blog posts now, 8 months late because, honestly, that’s just how this twin mom rolls now – always late! And, today I’m sharing my recipe for a Pineapple Ginger Smoothie.
This smoothie is great anytime, pregnant or not, but it is especially perfect for those early months when morning sickness hits and you’re feeling queasy all day and just trying to keep some food and those prenatal vitamins down!
Recently, Nature Made® reached out and asked me to be their brand ambassador for their Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA (200mg) softgels. I, of course, said yes because I absolutely love working with brands I’ve previously used and which I feel comfortable recommending to my readers and followers. I took Nature Made® Prenatal supplements during my twin pregnancy and plan to take them for Baby #3 as well. Because my husband and I faced infertility issues, I actually ended up taking Nature Made® Prenatal supplements for nearly two years total. Doctors recommend you take prenatal supplements 6 months before you start trying to get pregnant.
Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA vitamins are a one per day dosage and an easy-to-swallow softgel. This is great, because it is sometimes really hard to swallow a pill and keep it down during those early months! Morning sickness is no joke.
But, back to this smoothie. Everyone thought I would have terrible, terrible morning sickness because I was pregnant with twins, but I was really only sick a handful of times. Morning sickness for me was more of an all day feeling of queasiness and extreme fatigue that lasted a few months. I remember that I locked my jaw a lot in an attempt to not vomit. I’m just hoping that with Baby #3 the morning sickness won’t be as intense as it was before!
There are so many recommendations out there about how to fight morning sickness, such as ginger candy or wrist bands that press on acupressure points. I tried the acupressure wrist bands and I can’t really say if they did or did not work, but I have taken ginger anti-nausea tablets prior to taking rough boat rides in an attempt to curb seasickness. Since those usually worked for me, I thought I would try putting a bit of ginger in my smoothies while I was pregnant for some anti-nausea relief.
Plus, it’s recommended to take Nature Made® Prenatal vitamins with food so it’s a win-win smoothie. Here are the ingredients needed for the recipe:
This recipe makes a double batch, so it can be a smoothie for you and for your partner, or one for now and one for later. Simply refrigerate the extra and you have one ready for the next day as well!
Since it’s recommended to take prenatal vitamins with food, I would plan to make a smoothie for breakfast and then take my Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA softgel and other vitamins. And, it’s always been nice to know that the Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA softgels are free from synthetic dyes, yeast, starch, artificial flavors, and gluten.
Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA softgels have a clinically proven absorption of folic acid and iron. They provide essential vitamins and minerals (before and during pregnancy) including Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Iodine, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D3 and provide 200mg of DHA which may help support fetal brain and eye development.† Folic Acid is an important B Vitamin for pregnant women, because it plays a critical role in the proper development of the baby’s nervous system and adequate folic acid in healthful diets may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a neural tube defect.†
I took Nature Made® Prenatal Vitamins during my twin pregnancy along with an extra Nature Made® Folic Acid supplement and Nature Made® Calcium Vitamin per my doctor’s recommendations. At my next doctor’s visit, I will make sure I’m getting the recommended vitamins and supplements from my doctor for future pregnancy. If you’re pregnant or pregnant with twins, you should discuss which vitamins and supplements you should be taking with your doctor. You can learn more about Nature Made® at Sam’s Club on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. And, be sure to check back next month where I’ll be sharing my recommendations for a Mama-to-Be Gift Basket filled with all the items a newly pregnant lady might not know she needs!
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.