Nutritional Supplement Guide – Twin Pregnancy
About Nutrition for Twin Pregnancy
Good nutrition is vital throughout pregnancy. Your baby depends on you for all the nutrients needed for healthy growth and development. Your GP and midwife will give you the same advice about nutrition and lifestyle when you are carrying twins as for a single pregnancy, including the importance of a healthy diet balanced diet. Certain supplements are also recommended.
Our supplements include the recommended levels of folic acid which all women are recommended to take in the first trimester, as well as vitamin D, which all women are recommended to take throughout pregnancy. They contain no vitamin A which should not be supplemented during pregnancy.
We have specially developed multivitamin/mineral supplements for each trimester so that your body gets the nutrients it most needs during each of these specific stages of pregnancy. We would also recommend that you boost your intake of Omega 3 DHA which has an important role to play in the development of the foetus. This will also help maintain your own levels of Omega 3 which are taken by your growing babies.
Good nutrition is particularly important during the first trimester, all the more so when you’re carrying two babies. A consultation with one of our Nutritional Therapists as early as possible in your pregnancy will help you to ensure that your diet is as healthy and nutritious as it can be from the word go. Your babies will be depending on you for all the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Our nutritionists can advise you on the nutrients you need to pay particular attention to in a twin pregnancy and the foods to include to ensure you get them: what you eat when you are pregnant has a profound effect on your babies’ future health for their whole lives. In addition, our nutritionists can advise you on food safety issues and what to avoid to help you enjoy a healthy pregnancy.
Consultations last 60 minutes and can be carried out in person or by Skype. If you want to come as a couple we also offer a 90 minute consultation.