Erin Stokes, ND is the Medical Director at MegaFood. Erin is a Naturopathic Doctor, Mom, and outdoor enthusiast. She is passionate about the power of education. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives.
Note: This article was updated June 2016 to reflect our new product offering, Baby & Me 2, which replaced Baby & Me Herb-Free.
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When you find out you are pregnant, there are naturally a lot of questions that arise. One area of inquiry is, “What foods should I eat, and should I choose organic?” Another question is, “What is the best natural prenatal multivitamin?” The quest for the right, individual answers to these questions is motivated from the desire to give optimal support and nourishment for the health and wellness of your baby – the next generation.
The next generation is also a focus for Lundberg Family Farms, and it has been for almost 80 years. This farm has deep roots. Back in 1937, Albert & Frances Lundberg moved from Nebraska to California, and began farming with the intention of leaving the land better than they found it. Their four sons followed in their footsteps, learning the importance of sustaining and respecting the earth, Today, over 75 years later, Lundberg Family Farms is run by 3rd & 4th generation farmers – a true family legacy! You may have heard of the Lundbergs, or perhaps have even eaten their delicious and organic rice. MegaFood has recently partnered with Lundberg Family Farms, and is delighted to share the news that both FoodState Vitamin E and Biotin in the Baby and Me Prenatal Multivitamin are both delivered in Lundberg Family Farm’s wholesome organic brown rice.
Baby and Me supports the health of a woman and her baby during pregnancy and lactation.* It contains sound potencies of FoodState Nutrients, which are food-nutrient complexes with enhanced absorption and digestibility.* Baby and Me can be taken any time of day, even on an empty stomach without upset.* This is great news for pregnant mommas to be, as they may be struggling with feeling queasy or dealing with digestive changes. In addition, Baby and Me is tested to be free of the common allergens, dairy, gluten and soy. There are also options for pregnant women, as we offer both the original Baby and Me multivitamin, as well as our newest addition to the family, Baby & Me 2.
What makes Baby & Me 2 special?
Often when you’re pregnant, it’s a challenge to even take your multivitamin regularly! You may be feeling nauseous and tired, with a list of things left undone. The good news here is that Baby and Me 2 is only a 2 tablet per day formula, as compared with our beloved original Baby and Me, which remains at 4 tablets per day. Part of the reason to stay at 4 tablets per day in our “original”, is to be able to include our Nurturing Prenatal Blend, which delivers herbs to support strength, balance and healthy mood of a woman during pregnancy.* Baby & Me 2 is an herb-free option, for those who either prefer, or have been advised by their trusted healthcare practitioner, not to take herbs during pregnancy.
Baby & Me 2 is Doctor formulated, by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements and women’s health. Baby & Me 2 contains Choline, a nutrient that is rarely found in prenatal formulas, yet is vitally important. Why? Choline supports the healthy development of the baby, and is needed for optimal health of both the nervous and endocrine system.* Recent population studies have shown that common diets may be low or deficient in choline.*
Baby & Me 2 also contains 600 mcg of Folate to support the healthy development of the child. * This 600 mcg amount supplements the 200 mcg of Folate that can be easily obtained from the diet. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, are an excellent dietary source of Folate. The Folate in Baby & Me 2 is delivered in the methylated form which is more readily utilized by many women.*
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* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
1 Fortify Your Life, Your Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and More pp. 203 – 206 Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. (National Geographic Society, 2016)
2 Dietary Intakes of Choline. What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007-2008. Food Surveys Research Group. Dietary Data Brief No.9, Oct. 2011 http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/80400530/pdf/DBrief/9_choline_intakes_0708.pdf