“Did pregnancy force you to make a nutrition switch?” -We asked this question to thousands of mothers who join our platform everyday in either an expecting phase or in the phase of motherhood. The response was overwhelming with 91% of them saying “YES”. This number is alarming enough to realise the kind of nutrition and lifestyle a mom-to-be follows before she gets pregnant.
Majority of women of child bearing age are not really fit for pregnancy. Approximately 30% of them have complaints of muscle fatigue before pregnancy and close to 35% are low on weight. They are either deficient or insufficient when it comes to nutrition. During pregnancy, nutritional needs go up by multiple folds. A pregnant couple becomes more conscious about the soon to be mom’s diet for the obvious reasons of having a healthy baby and fit mom. While close to 34% of moms-to-be are aware of the nutritional requirements during pregnancy, 40% do consult their doctor to make the right nutrition switch.
During pregnancy and lactation, baby takes away all the nutrients that he or she requires for growth and development from Mom, depleting her needs to stay healthy. Lack of a nutritious balanced diet before pregnancy hence persuades the doctors to recommend a nutritional supplement to suffice the need. A good 66% of pregnant women are recommended to include supplements in their daily diet. 33% of those are recommended to Mother’s Horlicks as their goto supplement for a healthy pregnancy.
40% of Moms know that Milk is a rich source of protein. Thanks to pregnancy hormones and resulting nausea, milk is one such source of nutrition that many moms-to-be are unable to consume during pregnancy. Milk mixed with vanilla or chocolate in Mother’s Horlicks helps do the dual work of flavour and nutrition.
Mother’s Horlicks is a rich source of DHA and Choline and close to 41% of our moms-to-be know that these are the key nutrients for baby’s brain development. Including Vitamin B6, B12, Iron, Zinc, Sodium, Folic Acid, Calcium and Magnesium, Mother’s Horlicks is enriched with 25 plus vital nutrients that are essential for healthy growth and development of baby as well as a fit mom. With 100% amino acid score, a supplement like this can do wonders on a mom and her baby.
During pregnancy mom-to-be not only makes a nutrition switch but also becomes conscious about her physical fitness and lifestyle. Close to 60% of moms start doing yoga regularly and consider it as one of the best ways to stay fit during pregnancy. 40% even follow a healthy meal plan.
As rightly observed from our survey, with pregnancy comes the “switch”-to a healthy diet, a disciplined lifestyle and physical wellbeing. Supplements like Mother’s Horlicks additionally help in filling the gaps of missing nutrition and prepare the moms-to-be for the biggest challenge of their life called “Motherhood”.
Disclaimer: It is important to consult with your Doctor before deciding the dose and content of nutrition before consumption.
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