Guess what vitamin this is that I’m swallowing every day (against all my pill-popping principles lolol).
Can be found at any pharmacy for RM1-2 per strip
Mommies would know. Yes, folic acid.
No la not pregnant or anything of the sort yet. But a few months ago I went to my gynaecologist for a checkup and she asked if we were planning on having kids anytime soon.
I said, “if it comes, it comes!”
She said OK and recommended I start taking folic acid as a precaution. Folic acid should ideally be taken three months before conception but she said she herself started taking it a year before her son was conceived no harm one.
She said also because I don’t exercise (haiyo say again *waves hand) and because I’m skinny, I had better take calcium too. She said “just go to the supermarket and buy the first Anlene you see.
Folic acid and calcium (along with iron and zinc) are some of the most crucial elements needed for your health and baby’s.
Did you know that folic acid is required during the first 27 days of pregnancy for the development of the baby’s spinal bone and brain? So if you don’t have sufficient folate levels and you accidentally get pregnant…. :X :X
Folic acid levels of 400mcg a day (in addition to intake of food folate from a varied diet) is recommended for women planning pregnancies. That’s 170 slices of cheese! Maybe Cheesie can do it but I don’t like cheese hahaha. So a milk supplement is best.
As for calcium, my doctor told me that insufficient calcium intake during pregnancy can cause the baby to leach calcium from our body to build its own bones. Kids ah, so self centered one lolol. So calcium is crucial to prevent osteoporosis.
And iron is required for red blood cells formation. Not enough iron also = not enough blood = child not enough oxygen + you are at risk of anemia.
Enough of the doom and gloom!
Here’s a one stop solution for you.
Anmum Materna contains important nutrients required by expectant mothers – calcium, iron, zinc and folic acid.
(In Malaysia Anlene is synonymous with calcium, while Anmum Materna is the #1 pre-natal milk in the country.)
In fact, 2 glasses of Anmum Materna a day and your folate level is set. (Note: Anmum Materna is the only high folic acid milk powder that is clinically tested)
If you need more info on how to get physically ready for a pregnancy, go here.
You can also call Anmum Care Malaysia to speak to a nutritionist – 1800 88 3122 (Mon-Fri: 830am – 530pm)