Taking a prenatal multivitamin can help cover any nutritional gaps in your diet

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Pregnancy Diet

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A well-balanced diet during pregnancy can help ensure both your health and your baby’s. Your risk of developing chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, can be significantly reduced with the help of a proper diet prior to and during pregnancy.

It goes without saying that this period brings significant physiological changes. Paying special attention to your lifestyle habits, taking a prenatal supplement that is adapted to your personal needs, as well as your diet during pregnancy can help to meet your new energy and nutrient needs.

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General dietary requirements for a healthy pregnancy

There are special requirements when it comes to your diet during pregnancy; balance variety and moderation before, during and after pregnancy to achieve general good health.


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The USDA’s ChooseMyPlate.gov suggests that consuming a variety of items from the four major food groups will help you get the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you and your baby need. A well-balanced diet during pregnancy will also contribute to your baby's healthy growth and development, along with helping you feel better, give you more energy and help you gain a healthy amount of weight. Get your Daily Food Plan by creating a profile using SuperTracker.


Pay special attention to the quality of the foods in your diet during pregnancy. Being careful and following a few basic food safety rules will help you avoid food poisoning and protect your baby.

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Don’t Forget Your Prenatal Multivitamins

A proper diet during pregnancy may not be enough and experts recommend that you take a daily multivitamin as well.

Wondering if a prenatal multivitamin is right for you? This is an important decision, so take the time to make an informed choice. You should know that you will have an increased need for vitamins and essential minerals, especially folic acid and iron.

Based on your overall health and any medications you may be taking, your healthcare professional can give you advice on the prenatal multivitamin that's best for you.

As you may know, a well-balanced diet during pregnancy plays a significant role in maintaining your health and that of your baby. Your diet during pregnancy should include foods chosen based on the principles of balance, variety and moderation. When continued after giving birth, these new habits can have lifelong benefits for mother, child and the entire family.

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Take your first
2 baby steps with Mteryti®

An effective two-step MultiVitamin/MultiMineral supplement regimen specially designed to help you and your growing baby stay healthy before, during and after your pregnancy.

Tailored Formula specially designed to help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby!

  • Two unique MultiVitamin/MultiMineral Supplement Tablets:
    • Mteryti® with 1.1 mg of Folic Acid
    • Mteryti® Folic 5 with 5 mg of Folic Acid for women who may be at higher risk of developing a neural tube defect (NTD) - affected pregnancy.
  • Recommended for use under the supervision of a physician or a healthcare professional.

Two-step regimen to help optimize key nutrients absorption

  • Morning Tablet (pink), Night tablet (blue (1.1 mg of folic acid) or dark blue (5 mg of folic acid))
  • Iron and Calcium are separated
  • Both tablets are imprinted with the pink image of a pregnant woman.

Gentle and easy to take

  • Smaller tablets are easier to swallow
  • Less constipation, upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting compared to other prenatal multivitamins
  • Lactose, gluten and tartrazine free—and has received the Kosher, Kosher for Passover, and Halal certifications
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Packaged for convenience and safety

  • Individually sealed (blister pack) to eliminate unpleasant odors
  • Blister pack helps you keep track of daily tablet-taking
  • Designed to help keep children away from medication and to decrease the probability of a child ingesting all tablets in the box

About Duchesnay USA

Duchesnay USA is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a long-standing commitment to women’s health. Until recently, we focused on filling the void in terms of scientific research and education and on developing pharmacological solutions that are safe and effective for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Today, Duchesnay has broadened its portfolio of products to offer safe and effective therapeutic options that meet the health and quality of life needs of women and their family members at different stages of their lives.

For more information about Duchesnay USA, please visit www.DuchesnayUSA.com.