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Choosing Your Prenatal Multivitamin


Choosing your prenatal multivitamin is not to be taken lightly: its ingredients can have an impact on your health and the health of your baby. Your body has extra needs when you’re pregnant, and vitamin supplements are the best way to get these essentials. Your diet and physical condition play a big role in determining what supplements are right for you.

Talk to you healthcare professional as soon as possible to determine what MultiVitamin/MultiMineral supplementation is right for you. Ideally, starting supplementation prior to conception is generally recommended.

  

Choosing the right prenatal vitamin for you

What dose of folic acid is right for you?

 

Important Risk Information

Warning: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

Women who consume healthful diets with adequate folate may reduce their risk of having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord. Public health authorities recommend that women consume 0.4 mg folic acid daily from fortified foods or dietary supplements, or both, to reduce the risk of neural tube defects. The safe upper limit of daily intake value for folic acid is 1,000 mcg (1 mg). This product exceeds the DV (1,000 mcg) of folic acid. Folate intake should not exceed 250% of the DV (1,000 mcg). However, Mteryti® and Mteryti® folic 5 tablets may be appropriate for some women under a healthcare professional's supervision.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Prenatal Multivitamin or Folic Acid Alone?


Make sure you begin your pregnancy with an adequate intake of iron, iodine, calcium, folic acid and vitamins B12 and D.

Your intake of folic acid, vitamin B12 and iron should be greater at the beginning of your pregnancy and even before you become pregnant. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies may have a negative effect on both the baby’s health and yours.

That is why the The U. S. Public Health Service and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend taking a prenatal multivitamin containing folic acid before and during pregnancy instead of folic acid alone. Prenatal multivitamins are designed to meet the mother’s health specific needs as well as the needs of your growing baby.

 

Folic Acid Consuming enough folic acid in the first 28 days of pregnancy may help reduce the risk of neural tube malformations.
Vitamin B12 In combination with folic acid, Vitamin B12 may help reduce the risk of neural tube defects in early pregnancy and of premature birth.
Iron Iron helps maintain a high energy level, resistance to infections and tolerance of blood loss in childbirth.

 

A well-balanced diet may not be enough. It is very difficult to ensure that you get the required quantities of iron when you become pregnant. Moreover, many women are unaware they are pregnant at the beginning of pregnancy.

For both of these reasons, it is important to start taking a prenatal vitamin adapted to two or three months before your pregnancy and up to four to six weeks after giving birth. If you are breastfeeding, keep taking your prenatal multivitamin as long as you are doing so, to make sure you always have sufficient iron stores. After delivery, whether you are breastfeeding or not, discuss continued supplementation with your health care professional.

The best choice is thus to take a prenatal vitamin that contains folic acid.  

 

 

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Your Prenatal Multivitamin Checklist


Because your baby relies on your body’s resources to grow, you need to keep your amount of essential vitamins and minerals at the right levels. That’s why it’s important to start taking a prenatal vitamin before you even get pregnant.

It’s important to talk with your healthcare provider about which prenatal vitamin may be right for you, here are a few things to ask about:

Adequate dose of elemental Iron
The right amount of Folic Acid
Vitamin B12
Calcium and Vitamin D
Zinc
The right amount of Vitamin A

Each vitamin and mineral contained in the supplement contributes to good health and plays a role in helping your body meet the increased nutritional needs your body and baby need. It’s also a good idea to keep taking your vitamin while you breastfeed.

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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.