|Posted by Prenatal Health on September 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM|
A website formed to help consumers and retailers find a product that temporarily disappeared from the market while its manufacturer restructured and rebranded is developing a fan following all its own.
When Prenatal Cradle, Inc closed up show and went out of business with no warning and no explanation, consumers and retailers alike were bewildered and befuddled at how and why a company that appeared to be so successful could just disappear. Complicating matters was that the website, which had been located at a very similar domain name (imagine it without the dash), just disappeared rather than publish some going-out-of-business message to give all concerned parties a heads' up.
Prenatal-Cradle.com was founded by a consumer who managed to track down a company that is apparently the successor organization to Prenatal Cradle, Inc. The site provides a detailed explanation of what a Prenatal Cradle is and what it's for, as well as where people who wish to buy it can obtain it.
While this may seem somewhat trivial to many, to all the pregnant women out there who just wanted a little relief, this website was nothing short of a Godsend.
For anyone wondering, the new company that manufactured the line of maternity support products is called It's You Babe, and expecting mothers can purchase the item at a medical supply company known for pregnancy care and maternity support items.
|Posted by Prenatal Health on May 5, 2012 at 2:20 PM|
"Adequate vitamin D intake is essential for maternal and fetal health during pregnancy." This according to the abstract of a study conducted by South Korean scientists regarding the effects of Vitamin D on pregnant women and their developing infants.
A separate study claims that low vitamin D levels impact fertility in women, claiming that impaired fertility, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome all occur with increased frequency in women who have insufficient levels of vitamin D.
A third study conducted by scientists and medical researchers from Australia determined that "fertility may be impaired in mothers with low vitamin D."
In addition to the aforementioned, other studies have linked vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy to an increased vulnerability of her child - once born of course - to a host of illnesses and conditions ranging from childhood allergies to ADHD to autism to asthma and a number of others that don't start with the letter "A".
The reality is that it may be some time still before mankind discovers all of the diseases and harmful conditions which are more likely to occur in people with insufficient vitamin D or whose mothers were vitamin D deficient while pregnant.
The relationship between healthy intake of vitamin D during pregnancy and the overall health of both the mother and baby in intricately intertwined, although the details and specifics are only just starting to be understood by medical science. There will be more studies released in the upcoming months and years, and the profound effects of the "sunshine vitamin" (which is actually technically a hormone) will be all that much better understood a couple of years from now.
What is known is that when mothers take vitamin D3 supplements during pregnancy (D3 is supposedly vastly superior to D2, according to numerous resources), both they and their developing babies are healthier, both throughout the course of the pregnancy and afterward and on into childhood.
If you're pregnant or TTC (trying to conceive), it is in both the best interests of you and your future baby for you to have your vitamin D levels tested, and if low start a supplement regimen determined by your doctor or healthcare practitioner asap.
|Posted by Prenatal Health on February 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
An online retailer of medical supplies and other healthcare products has announced that it will be dramatically increasing its product offerings over the coming weeks.
Egan Medical, a Louisiana-based retailer that ships all across America as well as internationally, has announced that the company will be expanding its current selection of prenatal products. The companies current offerings include a line of maternity supports and belts, but in a blog post featured on Show Me Local, Egan announced that the new product offerings will include prenatal vitamins and supplements in addition to an increased selection of pregnancy supports such as the Prenatal Cradle.
According to the press release:
"Egan has long been known as a leading dealer of the world-famous, patented Prenatal Cradle, and the company intends to build of of that momentum and offer a wider selection of prenatal health products to compliment its existing selection."
You can read the entire press release at: http://www.showmelocal.com/profilenews.aspx?bid=12542540
While based in a small, rural Louisiana community, Egan Medical does business worldwide, shipping to such countries as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, among others.
|Posted by Prenatal Health on February 4, 2012 at 2:30 AM||comments (0)|
Most educated people understand the importance of a pregnant mother eating a healthy diet for the purposes of good nutrition and overall health of both the mother and her baby. However, there are a handful of vitamins and minerals which each play a significant role in determining both mom and baby's health, and in many cases diet alone cannot provide adequate levels of these nutrients.
By: David Lanier
A woman becoming pregnant can be the most exciting and life changing event in her life as well as for her family and loved ones. Just knowing that a new life is growing inside of her can bring up all kinds of dramatic realizations on how to care for her unborn baby as well as herself in the best and caring way possible.
Support from family and loved ones can play a very crucial role in the woman's psychological well being as well as her good health, before and during her pregnancy. There are also various pregnancy support resources available on the web for women whose families are not supportive for whatever reason.
One of the first and most important things to consider is her overall health before she becomes pregnant, and during the first trimester of her pregnancy, because this is very crucial to the baby's overall development and good health.
The best thing to do is to consult your gynecologist or your family practitioner right away for the best prenatal vitamins and health advice. These are extremely important because they provide essential nutrients for her and the unborn child, when taken along with a healthy diet. Prenatal vitamins taken by the mom-to-be will not provide all the nutrients necessary to maintain a healthy pregnancy.
While a healthy diet and vitamins are always essential to good health, there are five in particular for which a strong argument can be made that the five are of utmost most important during pregnancy. These are calcium, iron, vitamin D, zinc and of course folic acid.
Folic acid is important for normal growth, in the synthesis of DNA and the metabolism of proteins. It can drastically decrease the chances of your baby being born with severe birth defects.
Folic acid is a B vitamin that gives extra blood that is needed for the body during pregnancy. It is abundant in green leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, pasta, rice, bread and also citrus fruits. It can also be found in vitamin supplements and other assorted food grains.
Also very important is the high intake of iron, which can reduce the chances of developing anemia caused by iron deficiency during the pregnancy.
Calcium is another nutrient that is important in preventing the loss of your bone density because the unborn baby uses the mineral for their own bone development.
Vitamin D3 works with calcium to help prevent the loss of bone density while building strong bones in the baby. It also helps to boost the immune system of both mother and child.
Vitamin D supplements taken by the mother during pregnancy may help to reduce the risk of her baby being born with or developing allergies, autism, ADHD, diabetes, obesity and possible others.
Zinc is more important for mothers outside of the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia/New Zealand (the developed world) than it is for women who reside in these countries, although it is still an important nutrient for all pregnant moms.
A Peruvian study showed that mothers taking zinc supplements during pregnancy had lower infant mortality rates than did women who were not given the zinc supplements.
So, you can see why a healthy diet before and during your pregnancy, along with the proper prenatal vitamins taken on a daily basis can insure and increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, insuring you have a happy and joyous new addition to your family.