Today's blog is sponsored by One A Day Women's Prenatal Multivitamins. One A Day Women's Prenatal Multivitamins are the #1 OBGYN recommended over the counter brand of prenatal multivitamins.
I try to stay within my scope of practice and expertise as a women's strength and conditioning coach. I created the movement and online education, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism as a way to support my peers- female athletes and coaches through unique chapters in their life and athleticism. This catapulted me into becoming informed and supportive of a lot of complementary efforts with other practitioners, professions, products and efforts.
I always tell my athletes that if I can't help you, I know someone who can. It is my job to support women and provide quality guidance and resources for them during a chapter in their life that is filled with overly broad recommendations and little to no individualized information.
When One a Day reached out to me to help support and promote their product, One a Day Prenatal vitamin, I knew it was an opportunity to use my voice to support a woman's body in an often disregarded way. We are (maybe?) asked by our Doctor if we are taking a prenatal vitamin, but beyond that one time question, there's not a whole lot of follow up to nutritional needs and considerations of the micronutrients that can help support a healthy pregnancy, baby and mother.
Instead of promoting a strict diet or eating guidelines, we can promote healthy habits during pregnancy and postpartum. Finding a balance between food that will fuel our body with quality nutrients, and food that can also be indulged in and enjoyed without guilt. The women I work with have a hard time of letting go of control around their nutrition and diet habits, so I have to encourage them that this is a great time to practice what it means to be healthy from the inside out, which does NOT include obsession around food.
As a way to help my athletes feel like they're doing what's healthy and best for their body and baby during pregnancy and postpartum, I encourage them to take a One a Day prenatal vitamin to complement their healthy habits and nutrition. It's a great way to feel assured that they're getting the nutrients they need to help support their health efforts and habits in ways that extend beyond just exercise and eating healthy.
If I am advocating for women's bodies as they transform, evolve and heal during these chapters, it's critical that I also support the basics of health for their growing baby and recovery from growing their baby. It's been part of my healthy habit practice for 6 years now through both of my babies. Encourage the women in your life who are looking to have a baby, are pregnant or postpartum to take a One a Day Prenatal vitamin!