Creating a healthy and safe environment for your growing baby when pregnant, and later when breastfeeding, is essential. You can wonderfully nurture your little one by choosing nourishing foods and supplementing with natural wellness products, as well as avoiding chemical exposure.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine affirms that, "A plant-based diet is a healthful choice at every stage of life, including pregnancy and breastfeeding." And a "well-planned plant-based diet provides all the nutrients you and your developing baby need."
Eating an abundant variety of fresh, local, organic fruits and vegetables is ideal for your developing keiki. We hope you will consider our Down to Earth stores and delis your BFF while pregnant and breastfeeding. Our all-natural groceries, made-from-scratch plant based hot & ready deli foods, bakery goodies, and plentiful produce sections have all you need for glowing good health.
Down to Earth's recipe database is a treasure chest of meatless dishes for anytime of the day or night. Craving tofu musubi, a healthy oatmeal cookie, or vegan bacon? We've got recipes for those and hundreds more. Keep in mind that meal prepping and having plant-based meals and snacks in your fridge and freezer can be a lifesaver on those days when cooking is simply not happening.
Vitamins and supplements can support a thriving pregnancy, and enhance your milk production as well. Here are some suggestions from our expert Wellness Teams for quality products to add to your daily self-care routine:
WISHGARDEN PREGNANCY TINCTURES
EARTH MAMA BELLY OIL
GARDEN OF LIFE PRENATAL DHA
TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS ORGANIC RASPBERRY LEAF TEA
NEW CHAPTER PERFECT POSTNATAL
TRADITIONAL MEDICINALS ORGANIC MOTHER'S MILK TEA
Other things to think about
Cleaning your home with chemical-free, natural products is also crucial to protect yourself and your baby. Visit any of our stores for the best selection of options for keeping your environment clean and safe. Here's one of our top-sellers:
BETTER LIFE ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER
Don't forget our all-natural diapers, rash cream, and wipes for the gentlest products to touch your baby's soft skin:
HONEST PLANT-BASED WIPES
To quote the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, "To sum things up, as long as you are following a healthy, well-balanced plan, thriving on a plant-based diet during pregnancy is 100% possible, and you are also setting the foundation for your baby to have lifelong healthy habits."
Take the best care of yourself, Mama--you and your baby deserve it!
*The information above is intended for the general purposes of women who are undergoing a healthy pregnancy. Please consult with your physician, registered dietitian, or other appropriate healthcare provider regarding your specific needs.