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Materna® Prenatal | Multivitamins

  • #1 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED* brand of prenatal multivitamins**
  • #1 brand of Prenatal multivitamins in Canada*
  • With micronutrients to help provide good nutritional support before, during, and after pregnancy.
  • 100% of the recommended daily amount for folic acid and vitamin D
  • Contains 100 Tablets and is Gelatin FREE.
  • Easy to swallow
  • Just 1 tablet a day

 

* Claim based on IQVIA L52W period ending in Dec 2023. 
** Over-the-counter prenatal multivitamin brand. ProVoice Research 2023. 

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Frequently Asked
What are prenatal / postpartum multivitamins?

A prenatal / postpartum multivitamin is specially designed to help support the increased nutrition needs of pregnancy and the postpartum period for most healthy women. Prenatal / postpartum multivitamins, like Materna®, contain at least 0.4 mg of folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects.Health Canada recommends that a multivitamin also contains 16 - 20 mg of iron, to help reduce tiredness and fatigue, as well as 2. 6 mcg of vitamin B12.1 Some prenatal / postpartum multivitamins also contain DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, to help support cognitive health and brain function. 

When should I start taking Materna®?

Most neural tube defects happen in the first four weeks of pregnancy, before most women even know that they are pregnant. Experts recommend that women who are trying to get pregnant, or who might become pregnant, take a multivitamin with 0.4 – 1.0 mg of folic acid starting at least 3 months before conception, throughout pregnancy, and for 4 to 6 weeks after delivery or as long as they are breastfeeding.2

Does Materna® help with fertility?

A daily prenatal / postpartum multivitamin that contains at least 1.5 mg of zinc can help to support normal fertility.3

Can I take Materna® if I’m not pregnant?

Yes. Prenatal / postpartum multivitamins are generally safe for all women over 19 years of age. In fact, experts recommend that women who are trying to get pregnant, or who might become pregnant, take a multivitamin with at least 400 mcg of folic acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defects.2

Materna® prenatal / postpartum multivitamin is specifically designed to support health at every stage of motherhood – when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and after delivery.

* When taken daily at least 3 months prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy.

  1. Health Canada. Prenatal Nutrition Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals: Folate, 2013. 
  2. SOGC Clinical Practice Guideline, No.324 (Replaces #201, Deeember 2007). JOGC. 2015;37(6):534-549.
  3. European Food Safety Authority. Scientific Opinion. EFSA Journal. 2009;7(7):1229
OTHER MATERNA® PRENATAL MULTIVITAMIN PRODUCTS AVAILABLE
Materna Prenatal Gummies

Materna® Prenatal | Multivitamins+DHA | Gummies

With Folic acid to help reduce risk of neural tube defects*. Contains DHA to help support cognitive and brain function … and more!

Materna DHA Combo-Pack

Materna® Prenatal | Multivitamins+DHA | Tablet + Softgel

With 100% of the recommended daily folic acid and Vitamin. Contains DHA to help support cognitive and brain … and more!

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