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Materna® Prenatal Vitamins

NESTLÉ MATERNA Prenatal Multivitamin – the #1 Doctor Recommended** and #1 Prenatal Vitamins* brand. Just one tablet a day helps fulfill your vitamin and mineral needs before, during and after pregnancy.


Women 19 years or older.

Product Highlights

  • Ensure you and baby get off to a healthy start with the #1 Prenatal Vitamins* brand 
  • Just one tablet a day helps fulfill your multivitamin and mineral needs before, during and after pregnancy, so you can confidently take your first step into this big adventure called motherhood 
  • Our prenatal vitamins are recognized by the Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) as a product that demonstrates reasonable evidence of safety and efficacy 
  • To be sure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label 
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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
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From the #1 Doctor Recommended** and #1 Brand* of prenatal Multivitamin


Women 19 years or older.

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Materna® Prenatal Multivitamin + DHA Supplement Combo Pack

The #1 Doctor Recommended** brand of prenatal multivitamins now with the benefits of DHA. 

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