5 Ways to Support Fetal Brain Development

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Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

Sometimes, you just know it’s time to make decisions about starting or expanding your family.

Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

It’s funny how much I’ve learned in the last four years, and in the last seven years, since I first found myself pregnant and pleasantly surprised. I was 27 and I didn’t know ANYTHING. Scarlet was a happy, early surprise, and I was so young and only a few months married. Des was planned, but it was a stressful time of moving and change and adjustments. I always have said that if I should be so lucky to have a third or even fourth pregnancy, I would do everything differently than I did before. The bottom line is – taking care of the baby and taking care of ME.

Or YOU, of course.

Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

Here are five ways to support fetal brain development:

1 – UpSpring Prenatal+. UpSpring is a mom-founded and mom-run company – with a mission to empower parents with confidence and to give them the freedom to enjoy motherhood even more. UpSpring does this by finding innovative solutions to the everyday health and wellness challenges and frustrations facing mothers of a baby or young child. Since 2005, UpSpring has made all-natural products based on true science that solves real problems.

“More fun, less worry.”

Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

UpSpring Prenatal+ is a complete multivitamin that also includes omega-3 DHA and choline (in the form of Alpha GPC) – clinically shown to support fetal brain development. Also, Alpha GPC is a highly bioavailable form of choline, and it’s the only form that crosses the blood-brain barrier to nourish your baby’s growing brain. These three delicious mango-peach gummies, taken once a day, provide 100% of the daily value of 11 essential nutrients, and brain-building omega-3 and Alpha GPC. The gummies are easy on the stomach! There’s also one-a-day, easy-to-swallow softgels too! UpSpring Prenatal+ Gummy is all natural, low in sugar, and non-GMO.

Get your delicious daily dose of three great tasting gummies and one liquid softgel.

Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

2 – Get your Omega-3s! Omega-3/DHA is for motor skills development. Omega-3 fats, especially DHA, are concentrated in the brain, and the brain has the greatest need for omega-3 during the fetal growth period and up until age two! Pregnant women who take fish oil have higher levels of omega-3 in their breastmilk, and higher DHA levels in infants are associated with better hand-eye coordination.

Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

3 – Eat fruits and vegetables, and boost your protein intake. Fresh produce contains antioxidants, some of which can protect your baby’s brain tissue from damage. Wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly! And you need protein now more than ever. Check with your doctor for the recommended protein intake – mine jumped by 10 extra grams a day. I loved yogurt smoothies, bean soups, peanut butter on toast, and even lean beef.

Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

4 – You need iron too! Your iron needs to double during pregnancy since iron deficiency can affect your baby’s growth and brain. You will most likely be tested for iron levels. Eat iron-rich foods too.

Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

5 – Find your Folate. Luckily, it’s in UpSpring Prenatal+. It’s a natural form of vitamin B9, which is found in dark leafy greens and lentils, among other foods. Prenatal+ uses the natural form of B9 – folate – and pregnant women should get at least 800 mcg of folate per day, which is the amount delivered in their prenatal gummies.

Pregnant or trying to conceive? Here are 5 ways to support brain development and take care of both YOU & your baby as best you can! #spon #UpSpringBaby #TTC

And what else can I say? Read to your baby and get him/her used to your voice. Sing to your baby. Relax yourself. Be mindful of mercury; avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Above all, make excellent choices. Like UpSpring Prenatal+.

UpSpring Prenatal+ Gummy retails for $24.99 at Target – in the Women’s Health & Family Planning aisle. Prenatal+ is also available in an easy to swallow tablet with 18 mg of iron. Visit UpSpringBaby.com to find out more!

And ultimately, enjoy!


Comments

5 Ways to Support Fetal Brain Development — 26 Comments

  1. As you know I’m not a Mother but I love love love these kinds of posts Tamara. I’m trying to absorb all the knowledge you are willing to share. I’m forwarding this article to my cousin who just had a beautiful baby boy.

  2. There’s going to be no more babies for me but this is great for those pregnant or those planning on becoming pregnant. Great advice and sounds like a very good product as well.

  3. My daughter-in-law just found out she’s pregnant with her first child! She’s a Pharmacist and will probably be pleasantly surprised when I recommend these amazing prenatal vitamins to her.

  4. Being pregnant is such a huge responsibility. I think it’s so important to start early taking prenatal vitamins. I don’t currently know anyone pregnant but I’m still bookmarking this site because that could change.

  5. I love their theme, a prenatal you can stomach. Blech, those pills always made me gag and didn’t do much better the rest of the day as well. I am so glad they have these for pregnant ladies now, It’s about time 😉

  6. I definitely did all of this when I was pregnant. I think it is very important to do these things to make sure that your child’s brain develops as well as it can.

  7. It is so important for a expecting mother to take care of herself and the baby. Prenatal vitamins are so important for the development of the baby. These UpSpring Prenatal+ and Gummy sound amazing for any pregnant woman. Thanks for sharing the information.

  8. I love that these vitamins are gummies, my prenatal vitamins were huge and I would gag each time I would try to swallow it. These would have been so much better.

  9. I am still taking prenatal vitamins since I am nursing. It’s so important to keep healthy while pregnant so the little one can reap the benefit from a strong mama!

  10. Not a mom yet. But this kind of blogs gives great pointer for moms or expecting moms. A good prenatal care during pregnancy will be beneficial in the long run.

  11. UpSpring looks like a wonderful brand. I wish I knew about it when I was pregnant. These are awesome tips that are useful to anyone trying to conceive or currently pregant.

  12. This is good to know! Taking pre-natal vitamins is important to ensure the baby’s optimum growth and development. I will put in a good word for UpSpring Pre-natal vitamins if I get to know of a friend or family member who is expecting.

  13. This is good information to know that UpSpring Pre-Natal has the nutrients women need during pregnancy. Love that they are in gummy form. Makes compliance easier, because there is less of an after-taste.

  14. Prenatal vitamins are so important for moms to be. I actually found that taking prenatal vitamins for six months before trying to get pregnant helped my body prepare to grow another person.

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