DOI: https://doi.org/10.18370/2309-4117.2019.47.64-67

A modern obstetrician-gynecologists' view on the multivitamin complexes for pregnant women

О. В. Булавенко, О. В. Фурман, О. А. Таран, О. Л. Льовкіна

Abstract


During pregnancy, especially in the second and third trimesters, the need of pregnant woman's body for plastic and biologically active substances, which are later used to build the fetus organs and systems, significantly increases. The lack of certain vitamins, minerals and trace elements during pregnancy negatively affects the health of women and fetus, thereby increasing the risk of perinatal pathology and infant mortality, as well as the frequency of prematurity, congenital malformations, disorders of physical and mental child development. Milk secretion during lactation also contributes to the gradual depletion of vitamins and minerals in the woman body.

Completing the lack of certain vitamins and microelements during pregnancy by additional unbalanced food intake, which contains the necessary micronutrients, is usually accompanied by an excessive increase in weight and increase in fetal weight, which leads to birth trauma and other complications. Therefore, even a balanced diet of a pregnant woman cannot fully satisfy her needs for vitamins and trace elements. Therefore, the use of dietary supplements during pregnancy and lactation is extremely necessary for every woman.

The most favorable and rational solution to prevent the micronutrient deficiencies is the regular use of special dietary supplements for pregnant women, which include the dietary supplement Pregna-5 from Amaxa Pharma. Its feature and the main difference from other drugs of this group, presented in Ukraine, that it contains exactly those nutrients, which recommended amount is difficult to obtain with balanced diet. Pregna-5 contains ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (specifically docosohexaenoic acid) in a dosage of 250 μg. Also this drug contains vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) – 2000 MI, iodine – 200 mg, folates – 800 mg, iron – 30 mg.


Keywords


pregnancy; dietary supplement; micronutrients; deficiency; Pregnа-5

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