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By the Perdays Team


Decades of research into prenatal health has helped healthcare professionals better understand the link between a mother’s immune system and the overall health and development of the baby. Nutrition plays a crucial role in immune health, and although it is quite possible to gain the necessary vitamins and minerals needed from a healthy diet, it is not uncommon to detect deficiencies in certain key nutrients during your pregnancy. Studies show that prenatal nutrient supplements may help to address these deficiencies by restoring levels of Vitamin D, iron, calcium and more. In this article, we explore the ways in which nutrients can support you and your baby during pregnancy.

Essential Nutrients for Prenatal Care


When it comes to prenatal vitamins, calcium may be one of the most beneficial. It is a key mineral that is known to support bone and tooth health. It also plays an important role in supporting muscle function, immune system function, and a diet deficient in calcium can lead to osteoporosis when dietary intake is inadequate.

Vitamin D

The benefits of Vitamin D on overall health are gaining much needed recognition. Studies indicate that Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy may support general health and wellbeing, healthy teeth, bone health and mineralisation, muscle function and immune system function. Furthermore, vitamin D helps calcium absorption and a diet deficient in calcium can lead to osteoporosis later in life.

Iron Supplements

Iron deficiency is common in women worldwide and iron levels are more likely to decline during pregnancy. Prenatal vitamins  and iron supplementation can relieve fatigue when dietary intake is inadequate, assist red blood cell production, support the transport of oxygen in the body and support haemoglobin formation.

Folinic Acid and Activated Folate

Folic acid, a term that most women trying to conceive, will have heard many times. Folic acid is converted to folate within the body, however 1 in 3 women aren’t able to convert folic acid at all, due a gene variation. What sets Perdays’ apart is the forms of activated folate that we use in our prenatals. It’s important that women look for products with either Folinic Acid or Activated folate for optimal conversion and absorption. Including Folinic Acid or Activated Folate in your prenatal vitamins supports health foetal brain development, central nervous system development, red blood cell production, blood health and helps prevent neural tube defects such as spina bifida

Evidence-Based Prenatal Nutrients for Pregnancy

Perdays pregnancy supplements rely on the latest, evidence based research to provide mothers with the support they need to support the well-being of their child. Contact us to learn more about our supplements, or shop our range and discover our 100% Australian made prenatal products. 

Always read the label and follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.

Looking For a Pregnancy Multivitamin with DHA?

Perdays Pregnancy Key Essentials & DHA Perdays is designed to work synergistically to support your preconception and prenatal health, thanks to our patented Nutriseal™ encapsulation technology. This pregnancy multivitamin contains a precise combination of 12 essential prenatal vitamins & minerals with algae-derived DHA and Folinic Acid to be absorbed by all women.

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