I decided to use Shaklee Nutritional products instead of the prescribed pre-natal vitamins during my pregnancy.
I did some research and found that what I was already taking on a daily basis was more complete than the ones doctors prescribe.
Aside from providing pre-natal nutritional support, I also used many of the Shaklee products as remedies for some common “discomforts” that occur at different points of a normal pregnancy. I hope that these hints help other mothers to be!
I found in early pregnancy (first trimester) that I would have emotional swings and tearful moments. One or two GLA capsules, (3) B-Complex, Calcium and (2) (Calcium Magnesium or Calcium Complex) would calm and soothe my nerves. I also used calcium (3 or 4 at a time) before bedtime to help me sleep better and prevent leg cramps. The only leg cramps I got ( and they were VERY painfully intense) were on the evenings when I skimped on the calcium.
At various times throughout the pregnancy, I had some minor nausea, queasiness, and even acid reflux, just like all the books and magazines will warn you. I found relief by using Shaklee Stomach Soothing Complex teas (cooled for a refreshing drink), and 5 or 6 Alfalfa tablets.
At one point, just for a few weeks, I could not stand the smell or taste of my favorite Shaklee Energizing Soy Protein. I did not want to go without, so I opted for the delicious Shaklee Meal Shakes (which tasted great to me) and I would add one scoop of the soy protein. I also used the new Shaklee Instant Protein when I made hot cereal for breakfast.
I found that my skin got much drier and just using more lotion did not help. I then discovered that the Enfuselle Calming Complex sealed in with Enfuselle Hand and Body Lotion would soothe and heal any dry patches or rashes. I also made sure to use the Hand and Body Lotion — all over — after every bath or shower to prevent stretch marks with excellent results.
I also have had no swelling and only the minimal healthy weight gain. I attribute that to drinking alot of BestWater and using Alfalfa ( to minimize water retention) and using the Shaklee supplements to give me and the baby the nutrients we both need to be healthy and happy!
I am excited to announce that our healthy and beautiful baby Sofia Grace Delgado was born March 5th, 2001. I thank Shaklee products for helping me enjoy a wonderful pregnancy and birth of my baby girl. I think I have fallen in love with Shaklee all over again!
Shaklee Lover & New Mommy