How to increase your energy before and after the big day

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Whether you’ve recently given birth or you’re eagerly anticipating your little one’s arrival, you’ve got a lot of stuff to get done. You want to have as much energy as possible for this next stage of your life, but where’s it going to come from?

Sound sleep

Sleeping through the night toward the end of pregnancy or with a newborn is tough, if not impossible, but being well-rested is a big part of staying energized. If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, try taking power naps throughout your day. The National Institute of Mental Health states that a 60-minute nap can prevent burnout and make it easier to process information.

More magnesium

If you’re feeling overtired, it could be a symptom of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium helps with a lot of important things in your body (protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation), and is required for energy production. If you don’t have enough magnesium, your energy levels can, and probably will, drop.

Bountiful B vitamins

According to our partners at New Chapter, who created their Perfect Prenatal Multivitamin and Perfect Postnatal Multivitamin, B vitamins are crucial when it comes to boosting energy. Their whole-food fermented B vitamins work naturally with your body to support your energy needs during pregnancy, early motherhood, and breastfeeding.*

Easy exercise

We know it may sound odd, but getting a little exercise when you’re feeling worn out actually increases your energy. Physical activity increases energy levels because it improves the circulation in your body and strengthens your heart muscle. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be easy exercise. A short walk around the neighborhood is a great way to increase your energy levels, or you could go run a 5K if that floats your boat!

Be sure to check with your healthcare provider before starting any exercise program.

Morning meals

Don’t skip breakfast! We’ve been hearing this advice since we were little, but it’s easy to choose an extra 10 minutes of sleep over a fried egg sometimes. However, you really need food in the morning to create energy to carry you over until lunch. You also need to kick your metabolism into gear after not eating for all the hours you just spent sleeping (or not sleeping…remember what we said about naps?).

Prenatal & postnatal multivitamins

Some studies suggest that taking a daily multivitamin, like New Chapter’s fermented multivitamins for pregnancy and beyond, can support a healthy mood and help with occasional stress and fatigue.* Taking a New Chapter multivitamin each day could be just the boost you need!

New Chapter’s Perfect Prenatal and Perfect Postnatal are fermented with probiotics and whole foods, so they’re gentle even on an empty stomach. Perfect Prenatal gives you fermented Folate, Vitamin D3, and Iron to support a healthy pregnancy.* Perfect Postnatal is formulated to provide energy, mood, and lactation support with Iron, Vitamins B6 & D3, and Iodine from Kelp.* New Chapter multivitamins are made with organic, Non-GMO vegetables & herbs including superfood botanical blends with organic Turmeric, Oats, and Lavender. They’re also vegetarian and gluten free. Nourish yourself during this amazing journey with New Chapter Perfect Prenatal or Perfect Postnatal Multivitamin.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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