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 PREGNANCY INSIGHTS!   From Shaklee Moms and a Midwife


"After discovering I had gestational diabetes during my 3rd pregnancy, I turned to Shaklee for HELP.  Using Shaklee vitamins and Meal Shakes, I not only had a beautiful baby boy naturally (apgar score 10), but I also had minimal healthly weight gain.  Thanks to Shaklee, my fears of insulin dependency, baby complications and weight gain were turned into a positive experience, Deven."   Colleen Demusz, Philadelphia, PA 


"I was first introduced to Shaklee by my Mother-in-law, Veronica LaMena. She gave me a little bottle of cleaning wonder- Shaklee Basic H.  I loved the fact that it didn't have a potent odor and I could clean anything with it!! As the years went by, I began using more and more Shaklee products.

When I found out that my husband and I were expecting our second child, I didn't want to use the typical prenatal vitamins I had used with our first child.  I did not have a great experience with them.  As a Registered Nurse, I knew what I needed to have a healthy pregnancy.  I took my daily Shaklee Vita-Lea multi, GLA Plus, OmegaGuard and Calcium Complex just to name a few.  My skin was glowing and I felt incredible!  I trusted Shaklee to nourish me and my baby the way we deserved to be!  To this day, and every day, my family and I will continue to trust Shaklee to promote our health and well being!"  Nicole LaMena, Southampton, PA


"I had been using Shaklee for 24 years before I was pregnant with my first child.  Before and while pregnant, I had a soy shake every morning for breakfast, Vita Lea (2), B Complex (2), OsteoMatrix (4), Vita C (2).

I was NEVER nauseous, never constipated, no leg cramps (midwife recommended I take the OsteoMatrix before bed to fend off any leg cramps), no heartburn, stretch-marks, etc.  Outside of some fluid retention (should have taken Alfalfa!) I really felt no different than when I wasn't pregnant.  Had easy, quick labor and delivery and an 8 1/2 lb healthy baby just a few days from her due date.  (I would also highly recommend GLA at end of pregnancy.)  When I was pregnant with my son, 2 years later, I added Optiflora, OmegaGuard (3), and Alfalfa (10) to the above supplements.  I gained 10 lbs less - I think from not retaining any water - Alfalfa worked! Still no "pregnancy side-effects", very fast delivery and an 8 lb full-term baby.  I loved being pregnant, actually!  :)  I continued all of the above while nursing.  (My midwife said alfalfa was good for cow's milk and it's good for our milk, too!) 

I took my bottles in for my midwife to check doses.  By the end of my pregnancy I think I was taking 6 OsteoMatrix, for example.  She actually tried to get me to fill a prescription for pre-natals, saying that I didn't need to be taking  individual pills, but I knew my body was actually absorbing and utilizing what was in the Shaklee vitamins (and I was used to taking them).  Plus, they were all natural, unlike many prescription pre-natals.  I had compared them with my friends' pre-natals and Shaklee was so much more complete than they were!  It's funny how many times someone will ask me, "Does Shaklee have a prenatal?"  as if just because it's a prescription multi-vitamin it must be better than others.  You can't get any better than Shaklee!!"  Jennifer Doran


“Before taking Shaklee I was always tired, constipated and couldn’t eat anything without heartburn.  Then I was diagnosed with Epstein Barr Syndrome.  “Dr. Mom” introduced me to Shaklee and I noticed I was staying awake longer and felt better. I’ve been faithful to Shaklee ever since, and even used the vitamins during my pregnancies.  I was home from the hospital early with each C-section and back to normal within 2 weeks.”             Kris Gilchrist (daughter-in-law), Washington Crossing, PA 


"When I got pregnant I was diagnosed with anemia and had morning sickness and had been given horrible iron pills by my doc on top of the prenatal chemical-filled "vitamins" they prescribed then.  My mom was just new to Shaklee but convinced me of its merits (thanks mom!) and I took Shaklee instead.  To this day I swear that my son's healthy teeth (something my family struggles with) are because I used Shaklee supplements and especially the Shaklee calcium.  He never had a cavity until he reached his 30's and then it was only one.  His teeth are straight, white and healthy, something I was not blessed with, nor my grandparents that's for sure!  He continued taking Shaklee supplements throughout childhood. 

I wouldn't be pregnant without taking Shaklee supplements...and actually if you are thinking about becoming pregnant, make sure both parents are taking the supplements at least a month before actually beoming pregnant and beyond.  The health of both parents before pregancy is critical. You will be very pleased and grateful you did!  I know I am..."   Nancy Tharp



"My name is Terry Gyde. I have 18 years experience in helping women through childbirth and have seen what poor nutrition can do to a Mom and baby. This has compelled me to help Moms find the best nutrition they can get for them and their baby. Doctor prescribed pre-natal vitamins are most times more harmful than they are good. Most vitamins do not break down in your system in time to release the nutrients you need to produce a healthy baby. Many of them contain harmful substances. 

What proof have I seen? I first started noticing the difference in the placenta. Compared to those who took Dr. prescribed or health food store vitamins, the Shaklee placentas were bigger, thicker, stayed intact until time of pushing, released quicker, and had no calcification or signs of aging. The umbilical cords were also thicker and healthier looking. The babies have more vernex on them at 40 weeks gestation than those using other types of vitamins. What does this mean? Babies are born healthy! Moms feel better! There is less need for C-sections and other medical interventions.

You can carry on this great care for your baby by choosing Shaklee Infant vitamins. I have seen babies who take them have less severe illnesses. Babies sharing the same nursery, catching the same bug with much different outcomes! While the other babies are having high fevers, dehydration, and hospitalization, Shaklee babies are usually experiencing mild cold symptoms. Big difference! They are also more developmentally advanced.  Why give your baby anything else?

Infertility can also be due to poor nutrition. It takes time for your body to grow new healthy cells. Taking the Shaklee Vitalizer and Energizing Protein on a daily basis for 6 months prior to conception could make a big difference! Try it! What have you got to lose? Shaklee is a guaranteed product. If you don’t feel better in 30 days, you can get your money refunded.

Shaklee suggests taking at least: 2 Vita-Lea Multivitamin, 1 B-Complex, and 1 Calcium Complex daily during pregnancy.  The Shaklee Vitalizer Strip provides these nutrients and also the omega-3 fatty acids known to be crucial in fetal brain development. 

In today’s society we eat less nutritious foods due to both lack of time for preparation and the conditions of the food we purchase. Preservatives, pesticides and dyes are also enemies to our bodies. Without the proper nutrients our bodies cannot get rid of the harmful substances we put in them. All of this leads to poor nutrition, without us even realizing it. Don’t take chances with your future. Start a Shaklee supplement program today!"