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.