We know you arrived on this page expecting to find a questionnaire to complete, however during and after pregnancy your body is in a constant state of change, which makes it difficult to measure your 'typical' hormonal status.
Once you have given birth and stopped breastfeeding, it's time to start thinking about balancing your hormones and getting your cycle back on track—at which point taking our Hormone Questionnaire is a great first step. In the meantime, read on to find out about postpartum depletion and nourishing your postpartum body.
Health for Two: What you need to know
Pregnancy is a unique time for your body, which must quickly evolve to meet the needs of your baby.
Growing a little person is a demanding task, one that requires high quantities of essential nutrients to ensure the optimal health of both mother and baby. During pregnancy, your body will naturally prioritise the growth of your baby, meaning that mothers can often end up nutrient-depleted and exhausted. Fortunately there are ways to ensure baby and mum are getting the essential nutrients they both need.
During and after pregnancy your body is in a constant state of change, which makes it difficult to measure your 'typical' hormonal status. Once you stop breastfeeding, it's time to start thinking about balancing your hormones, and getting your cycle back on track—at which point taking our Hormone Questionnaire is a great first step.
Wondering What To Eat?
B-vitamins are essential for hormonal balance and establishing a healthy blood supply.
Found in: carrots, peanuts, kumara, potatoes, poultry, pork, fish, eggs, green peas, soya beans, whole grains, bananas, and avocados.
Try making: BePure Buckwheat Crepes with Organic Eggs and Salmon Recipe
Pregnancy is both stressful emotionally and physically stressful on the body. Stress doesn't just deplete magnesium in the body, but when your body is deficient in magnesium it can lead to elevated cortisol (stress hormone) levels.
Found in: dark green veggies such as spinach, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, nuts, bananas, almonds, legumes, whole grains, avocados, beef, and lamb.
Try making: BePure Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Recipe (sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and nuts to decorate)
Helps support healthy progesterone levels. Progesterone is crucial as it makes the womb a safe and supportive home for the baby – helping to hold the uterine lining in place for a fertilised egg to implant.
Found in oysters, red meat, lentils, kidney beans, eggs, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cashews, mushrooms, and spinach.
Note: Alcohol, tea, and coffee compete with, and can inhibit zinc absorption.
Try making: Lettuce Cup Burgers with Veggie Chips Recipe
How to Support Your Body Throughout Pregnancy
Nutrients are the building blocks for our hormones, and overall health and wellness. It is vital—especially during pregnancy—that women are nourished with the daily essential nutrients needed to support yourself and a growing baby.
Ben recommends the BePure Everyday Health Pack to support and embrace vitality, balance and energy. This pack contains:
- BePure One the ultimate multivitamin with over 50 bioavailable ingredients
- BePure Three high DHA/EPA strength fish oil.
Once you've got your bases covered, Ben recommend's taking a look at out our nourishing women's collection.
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