For many women, at one stage of their lives, they would want to have a child of their own. This requires preparation mentally and physically.
When a woman is pregnant, she would be required to check on her diet, taking care that it does not contain too much sugar, calorie, cholesterol and other unhealthy diet so that it will not affect her and her developing baby.
Anmum Materna understands this issue during this special time. Hence, Anmum Materna came up with their latest formulation for pregnant mums, introducing a “no added sugars*, low in fat and Probiotic DR10TM formulation”.
Anmum Materna Extraordinary Nourishment for Extraordinary Changes
Last week, I was invited to an event in Kuala Lumpur to learn about Anmum Materna’s latest milk formulation for pregnant mums. The event allowed us to learn and experience the changes in our bodies when we’re pregnant and what we should do to stay healthy so that our developing babies grow healthily in us.
It was my first time wearing a 3kg and 5kg “fake belly” and trying to pick up something from the floor with that heavy weight is not an easy feat. There is a proper posture to bend down and pick up something on the floor when you are pregnant – to protect your backbone and own body as well as your developing baby. I would surely keep this in mind, if I ever get pregnant.
Did you know that a developing baby’s heart rate is twice of that of it’s mum? If you over exert yourself, your developing baby will doubly over exert itself and that is not good for him or her. A normal heart rate will ensure the right amount of blood pumping through you and your developing baby. Hence, good environment, stable mindset and heart is good for both you and your developing baby.
Apart from some activities and finger food for us to enjoy as we mingle about, we were also graced with the presence of these esteemed individuals for a talk and Q&A on pregnancy, developing babies, nutritional food to take during pregnancy and many more:
- Dr Raman Subramaniam, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at FGMC
- Leong Lih Wei (Nutritionist at Fonterra Brand Malaysia)
- Jihan Muse (Actress and TV Host)
- Ng Kar Yoon (radio announcer and celebrity host)
Did you also know that one of the most obvious change in a pregnant woman is weight gain?
A healthy weight woman (Normal BMI) puts on an average of 11.5kg to 16kg during pregnancy. This is because, besides the weight of the child in her, she also gains weight from the increase of blood of about 1.5 to 2 litres (30-50% more) to transport oxygen and nutrients to her developing baby.
Now when the blood volume increases, the mother’s heart will then need to work harder to pump the blood throughout her body. This means, her resting heart rate would increase about 10 to 20 more beats per minute than usual. She would need 20% more oxygen for herself and the developing baby which correspondingly increase her breathing rate too.
However, I loved Dr Raman Subramaniam’s explanation on why women gains weight during pregnancy. He said that, “Before modern medicine was introduced, women have been delivering babies their own, even in the Stone Age. How did you think their bodies survived from bleeding out after delivery? The extra blood in their bodies, this 1.5 to 2 litres of blood is what’s helping them to stabilise after delivery. God is great.”
He even talked about the weight gain all mothers experience during pregnancy. “Why do you think women gain weight during pregnancy and these fats are stored in their thighs, buttocks and tummy? Have you ever gave birth or seen women who have given birth? They don’t have enough sleep because they have to breastfeed their child in the middle of the night. They are so busy in the day to care for their child or other children that sometimes they even forget to eat. How do you think they get energy from all that work? Just like camels store water in their humps to drink in the desert, mothers store their energy in the fats. The fats burn and give them energy when they are too busy to even eat and care for themselves. That’s how the body survives.”
Newly Improved Anmum Materna Pre-Natal Milk
To support mums and their developing babies through all the changes above, it is crucial for mums to have the right amount of nutrient for their body. Apart from eating healthy as the Malaysia Dietary Guidelines suggested, another way for mums to get nutrients and still have a healthy diet is by taking Anmum Materna’s Pre-Natal Milk.
The new formulation of Anmum Materna with Mind-Q ConnectTM provides key nutrients such as 100% Folate and Calcium and Probiotic DR10TM. Probiotic DR10TM is a unique patented probiotic that has been tested to promote good gut health. Mums who drinks two glasses of this milk a day is said to be able to get the recommended nutrient.
Anmum Materna’s new formulated milk have no added sugars*, low in fat and have one of the lowest calories maternal milk in a serve. This is especially important because expectant mums are always concerned of excessive weight gain which can lead to the risk of developing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). Many mums shy away from drinking milk because of this reason which is why Anmum Materna is proud of their newest product.
Anmum Materna Easy-To-Go Packaging For Busy Mums
I love that Anmum Materna introduced this new stick packaging that is so convenient for mothers who are always busy and on-the-go. The small stick packaging would be easy to carry in handbags so that mums can drink two glasses (one stick per glass) a day anywhere they are and stay healthy amidst their busy schedules. If I every get pregnant, I would lug these stick packs in my handbag anywhere I go.
Anmum Materna comes in pack of seven sticks of 36g (plain flavour) and 42g (chocolate flavour). Each pack is priced at RM19.90. A bag-in-box 650g variant in plain and chocolate flavours is also available at RM42.
You can also purchase the new formulated Anmum Materna from Lazada and get 15% off using the code N15MUM on top of the existing discount on Lazada. This offer ends on 31st January 2018 so HURRY and purchase from Lazada today!
If you would like to know more about Anmum Materna and it’s products, visit www.anmum.com.my.