MumKind pregnancy nutrition brand


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I was given a lovely box full of goodies from +mum kind

MumKind

Morning sickness? Pregnancy tiredness? Feeling dehydrated? Mumkind is a new pregnancy nutrition brand that offers a range of snacks, drinks and lozenges that are all specifically designed with pregnant women and busy new super mums in mind
Our mission is to make it easier for women to take care of themselves.
Pregnancy is the most important time to eat healthily. During this special time in women’s lives their bodies demand more of a variety of different vitamins and minerals to nourish them and their growing babies. Mumkind provides a convenient way to get the right amounts of the right things in a way that fits into the busy lives many women lead -juggling work, kids and everything else that life throws at them.
Created by experts in the field of pregnancy nutrition and with support from midwives, Mumkind offers a new and simple way to make sure you are including a range of nutrients in your daily diet.  We all know its important to try and eat a healthy, balanced diet, but including Mumkind products will help you to ‘top up’ what you are already eating, because getting everything you and your baby need is not always easy.  All the products are carefully formulated to help provide nutrients where there is a tendency to fall short.
Our mission is to make it easier for women to take care of themselves, and therefore their growing babies, whilst juggling life in the real world.
Mumkind is a Heath & Wellbeing brand – a proud member of the Health Food Manufacturers Association.

Been a very busy mum holding down a part time job as well as looking after my two munchkins its sometimes very difficult to find good nutrients in one bite but with mumkind you sure can .

This would of been very hand in my pregnancies if I had known of mumkind at the time so I will be reviewing them as a busy mum but also going back to my pregnancies and how they would of fit into my daily routine & into yours . 

So up first are the  Mumkind ‘Bump to Baby Enhanced Bars.


– delicious one handed top up
pregnancy nutrition bars. If you have a busy day or you feel your are not eating as
well as you would like, enjoy a delicious mumkind bar with 25% RDA* of ALL the
nutrients that are essential (and only half the calories of a chocolate bar!).
Think of them like nutritional insurance for a healthy mum-to-be or a busy.

I have to admit I was a little worried at first when I saw them as I have had some weight loss bars and when I see anything like healthy bars I cringe but I was very shocked and do have to say they are not that bad .Can sure see them fitting in at work when been pregnant or a new mum as I took mine to my work on my snack break .
You can get them with red berry & yogurt or with gorgeous chocolate .

Bars are really yummy and filling you will not need to eat anything after this until your lunch .

Ginger Me Baby Lozenges

– soothing Ginger & Chamomile lozenges.
Helping mums-to-be whether its morning, noon or night!  Ginger has been
popular for generations for its well renowned properties  and the Chamomile
adds a soothing and calming sensation to proceedings. Presented in discrete
clear wrappers, pop some in your handbag or pocket. Don’t forget to reuse
the tub. It’s microwavable, freezer proof. Perfect for mums!


Sickness played a big part in my pregnancies I was on ginger tea & ginger biscuits most of the time to try and combat my sickness. I very much wish I had these lozenges at hand as I think I would of been so much easier with them as its hard sometimes to nip off at work and make a drink with these you could have one in your pocket .

Obviously I cant comment if they worked in pregnancy but I can tell you they helped ease me when I was ill and been sick all the time .
I do like the fact they are all individual warped as you don't have to pull any sticky lozenges all out together .

Taste amazing!

Water Our Way – Water enhancer

Want to feel less tired?! Want to make water more exciting?!
Just add a squeeze to water for a great berry taste. Helps you drink more water,
keeps you hydrated and our blend of B vitamins helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
With 0 Calories, 0 carbs and 0 guilt  - try it at home, at work or when out and about.
Enhances water anywhere, anytime!
Portable and convenient, this pocket sized bottle makes 10 drinks.

I was very excited when I was the water enhancers what a fantastic idea .

Very handy to pop into your bag or changing bag, Its so hard sometimes been pregnant or new parent wrestling to try and keep awake or trying to beat the irritated person you can get with all they joys of been a mum .

Its also important to keep very hydrated so a very good way to get you to drink more water .



The Science Bit
There’s lots of confusion around what extra nutrients pregnant women and nursing mothers need. Everyone seems to know about Folic Acid but do you know how important it is to make sure you get enough Vitamin D? (to help support babies’ bone development) or that certain B Vitamins may help mums feel less queasy but are also vital in the development of babies’ nervous system? Our Mumkind ‘What do I need and when’ chart created by our pregnancy nutrition expert Dr Emma gives you in-depth detail into everything that mum…and baby needs
 
Which nutrient?
What does it do?
For mum “Healthy mum”For baby “Happy baby”
Water, also known as ‘the forgotten nutrient’Water is needed replenish the fluids that are lost when you have morning sickness and for your circulation (blood plasma volume) which expands with pregnancy. It also works hand-in-hand with fibre making going to the toilet a bit easier (also see below)1.Water is needed to form the amniotic fluid cushion around the baby (making it nice and comfy), as well as after birth to help produce breast milk.
FibreFibre helps to maintain a healthy immune and digestive system, preventing things like constipation and haemorrhoids which can be quite common in pregnancy1.Well, if mum spends less time on the toilet, baby is happier!
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)This family of B vitamins are needed to help maintain your energy levels which can decline in pregnancy. Vitamin B6 is thought to help reduce feelings of queasiness in pregnant mums, as well as helping to regulate hormone activity (always good!)B vitamins are needed to support the formation of the babies’ nervous system but especially B6 and B12.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 (niacin)
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
Biotin (vitamin H)Biotin is good for general health, vitality and wellbeing. Deficiencies of this nutrient have also been linked to poor sleeping patterns.Biotin is thought to help support the babies’ development in the early stages of pregnancy2.
Folic acidFolic acid is needed to support the expansion of tissues in pregnancy. It has also been found to help lower levels of a substance found in the blood known as homocysteine, which has been linked to pre-eclampsia risk in pregnancy3.This nutrient is very important in early pregnancy (especially the first trimester) as it helps the babies’ cells to divide healthily, which includes the cells that make up the spinal cord.
Vitamin CVitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to supports the immune system which can be quite low in pregnancy – protecting against pregnancy colds. It may also help to reduce diabetes risk in pregnancy, although more work is needed in this area4.Vitamin C levels in pregnancy may help to support the growth of the baby5.
Vitamin DVitamin D deficiency has been linked to reduced risk of pre-eclampsia and diabetes in pregnancy, although more scientific work is needed6.Vitamin D is needed to help support the formation of all 300 little baby bones!
Vitamin EHelps to supports mums immune system which can be quite low in pregnancy, again helping to fight cold and infections.Vitamin E deficiency has been linked to preterm births and growth restriction (smaller babies)7.
Vitamin KVitamin K is fat-soluble vitamin that helps blood to clot.If mums are deficient in vitamin K then this may affect the babies vitamin K levels too. Some babies may need injections after birth to help their blood clot.
CalciumIn some studies higher calcium intakes have been found to help prevent high blood pressure in pregnancy8.Calcium is also needed to support the formation of baby bones and teeth (works along with vitamin D and magnesium)
MagnesiumMagnesium is needed to help build and repair your bodies’ tissues. It may also help to promote and regulate sleep9 Zzzz.This important nutrient is needed for the formation of baby bones, nerves and brain. Magnesium deficiency has also been linked to babies being born too soon, as well as the baby being born with medical conditions such as cerebral palsy (where the babies movement, posture and co-ordination are affected) 10.
IodineThis important mineral is needed to help produce extra thyroid hormones which assist with proper metabolic functioning in pregnancy.Again, this mineral is needed to ensure the babies nerves and brain form properly.
IronIron can help to prevent fatigue, tiredness and iron deficiency in pregnancy which can be quite common, especially in the later stages of pregnancy.The baby needs mum to be in best form after birth and some studies have linked iron deficiency to tiredness, seesaw emotions and postnatal depression11.
ZincZinc is needed for DNA and blood formation.Zinc is also needed to help support the babies’ nerve and brain development12.
PotassiumPotassium can help to maintain normal blood pressure and is also thought to help alleviate pregnancy cramps. Low potassium levels have also been to disturbance of sleep.If mum sleeps well and has fewer cramps then baby sleeps better.
SeleniumAgain, this is an important antioxidant that helps to supports mums immune system, protecting against cold and bugs. These days it is difficult to get enough selenium from non-fortified foods due to soil deficiencies which are common in Europe.Amongst other things selenium is though to help support the growth of the baby.
Grid taken from - http://www.mumkind.com/the-science-bit/

All in all MumKind is a very clever range with the ability to help maintain what you need during and after pregnancy . 


For more information and products please visit - http://www.mumkind.com/