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Pregnacare® Plus

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Pregnacare® Plus

Pregnacare® Plus dual pack provides the original fully comprehensive multivitamin tablet, which delivers the essential nutrients for pregnancy including the recommended level of 400mcg folic acid and 10 mcg vitamin D plus an additional Omega-3 capsule to provide a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which contributes to normal brain and eye development of the foetus**.

Important: Some pregnancy formulas do not include the exact 10 mcg vitamin D, as recommended by the Department of Health for all pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Pregnacare® Plus has been specially developed so that mothers-to-be can safeguard their extra dietary requirements, without confusion about which supplements to take.

Pregnacare Plus Dual Pack Provides

28 x Pregnacare® multi-nutrient tablets with 400mcg Folic Acid

Pregnacare® Tablets contain a careful formulation of 19 nutrients important for both mother and baby. These include vitamin B12, plus vitamin D and folic acid at the exact level recommended for the development of the unborn baby. Pregnacare® has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive.

28 x Omega-3 capsules with 300mg DHA

The capsules contain high purity fish oil, which are a rich source of the important Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. DHA is especially important during pregnancy as it contributes to normal brain and eye development of the foetus**.

One Pregnacare® Omega-3 capsule per day provides 300 mg DHA, the exact level recommended by international experts in lipid nutrition*** for pregnant and lactating women, plus 60mg EPA.

Pregnacare® Plus does not contain fish oil sourced from tuna, shark, marlin or swordfish. The UK FSA advises pregnant women, and women intending to become pregnant to avoid shark, marlin and swordfish and not to eat large amounts of tuna.

Vitamin D in Pregnancy

The Department of Health recommends that all pregnant and breast-feeding women take a supplement containing 10mcg vitamin D, which is the exact amount found in Pregnacare®.

Vitamin E in Pregnancy

Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Pregnacare® contains a low recommended dietary intake of 4mg. This is present in the natural form which is better absorbed by the mother than synthetic vitamin E.

The Importance of Omega-3 fatty acids

Adults can obtain DHA and EPA indirectly through the conversion of the essential fatty acid alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), present in vegetable oils such as linseed but this process is very inefficient. Fish oils provide a much more reliable, direct source of DHA and EPA. The foetus and infant in early life need to receive these fatty acids directly as they only have a limited capability to convert essential fatty acids to more active long chain fatty acids such as DHA.

Brain and eye development

DHA is the predominant fatty acid in the central nervous system, found in the structural walls of brain cells. Amazingly, the foetal brain is made up of 60% fats of which 40% is DHA. There is a large increase in DHA uptake by the foetus and a corresponding increase in cerebral DHA content during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first post natal months.1,2 At birth the baby’s brain weight is about 70% of an adult’s brain weight; 15% of brain growth occurs during infancy and the pre-school years.

DHA is important throughout this period of development.³ DHA is found in even greater concentrations in the retina, where it contributes up to 60% of the fatty acid content.

Maintaining Maternal Health

During pregnancy, the growing foetus and placenta can increase certain maternal nutritional requirements. As it can be difficult to maintain this requirement through diet alone, supplementation with Pregnacare is often recommended by midwives† to safeguard a mother’s diet.

Quality and purity guaranteed

What the mother consumes has the potential to be passed on to the developing child, therefore only the purest pharmaceutical grade fish oil produced in Norway, has been used in Pregnacare® Plus capsules. To ensure maximum benefit the oil is carefully concentrated to increase its DHA and EPA content and further purified. Each batch is rigorously tested, certified, and fully compliant with stringent EC and WHO rules on environmental pollutants.

Natural lemon oil is included in the shell of Pregnacare® Plus capsules as an odour-mask for women who find it difficult to take fish oil supplements.


  1. Crawford M. Am J Clin Nutr 1993;57(Suppl):703S-9S
  2. Singh M. Nutrition, brain and environment. Indian Pediatr 2003; 40 : 213-220
  3. Singh M. Indian J Pediatr 2005; (3): 239-242
  4. Carlson SE et al. Pediatr Res. 1996 May;39(5):882-8

Pregnacare® Plus Formula

Nutritional InformationAverage per tablet%RDA‡
Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU)10 µg67
Vitamin E (Natural Source)20 mg α-TE133
Vitamin K70 µg58
Vitamin C70 mg70
Thiamin (Vitamin B1)3 mg250
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)2 mg154
Niacin (Vitamin B3)20 mg NE125
Vitamin B610 mg588
Folic Acid400 µg100
Vitamin B126 µg250
Biotin150 µg500
Pantothenic Acid6 mg120
Magnesium150 mg36
Iron17 mg94
Zinc15 mg136
Copper1000 µg111
Selenium30 µg55
Iodine140 µg93
Betacarotene2 mg
‡ RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
µg = microgram, mg = milligram, IU = International Units
Nutritional InformationAverage per capsule%RDA‡
Omega-3 Fish Oil600 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)300 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)60 mg
‡ RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
mg = milligram.

Directions for use

One tablet and one capsule per day with or immediately after your main meal. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Pregnacare® should only be taken on a full stomach.

Pregnacare® Plus does not contain any drugs or hormones and is produced to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards of quality control, beyond those normally required for food supplements.

Allergy Advice: Contains Soya, Fish

No artificial colours
No preservatives
No gluten
No lactose
No salt or yeast
Not tested on animals

This product is blister packed to keep each tablet or capsule fresh by reducing exposure to the atmosphere.

Pregnacare® has been carefully developed by experts so that all ingredient levels are within safe levels for pregnancy and are moderate rather than excessive. Pregnacare® has been specifically formulated with an ideal, moderate level of iron and avoids high doses.