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NESTLÉ® MATERNA® Prenatal/Postpartum Multivitamin


NESTLÉ MATERNA is the #1 Doctor Recommended prenatal/ postpartum multivitamin1. We want the best for you and baby, right from the start of your journey to motherhood. NESTLÉ MATERNA helps nourish your body whether you are planning to get pregnant soon, you are already pregnant, or your baby has arrived. Just one daily tablet contains 23 vitamins and minerals you need – before, during and after pregnancy, including:

  • Folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects*
  • Iron to help form red blood cells and prevent
    iron deficiency
  • Calcium and vitamin D to support bone health**

Before Pregnancy

The choices you make before you become pregnant are important to your baby’s health. Starting prenatal multivitamins containing folic acid before you get pregnant may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs)* such as a condition called spina bifida. Since many of these birth defects may occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant, it is recommended by healthcare experts** that women who are thinking about having a baby should start taking a prenatal multivitamin containing 0.4 mg to 1.0 mg of folic acid at least 10-12 weeks before conception.

During Pregnancy

Your need for a number of essential nutrients, including iron, increases during pregnancy. Extra iron is required to help make red blood cells and maintain a healthy placenta for your baby. If you don’t get the extra iron you need, you could be at risk of developing iron deficiency. Each NESTLÉ MATERNA prenatal/postpartum multivitamin contains 27 mg of iron, the recommended daily intake of iron for pregnant women, in a convenient, once-daily dosage.

After Pregnancy

In the busy and exciting weeks after pregnancy, you may find it hard to eat right. Taking NESTLÉ MATERNA for the first six weeks (or for as long as you breastfeed) can complement a healthy diet and help ensure you and baby get the vitamins and minerals you need. Along with folic acid, iron, and B vitamins, NESTLÉ MATERNA provides calcium and vitamin D to help maintain bones and teeth, as well as prevent bone loss**.


Suggested dose:

Women 19 years of age or older: One tablet daily with food prior to conception, during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.


Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. If taking other supplements, read the label, as other supplements may contain the same ingredients. In case of accidental overdose, contact a physician or poison control centre immediately. There is enough iron in the package to seriously harm a child. Keep out of reach of children.

Product information is subject to change. Please refer to the product label or packaging for the most current nutrition information.


1 Nestlé 2014 Vitamin Research. Data on file.


* When taken daily prior to becoming pregnant and during early pregnancy.


** Health Canada and The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.

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