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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.

NESTLÉ® MATERNA® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from no sickness I started using Materna 3 months prior to my pregnancy and used it 3 months into my pregnancy also. I switched to prescription vitamins but they made me really sick. Tried 3 different kind of parental vitamins and Materna was the only one that caused no nausea or any other sickness. But it does not state if these vitamins are Halaal because I heard they are not.
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brand I trust My doctor told me about it and started taking Materna as soon as i found out I am pregnant. It provides good nutrition like Iron and Vitamins for me and my growing baby. I am on my 25th week.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great nutrition for a great pregnancy I've been using this product for over 4 months now. It was recommended by my midwife and I can see why. It gives you everything you need and doesn't make you feel sick !
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I am happy that I bought this product. It helped me a lot to maintain my health
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pharmacist highly recommanded product Best vitamin for expectant mothers and early motherhood comparing to other competitive brands. Only one thing I would like to suggest to the provider is that I am hoping you are able to make the pill size smaller than the current size if possible. There are many women who are having a hard time to swallow the current size of a tablet.
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've been taking this since the day we found out I was pregnant. (We found out at 2 weeks). It doesn't make me nauseous either (like some vitamins can). I take it with a glass of milk before bed. I love this vitamin, it has everything needed. I would recommend it to my friends/family for sure! :)
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't work well for me I bought this a month ago and it caused me to have severe gas and stomach cramps. I went to the doc and I was healthy other wise. When I stopped taking materna. my stomach pain went away. It sucks that I spent 20 dollars on it.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I took Materna in my both pregnancies and its a very good product. i would say every women should take this combination of vitamins, minerals, and folic acid.
Date published: 2016-07-11
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