Third Trimester Vitamins and Supplements

Zita West supplements contain everything you need to support your body’s nutritional needs throughout the third trimester of pregnancy.

Trimester 3 FAQs

How important are vitamins in the third trimester?


In the third trimester, your baby is growing faster than ever, which means you need to ensure that your diet is packed with quality nutrients during this period. Vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, calcium, omega-3 and more are required to support your growing baby.

Supporting your diet with additional vitamins in supplement form can help support you and your baby. However, we recommend taking a supplement formulates specifically for this trimester.


Do I need prenatals in third trimester?


We recommend continuing to take prenatal vitamins throughout the third trimester. This is because there are still a number of nutritional requirements for your growing baby during this period, and taking these can support a balanced diet in ensuring your reserves are not depleted. Taking a supplement formulated specifically for the third trimester ensures that you are not receiving too high a dose of certain vitamins, such as vitamin A


What supplements should I take in the third trimester?


Most of a baby's Calcium is deposited in this trimester as his or her bones and teeth harden. The foetus takes up Calcium at the rate of approximately 350mg a day during this stage of the pregnancy, so it is good to have a plentiful supply to prevent it being scavenged from your own skeleton. There's plenty of Iron in Vital Essence 3, helping to support your immune system and production of red blood cells in preparation for the birth.


Vital Essence 3 also has good levels of Vitamin D and Vitamin B3 and Choline to help support the structural integrity of your cell membranes. All 30 nutrients in this supplement have been carefully selected for the role they play in the 3rd trimester.

How can I improve my third trimester?


Firstly, ensure you are getting all the essential nutrients, we recommend taking Zita West Vital Essence 3. This supplement contains essential minerals and vitamins, as well as omega 3 fatty acids, which are important for your baby’s development.

We also recommend Zita West Vital DHA, which contains omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) plus zinc.


It is also important to remember to look after your mental health during the third trimester. While it is natural to feel excited and
anxious at the same time, it is important to take time for yourself. A massage or a warm bath can also help you to relax. We recommend Zita West Back Ease Massage Oil, a rich blend of essential oils includes jojoba oil which moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue. We also recommend Zita West Preconditioning Down Under from 34 weeks of pregnancy. This rich combination of natural plant oils into the tissues of the perineum daily to help keep the perineal tissue flexible, supple and elastic to reduce the risk of tearing and help to improve recovery time.


How much zinc is safe to take throughout pregnancy?


No more than 30mg of zinc is recommended during pregnancy 


Can I stop taking prenatal vitamins at 36 weeks?


In the final phase of pregnancy, your child will grow faster than ever. The remaining weeks are vitally important for achieving full development.


Ensuring that your nutrient reserves are not depleted can help support both you and your baby in the final weeks of pregnancy.


We recommend taking nutritional supplements, alongside a balanced diet up to birth and beyond. All of the supplements in our Trimester 3 Support Pack have been designed to support the needs of you and your baby during this period. The pack also includes Vitamin D, which is now recommended for pregnant people throughout their pregnancy.


What can I do about back pain?


It is best to sleep on your side rather than your back when you are pregnant as the weight of your bump may put pressure on your back and keep either one of both knees bent. If you can, consider using a pregnancy support pillow, this will give you support between your legs, under your abdomen and behind your back. 

Massage is a great way to alleviate back pain during pregnancy. While you are lying on your side, get someone to rub their palms along your back on either side of your spine. They should be able to feel for areas that are particularly tight, or you can vocalise what points feel more painful. Gently focus on those areas with the base of your hands or your thumbs, working up and down. They can also gently press in with their fists along your lower back.   

Why not try the Zita West Back Ease Massage Oil, our rich blend of essential oils includes jojoba oil which moisturizes your skin without leaving an oily residue. 


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