Vitamin Angels' Global Prenatal Initiative

Vitamin Angels is spearheading a global effort to reduce newborn mortality rates by scaling up its prenatal multivitamin program to meet the needs of 50 million women annually by the year 2030. With an estimated 7,000 newborns dying daily per data released by UNICEF, Vitamin Angels is rallying support to address the pressing need. To further accelerate impact and create lasting change, Vitamin Angels focuses on creating demand for MMS, ensuring a global supply of MMS, influencing policy change regarding MMS in low and middle-income countries, and connecting at-risk pregnant women with MMS.

Prenatal Malawi

DIET: During pregnancy, nutritional needs increase to meet the demands of both the pregnant woman and her growing baby. When moms don’t have regular access to healthy foods, the risks to her and her baby intensify.

Prenatal Mother and Infant

SUPPLEMENTS: Prenatals help support healthy pregnancies, prevent anemia, promote fetal growth, and ensure that babies are born at a healthy birth weight. They are crucial to the health and survival of the growing baby and to the health and well-being of the mothers.

 

Mothers Face Global Health Challenges

Wherever they are, moms share a common focus: making a better life for their children. They may take on very different challenges, but each woman's nutritional needs increase during pregnancy to support her health and her growing child. Moms living in developing countries or with low incomes are the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

They make meals out of what’s available, feeding their children before themselves. They make traditions that unite their families, passing down wisdom to future generations. They make painful sacrifices that, more often than not, go unnoticed.

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Click here to read about some of the mothers we serve and how they are making a global impact

Some pregnant women instinctively eat soil to meet their bodies increased need for nutrients – a condition is known as "pica."

Poor families may be forced to sell their nutritious crops for income and purchase foods that are cheaper and less nutritious.

Prenatals can be particularly important in countries where gender inequality denies women access to nutritious foods and appropriate care during pregnancy.


Supplement Facts

Providing supplemental nutrition in the form of a daily multiple micronutrient supplement (MMS), is an excellent way to meet the increased nutrient demands during pregnancy. Prenatal MMS helps support healthy pregnancies, prevent anemia, promote fetal growth, and ensure that babies are born at a healthy birth weight. The MMS provided by Vitamin Angels is consistent with the United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Antenatal Preparation (UNIMMAP) formula, manufactured to international quality standards.

Serving Size 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container 180

Potency/Assay (per capsule)

Ingredient

Label Claim UNIMMAP

%DV
Vitamin A (as palmitate or acetate) 

800 µg RE (2667 IU)

61.5%
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)  70 mg 58.3%
Vitamin D (as 5 µg Cholecalciferol)  200 IU (5 µg) 33.3%
Vitamin E (10 mgα-TE) (as dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate)  15 IU 53%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine mononitrate)  1.4 mg 100%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)  1.4 mg 87.5%
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide)  18 mg 100%
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCl)  1.9 mg  95%
Folate (from Folic Acid) 400 µg DFE 66.7%
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)   2.6 µg 93%
Iron (Ferrous Fumarate)  30 mg  111%
Iodine (Potassium Iodide)  150.0 µg  51.7%
Zinc (Zinc Sulfate)   15.0 mg 115.4%
Selenium (Sodium Selenite)  65.0 µg  93%
Copper (Copper Citrate)   2.0 mg 154%
* Percent Daily Value (%DV) for Pregnant and Lactating Women.

Starting at the Very Beginning

Giving daily prenatal multivitamins to pregnant mothers helps ensure healthy pregnancies and positive birth outcomes.

After moms give birth, we encourage them to breastfeed and help them understand how and when to introduce solid foods

We help build a foundation for good health starting from conception and carrying through the first five years of life.

We are working to dramatically scale up distribution of prenatal multivitamins to even more moms in the U.S. and around the world.

“Giving multiple micronutrients to women during pregnancy is one of the most critical public health interventions for women and their children. It prevents babies from being born too soon and too small, both of which increase the risk of early death.” Dr. Robert Black

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