Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Pregnancy

Get Email Updates

Pregnancy Guide

Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

EmpowHER Guest

ask: Can I drink Optimal Solutions® Shake while pregnant?

By Anonymous
 
Rate This

I'm really busy and often don't have time to eat as healthy as I would like, so I have been drinking shakes for awhile now. I found out I was pregnant about 3 weeks ago and I am now 13 weeks along. I wanted to know if it would be safe for me to drink Optimal Solutions® Shake throughout my pregnancy/ would it have a negative impact on my baby?

Add a Comment1 Comments

Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Congrats on your pregnancy!

The product you are talking about is a range of nutritional supplements. You need to ask your doctor about whether it's ok to take supplements like this in lieu of meals but I think the best advice is to make time to eat healthfully. Fresh, pre-made salads can be found in any supermarket, fresh fruit and veg are readily available and spending a few hours a week making healthy meals you can then freeze for later shouldn't be too difficult.

Life is busy for all of us but you need to take the time to eat well, especially in pregnancy. A good pre-natal vitamin should suffice along with a healthy diet. 

Good luck in your pregnancy!

January 10, 2013 - 1:01pm
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Improved

1675 Health

Changed

629 Lives

Saved

479 Lives
0 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Pregnant? Where do you get your information and support about pregnancy and delivery? :
View Results