Dear Ted, I am very happy to let you know that my son Emanuele was born on November the 7th, 8.7 pounds and 52 cm. He is huge for my size! The labor lasted ony 3 and a half hour, a sort of miracle after the 30 hour nightmare labor I had with my daughter. I am pretty sure that the magnesium I took during the pregnancy helped me. I had mild contractions for weeks and I arrived at the real thing after a big part of the job had already been done. It was a really managable delivery (but I got a 2nd degree tear unfortunately) a very positive experience! The baby is very calm and not spitting up milk and crying very little, while my daughter would cry no stop and vomit even 8 times a day. I think this baby had such an optimal nutrition that his digestive system is just perfect, how it is supposed to be. The midwife, a nurse and my doula admired the placenta for 5 minutes saying that it was extraordinarily beautiful, they said that it was "not a McDonald placenta". Supplementation according your directions made all the difference. I am very happy and I thank you infinitely once again!!! Now I am breastfeeding, do you have any particular direction in supplementation for this moment (I am already starting losing my hair as normal after delivery). Thank you so much, I thank God for having send me your counseling which has helped me and my family so much, giving this new life the best possible start. God bless you.
I am happy to hear about your giving birth to a very healthy baby!
In this day and age with free heavy metals, a mineral that is needed the most in my experience during term pregnancy that is ignored is the magnesium. Although some others certainly helped, such as B complex, vitamin C and quite important is the alkalization in maintaining pH between 6.5 - 7.0.
particular direction in supplementation for this moment (I am already starting losing my hair as normal after delivery).
The one single most important supplementation during this period appears to be the vitamin D and manganese. Manganese seems to be quite low during post pregnancy and may be one major cause of hair loss too. The vitamin D needed by mothers I think is at at least 2000 i.u. to 2500 i.u. per day. The preferred vitamin D is D3 or D4. Even if they are not available a D2 may do. Still magnesium is needed during this period too.