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The Postpartum

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$35.00 USD for 30-day supply
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$35.00 USD for 30-day supply

Fuel for your fourth trimester.

Your body’s been through the ringer—and R&R time is especially hard to come by right now. Let us help you recover from pregnancy and birth with 24 bioavailable nutrients that support your hormones. We’ve even got important extras that most multivitamins skip, like Choline, highly bioavailable forms of Iron and Selenium, and algae-based DHA (A.K.A. Omega-3). Need more calcium or lactation support? We’ve got a booster for that.

And if you’re struggling with postpartum hair loss, know that it’s temporary, but we’ve got the ingredients to support healthy regrowth. 

 

Full List of Ingredients

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    What makes it special

    30 daily packs to simplify your routine—just one sachet a day

    Carefully formulated to cover common nutrient gaps after having a baby—a biologically demanding time

    High-quality bioavailable ingredients (that means they’re ready for your body to use) at just the right dosage that most other multis don’t hit

    Vegan formula free of gluten, dairy, shellfish, yeast, artificial colors/dyes and preservatives

    Is this product for you?

    Designed for birthing parents in the “fourth trimester” (the period after delivery) and beyond

    • Optional Lactation Boost to support chest/breastfeeding and a Calcium and Magnesium Boost for more key minerals

    Have a hard time deciding? Give our quiz a try to be matched with the best prenatal for you.

    Why we are the best

    Formulated by fertility specialists
    Daily convenience packs
    Ready to absorb ingredients
    Gluten-and major allergen-free
    Optimal doses

    All the benefits

    Brain Development—Times Two!
    Choline improves immune and cognitive function, and if you are chest/breastfeeding, the Choline concentration in your milk supports baby’s memory, too. It can also help if you’re experiencing decreased focus and memory after delivery.
    Milk-Making Support
    You need more Calcium during pregnancy, and for the first year after delivery. If you’re chest/breastfeeding, Calcium is critical in supporting milk composition and volume. Your calcium stores also influence your blood pressure, muscle strength and function, blood clotting, nervous system and hormone production.
    Energy Boosting
    It’s hard to get enough Vitamin B12, especially when our diets fall short. It converts fat and protein to energy—something you need tons of postpartum. B12 gets used up fast in pregnancy, and a deficiency in a chest/breastfeeding parent can be passed on to the child. It’s recommended to get well above the suggested daily intake of B12, as we only absorb a small amount of it from supplements.
    Support Hair Regrowth
    Unfortunately, postpartum hair loss is very common (but not permanent!) thanks to hormone changes after birth. The Postpartum supplement includes all the right ingredients to support hair regrowth including Biotin, Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D and Iron.

    All the good stuff in it

    Daily Essentials for females (x2)
    This comprehensive blend includes Vitamin D for Calcium absorption and immune aid, along with Iodine, Zinc and Selenium for thyroid support. Meanwhile, easy-to-absorb Iron helps your blood transport oxygen, reducing the risk of postpartum anemia and associated fatigue. Pregnancy go-tos Folic Acid and Methylated Folate (5-MTHF, the active form of Folic Acid) are still important postnatal because Folate is needed for red blood cell development, energy creation, and DNA and RNA production, and it can be shared with an infant via chest/breastfeeding. Choline improves immune and cognitive function for the birthing parent and eases symptoms of decreased focus after delivery. If you’re chest/breastfeeding, the Choline concentration in your mik supports baby’s memory, too. For a much-needed energy boost in those early days, turn to Vitamin B12. It converts fat and protein into energy. Our B12 stock gets used up in pregnancy, and a vitamin deficiency in a chest/breastfeeding parent can be passed onto the child, so it’s important to get tons of B12, especially when our diets fall short.
    Algae Oil DHA (x1)
    Every cell in your body needs this omega-3 fatty acid, but it’s not something you produce naturally and many diets fall short. Postpartum, DHA is passed to the baby via chest/breastmilk to support cognitive, visual and immune system development. The DHA levels in milk can vary widely—it depends entirely on how much the chest/breastfeeding person consumes. To make it easier on you, our vegan DHA comes from algae oil so there’s no fishy aftertaste.
    Lactation Boost (x2)
    The top reason parents stop chest/breastfeeding is low milk supply—but we’ve got you covered if that’s your preferred feeding method. There are several plants that research has shown can increase breast milk production and stimulate flow. Blessed Thistle is a Mediterranean herb that stimulates blood circulation to the mammary glands to improve milk flow. Fenugreek Seeds are a source of phytoestrogens, which play a role in the making of prolactin, the milk production hormone. Moringa Leaf, a highly valued food crop in its native South Asia, has been shown to increase prolactin levels and milk production.
    Calcium Boost (Calcium Citrate) (x1)
    You need more Calcium during pregnancy, and for the first year after delivery. If you’re chest/breastfeeding, Calcium is critical in supporting milk composition and volume. Your Calcium stores also influence your blood pressure, muscle strength and function, blood clotting, nervous system and hormone production. As we age, our body’s ability to absorb Calcium from food declines, so a top-up when our body needs it most is recommended. Just make sure to take this one separate from the rest of your capsules so that the Calcium doesn’t get in the way of iron and folic acid absorption.
    Magnesium Boost (Magnesium Bisglycinate) (x1)
    It’s common to be low in Magnesium, and the depletion can be amplified by stress and hormone fluctuation. This mineral can help to reduce anxiety, relax muscles and is helpful postnatal when a regular sleep schedule can’t be counted on.
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    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    What you may be asking yourself right now

    I gave birth awhile ago, can I still take The Postpartum?
    Yes! At its core, The Postpartum is a fantastic daily multivitamin, giving people with eggs a lot of support with essential nutrients. A high dose of B12 is great for energy, plus it supports the replication of DNA. (Reminder: DNA is like the instruction manual found in all your cells that tells your body how to make proteins.) Replicating DNA takes a lot of energy, so we need our daily doses of Folic Acid and 5-MTHF, Zinc, Magnesium and Iron to lend their support. We also need to bring in the big guns like Selenium, Vitamin C and Vitamin E to help prevent damage to our DNA and keep our body running smoothly.
    Why do I need extra Calcium and Magnesium after I give birth?
    You need more calcium during pregnancy, and for the first year after delivery. If you’re chest/breastfeeding, calcium is critical in supporting milk composition and volume. Your calcium stores also influence your blood pressure, muscle strength and function, blood clotting, nervous system and hormone production. As we age, our body’s ability to absorb calcium from food declines, so a top-up when our body needs it most is recommended.

    Mangenisum is commonly depleted, and the low can be amplified by stress and hormone swings (hello postpartum life!). It acts as an anxiety reducer and muscle relaxant—super helpful during the postnatal days of adjusting to a new normal, which often involves a lack of sleep.
    Can I take the full sachet at once?
    To ensure you max out the absorption of all nutrients, it’s best to take everything in the morning except your Calcium and Magnesium Boosts (the white tablet and capsule). We recommend those two at night because Calcium can affect the absorption of Iron, plus Magnesium’s relaxing properties are just what a tired parent needs before bed.
    Is the Postpartum suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
    Yes! This formula is vegan!

    If you have a specific question about our products, please send us a message at hello@birdandbe.com and we will be happy to help you find the right supplements for you and/or your partner.

    What the experts say

    Dr. Orli GoldbergM.D., CCFP
    Dr. Kathryn DundasM.D., CCFP
    Dr. Dan NayotM.SC., M.D., FRCSC
    Dr. Daniel KreichmanM.SC., M.D., FRCSC (OBGYN)
    Dr. Michael HartmanM.SC., M.D., FRCSC, GREI

    I highly recommend Bird&Be prenatal supplements to all my patients who are trying to conceive. They provide a personalized and convenient approach, which makes their prenatals more efficient and enhances patient compliance.

    I'm thrilled for patients to be able to access higher and more effective doses of key ingredients than I've seen in other prenatals - three cheers for choline and CoQ10!

    Having an evidence-based approach to fertility-focused supplements is a key component to optimizing success, and it’s great that Bird&Be’s scientifically-backed prenatals are accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they’re seeing a fertility specialist.

    Bird&Be has hit all the right marks for prenatal and preconception care. They’ve removed the guesswork from patients' supplement regimes, while emphasizing dose education and including usable, active ingredient forms.

    Personalizing the formulas based on the individual's needs makes Bird&Be's supplements much more effective, especially for those who require a much more intensive regimen to support conception.

    Customer Reviews

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    Lee-Anne (Toronto, CA)
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    The Postpartum is great! I love the convenience of the packets. The Lactation Boost caused quite the gassiness in myself and infant though. Which was unfortunate because I have noticed a boost in my supply.

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    Emily C. (Stratford, CA)
    Milk supply improved!

    I’m four months postpartum and was struggling with my milk supply before hearing about Bird & Be. I tried these supplements as a last attempt to boost my supply, and even though I’m only a week in, I think they may actually be making a difference! I think the ‘’lactation boost’’ is definitely worth trying :)

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    Alli (Philadelphia, US)

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    AB (Woodruff, US)
    Postpartum Hero

    Before trying these vitamins I was 7mo postpartum and still breastfeeding. I felt like my body was so depleted even with taking a one a day prenatal. I was constantly sick and exhausted. I did one research and stumbled upon this brand. Since starting them I have felt so much better, within the first week! My milk also appears to be fattier even without the lactation support add-on! So thankful! Only downside is a little be of indigestion if taken without food!