If you’re pregnant, you know how important it is for your unborn baby’s health to pop a daily prenatal vitamin. Unfortunately, these vitamins can cause unpleasant side effects such as nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and more.
“Isn’t there an easier way to get prenatal vitamins than [taking] these huge horse pills that make us sick?” Brooklyn, New York moms Stacy Rauen and Amy Wilcox asked themselves. So along with their husbands, they created a new way for moms-to-be to get all those essential vitamins—Bump Water.
Bump Water is a brand-new line of all-natural, refreshing drinks that are packed with many of the same vitamins found in prenatals. Each 16-ounce bottle includes 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamins A, D, E, B6, and B12; niacin; biotin; zinc; and magnesium; as well as 10 percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium. Bump Water also contains the full recommended daily allowance of folic acid, which is the real star of the drink. Research shows that folic acid is an essential part of healthy fetal development—before and during pregnancy—by helping to prevent major birth defects of the brain, spine, and spinal cord. Recent studies also show a link between folic acid deficiency in mothers-to-be and autism.
Bump Water comes in five flavors—cranberry ginger, strawberry lemonade, pomegranate mixed berry, lemonade, and lemon lime. Some of the flavors have 100 calories and 24 grams of organic cane sugar, while the Lite flavors have only 10 calories and 2 grams of sugar. There are both flat flavors and sparkling ones for when you’re craving bubbles. And the bottles themselves are BPA-free.
I had the opportunity to try two bottles of Bump Water—the 10-calorie sparkling cranberry ginger and the 100-calorie calorie sparkling lemonade. I really enjoyed both flavors, but the lemonade was especially tasty. While my regular prenatal vitamin sometimes upsets my stomach if I don’t take it with food, I had no stomach problems with the Bump Water. In fact, the fizz may have actually helped settle my stomach a bit. But since I am not generally a fan of sparkling beverages, I think I would have enjoyed the flat flavors much more and found them more refreshing.
So, what do doctors have to say about Bump Water? The website claims that the drink is OB-GYN recommended and includes the following quote from Dr. Samantha Feder, director of ambulatory obstetrics and gynecology at Roosevelt Hospital in New York:
“Fifty percent of my patients can’t stomach prenatal vitamins and Bump Water would be an easy solution for them to get the folic acid and other vitamins they need. For those who can, it’s another refreshing way to supplement their diet. I would definitely recommend it.”
Still, talk to your own doctor before you decide to replace or supplement your prenatal vitamin with Bump Water. He or she may want you to try a few different pills first.
If you decide to give Bump Water a try, you can buy it here. A 12-bottle pack costs $28.99, which comes out to about $2.40 per bottle. Bump Water will also be available in stores soon.
Visit bumpwater.com to learn more about Bump Water!