Supplement

Rationale

Dose

Asian Ginseng
(Panax ginseng)

Elevates energy levels and eases stress

200-400 mg/day

Eleuthero
(Eleutherococcus senticosus)

Helps relieve stress.

200-400 mg/day

Fish oil

Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil assist in fetal brain and retinal development.

1–3 grams EPA/DHA/day

Ginger
(Zingiber officinale)

Eases morning sickness.

1/2–2 grams/day

Prenatal multivitamin/
mineral supplement

Helps ensure a healthy pregnancy. Make sure your prenatal includes at least 1,000 mg calcium, 500 mg magnesium, and 400 IU vitamin D.

Per label

Red raspberry tea
(Rubus idaeus)

Alleviates morning sickness and maintains hormonal balance.

2–3 cups/day

Source: Shari Lieberman, PhD, CNS, FACN.
Note: Consult your health care practitioner for individualized recommendations.