By Julie H, new mom
I heard about Protiva from my OB/GYN and started taking it at the beginning of my third trimester. This was my third pregnancy and the difference with Protiva was tremendous. I felt energetic and healthy; Protiva kept me full, curbed my cravings for junk food and was great for on the go.
Most importantly, my previous postpartum recovery had been long and slow. After I had my second baby I was constantly tired and my whole body ached. I took Protiva during my hospital stay after I delivered my third baby and for 10 weeks after that. My body healed quicker than my previous pregnancy and was far less painful. My stitches healed well before the six weeks which enabled me to keep up with the demands of having two older kids and a newborn.
Protiva was easy to drink and easy to digest; it kept me fully satisfied when I had no desire to eat. My favorite recipe was to mix the chocolate flavored Protiva with banana and peanut butter. It was a nice change of pace and delicious! Along with my prenatal vitamins, it gave me all the nutrients my body needed to nurse and recover. I felt like I had really good milk flow. I would recommend Protiva to family, friends and anyone who is pregnant or recently had a baby. Before trying Protiva, I dreaded the healing process and was afraid of how long I would be out of commission. If I decide to have another child, I am definitely taking Protiva again.