No one does questions quite like moms-to-be. We’ve compiled a list of some frequently asked ones, but if you have more please Contact Us.
What is Bump Water?
We’ve worked with beverage experts to create a beverage that’s all-natural, vitamin-enhanced (including 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of folic acid), refreshing with a hint of great flavor, that’s low in calories and sugar.
After what seems like hundreds of tastings, we have perfected a few flavors: Cranberry Ginger, Strawberry Lemonade, Pomegranate Mixed Berry, Lemonade, and Lemon Lime. Full calorie versions weigh in at under 100 calories and are sweetened with organic cane sugar, and Bump Water Lite, are a mere 10 calories thanks to all-natural stevia.
And since we know pregnant women can’t get enough bubbles (there’s only so much flat water a gal can drink, right?) we have Bump Water Sparkle, with just the right amount of fizz.
What role does folic acid play in pregnancy? Why is it important?
We’re not doctors, and we believe you should always talk to your doc before making any health decisions, but we’re doctor recommended and we’ve also been moms-to-be and know a thing or two about growing little people. Research shows that folic acid is an essential part of healthy fetal development—before and during pregnancy—by preventing major birth defects, namely neural tube defects. It is known as “folate” and is a B vitamin that plays a key role in the development of red blood cells and your baby’s brain and spinal cord. Recent studies are also showing a link between folic acid deficiency in mothers who have conceived and autism.
The general rule (aka the recommended daily allowance) is 400 micrograms as part of your daily diet for women of childbearing age (yes even if you aren’t planning on becoming pregnant), but that number changes as you and your bump grow (it’s also recommended while breastfeeding). Some doctors will suggest even more, upwards of 800-1,000 micrograms.
What are neural tube defects and how does Bump Water help prevent them?
Neural tube defects refer to those of baby’s brain, spine, and spinal cord. The majority of these defects occur at the very beginning of pregnancy, usually within the first month, sometimes before a woman knows she is pregnant. (It doesn’t help that half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are not planned!) Taking the recommended daily dose of folic acid before conception and all during pregnancy assists in the prevention of these defects. Bump Water helps women in all stages of baby making get the folic acid they need.
When should I start taking prenatal vitamins, and why?
Some foods—leafy vegetables, fruits, beans—contain the natural form of folic acid (folate), but since the body doesn’t use the natural form of folic acid as easily as the manmade form (folic acid) it’s essential for women to get folic acid in a vitamin or a liquid product containing it (aka Bump Water).
Is Bump Water a replacement for the prenatal vitamin?
No, it’s a supplement.
What other vitamins are in Bump Water? And is it organic?
Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Calcium, Niacin, Biotin, Zinc, Magnesium. We aren’t organic, but we are all natural, made from organic sugars and natural processes to create the healthiest beverage possible for our health-minded consumers. And of course our bottles are BPA free.
How much sugar is in Bump Water? Any caffeine?
Sorry, no caffeine here, and only a touch of organic cane sugar. Bump Water has 24 grams per 16 ounce bottle and Bump Water Lite has even less—thanks to the help of all-natural Stevia—weighing in at 1 gram per 16 ounce bottle.
Can men drink Bump Water?
Only if they are trying to conceive. Just kidding! Men are welcome to drink Bump Water. We created a healthy, refreshing beverage that also happens to have folic acid and a variety of vitamins and minerals. All people need folic acid, but women who are pregnant or are trying to conceive need it more for their newest addition.