Are prenatal vitamins important?

Toberu Orimolade Fri 02-Dec-22 14:12:33

During pregnancy, you need certain nutrients including folic acid and iron more than usual.

Folic acid helps prevent neural tube defects. These defects are serious abnormalities of the foetal brain and spinal cord. Ideally, you should start taking extra folic acid at least 3 months before you become pregnant.

Iron supports the development of the placenta and foetus. Iron helps your body make blood to supply oxygen to the foetus. Iron also helps prevent anaemia, a condition in which the blood has a low number of healthy red blood cells.

Remember to: 

°Drink plenty of fluids

°Include more fibre in your diet

°Include physical activity in your daily routine, as long as you have your health care provider's approval

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