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What brand of prenatal vitamins would you suggest for a pregnant woman to take that has, iron, folic acid, dha,vit d, etc?.thanks

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Many brands ok: Prenatal vitamins contain more folic acid and iron than do standard adult multivitamins. These two are especially needed for healthy fetal development. Other important nutrients are calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, copper, & vitamin B-6. Prenatal vitamins are a complement to a healthy diet. The brand is up to you, your doctor and/or pharmacist. DHA is not recommended.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2014

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