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Why do I need vitamins in pregnancy?

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Dr. Andrew Villa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Extra iron & folate (folic acid)

The recommended daily vitamin requirements is increased during pregnancy - especially iron and folic acid.
A prenatal vitamin supplement will provide the necessary vitamins in the appropriate quantity - excess amounts of some vitamins may be harmful in pregnancy.

In brief: Extra iron & folate (folic acid)

The recommended daily vitamin requirements is increased during pregnancy - especially iron and folic acid.
A prenatal vitamin supplement will provide the necessary vitamins in the appropriate quantity - excess amounts of some vitamins may be harmful in pregnancy.
Dr. Andrew Villa
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Dr. Robert Lang
Also be sure that you are getting iodine. Up to 50% os pregnant women are iodine deficient.
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Nutrition

Sometimes, especially in early pregnancy, nausea prevents women from taking adequate amounts of vitamins from diet alone.
It is also very important to get enough Folic Acid (through taking the prenatal vitamin) to prevent birth defects. Some parts of prenatal vitamins may also be associated with supporting good brain development in the baby. Ask your doctor.

In brief: Nutrition

Sometimes, especially in early pregnancy, nausea prevents women from taking adequate amounts of vitamins from diet alone.
It is also very important to get enough Folic Acid (through taking the prenatal vitamin) to prevent birth defects. Some parts of prenatal vitamins may also be associated with supporting good brain development in the baby. Ask your doctor.
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
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