Why is copper important in my diet during pregnancy?

Process toxins. Humans need copper for many reasons but one of the most important is to process toxins. Specific enzymes designed to help our cells process toxins need copper to work.
Heart and blood. Copper helps new baby's blood vessels and heart. For adults, copper helps vlood formation, hair, and more. If you eat a healthy, varied diet, you'll probably get enough copper. It's present in seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereals, whole grain products, dark leafy greens, and even cocoa products. Most prenatal vitamins contain 1 mg daily.