The importance of taking prenatal vitamins

The importance of taking prenatal vitamins

The importance of taking prenatal vitamins

Since a larger percent of the pregnancies are unplanned, many doctors recommend that women in their childbearing years take prenatal vitamins on a daily basis.

Prenatal vitamins are crucial for providing the female body with all nutrients which may be lacking in the diet of the woman. All moms-to-be are advised to take prenatal vitamins throughout the entire pregnancy, because of the importance of supplying the body and the growing fetus with a sufficient supply of iron, calcium and folic acid, as well as other essential nutrients necessary for the normal and healthy growth and development of the baby.

Folic acid (one of the vitamin B’s) is one of the supplements which all mothers-to-be should take, because it is vital for the proper brain and spinal cord development of the baby, and the lack of folic acid may lead to serious birth defects, such as spina bifida (when the child is born with an open spine) or...
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