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Pregnancy vitamins are a great way to fill a nutritional gap in your diet when you are pregnant. While they shouldn’t be used as a substitute for a healthy diet, they can be used as a safety net to ensure you and your baby get the nutrients you need.
When you’re pregnant, your body relies on certain vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy and to help your baby develop. Usually, we get everything we need from our food, with the exception of vitamin D (which we get from the sun); however, during this exciting time, our bodies need a little extra help. After all, you are growing a tiny human. This is why taking a pregnancy vitamin is often recommended.
The Dietitians Association of Australia says extra protein, iodine, folate and iron may be needed during pregnancy.
Folate – Also known as folic acid, which is the man-made form of folate, helps prevent neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, and it’s recommended that women increase their intake with a supplement before conception up until the first three months of pregnancy.
Folate-rich foods include leafy green vegetables (such as asparagus, spinach and broccoli) and fruits (such as oranges, bananas and strawberries) as well as legumes (such as chickpeas, dried beans and lentils), cereals, nuts and yeast extracts such as Vegemite.
Iron – Extra iron is needed to produce enough blood for mum and bub, is essential for carrying oxygen around your body and for preventing anaemia.
Foods high in iron include leafy green vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, nuts, eggs, legumes.
Iodine – This mineral helps with the development of the brain and nervous system.
Iodine occurs naturally in seafood, seaweed (kelp), eggs, bread, some vegetables and iodised salt.
The Australian Guide To Healthy Eating has everything you need to about eating while pregnant.
Pregnancy Birth & Baby says vitamin B12 is also essential for the development of your baby’s nervous system. Additionally, vitamin C can help with iron absorption. That said, higher doses of certain vitamins can have negative effects. So as always, if you are unsure, it’s best to seek the advice of your GP or other medical professionals.
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