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Essential Vitamins And Minerals Supplements During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy your need for certain vitamins and minerals increases and over half the nutrients you eat are used by your growing baby—one of many reasons why you may feel tired even during the early months while your baby is still quite tiny.

Studies show that a good maternal diet around the time of conception and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of having a baby with a low birth weight, which is one of the commonest causes of serious health problems in the newborn.

Healthy diet is especially important when you have a multiple pregnancy as you have to nourish two or more infants rather than one.

At present, the only supplement univer­sally recommended when planning a baby and during preg­nancy is folic acid, which can reduce the risk of certain congenital problems (neural tube defects) such as spina bifida by 75 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »