3 reasons to take a multivitamin when you’re pregnant

Pregnancy to Parenting

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If you’re pregnant, you’ve likely been told to take a prenatal multivitamin.  I know that not all pregnant women I meet take one because they aren’t sure why they should.  Here’s why:

1)  It helps you and your baby get the extra vitamins or nutrients you need – Healthy eating is important to help you and your baby get the vitamins and minerals you need.  In pregnancy, your nutrition needs are higher and it can be hard to meet these needs through food alone.  There may be days when you’re not eating as healthy or as balanced as usual.  Your appetite may be poor due to nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) or due to feeling full quickly.  Taking the advised amount on the label of a prenatal multivitamin helps you get the extra nutrition you need while pregnant.  It is important to eat a balanced meal in addition to taking a…

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