Pamela Nathan recommends that pregnant women take prenatal vitamins, as its difficult to get all the necessary nutritional support from food alone during pregnancy. Don’t think that it’s a replacement for a healthy diet.
What are prenatal vitamins?
For a mother's health, and the health of her baby, she is advised to take so-called ‘prenatal vitamins’ during pregnancy. These are specially formulated multivitamins that make up for any nutritional deficiencies in the mother's diet. While the supplements contain numerous vitamins and minerals, their folic acid, iron, and calcium content are especially important.