Prenatal vitamins are very important for you and your baby. Women should start taking a prenatal vitamin before pregnancy to get the most benefit.
There are so many choices availbale for women looking for a “good” prenatal vitamin. Many women believe a prescription vitamin is the best option, however over-the-counter (OTC) prenatal vitamins can be a very cost-effective alternative to consider.
When shopping for a prenatal vitamin, here are a few things to look for. Your OTC prenatal vitamin should include a minimum of:
In addition to a prenatal vitamin, we would like to suggest you take these supplements:
Some good OTC prenatal vitamins are:
Many women would like a chewable vitamin. “Gummy” vitamins usually won’t cut it; they don’t have enough of the iron, iodine, and other things you need. Chewable vitamins (like Children’s Flintstones Complete) can often be used, however you should take 2 per day during pregnancy. Before taking a gummy or children’s formula, check the label and make sure it contians the necessary vitamins and minerals listed above.
One final note: Vitamins are very important, but a healthy, balanced diet is a must too! Eat wholesome, fresh foods whenvever possible. And plan to eat between 40-60 grams of protein per day.
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