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What are the essential nutrients for a pregnant women?

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WRIGHT6 said on
Due to the rapid cell division taking place in a developing fetus, a high amount of folic acid is needed during pregnancy. Supplemental folic acid is also frequently taken before conception to boost the expectant mother’s blood levels of the essential vitamin.  Other vitamins and nutrients that are essential for pregnant women include vitamins A and D, calcium, zinc, iron and iodine. Most prenatal vitamins have higher doses of these ingredients than standard multi-vitamins. You should always consult your doctor about which one to take, but taking them as directed should provide all the nutrient boost needed to support a healthy pregnancy.
Tigger said on
You may not be able to get all your vital nutrients just by eating healthily. Mayo Clinic recommends that you supplement your diet with some extra vitamins and minerals. Folate and folic acid are recommended to prevent birth defects. Calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth as well as aid for your circulatory, muscular and nervous systems. Vitamin D will strengthen bones as well as help build your baby´s bones and teeth. You need protein for growth and development. Iron is necessary to prevent amaemia.
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