Why You Need Prenatal Vitamins
on Nov 15, 2012
by Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Why do you need prenatal vitamins? Find out why you need these extra nutrients, for both the health of yourself and your unborn baby.
A question that a lot of women ask themselves, and just a few get a clear response, is why do pregnant women take prenatal vitamins? Do they really make all the difference? And if I didn’t take these, could something bad happen to both me and my unborn baby? Here are 3 things you should know before starting such a treatment. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
A really big problem concerning the question of why you need prenatal vitamins is really closely linked to the ingredients these supplements are made of. Firstly, they contain a really big quantity of folic acid and Calcium that the usual multivitamins for pregnant women we see on the market don’t have. Expecting women need a higher intake of all these ingredients than usual.
Not all specialists will have the same opinion regarding this subject so you should be aware of both sides of the problem. For example, some doctors will say that a balanced diet will be able to provide all the vitamins you will need. Still, other doctors think that it’s almost impossible for your body to produce the necessary intake of nutrients, healthy diet and all, so prenatal vitamins should be a must.
As far as folic acid goes, this will not be enough for your prenatal care and you will also need to combine Vitamin C and Vitamin D with the menu. Also, the B vitamins are really mandatory for your care just like other useful things like calcium and potassium or even vitamin A.
Besides the nutrient side of these pills, some doctors also think of other problems pregnant women can be faced with. This way, if you are still asking yourself why you need prenatal vitamins we can give you yet another reason: it can also help your dietary problems, with their laxatives effects. Also, another reason for taking these is the fact that a lack of the B12 vitamin can even cause spontaneous abortions and also infertility.
In the end, a supplement will never cause you any trouble so why not going to your doctor and let him tell you what product is best for you? This will be as easy as it could be, especially nowadays with prenatal vitamins available in any pharmacy and over the counter in any drug store.
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Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).