Pregnancy Prenatal Vitamins
Facts about prenatal vitamins:
- The B-vitamins are important for metabolism and red blood cell production.
- Folic acid is a very important B-complex vitamin in pregnancy.
- Folic acid deficiency and vitamin B-12 deficiency result in a condition known as pernicious anemia.
- Pregnant women and infants have an increased need for these vitamins.
- Vitamin deficiencies during pregnancy can increase the risk for birth defects.
- All pregnant women should take a folic acid supplement, in order to decrease the risk of birth defects, such as spina bifida.
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