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Do I Need Supplements During Pregnancy

Video: Do You Need Supplements During Pregnancy?

Are supplements necessary during your pregnancy? Short answer – yes! Find out more in this video

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We have included a video from the NHS in the UK as it gives great advice on supplementation during pregnancy.

Viewing time: 1m 23s

What you will learn:

  • Folic acid prevents birth defects
  • Take 400 micrograms (mcg) daily from when you are trying to conceive up until 12 weeks gestation
  • Vitamin D is needed for healthy bones
  • Take 10mcg each day while pregnant and when breastfeeding
  • Avoid Retinol and Vitamin A when pregnant (check your multivitamin!)
  • Some women may need additional Iron and/or Vitamin B12 depending on the balance of their diet (e.g. vegetarians)
  • Nutrition is important – speak to your midwife

Do you want to know more about nutrition and supplements during pregnancy?

NZ's Ministry of Health provides further guidance for Kiwi mums

The Ministry works across the health sector to deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Check out the Pregnancy section of the Ministry of Health’s site.

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