preg­nancy & con­cep­tion

Sup­ple­ments are in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant to en­sure both you and your grow­ing baby are in tip-top health. Here’s what you need to know…

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Folic acid An es­sen­tial vi­ta­min dur­ing preg­nancy. Take 400 mi­cro­grams ev­ery day for the first three months to pre­vent birth de­fects. omega 3 Grow­ing brains hoover up this fatty acid, so if you don’t get enough, your baby will dip into your sup­plies, leav­ing you de­fi­cient. Vi­ta­min d All preg­nant and breast­feed­ing women should take 10 mi­cro­grams of vi­ta­min D daily. Take 25-50 mi­cro­grams if you have darker skin, or cover up for cul­tural rea­sons. io­dine Stud­ies show that avoiders of dairy foods are low in this vi­tal min­eral, which sup­ports brain de­vel­op­ment dur­ing preg­nancy.

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