The All Vital Vitamins

I’m sure you’ve beens stressed the importance of the all vital prenatal vitamins, however what are they and what are they going to do for you?

Here’s a quick list of important vitamins and what they will do for your body and your baby!

1: Folic Acid is a B vitamin. It is said to be helpful in the growth and development department. One of its huge pluses is that it helps prevent lots of birth defects in the brain, heart, spine and common mouth defects such as cleft lip and palate.

Find folic acids naturally in…

  • leafy green vegetables (spinach & broccoli)
  • orange juice
  • lentils & beans

2: Iron is a mineral. This all important mineral is needed twice as much during pregnancy because it helps produce blood, which  helps carry oxygen throughout your body (to your baby). It also helps prevent infections, anemia, fatigue, and premature birth dates. It is suggested that you intake 27 milligrams of Iron each day (found in most prenatal vitamins).

Iron can be found naturally in…

  • Lean meat, poultry and seafood
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Beans, nuts, rasins, and dried fruits

3: Calcium is the mineral commonly known to support strong bones. It also assist in development of strong teeth, heart, muscles and nerve development. You can find the suggested 1,000 milligrams of calcium in most daily prenatal vitamins but again…

Calcium can be found naturally in…

  • Dairy (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • Broccoli & kale
  • Orange Juice (if the label says it has been added to it)