Should I take any Vitamin Supplements when pregnant? September 08 2014
A well balanced diet and free from morning sickness and food aversions, would otherwise be sufficient nutrition for an expecting mum. However in the real world a vitamin – mineral supplement is a good idea.
Folic Acid is one supplement that is particularly important to take, starting before you conceive and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Food standards Australia New Zealand recommends that you should take a daily supplement which has at least 400 micrograms from before you start trying for a baby until you are 12 weeks pregnant.
Iodine is essential for your growing baby’s brain development and thyroid function. A daily supplement of 150 micrograms is recommended to ensure you have enough whilst pregnant. If you have a thyroid condition you should check with your doctor before taking an iodine supplement.
Source: BabyCentre Australia Medical Advisory Board, May 2014