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IMPORTANT OF PRENATAL VITAMIN DURING PREGNANCY

IMPORTANT OF PRENATAL VITAMIN DURING PREGNANCY
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When you already know about your pregnancy, the doctor will give advised to take prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins are specially multivitamins formula that make up by any nutritional deficiencies for the diet of mother during pregnancy. The supplements are contain by numerous of vitamins and minerals, folic acid, iron and calcium which are very important for pregnancy.

Folic Acid for Pregnant Woman at Prenantal Vitamins

Folic acid is need to reduce the risk of having a baby with a serious birth defect of the brain and spinal cord, this is called by "neural tube". The most common of neural tube defect is call spina bifida, this is will make baby born with a spine that is not closed. The exposed of nerves are damaged, leaving the baby with varying degrees of paralysis, incontinence, and sometimes mental retardation.

The neural tube defects will develop in the first 28 days after conception, before the women realize they are pregnant. Because, about half of all pregnancies are unplanned, the U.S. Public Health Service recommends that all women of childbearing age could get 400 micrograms of folic acid every day. In fact, now the FDA is requires for all flour products, such as breads, buns and bagels, be fortified with extra folic acid. The women who have had a prior baby with a neural tube defect should talk with the doctor before her next pregnancy about taking the appropriate dose of folic acid. The studies have shown that taking a larger dose (up to 4,000 micrograms) of folic acid at least one month before and during the first trimester may be beneficial.

You can also get the natural sources of folic acid :

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Citrus fruits

It's also found in many fortified breakfast cereals and some vitamin supplements.

Calcium at Prenantal Vitamins

Calcium is important for pregnant woman. During pregnancy calcium can prevent a new mother from losing the bone density as the fetus uses the mineral for bone growth. The developing of baby need so much calcium to grow the strong bones, teeth, healthy heart, nerves, and muscles, and for develop normal heart rhythm and blood clotting abilities. If the mother do not get enough calciums, it could make the baby leach from mother bones, which may decrease the own health of mother for later on.

Iron at Prenantal Vitamins

The iron is important for mother and baby for blood carry oxygen. If is recommends for pregnant woman to take the supplement which is containing 30mg of iron a day at the 2nd and 3rd trimester. The iron is most needed during the last 3 months, because at that time, the baby is use the iron for accumulating during the early life. For the pregnancy woman, the iron will replenish the red blood supply and also could accommondate the demand that cause by increased blood volume.

Many pregnancy woman also need more food supplements for make sure that they get adequate levels of the minerals that told before. The source could come from what doctor give, also from the natural food resource.

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