Pregnancy is a time when your body is going through many drastic and sometimes uncomfortable changes and you may feel like you are on a wild roller coaster. The ups and downs in your emotions, certain food cravings, morning sickness, and lack of sleep. The purpose of prenatal vitamins while you are pregnant is to replace the vitamins and minerals you are losing to keep your baby healthy and to get your body and your baby’s developing body to an optimal health level.
Folic Acid– Also known as (vitamin B9) have shown to help prevent many serious birth defects in your baby’s brain, spine, and heart.
Iron– A lack of iron in the body can lead to anemia which may cause lethargy, dizziness, leg cramps, and insomnia. As well as an essential nutrient for proper baby development. Should be taken daily through foods or proper supplementation.
Calcium– In order for regular development of your baby’s bone structure. As well to prevent degeneration of your bone health. You will want to replenish your calcium stores and get the proper amount of calcium every day.
There are many other important vitamins and minerals that are not mentioned in the above but that are included in the prenatal vitamin supplement. They are crucial for development of a healthy baby as well as a healthy mom.