The scoop about prenatal vitamins

The scoop about prenatal vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are an important part of pregnancy nutrition — even before conception. Watch the educational video about the science behind prenatal vitamins.

Prenatal vitamins are extremely important and are therefore recommended for all pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive. These vitamins are intended to fill up the gap when a normal daily food intake does not provide sufficient vitamins required during pregnancy. Think of it as an insurance policy to make sure you're getting the right amount of certain important nutrients during pregnancy.

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Watch this video about the science behind prenatal vitamins:

Bodily changes due to prenatal vitamins

Though prenatal vitamins are prescribed to everyone and are necessary, it’s not always an 'easy route' after you have taken them. Your vitamins can cause some unpleasant changes in your body.

For a lot of women, these vitamins can cause nausea. The stomach begins to churn as soon as they take their vitamins. In such a case, ask your doctor to prescribe another brand.

Sometimes, you may feel guilty if you miss taking a vitamin. You may buy a pill reminder case to make sure that you remember.

Your vitamins may also cause constipation. This is typically because of iron supplements. Don't fret.  Just ask your doctor to switch you to a liquid supplement for iron in case this happens.  


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Vania Tan

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