Folic acid in its natural form of folate 400ug – an optimal maternal folate status is vital for supporting the healthy development of the unborn baby’s brain, spine and neural tube. Folate is also beneficial beyond 12 weeks as it contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy.
Vitamin D – Is an essential micronutrient that supports the development of healthy bones, teeth and muscles in your growing baby, and helps prevent vitamin D deficiency in you.
Iron – Is responsible for healthy blood and tissue formation and ensures you and your baby have an optimal oxygen-carrying capacity. Because your requirement for iron doubles, or even triples, in pregnancy, supplementation is strongly recommended.
Calcium, zinc & iodine – These minerals are some of the essential building blocks for a healthy pregnancy and your requirements for them increase as your pregnancy progresses.
B Vitamins – This group of vitamins nurture the healthy formation and development of your baby, help regulate your hormones in pregnancy and promote a healthy nervous system in mum and baby. As they are water-soluble, the body cannot store them, making daily supplementation a must.
Read our guide to pregnancy vitamins, supplements and nutrition to learn more.