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Vitamins During Pregnancy

Should you take extra vitamins and minerals when pregnant if you are healthy already?

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September 16, 2011 10:58PM

Yes. The extra vitamins and minerals are for your baby. The baby can get some vitamins and minerals from your diet, but may need more than your diet can provide. Folic acid, for instance, can prevent some very serious birth defects such as Spina Bifida and other neural tube defects.