Do not take vitamins without recommendations a doctor, because not every woman needs them. These funds are assigned to failing nutrition, with a history of iron-deficiency and B12-deficiency anemia, if the previous pregnancy ended in a miscarriage or the child was born with congenital malformations, as well as women older than 30 years.
Do not try to choose vitamin complexes for pregnant women, since it is very difficult. They may differ in vitamins and minerals. So listen to the expert, who will talk about the advantages and disadvantages of different drugs and explain how to compensate for them. On the basis of complaints and survey results, it will determine the deficiency of vitamins and will choose the appropriate drugs.
Note that at different stages of pregnancy require different doses of vitamins and minerals. In the first trimester (before 12 weeks) it is recommended to not drink a multivitamin and a separate folic acid, iodine and vitamin E. After all, if there are not enough of these substances in the body of a pregnant woman may develop irreversible changes, contributing to the development of defects in the fetus.
Begin taking multivitamins after 12 weeks of pregnancy, provided inadequate nutrition. One of the most famous complexes is the "Elevit". It contains a lot of magnesium, which is necessary when the threat of interruption of pregnancy, and folic acid, but its composition does not include iodine.
Keep in mind that "Vitrum Prenatal" and "Vitrum prenatal Forte", combining price and quality. For these funds is characterized by a large content of iron needed to treat anemia and high dose of vitamin A, folic acid and magnesium.
If you are allergic to vitamin a and b vitamins can use the complex "ALFAVIT mother's health", developed taking into account recommendations of scientists on combined and separate intake of nutrients. If necessary simply eliminate the pill that contains undesirable substances.
In many multivitamin complexes for pregnant women there is a lack of calcium. This is because usually a large amount of this trace element enters the body of the expectant mother with food. It additional intake of the vitamin can lead to hypercalcemia. But this state is more dangerous than lack of calcium.
Do not start to drink multivitamins for moms-to-be in the planning stage of pregnancy, it is impractical. When preparing to conceive, it is sufficient to take simple vitamins.