Prenatal vitamins can play an essential role in your unborn baby’s development, alongside providing you with important health support throughout your pregnancy.
If you’re expecting your first baby, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to pregnancy vitamins and what you should be eating. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide to the pregnancy vitamins you need to take note of, as well as how to follow a healthy pregnancy diet.
What prenatal vitamins should I take?
There’s a lot of information out there about the best prenatal vitamins, but ultimately, the two most important are folic acid and vitamin D.
Folic acid is a B vitamin, and it plays an important role in the development of a foetus’ brain and spine in early pregnancy. It’s recommended that expectant mothers take 400 micrograms of folic acid daily until they are 12 weeks pregnant*.
Some women may need to take more folic acid or to continue taking it after this point – check with your GP to see if you fall into this category.
Vitamin D can help to support bone health during pregnancy; it’s especially important to take a vitamin D supplement if you’re pregnant between September and March, when there isn’t as much natural sunlight, which is one of the best sources of vitamin D.
If you want to keep boosting your vitamin D intake after giving birth, our mykind Organics Vegan Vitamin D3 Spray is an easy way to incorporate it into your day as you learn to juggle life with a little one. Just make sure it’s only you taking it, as our vitamin sprays aren’t suitable for children under four.