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Vitamins and Minerals

Important Vitamins and Minerals During Pregnancy

What it Does
How Much?
Folic acid
Helps to prevent birth defects like spina bifida
0.4 mg
Needed to make extra blood for baby.
16-20 mg
Vitamin D and Calcium
Help to build baby’s bones and teeth.
Eat more vitamin D and calcium rich foods – cow’s milk, fortified soy beverages, yogurt, cheese and fish.

You can often get these nutrients from a prenatal vitamin. A health care professional can help you find one.

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