Is it a good idea to take a multivitamin and mineral supplement pregnancy?
What you eat – and more especially what you have eaten in the three to four months before getting pregnant – will impact on your well-being and that of your baby. However, during the first trimester in particular, I believe that it is also a good idea to take a multivitamin and mineral supplement aimed specifically at pregnancy to counteract any deficiencies you may have during the first 12 weeks. This is the time when women's eating patterns are often haywire due to nausea or vomiting. The supplement will also make sure you receive enough of the antioxidant vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C and E, selenium, and co-enzyme Q10, all of which are important for placental health and cell growth in the embryo.
A fish oil supplement contains omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, which are important for development of your baby's brain, eyes, and nerve cells.