During pregnancy, a woman needs to replenish more nutrients than during normal times. For the correct development of the fetus, you should take care of the intake of the following vitamins: Vitamin B9 (folic acid) is considered the most famous vitamin for pregnant women. Actively involved in the formation of the placenta. A pregnant woman needs 400 mcg of folic acid per day.
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and is involved in tissue respiration. The shortage causes weakness, muscle pain in the mother, and can lead to miscarriage. The daily dose during pregnancy is no more than 10 mg per day.
Vitamins B6 and B12 affect the normal development of the fetus and the condition of the expectant mother, including responsible for metabolic processes between the body of the mother and the child, the full absorption of nutrients, the development of the nervous, cardiovascular, immune, and endocrine systems of the fetus. Vitamin B12 aids in the absorption of folic acid. And B6 is responsible for the synthesis of proteins that make up the cells of the baby’s body, affects the growth of the brain, and the development of the nervous system of the fetus.
Vitamin D3 is synthesized by exposure to sunlight, so walking more often is recommended during pregnancy. Vitamin D3 increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorus.
Vitamin A is involved in the overall development and nutrition of the fetus. Deficiency also contributes to the development of anemia. The daily rate is no more than 3300 IU of the substance. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the presence of this vitamin in vitamin and mineral complexes, the norm is 50-100% of the daily dose.