Prenatal vitamins: Why they matter, how to choose

Our general interest e-newsletter keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics. A healthy diet is the best way to get the vitamins and minerals you need — but even if you eat a healthy diet, you might fall short on key nutrients. If you're pregnant or hoping to conceive, prenatal vitamins can help fill any gaps. Prenatal vitamins typically contain more folic acid and iron than do standard adult multivitamins. Here's why: In addition, some research suggests that prenatal vitamins decrease the risk of having a baby who is small for his or her gestational...

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