Growing a baby means an increased demand on your body during pregnancy. The requirement for additional vitamins and minerals in your diet like folic acid, calcium, and iron for example are essential for a health pregnancy and birthing a healthy baby. Some mamas may need special formulation in case of anemia or nutritional deficiencies so talk to your OBGYN, midwife, or doctor.
The most common nutritional deficiencies during pregnancy include anemia followed by folate deficiency. But folate coexists with iron deficiency. Because iron is used to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen to the tissues giving your oxygenated blood a red color, and your blood volume expands during pregnancy to accommodate the changes in your body, you need to consume more red meat! Iron deficiency in infants might slow the auditory nervous system development, meaning the babies ability to comprehend sound (according to the University of Rochester Medical Center)
Your growing fetus also needs calcium & vitamin D that most moms don’t get enough for strong bones, teeth, circulatory, muscular & nervous system to run at their peak. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium so eat that fatty fish like salmon and orange juice plus milk of course. Let’s end on a positive note, all keratinized cells like: hair, skin, & nails will look super sexy during pregnancy especially while taking those loaded prenatal vitamins.