Vitamins and supplements for pregnancy
What happens in the first few years of a child’s life can shape their whole life.
Eating a varied diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables will make sure you get most of the vitamins and minerals you need, but when you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, there are some recommended supplements for you to take. These include 400 micrograms of Folic Acid which can help prevent birth defects known as neural tube defects (a problem with a baby’s brain, spine, or spinal cord) and Vitamin D to help you and your baby have strong bones and teeth.
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You may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk and vitamins through the National Healthy Start Scheme. Your Midwife can support you to sign up to the Healthy Start Scheme if you're eligible.