Vitamin A and D

Having a varied healthy diet  will give you most of the vitamins you need for a healthy pregnancy.
However there are some essential vitamins and minerals that are very important during pregnancy and some that you should avoid.

All pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to take a daily vitamin D supplement of 10 milograms. Vitamin D controls the amount of calcium in the body which helps women and their unborn child in the first few months of pregnancy.

When children have a low intake of vitamin D this can cause their bones to soften and can lead to rickets, a disease that can affect bone development in children.

Do not take Vitamin A supplements or any supplement which contains Vitamin A, as too much of this could cause harm to your baby. 
 
 

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