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Take a prenatal vitamin daily with folic acid. It is also recommended that you take a DHA, omega 3 fatty acid supplement daily with your vitamin because it is beneficial for baby's brain and eye development. There are some formulations that have DHA already included in the vitamin. Some pharmacies, such as Schnuck's and Dierberg's offer a free program for you if you get a prescription for these.
Folic acid is essential for normal brain and spinal cord development also. Make sure that your vitamin contains at least 400 mcg of folic acid; however, most preparations contain more than this minimum amount.
Calcium is also very important. You should consume at least 1200 mg of calcium every day. Your prenatal vitamins contain only a portion of what you require. Make sure you supplement if you are not consuming a lot of dairy products.
Eating healthy during pregnancy is a must. The following are guidelines for you to review, UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED OTHERWISE BY OUR DIETITIAN.