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Articles: Vitamins and Supplements
Although the best source of vitamins and other nutrients is whole food, there are times when it is difficult to get enough for you and your baby, or when a particular nutrient will help with a specific symptom or problem.
Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is essential for normal neural tube closure and development in the fetus.
Here is a thoughtful response from Mary Knauer, CNM.
Iron is probably the only nutrient that it is impossible to get enough of with a very good diet during pregnancy; therefore, some kind of supplement may be necessary.
You may be at the point where you'll try whatever is available for some relief. It's time to try Cabbage Leaves.
A good general rule during pregnancy is not to use anything other than simple foods and nutritive herbs unless the action of the substance on the uterus and fetus is known.
Can sucking on a sugar solution ease your baby's pain during painful procedures?
Recommended daily calcium intake and food content table