Obstetrics - Prenatal Vitamins and Iron Vitamins

Prenatal Vitamins
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Iron Vitamins
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Vitamin Nutrients and Specific Nutritional Needs

 

Folic Acid Supports

  • Fetal growth and development

  • DNA and RNA synthesis

  • Red blood and immune cell (RBC formation

 

Deficiency may lead to neural tube effects (NTDs)

 

Iron Vital To

  • RBC production

  • Building iron stores during first trimester

  • Guarding against iron deficiency anemia during third trimester

 

Very little iron is absorbed through diet alone, making supplementation important

 

Calcium Crucial To

  • Bone and teeth formation

  • Nerve and immune function

  • Muscle contraction and strength

 

Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption

 

Zinc Promotes

  • Cell growth during pregnancy

  • Healthy birth weight

  • Healthy Immune function

  • DNA production and function

 

Deficiency may cause an increase in preterm births

 

Essential Fatty Acids Support

  • Fetal brain and eye development

  • Structural formation of vital organs

  • Healthy nervous systems

 

Algae provides a potent source of DHA without concern of contamination from Mercury or PCBs

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Northwest Community Hospital

800 West Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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