Ask the pharmacist
1)Vitamins to be taken during pregnancy are:
Especially for vegetarian women, because they may give birth to infants who suffer early and serious signs of megaloblastic anemia and failure to thrive due to low B12.
b)Folic acid > 400mcg will reduce the incidence of neural tube defects by 50%
c) Elemental iron 30-65mg/day
d) Calcium: Milk, cheese and yogurt should be taken.
2)Energy requirement: 300 more kcal/day (less in first trimester, more during 3rd trimester)
Protein: 10g/day increase to support fetal and placental growth.
Weight: Average women gain 25-30pounds during pregnancy.
4)Which vitamin better to take?
After comparing these 3, Obimin seems the winner for normal pregnancy without complications. I like the high doses of B6 in Obimin, which can reduce complications of nausea and vomiting happens during the first 4-8 weeks. Furthermore it is the cheapest vitamin in the market. Due to lower folic acid, we would usually recommend Obimin+folic acid supplementation from milk.
Iberet Folic seems to be the taikor as it has high doses of iron, folic acid and B12, vitamin C (to enhance absorption of iron). So it is the most useful in anemic pregnant lady.
Just remember do not take several prenatal vitamins as it may expose mother and baby to the toxicity and teratogenic dose of vitamin A.
5)Remember, each individual is different. Always ask your Dr or pharmacist if u r not clear.
6) Want to know expected date of confinement?
Last menstrual period+ 7days -3months+ 1 year.
(assumes ovulation on day 14 of 28 day cycle)
Hope u will get a healthy baby!