prenatal vitamins

The Vitamin You Didn’t Know You Need During Pregnancy

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You're loading up on folic acid, vitamin C, and calcium, but a vitamin crucial to your baby's brain development may be completely off your radar. We're talking about iodine, an element that helps make thyroid hormones required for brain development. A new report published in the journal Pediatrics has found that many American women of reproductive age... read more

Omega-3s Might Not Help With Some Pregnancy Complications (Sorry!)

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You’ve probably read everywhere (and heard from your OB) that omega-3 fatty acids are important during pregnancy. And some previous research showed that fish oil improves blood sugar control and vascular health fish oils causing some to believe they could help with gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, too. Not so much, according to a new study.... read more