Preparing for pregnancy - Supplements

You will need to take a vitamin and mineral supplement that has been specially designed for pregnancy. Multi-vitamins are not suitable for pregnant women, as they contain levels of vitamin A, that are harmful during pregnancy. Check that the supplement contains folic acid, as this is essential during the first 3 months of pregnancy, as it significantly reduces the risk of Spina Bifida. You need to be getting 400 micrograms (0.4mg) per day.