Vitamins while pregnant: healthy or unnecessary?

Cochrane evidence provides insight for pregnant women

A recent article in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin on the BMJ states that other than folic acid and vitamin D, there is limited evidence of the benefits of the often expensive prenatal multivitamins. This story has been picked up by many media outlets including BBC News, CBC News, and The Japan Times.  

The conclusions are in line with what Cochrane evidence has shown. Below we provide links to our related evidence and summaries of the findings.

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Vitamin C supplements in pregnancy

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Vitamin E supplements in pregnancy

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Folic Acid Supplements to prevent birth defects

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Nutritional advice in multiple pregnancies

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016