How do prenatal vitamins help?

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Prenatal vitamins help by providing nutrients that are necessary for healthy fetal development. They can fill in the gaps left by the mother's diet. Prenatal vitamins usually contain folic acid (for brain development), calcium (for bone strength), and iron (for the development of muscles and blood cells). These vitamins can help not only the developing fetus, but the mother as well. Additionally, prenatal vitamins can reduce the risk of low birth weight.

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In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates vitamin supplements and provides recommended daily amount information. The FDA says that we should pay attention when considering vitamin supplements, because ...

frequently many different vitamins and minerals are combined into one product.
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