Thursday, January 6, 2011

Recommended Vitamins for Pregnant Moms

I went to Klinik Desa KP for my 21th weeks pregnant checkup last week and they had give me multiple of vitamins to eat. One of the reason that, my Hb not showing good reading. They gave me Folic acid, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C and Ferromed (Fe).

Folic Acid
What is Folic Acid ?
  • Also called Vitamin B9 or folate
What is the benefits of it ?
  • Important in producing healthy red blood cells
  • Prevent anemia
  • Prevent neural tube birth defects, such as spina bifida
What are the best food sources ??
  • Green leafy (spinach,lettuces
  • Liver
  • Lentils
  • Oatmeals
Various infos on folic acid :
  • More details on folic acid, please click here
  • Why we need Folic acid, please click here and here
  • You can have a quiz on folic acid by click here
Vitamin B Complex
What is Vitamin B complex
  • Combination of 8 vitamins B (B1, B2, B3,B5,B6,B7,B9,B12)
What is the benefits of it
  • Support and increase the rate of metabolism
  • Maintain healthy skin and muscle tone
  • Enhance immune and nervous system function
  • Help prevent anemia.
  • Reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer
What are the best food sources ??
  • Meat
  • Potatoes
  • Banana
For more info on Vitamin B Complex, click here

Ascorbic Acid (Vit C)

What is Ascorbic Aicd
  • Also called as Vitamin C
What is the benefits of it
  • Essential for tissue repair and collagen production.
  • Aids proper growth and strengthens bones and teeth.
What are the best foods sources
  • Guava
  • Blackcurrent
  • Apple
More info on Vitamin C, click here

Ferromed (Fe) / Iron

What is Vitamin Ferromed/ iron
  • Also called as Iron
What is the benefits of it
  • Makes red blood cells
  • Supplies oxygen to cells for energy and growth
  • Builds bones and teeth.
What are the best foods sources
  • Beef
  • Green bean
More info on iron deficiency, please click here.

For more info on what nutrient that you need through out you pregnancy, please click here
and thinking of what antenatal supplement you should by, please click here

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