oa Professional Nursing Today - Supplementation during pregnancy : mother and child health
The period of intrauterine growth and development is one of the most vulnerable stages of life, and maternal nutrition is important during this time. The best way to assure adequate nutrition is to consume a variety of foods in appropriate amounts. However, this may not always be feasible and some women may be at increased risk for dietary deficiencies during pregnancy. Well-nourished women may not need multivitamins to satisfy daily requirements but, in the absence of careful evaluation by a nutritionist, many health care professionals recommend them.
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