Nutrition · Pregnancy

Should I take a vitamin/mineral supplement during pregnancy?

Although we try to improve our eating habits during pregnancy, pregnancy itself can bring on changes that can affect our appetite. So I often get asked, “Do I have to take any supplements during pregnancy?”  The short answer is yes. Health Canada recommends that all pregnant individuals take a multivitamin daily that contains 0.4mg of… Continue reading Should I take a vitamin/mineral supplement during pregnancy?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Why do I need folate in pregnancy?

Folate is a vitamin important for cells to grow and divide in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy when the fetus is being developed. It is also important for the rest of your pregnancy as it helps produce extra blood and helps the baby to grow. Our pregnant body needs 600mcg of folate daily. 50%… Continue reading Why do I need folate in pregnancy?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

Pregnant and can’t keep your multivitamin down?

Tips to make taking a multivitamin easier! As a dietitian who counsels pregnant moms, I often hear from clients that they can’t take a prenatal vitamin because it makes them throw up.  According to a Motherisk study, it is the size of the multivitamin that is the main reason why pregnant moms can’t keep it down.  Sometimes,… Continue reading Pregnant and can’t keep your multivitamin down?

Nutrition · Pregnancy

3 reasons to take a multivitamin when you’re pregnant

If you’re pregnant, you’ve likely been told to take a prenatal multivitamin.  I know that not all pregnant people I meet take one because they aren’t sure why they should.  Here’s why: 1)  It helps you and your baby get the extra vitamins or nutrients you need Healthy eating is important to help you and your baby… Continue reading 3 reasons to take a multivitamin when you’re pregnant