Tag: pregnancy


Folate (Folic Acid) and Pregnancy

Folic acid or folate is an important B vitamin that your body needs both before you become pregnant and in the early stages of pregnancy to help your baby’s spinal cord and brain develop normally. The term folate is used when referring to the form found naturally in foods. The term folic acid is […]


DHA and Omega 3 Fatty Acids During Pregnancy

Omega-3 fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA are healthy fats thought to have positive effects on pregnancy, including how long you carry your baby and promoting your baby’s brain growth. While no formal guidelines exist, it is recommended for pregnant women to consume 200-500 mg of EPA and DHA […]


Calcium and Vitamin D During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, women require enough calcium and vitamin D to help build their baby’s bones and to prevent loss of their own calcium stores. Calcium and vitamin D are often mentioned together, because they work together in the body. We all need plenty of vitamin D to be able to […]