You might have imagined that you’d be eating the most nutritious diet during pregnancy. However, the reality is that pregnancy sickness, fatigue, and unexpected cravings can make this really difficult, even if you’re trying your best.
But as your body changes and your baby grows, you need more of certain vitamins during pregnancy, which is where prenatal vitamins and other supplements come in. They can help you make sure you get what you both need. So which prenatal supplements for pregnancy should you buy?
Your health care provider will be able to guide you through pregnancy, explain which supplements are okay to take, and may be able to help you find alternatives if you need them. They will assess the risks and benefits to help you decide what’s safe. Before you start taking any new vitamins, herbal remedies, and supplements, you should always speak to your medical professional.
We asked two Flo experts — registered dietitian Lauren Talbert and obstetrician-gynecologist (OB-GYN) Dr. Jenna Flanagan — to explain what you and your baby need as your pregnancy progresses and what to scan the label for.