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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient for overall health, and it becomes even more critical during pregnancy. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the proper development of the nervous system and red blood cells in the developing fetus.

During pregnancy, a woman's requirement for vitamin B12 increases, as the fetus relies on the mother's stores of the vitamin. However, many women may not get enough B12 in their diet, which can lead to deficiencies.

A vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy can have serious consequences for both the mother and the fetus. For example, it may increase the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight, and developmental delays in the baby. In severe cases, it can also lead to neural tube defects.

To ensure adequate intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy, it is recommended that women consume foods rich in the vitamin, such as meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, and fortified cereals. For those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, getting enough vitamin B12 can be more challenging, and a supplement may be recommended.

It's important for pregnant women to talk to their healthcare provider about their vitamin B12 intake, as well as any other supplements or medications they are taking, to ensure they are getting the nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy.

My Natal Care includes cyanocobalamin is all of its formulation as it is a synthetic form of vitamin B12. Cyanocobalamin is generally considered safe for pregnant women when taken in the recommended amounts. Ensuring adequate intake of vitamin B12 during pregnancy is important for the health of both you and your developing baby.

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