Poor nutrition during pregnancy can cause complications during childbirth that may endanger the lives of both mom and baby. Throughout, and even before pregnancy, nutrition is absolutely vital to the health and safety of both mother and child. Prenatal vitamins help a mom’s body to support the growth and development of her baby in the womb. Vitamins help baby to get many of the essential nutrients that are important for growth and development. Many moms don’t get enough vitamins naturally through their diet and vitamins help supplement the nutrients they are lacking. Daily requirements for iron, calcium and folic acid will increase during pregnancy. Because these minerals and vitamins are essential for proper fetal growth we encourage the use of prenatal vitamins.
A free 6 month supply of prenatal vitamins is provided by a nurse to every client who meets the basic requirements. If you are in need of prenatal vitamins, please contact your local center to make an appointment.