500mcg Folic Acid
To reduce the likelihood of neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida – Poor folate status either 1 month before conception or during the first trimester of pregnancy is an independent risk factor for neural tube defects in the newborn. According to clinical studies, pregnancy care or early pregnancy supplementation should equal 400~600 mcg/day.
Essential for brain development in babies and for maintaining a healthy metabolism during pregnancy – Scientific evidence shows that mild iodine deficiency during pregnancy can have subtle effects on brain development, lowering intellectual functioning and inducing psychomotor deficits in early childhood. Iodine deficiency during pregnancy has been associated with increased incidence of miscarriage, stillbirth, and birth defects. The Thyroid Foundation suggests that pregnant women should be taking iodine supplementation in doses between 100mcg and 200mcg per day.
12mg Iron (as Ferrous Fumerate)
Marked increases in the maternal blood supply increase the demand for iron and often additional supplementation is needed to avoid deficiencies – RDA for pregnant and breastfeeding women is between 9mg and 27mg of iron.
PLUS Calcium (100mg), Magnesium (15mg), Zinc (10mg), Biotin B7 (30mcg), Vitamin B1 (1.5mg), B2 (1.5mg), B3 (7.5mg), B6 (1.5mg) & B12 (12mcg), Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid 60mg), Vitamin D3(12.5mcg), Vitamin E (6.98mg) and silicon (17mg).