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Prenatal supplements: Are they essential building blocks for healthy mothers and infants?

Saw Pui San
BPharm, MSc (Pharmacy Practice), RPh
Lecturer
Monash University
01 Dec 2019

Nutritional requirements increase during pregnancy to maintain maternal metabolism and tissue growth as well as to support foetal development. Although a healthy and varied diet remains the preferred means of meeting nutritional requirements, some nutritional needs in pregnancy are challenging to meet with diet alone. As such, many pregnant women and those who are planning to conceive seek advice on prenatal supplements to optimize their chances of producing a healthy baby. Pharmacists play pivotal roles in assisting and counselling women in the selection and proper use of prenatal supplements.

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