McKee doesn’t recommend a particular brand of prenatal vitamins to patients. Most prenatal multivitamins will have everything you need. Be sure to take supplements in consultation with your provider so you receive the right balance of vitamins and minerals.
“There is too much of a good thing,” McKee cautions. Vitamin A, for example, can cause birth defects in high doses.
Your provider may recommend a particular brand or tell you to take a supplement of a specific vitamin depending on your health and medical history.
At Tidelands Health, expectant mothers can benefit from a comprehensive range of prenatal care, as well as educational and outreach programs, including childbirth classes, a prenatal education series, a monthly breastfeeding support group, lactation education sessions and more.
In recognition of the high-quality childbirth program at Tidelands Health, Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in 2023 became the first in South Carolina and second in the U.S. to earn advanced certification in perinatal care from The Joint Commission.
Tidelands Waccamaw was also the first hospital in the state to earn the prestigious Baby-Friendly designation recognizing hospitals and birthing centers that offer optimal care for mothers and their babies.
Here are the basic vitamins and minerals commonly included in prenatal vitamins: